posted on Aug, 18 2002 @ 08:22 PM
If it is an evil action, you think we are behind it. If there is an evil entity in this world, you think we are it.
Several years ago, while in Germany, I picked up a couple of hitchikers (being the evil American that I am). They asked my where I was stationed, and
I told them. They responded by saying that they had been there the week before (Easter), to protest what we had at the particular place. I asked
them why they didn't go to Russia and protest them as we were there mainly to keep them from having to learn Russian and how to stand in long lines,
and there response was that they (the Soviets) would kill them if they tried to.
Same line of logic, that you slam the U.S. yet benefit from its existence.
You seem to be very good at talking about what evils you percieve to be done by us in other countries (some of your ideas are simply wrong, and some
things done in other places are clearly work in progress), but you fail to ever mention the large amounts of good that we have done for other nations,
for many struggling countries. And you fail to take note of the many nations that blame us for their woes when it is their ignorance that cause them
to starve or their resources to dwindle, and would have been even worse off without us.
Somalia comes to mind when I think of us being stupid enough to help those who don't help themselves.
How many times have we helped but bungled? Take the Vietnamese. We figured that the Vietnamese farmer would be much more efficient with tractors, so
what did we do? We sent over tractors! There they were, topped off with gfuel, all the farmer had to do was come and pick one up. And they did!
All these little guys went down the road on their brand new American tractor. Next thing you know, though, was that these tractors were left in the
middle of the rice fields and the farmers were back to their water buffalo. Why? Because, Uncle Sam, you, know, the one I say can't ever be a real
threat to us because he is so incompetent, didn't take into consideration that there weren't BP stations at every rice paddy for the farmer to get
more fuel. Once again, nice thought, but wasted money by an incompetent bunch of baffoons. This was in the '60's, but they ain't no better
Point of it all is, the U.S. government isn't the evil-doer of the world. Usually, it is incompetent, alot of times it does things because it is the
humanitarian thing to do (we are the government, after all, and there aren't any bigger hearts anywhere), and sometimes it does what it does because
it is in the best interest of us. That's what its suppose to do. But it isn't out there trying to destroy others. As a matter of fact, many of
the things you said we did that were supposed to be bad will eventually work out for the betterment of the nations.