Now, don't get me wrong. I love visiting other countries. I love history, culture, and people. I speak 3 languages, I've studied abroad, and have many frends abroad, but there is something I just dont understand....
Why is it that some people make it a hobby to bash the US? It's like everytime I turn around, all I hear is how the US is responsible for everyone elses problems. Like, it's our fault that UK beef was contaminated with mad cow disease, or its Pan American Airways fault that the Japanese attacked the US, or it's the US's fault that Saddam treats his people so badly, or its the US's fault that England beats France in soccer, or its the US's fault for the demise of Swissair, or its the US's fault that Afghanistan is a breeding ground for terrorists, or its the US's fault that British people have bad teeth, or its the US's fault that there was so much flooding in Europe this year, or it's the US's fault that terrorists bombed a club in Bali, or it's the US's fault that Sydney is not having good weather at the moment, etc. etc, etc, etc, etc.....
Honestly, I beg you to ask yourself what would happen if the US took an isolationist standpoint in the world. I beg you to ask yourself how many would starve, how many would be killed, how many would be poor, how many would suffer. Are we wrong about certain things? Of course. Just as your countries are wrong about MANY things as well. But you know what, you don't hear about your countries wrong doings, unless its something big. WHY? Because a lot of the countries in question, in fact all of the countries in question have nowhere near their political or economic standing as the US does.
It is not our fault that US has developed so quickly, in fact, I put the blame on all of the other countries besides us. All the US is is a large peice of land full of immigrants. Yes, immigrants. People who came here because of the harsh regimes that are, or were once a part of all the countries in the world. They left you, and came to us. They made it better, and you suffered for it. No fault of our own. With the exception of the slave issue, the US is full of immigrants who wanted to come here and make it, and they did.
Now, onto politics. You gripe because you say the US is too involved with other countries politics. Fair enough. However, US involvement around the world has led to peace, prosperity, and happiness, whether you believe it or not. Sure, there have been those instances where the US has generally screwed up; however, their triumphs greatly outweigh their failures. You may not agree with everything we do, but for the most part, it is for the better of society, not the worse. You call is imperialists, but then again, I beg you to look at the European countries past, and then I think you will find the true meaning of Imperialism.
How many of you want to visit the US? A lot, and many of you have. You all enjoy the luxuries that come from this country, but you will always deny this. Why? I guess thats what Im trying to understand. We have given the world SO much, and done so much for humanity, yet you still gripe and complain that its not enough. Pitty you. You people look for a scape goat for the worlds problems, and you find it through us.
What I find amazing is you hardly EVER see a US citizen on here constantly criticize and bash other countries. We are not like that for the most part. I just don't understand the mentality of other people who do this to the US. So why is it the US is destined to be "Damned If we do, and damned if we dont?"
I think its a load of crap. Honestly, I wish, just for one year, the US would take a completely isolationist point of view. Close its boarders, close trade, cut off aid to the rest of the world, cut off our media, our products, our business. Let's see how well you do..... (of course, yes I know the US would suffer, but it would be a neat idea).
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