posted on Aug, 4 2005 @ 07:47 PM
Are we fighting for the freedom of a nation, or for strategic value, as our own leaders have claimed we should? Are we making the world safer from
terror, or making it worse, by starting conflicts in Islamic nations that were not exactly high on the list of terror sources? Did we really end
imperialism and colonialism, or did we just redefine it? We donate billions, yes, but we also donate the least as a percentage of what we earn out of
all the western nations.
I can't say I want to see the fall of the U.S., but I can see how others would. I think the world is more complex than you make it sound. We aren't
the "good guys" all the time. America was founded on lofty and admirable ideals, but then, most countries were, in theory. Somewhere along the
road, they inevitably and always lose sight of this in favor of the cold reality.
The last thing China wants is lots of communist countries around it. It wants wealthy trading partners. Like America, China has realized that money
is more important than political ideals.