Originally posted by detachedindividual
Originally posted by MentorsRiddle
The world is like the innerworkings of a clock. Every peice works together. Remove a critical part and the clock stops.
Think of the chain reactions that would take place should the united states disengage from every country and stop out financial support of other
It would turn into chaos - beginning in the poorer countries, and then working it's way into the richer countries.
It's really not that hard to figure out.
Your financial support? You mean Israel?
Many nations donate to poorer nations, this is not an exclusively American ideal. And although nations may financially assist poorer nations, it is a
fraction of the costs America spends on attacking and invading other nations.
Financial "support" comes at a cost, with bribery for access to land for military use, oil, metals, all kinds of things. While the USA might give a
little cash to Pakistan, they're still bombing people in their country without evidence, charges and answerable to no one. People are still living in
poverty, people are still dying of curable diseases, and American companies are still profiteering from it too.
I like your analogy of the world being a clock. However, your own sentiments seem to suggest that you believe that the USA is the entire inner
workings of that clock.
Here's another for you - America is a cog in that clock, but the world has gone digital.
I would not be so arogant as to say that the US is the entire inner workings of the clock, but they are, as of now, a critical part.
I am not saying the USA is the most awesome nation on the planet - and I'll most certainly be the first to say that we have some serious problems that
need to be addressed promptly (including our war happy mentality).
However we do protect, serve, and give more than any nation on the planet - that is a fact that can be easily looked up and researched.
We DO have bad points, like any nation, We DO have problems.
But to say, like the OP, that the USA is sticking our nose in other's business is partly true, but also partly non true.
If someone is going to make a statement like that, it should really be objective and critical. To slander an entire nation, while not observing or
recognizing its positive side is dumb.
I could say that all Muslim countries are backward, 3rd world countries with nothing but horrible people who stone their children and kill anyone who
doesn't worship their god. But that would be wrong. They also have a rich culture, a lot of kindness, an abundance of family life and tradition, who
are extremly misunderstood due to propaganda of the richer countries who are comfortable in their warm houses, while never having to experience the
savagery of war and violence.
I could also say that Christians are some of the most judgemental people on the planet, who use their blind faith to ridicule homosexuals, and other
religions. But that would also be wrong, because there are many Christians who are not that way, give a lot of their time to minority causes, are
tollerant of other religions while still expressing their faith.
There are always two sides to every coin, and to focus only on one side is narrow minded and simple.
I do not, and will never make statments without first considering all sides. I am not like that. I desire harmony, and balance to my world - and
recognize both faults and failures of my country, and others.
Right now the USA's involvement in other countries has benefits that, in my observation, outweigh the cons. Once I start to see that as untrue I will
be the first to be openly criticle of my country.
I will always love my country - just not the leaders or polocies they try to enforce.
Also many countries ASK for our support. We could not just go into other countries without the support of MAJOR decision makers like the UN and the
like. Or we would have already been invaded and defeated by the entire world.
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