posted on Oct, 20 2009 @ 01:38 PM
Originally posted by centurion1211
Excellent research and post.
S & F.
As a student of history myself, I have to agree with your summary that who are the europeans to criticize us, with all the skeletons they have in
their collective closets?
Im Irish.. we never had an empire or started a war.
So if I want to call the US a psychotic, money grabbing, murderous evil scum hole.. then technically I can..
Fortunately I don't have those views because i view stereotypes as a cop out.. the only things I disagree with about the US is its foreign policy of
destabilization in order to remain top dog..
And of course the regular run-in's with undereducated bigots from your country. Every country has them of course, its just that at the moment yours
seem louder (It wasn't that long ago when it was the Brits) :lol and obviously seeing as ye are half the English speaking world.. there are going to
be quite a lot. Thats about it really.
The fact of the matter is, what happens generations ago pails in comparison to what is happening in the here and now because simply put.. we are
supposed to learn from our mistakes.
So if your Empire is killing millions of innocents at the moment.. you can't seriously expect people to view it as perfectly acceptable simply
because their great great great great great great great great grandfather's leaders forced them to do the same thing.
And for the BIGGEST point..
Those "Europeans" weren't governed by democratically elected leaders.. whereas you elect your leaders to do these things..
[edit on 20/10/09 by Dermo]