posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 04:33 AM
Originally posted by torqpoc
One question to your title: Was it ever the "greatest" country? Please kindly define how it was/is/may have been and provide statistical comparative
data to back it up.
The answer to your question, is yes...
History goes like this ... at one time, thousands of years ago there were the greeks. In their time, society advanced almot to modern times. Then
the Roman empire came, with it's great war machine and the dark ages emerged ...
for two thousand years, we were living in fear of ourselves. Books banned, you had to believe in God or die ... obey god, or die. Advancements were
slow ... then suddenly Americas was discovered. ... and from the time the Americas was discoverd until modern times, no more than 300 years. We have
advanced phenominally ... and wether you want to describe the role of the US as a catalyst, or something else ... it's role is undeniable.
It achieved the title of "greatness" when it won WWII. And for a short time afterwards, the western world enjoyed seeing fantasies become reality, as
we went into space. Jobs were plentiful, advancements in every field as the US did not discriminate ... it valued intellect, not bloodlines. It was
a magnet for all intellects in the world, and everyone wanted to go to the US. That was prior to the dumb populace of the US elected actors and porn
stars into office, and followed up with the dream of being the greatest warmachine ever, being the greatest superpower ever, with the biggest weapons
ever. And in one generation, went from being Greece to becoming the Roman empire.
That era was prior to the era of the redneck ... and the redneck wife, who thought and think, that greatness is measured by the size of their vibrator
edit on 5/7/2012 by bjarneorn because: (no reason given)