posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 06:19 PM
I suspect you're right on the money, TrueAmerican. We may become more and more removed from the world over time, unless we change our ways a little,
and do it soon. It just goes along with being loathed.
IMHO, this is the price to pay for arrogance and reckless, unprovoked hostility around the world. I've heard quite a number of people say they don't
care what the rest of the world thinks of us. I hope this thread causes at least 1 of them re-think that.
The U.S. may have the biggest nuclear (I mean nucular; sorry George) arsenal in the world, and maybe the biggest wallet at the moment, as well, but
that doesn't equate to omnipotence. Our authority and influence around the world isn't without limit. We are still very much DEPENDENT on allies to
remain at the top of the heap. To think differently, IMO, is both dangerous and unbelievably small minded. To imagine that this kind of thinking may
go on at the highest levels of our nation's leadership is beyond unbelievable. It's SUICIDAL. If it does (duh...), and if it goes on for long, we
may not only become an island, but a quickly sinking one at that.
I just hope it's not already too late to repair the damage ...