posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 01:49 PM
I'd have to agree with you OP, at least on some things.
The only reason the US is so far reaching, and powerful today is because of it's actions that's caused it to be hated. The US has gone around the
world and strong-armed other nations into making sure the US is given every possible chance to grow and succeed.
I'm not saying it's right, that's just how it is. Obviously if you rule the world, your going to benefit from it. It's something every single
nation with the power to do so, has TRIED to do, or HAS done throughout history.
But many people seem to forget history quickly, whether purposefully or by accident. They are under the false assumption that America is doing
something new, or something different. That the world was a peaceful prosperous place before big bad America came along and screwed everything up for
everyone. When in fact, the world has been at war with itself, with powerful nations warring against, taking advantage of, and conquering other
nations since time began.
People seem to have forgotten a time when Arabs were trying to conquer Europe, or European empires were trying to conquer other European empires and
the whole world. Or when China was trying to expand its borders and invade its neighbors, or Japan was trying to subjugate China.
No, America isn't doing anything new. It's not doing anything different. In my opinion it's less destructive then many, if not all, of the previous
empires hell bent on world domination. I can't think of America ever committing genocide. Yes, there have been plenty of cases where America has
killed a lot of people, but nothing compared to what we see when we look at history.
Like I said, I'm not saying everything America has done is morally RIGHT. But it's business as usual for us humans on planet earth. America didn't
write the handbook on empire or war, it's simply a small chapter at the end of it. People hate America because it's just the latest in a long line
of warring empires, go 100 years into the future, or 100 years into the past and America probably wouldn't/wont be at the forefront of anybodies
In the future, the possibility is there that everyone on this planet will hate China for being the world's bully. There already making some advances
in that area based on how they are treating some of their "Friends" All those that think they would be better of with a China dominated world, well,
I think you'll be sadly mistaken. Even living in China right now doesn't afford you some of the same rights and quality of life aspects that belong
to some of the people's being "oppressed" by America.