posted on Dec, 11 2005 @ 11:41 PM
Before you were brainwashed and your judgement clouded and compromised by the American education indoctrination and propaganda, maybe you can learn
something about American History.
In your first point, you mentioned about the America keeping free trade in the world. What is so good about free trade? Do you know who free trade
benefits? Multinational, conglomerates and large cooperations in which their head quarters are mostly located in America itself is the answer. And
with these companies earning profit maximization the US government would be paid in tax. As you can see the incentive for US for free trade is
entirely for itself and itself only.
Free trade also established the foundation for labour abuse, child labour and the mass poverty in Southeast Asia and Africa. American based
cooperations such as Nike pays children less than age of 10 to make shoes for them 12 hours daily with a wage of less than $1 American dollar. The
free trade also means hundreds upon thousands of African, Southeast Asian farmers would be incompetitible with their price of their crops, they would
all be out of work and unable to feed their families.
Why do you think all those South Korean people, along with those tens of thousand of people are doing gathering in Hong Kong demonstrating against the
WTO meeting that is about to begin tomorrow? And now tell me, what is so good about free trade to the African people and the Asian people, which
together represent more than 50% of the world population, other than the benefits to the American conglomerates and the American government itself.
Your second point stated the US as the protector of democracy, freedom and human rights. This argument has been posted by someone before, and it is a
good point. Why is democracy more superior than other systems of government? Capitalism, the econoimical system US and other forms of democratic
governments are using right now, creates opportunities for the rich to exploit the poor, in other terms the rich gets richer but the poor stays poor.
If you don't believe me look at the neweset poverty and homeless figure percentage in US, it is amongst one of the highest in developed countries.
Where's the just, fairness and equality of that? Yet ironically these are the words America often emphasizes on.
If you even brag about how US protects and enforce human rigts, i willl just laugh my heads off. Besides all the massive capital US made sellling
weapons and supplies to UK and France which were so lacking against the Nazis in WWII, where else do you think US managed to have enough finance to
fund its Truman Doctrine in 1947, as a mean of fighting the monetary policy against Soviet Union? The US simply exploited South American labour on the
most fallacious level to expand its American industries. The South American labour were simply treated as slaves and they were only fed with food and
water, provided with inadequate shelter as their "wage".
Most of these heart-coldening facts weere however, as you may have expected, were censored in American soil and in rest of the Europe and other
"free" nations which are under the US sphere of influence. Yet, America still plays the role of this pure, clean and all just goddesss critisizing
on China's or North Korean's inhumane acts or policies when she is contaminated with guilt and dark history within.
America might be credited for Operation Overlord in which it established a firm foundation on the counter attack on Hitler and won the ultimate
victory. But the dark side of this honored history is that America ultimately did it for itself. You thought America would be willing to waste its own
lives just to save Frenchies and Tommies? Think again. USA would not have cared less if Germany took over Europe if not for Hitler's radical economic
ideas that were against free trade.
USA started booming in the 1900s (although it suffered the infamous Wall Street Crash in 1929) all thanks to the free trade policy. And economical
isolation in the Europe becaue of the Nazis domination would cause the US market to shrink massively.
USA was still hesitatant to involve itself in WWII until victory achieved solely by Churchill seemed impossible. And sure, it did not until June 6th,
in which most historians and military strategists already consider it to be too late causing unecessary casualties in London becaue of the Luftwaffle
American only joined WWII to save its economy, and it took the credit afterwards displaying itself as the just, good superhero that would do anything
to battle evil.
Sure, America may be charitable, but the money it donated are never enough to resurrect the hundreds of thousands of lives it killed waging war in
Vietnam, Korea, Iraq (twice) plus many other proxy wars it fought during the Cold War.
The mentioning of Cold War arises another issue. Do you ever watch the news? Ever seen a bloodbath in Israel because of a Palestinian terrorists
blowing himself up in a crowded market? Why do you think is the cause for that? US of A.
After WWII, the infamous contest between Capitalism and Communism arises, the cold war era. The cold war was hugely blamed for the Russians.
Nonetheless, historical facts and sources proved no evidence of the so-called Soviet domination or expansion of Europe of any kind. Stalin simply
wanted Poland, which the Germans used as a launchboard in both world wars to attack Russia on its western front.
Russia was so devastated by WWII that any kind of political and military expansion into neighbouring countries would seem unlikely. Yet US saw
potential in the rise of this Eastern Giant and would not take any chances. US simply wanted to take Russia out before it recovers again and challenge
its place as the world leading nation after WWII. US launched anti-communism policies, and they became the catylists and motivatists that caused
Russia to stand strong as defense and started the Cold War.
The Cold War continued to intensify as means of the arms race and the space race. The world was in fear of a nuclear armagedan if both superpowers
decied to nuke eachother. All this could have stopped, however, as after the death of Stalin and Krushchev took over, the Peaceful Co-Existence policy
was introduced in Russia. The Reds were willing to end the Cold War and exist in the world side by side with the American capitalists in peace (There
is a deeper story behind the policy, but this will go into another long history issue). But the US simply rejected the offer of peace.
I will just shorten this section of history, but most of you already know the Cold War soon created Wars of Proxy, which caused the Korean War,
Vietnam War and Middle East conflicts between Israel (the creation of Israel was another matter created by US. After WWII America rejected all Jewish
refugees) and the Arabian nations.
If only US accepted the Peaceful Co Existence by the Russians, the future of another Cold War soon breaking out was uncertain, but it was clear all
the people would not have died in Korea and Vietnam, and the conflicts between Israel and Palestine would not have occured and its influnence still
affecting what you and I watch in the news to this age.
Enviornmentally, you may need to be reminded that USA is the only nation amongst many developed and developing countries that have not yet already
signed the Kyoto Agreement to reduce speeding of the warmhouse effect. USA is currently contributing 40% of the entire world's annual pollution
output, and the US government still isn't doing anything about that despite world wide demonstrations. Why? Once again, the answer is about
conserving the current American economic superiority even if it means in 50 years' time the rest of the planet will be breathing in smog.
And lastly as a conclusion to answer your question, what would the world be today without US? It would be a world without African, Southeast Asian
poverty, it would be a world without the forgotten deaths in Vietnam, Korea, and all the war of proxy US fought with USSR. It would be a world without
the current Middle East problems. It would be a world with 40% less pollution. It would be a world where human equality and fairness may actually have
a chance to be established in reliaty.
A world without USA may still not be a heaven, but it is certain we would not be living in a place that resembled so much to hell as we are today.
[edit on 12-12-2005 by EarthUnificationFrontier]