a reply to: atlantiswatusi
As to the us playing “police” to the world. That only applies if you mean how our police actually act. Hyper militarized, shooting unarmed people
without liability, raping, planting drugs. Civil asset forfeiture. Then, yes, we “police” the world in that way, I agree.
As to nations benefitting from us presence, I can only assume you mean European nations with western banksters and such that benefit from us robbing
and looting South America, the Mideast, Asia, indochina etc.
And yes, I expect the eu to fall soon, and good riddance. It was started as an oligarchic trade bloc, the European oil and steel commission , or
something along those lines, expressly to limit competition to large European corporations.
I also expect the UN to fall soon as Turkey leaves (eminent) as they’ll be losing their third most powerful military, and others will vacate shortly
As to how the world will get by? I expect the new, multipolar world, with domination shared among us, China and Russia, will actually be better for
all. No one will be able to use unilateral gunboat diplomacy to get their way anymore, so we will actually have to make genuine, mutually beneficial
offers to other nations and compete for their trade and resources. Real competition, which capitalism claims is the best system.
As to which is better than ours? What a silly question. You can’t see it clearly because you’re too close. You wear red, white, and blue glasses.
I expect the Germans feel like theirs is best. I expect the Nordic nations feel their way is best. I expect the middle eastern nations think their way
best. I expect many russians feel their way is best. It’s a function of human nature to generally assume your locale the best of all locales, and to
ignore any statistics stating otherwise, which Americans are more notorious for than any others, with our superiority complex and our exceptional
nation myth. But rest assured, it IS a myth. Do other nations have higher average standard of living? Some. Do other nations have better education,
healthcare, social mobility? Some do. We have what? The biggest military budget? The highest gdp (owned largely by the smallest aristocracy)? Sorry.
Your view is largely a product of your upbringing, culture, values, or a lack thereof. Just like saudis think Wahhabism is the true religion, or
Scottish folk think haggis tastes good. Learning to look past our own assumptions is an integral part of maturity.