posted on Apr, 26 2005 @ 11:02 AM
I have a proposition for everyone as well as the US goverment.
Why don't the US follow Mao Tse Tung's lead? He closed the borders of China. For years, China had nothing to do with the external world.
After a few years, China re-entered the world scene a much "better" stronger nation than it was before.
With all the Hate that is presently directed towards the US and it's citizens, I would love to see the US pull it's troops back from around the
world. Use these troops to protect our borders. Develope a anti-missile "shield" (if not already there).
Use the trillions of dollars that is presently being sent arounf the world and resolve our internal conflicts. Fix the Social Security system, the
health system, the unemployment, bring down the crime rate, drug abuseetc.
Let the rest of the world go their merry way. Let North Korea, take over South Korea, Let the Taliban take back Afghanistan, Al-Queda take back
Let the rest of the world fight and most likely with today's technology, blow themselves up.
Why, should America, and it's people continue to try to spread democracy, help those in need? We need to take care of our own first. Trying to
continue as we are today, seems only to incite more and more hatred towards the US and the American people.
The above solution, I know will never ever be allowed to occur I know. It is just wishful thinking. It would cause an upheval and market crash the
likes of which the world has never seen. Industries both here in the US as well as those around the world would fail.
I know many would say that we don't have the resources needed to take this course of action. By the goverment's own number's, The US could continue
to operate it's goverment and a stepped down industry (remember no longer shipping out of the US) for up to 7 years.
This 7 year period, should be more than adequate to resolve our internal affairs. Make the US a stronger nation better able to compete in the world
Unfortunately, I beleive that even taking extremes steps like I have mentioned will not do away with all the hate. It will probably engender even more
as people start seeing just how much the American people (not the goverment) actually do in helping those outside our nation. Closing our borders etc,
will most likely fuel the misconceptions and the religious fevor of many people around the world as well as here at the ATS.
Look at Al Zaqawi and Bin Laden have said repeatedly, they will not be satisfied until the US is destroyed.
What will it take people! What will make you stopped the cycle of hatred?
Many here state that the US are invaders and are unwanted. The Americans are ignorant and uneducated. that what patriotism that actually exists here
in the US is "bullcrap". I have been in many countries around the world. I have many many close friends who are from virtually every walk of life,
nationality and religion. All have thought that the US actions were correct. During the 9/11 attack, many were concerned for my family's safety so
when I see and here this constant hatred towards Americans, the only thing that I can relate it to is the old Nazi feelings towards the rest of the
world. the hatred of a few, spreads to the rest.