Originally posted by IAF101
To all the arrogantly ignorant :
By deluding yourselves you only exhibit your ignorance. What further proof do you want of American power ??
You don't need to capture 3/4 of the world if you have to be powerfull. Even though the British empire was monumental it was formed by deceit and
opportunistic imperialists, that why they came to america for help when the Third Reich came knocking on their doors. America had to save their
necks or they would all be "hailing HITLER" .You would never find america asking any country to help defend america form an aggressor. What happened
to the army that helped conquer 3/4th of the globe??
It decided that an empire was not fit for the modern world... though the "commonwealth" of countries helped us out. America did not "save" us...
if anything the russians contributed the most, but we welcome the support the US did give all the same. Remember it was a "world war"... not just
the US, UK and Germany,
What are you saying?? 410,000 million i.e 410 billion!! Pardon me, Lord Ignoramus but in the 21st century where nature is swept away in this tsunami
of humanity their are only about 7 billion people. Do you get your facts form MAD!!
Not sure why I got that wrong... I quoted exactly... well consider it was 3/4'ths of the worlds population anyhow
Also we have ideologically conquered more than 3/4 of the globe. America is so blessed that people all over the globe want to come to us. Why
do you think that hundreds upon hundreds of immigrants come to america?- To follow the american dream, to follow the american way, to lead the
american life. ( with the exception of Al-qaida )
And the world should just embrace the american way of life unconditionaly because of course it's the best. Please remember most american culture
originated in europe anyhow.
For your information the UK has a far higher immigration rate than the US per head. Now according to your wisdom that automatically makes us a better
Never in the History of the world has a nation attained so much POWER. Wake up and smell the cofee. America did exactly what it wanted in IRAQ
and even the forecasted "worlds biggest shipbuilding nation" did not say a damn thing. Because they can't , "their with us or against us" as the
president would put it. Nobody wants to and can stand up to America. Accept it as you would that without america their would be no
internet and no lightbuld and no Mcdonalds or Starbucks.
Actually several nations have had similar influence in the world. The chinese and romans empires are two examples.
Internet was a result of an Englishman "Tim Berners-Lee" who created the foundations and the whole system the used today. The millitary network you
are referring to has very little in comon to the internet of today... it was simply a connection of phone lines.
The lightbulb was invented in 1809 by Humphry Davy, an English chemist. Davy connected two wires to a battery and attached a charcoal strip betwween
the other ends of the wires. The charged carbon glowed making the first arc lamp. The only thing edison contributed was commercial development... in
fact it was not even him who made the US discovery, it was a guy who worked for him.
Mcdonalds and starbucks are two things the world could probably do without. Anything else you can add to that world shattering list of yours?
Now even though China builds a ship the size of NYC it takes more than a huge tub to make an aircraft carrier. We have got the planes, the
experience, the technology and the best sailors in the world. No one can attain that level of superiority by just building many ports which can build
big ships. To be on top you have to be an innovator , china only hopes to match up to american standards which it has no hope of doing because they
don't have the experience nor the tech to accomplish this feat. America has taken nearly fifty years to make today's carriers what the are, do you
really think that a country can just build one overnight!!
Best sailors is of course subjective... any proof that the US has the best seamen? They are well equiped no doubt, but as India proved it by no means
makes them the best.
China has made leaps and bounds over the past 30 years... they do not need to spend 50 years researching and developing when they can simply buy the
technology needed and than expand upon it. Look at their telecommunications network... it is the largest and most advanced in the world. Also consider
the amount of FDI going into the country. Everything they need is already established in their country. World class silicon chip makers, high tech
It isn't ignorance nor arrogance on my part for making the statements i made, but the stark realization of the world we live in today. America
has lasted more than 300 years i know it won't last forever as america's exsistence is not a totality. But i am sure what america stand for will
lasts for ever.
What would you call it than... simply a lack of knowledge? I could say a lot of negative things about the American "way of life"... or the things
"america stands for"
... but i'm not going to
I'm simply going to say this... do you think the U.S can last the length that the Chinese have?... over 6000 years of documented history compared to
Americas 300. You guy's have a lot of catching up to do