posted on Aug, 4 2008 @ 01:52 PM
reply to post by Quazga
I think at one point in History, the majority of the world would agree upon the fact that America was the leader or figure head of the free world. I
am afraid it is not so anymore. I think that in Obama''s attempt to come off as someone who will undo all what Bush screwed up (don't get me wrong,
I am an Obama supporter), he thinks that he can reverse the global view on the United States. I am afraid it will take much more than words to do
that. We used to think the States was a symbol of freedom because they were, well, free, but more so, because they had the military might to free
other countries from the "non free" oppressions that existed.
Because of the War in the middle east, and how people say it is not about actually securing the fragile lives if middle easterners, but more for the
hidden political agendas of American Politicians, and not to mention the mass amount of Epic Fail that can be seen in the War, the image of a
"Freedom ensuring" America has fallen through in most places of the world. People are getting a hold of what is happening in America, about the new
bills being passed, conspiracy, and an overall disappointment in the subtly-becoming oppressive American government, and they don't see America as
free and glorious as it once was. It can be said that as of current, the American Constitution is not "enabled" and hasn't been since world war
two, which would mean that American citizens lack those rights. I do not know if this is true or not.
What I do know is that when I think of the free world, I think of places like France, Australia and Japan, and even Canada. Here in Canada, our
Charter of Rights is still active, and will continue to be for a long time.
However, finding a leader of the free world? Thats a tough one. I'm sad to say that America is not that anymore, and the position is open. I have a
feeling the EU is going to try and grab it.