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originally posted by: musicismagic
What can be done to regain the trust of the USA government by other countries
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: markosity1973
To be fair, multiculturalism goes both ways. The West has never had a problem forcing Western cultural values onto every other country, either. Right or wrong, the West has pushed its own moral crusades against the rest of the world for how long now?
And that's not counting the forced Westernization of the world through colonialism and imperialism. I don't often hear critics of multiculturalism complain about why people in South America speak European languages, or why English is spoken worldwide. Remember, the whole reason China and Japan opened up to the West was through war and the threats of war.
originally posted by: musicismagic
I've been out of the USA for many years and also served in the US military, so this is why I'm asking this question. First I'd like to say my experience has really been in South East Asia all this time and I've seen first hand of the solid trust between governments in this area to now even a "gentleman's agreement" doesn't even come with any belief. Kind of like a contract doing business in China, which means a contract really amounts to only a "suggestion".
Anyway, I hope the American politicians in govt. can once again start to build "trust" between nations.
What's your thinking on how to do this?
Mine is; just start telling the way it is and the way it has to be between nations. If TPP can do it, why not governments.
originally posted by: Azureblue
a reply to: musicismagic
The first problem is reputational. To address this problem the US needs to accept that it can live in harmoney with the rest of the world without having to conquoer it. Ameericians have to demand that their govt is a law abiding govt that obeys its laws and welcomes external audit of the that complaince.
The second problem is legal. The US is leading the slide into the black hole of Tyranny. It has to travel in the opposite direction to the direction they have been traveling in since 911.
They have to have an international commission of inquiry into corruption in the US. Such a commission has to be drawn from volunteers form all countries who names are drawn at random in the same way lotto numbers and drawn and it has be internationally televised to not just ensure integrity of the system but ensure it is seen to be so.
Such an inquiry will be briefed on corruption in all its forms by experts in the area who selected by the same method outlined above.
For such an equity to teeth it must have adequate financial, perhaps in the order order of a billion to two and other resources to ensure its objectives are adequately fulfilled.
Another change is constitutional. Something must be included in the constitution to make it easy for the people to have a referendum using modern technology that is tamper proof, on any subject matter affecting wide ranging and cover external activities, internal security and domestic policy's in all the key areas, health, tax, defense, energy policy, etc
Get the idea?
All this can happen if the people of the US learn the law and enforce their rights.
This site is a good place to start learning the problems facing the US (and many other countries) and potential solutions Link