posted on Jul, 13 2014 @ 11:19 PM
I agree to an extent with the OP, most people outside the US view Americans as too overbearing and full of their own self importance. I see it
reguarly here in the Philippines, Americans are loud, sometimes abrasive and try to lecture anyone who does not agree with their skewed point of view.
I call it the star spangled blindfold syndrome, they view America as the worlds saviour, the biggest military force so don't mess with us, a bit like
the playground bully.
In my opinion 50 years ago America was a place that people from around the world either wanted to live, or wanted their country to adopt the same laws
and constitution for their people. They saw a free society that people could aspire to live their dreams, they saw laws and a constitution to protect
its people and their civil liberties. Since then that constitution has been watered down so much by executive orders it is not recognisable, America
continues to interfere in countries around the world that creates resentment by the local populace and surrounding Governments alike.
So many Americans prefer to stay at home and don't venture outside the US, many Americans have no idea what goes on outside the US. I remember
talking to an American couple on a boat in the Philippines, they asked where I was from and when I said Ireland, they were confused at me being here
saying that they thought all Irish people were not allowed to leave Ireland, and had to get special permission to leave the country. I was even more
surprised to find out they operated a travel company, now figure that one out.
I do disagree when the OP claims America should have fought Japan only, if that was the case then it would have been easier for Hitler to take Europe.
Once that was achieved then America would have been the next conquest for Hitler, he would not have left Japan to fight alone against the only real
threat outside Europe. There has been a systematic and organised effort by TPTB to use America in wars, to dilute the constitution, to dumb down the
people and distract them from whats real or important.
It is only the American people who can change this, I believe though that it has gone too far and the horse has already bolted.