posted on Feb, 3 2011 @ 07:22 PM
After reading the op here is the following:
The opportunity has been there constantly for any other country to build a strong economic base to rival that of the US, has always been there. Yet
not one country is willing to invest the time, effort and money into doing such. Charity can not be forced, and that is ultimately the difference.
The people may not give that much, but in size and willingness, the United States gives a lot.
The OP states about the military spending, however, the question must be asked, do you not enjoy some of the modern conveniences that come from such?
We use the computer, enjoy the benefits of the internet. Many life saving techniques in surgery and medicines all came from that very military
spending that has been mentioned.
The person mentions about all of the military bases, yet fails to mention, that where the US does have a strong military presence, yet fails to
mention, that many countries, have garnered the benefits of not having to have a large military, to include able to spend money on their
Iraq, well the question is what would you have, an unstable middle east, with a ruler who is willing to use unconventional weapons, or a somewhat
middle eastern country, with that threat removed?
It was the US that was one of the biggest supporters of the UN, it was an American that wrote the declaration of Human Rights, something that many
countries have benefit, and at one time the US was a world leader in domestic output, along with exporting a lot of that food to the rest of the
China, North Korea, Iran, Venezuela and Cuba, funny that those countries are mentioned, yet fail to mention, the very freedoms that are enjoyed by the
US, is not enjoyed by the citizens of those countries: In all of them, the very ability to speak out against the government is a crime, and many
times, those who do end up in prison, or even worse. Seems like North Korea, Iran, and possibly Venezuela, all make aggressive threats towards other
countries in the world, to include using of a nuclear weapon against its neighbor. Israel is mentioned, but fail to mention that it takes 2 to have a
fight. The Palestinians who are committing acts of terror, are getting their military hardware from somewhere, Syria has launched all out attacks
against Israel, and so had Egypt. If your family was threatened or your town, would you not expect your government to take actions, to include
acquiring and making allies who can assist.
It is claimed that the United States is an Empire, yet many of the territories that was once controlled by the US has been let go, so where is it an
empire, and all of it as the request of the very people who live there.
It was mentioned Afghanistan, yet it was someone who was in Afghanistan, that launched an attack on US soil.
It is mentioned about the rights of man, yet fails to mention it has gone through a large number of changes, as many of the constitutions around the
world, to the point where even they have not lived up to what there forbearers wanted.
But if a letter was to be written in response to yours here goes:
We will not go into the night afraid, nor will we do it with you. We will no longer support you, or give aid to anyone, we stand alone. Make no
mistake, we will progress, as it was American ingenuity that managed to overthrow the strongest empires in the world. In times past, when something
happened, such as a dictator happened to have been marching over your rights, or when a natural disaster affected your country, it was the United
States who was there to give and give a lot. We used to have a symbol of freedom and liberty that would light the way around the world. But as we
are tired of solving your problems, fighting your wars, and even coming to your aid, it is time we stop and close our gates, our doors and no longer
sharing the benefits of the R&D that all of you benefit from. So you do not approach with your hand out, and we will not offer. If your people are
hungry, well it is your problem. If your people are sick, well that too is your problem. If you wonder why your country stagnates, or fails to make
advances, just think, what breakthroughs could have happened if you just put up with the US, and just consider, what your economies would be like, if
you no longer were dealing with the US. From a point of history, it was the US who put a man on the moon, and explored the stars, funny what great
event have you done for all of man kind, save stand in the shadows of giants?