It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Colonel
Why do we continue to insist that we live in a democracy—that clean elections in America are possible when every particle of evidence proves the contrary? Why do we tell ourselves that we have a political system that "works" when we are faced with two candidates who are an echo of each other in the hands of the corporate powers? Why do we persist in believing that we are not yet living in a fascist empire?
Originally posted by CiderGood_HeadacheBad
Socially advanced? You kill each other at a rate which far surpasses any other developed country. Morally correct? Invading countries at the drop of a hat ( or a tower ) and killing thousands of arabs and muslims whom you have stereotyped as vicious terrorists is not marally correct. There are far more technologically adept countries, such as Japan, and also quite a few European countries...
Some would argue that military might is nothing to be proud of if you use it to intimidate your allies and murder thousands.
I'd rather live in a country that's not in a constant state of fear, paranoia and war, where if I'm seriously injured or ill I don't have to pay to be treated, and where the people are passive, open minded and liberal.
Ask yourself this, if America is the greatest country in the world, why do we all hate you? And don't tell me we're jealous, because I have no interest in living in or even visiting such a socially backward country as the US.
Originally posted by mwm1331
My hope is that one day the whole world will live in a nation built on the principles of truth, justice, and the AMERICAN way
Originally posted by RedOctober90
I believe that Europe and the EU is more advanced (and will become alot more) than the USA. Europe is working on a global system where people become the first concern... politicans and nationalism a bit later.
The educational systems in Europe are far more advanced, more people can go to college because of the systems in place...
Europe doesen't need to bomb the hell out of everyone to advance it's ideas... it uses good diplomacy and it's more people orientated. Hence the low poverty level.. not by a "welfare system" or free money.. but but by an advanced educational/social system.
"There's a big difference between the drop of a hat and 3000 dead innocent Americans and the heart of the western financial system being abolished. Trying to downplay the significance of that is insanely ignorant. "
So that means we can enter any nation at will and destroy it? Then those people have the right to fight and defend themselves from the American imperialism.
[edit on 11-6-2004 by RedOctober90]
Originally posted by J0HNSmith
America is more involved in the rest of the world than any other country.
Originally posted by RedOctober90.
Hence the low poverty level.. not by a "welfare system" or free money..