Originally posted by MrInquisitive
Why must other countries do what the US wants? Why must Iran listen to the US? Why doesn't the US have to abide by international law and by the UN?
You seem to think that the US is the master of the world. What makes this so? You speak as an arrogant American (I am guessing your nationality).
Why is it ok for the US to kill people all over the world on an industrial scale? Why doesn't the US follow its own laws, including the US
And we cannot even do it in the name of 'promoting democracy' in the world...we do not yet enjoy true democracy in the Republic of the United States
and therefore have no legitimate foundation upon which to found such a crusade.
We, as a nation, that is...seem to feel it is justified to go about on a tear, sticking our sharp fingernails in everyone's eye...trying to get the
splinter out...and we've got the equivalent of a Giant Sequoia sticking out of BOTH of our eyes!
I wondered for so long how it ever could have turned so sour and misguided right under our noses...yet escaping our detection completely. I do not
think that we were purposefully diverted, like we are in the present times, when things went awry. I think we didn't see it coming. But now that it is
here, we must rectify it and not even worry so much about casting blame on one another or on the 'bankers' or whomever...all involved were
Americans...it is Americans who are responsible for America and the whole world knows this as they have all duly studied the early history of the
so-called bastion of global democracy...we can't go about policing the world for alleged and confirmed tyrants if we cannot control our own supposed
right to self-govern.
I'm not defending the Assad or Khadafy regimes by any stretch. But compare their body count of deaths and torture to those of the US; I
assure you the US will win hands down as the bloodthirstiest nation of the 21st century. The only other difference being that these other countries
do it to their own people, whereas the US goes abroad to kill most of its victims.
Again, EXACTLY. And so we use what goes on in other countries as our justification for raiding their coffers....opium, oil, semi-precious gems,
gold...the list of imperialist 'most-sought-after' goes on and on.
I keep pointing out, any chance I get, that if indeed the US was so full of altruistic intention, then why did we sit by with the rest of the world
and simply shake our heads and cluck over the terrible events in Rwanda in the early 1990's?
"We don't approve of what is going on in Rwanda," was the general theme of the official statements given on behalf of the US..but the other half of
that sentiment is (but you have nothing we want so we can not help you)
and has remained unspoken even after 20 years.
And I am a red-blooded American, too, btw.
I am proud of Americans...but America...right now....not so much.
But I have faith that we can do better. We have to or else the world will go to hell in a hand-basket and I cannot say that it is up to anyone else
but us to make right what we've allowed to become so wrong. And soon.
edit on 8/21/2012 by queenannie38 because: (no reason given)