reply to post by GBP/JPY
Depends on your definition of "our" fault. I definitely say it's "not our fault" that black people were slaves, it's our ancestors' faults.
It's not most of America's fault that we ruined almost every country we've "liberated" either. There is that remaining 1% (or whatever the actual
number may be), that's in our government, CIA (especially), and higher-ups in the military that have made bad decision after bad decision quite
consistently since, oh, the invention of Christianity at least. Without going into a huge, near-endless rant, I'll just give a few pretty obvious
1. Keeping "facts" about Christianity away from the public. (Look up the Vatican hiding gospels, such as that of Judas)
2. The Crusades (600 years or so of war if I'm not mistaken? Maybe only 300. Either way, stupid war over religious differences).
A slightly less obvious and possibly inaccurate instance - America's Revolutionary War. If you've seen the portrayal in Assassin's Creed 3
(admittedly, a work of fiction), it basically shows that the British thought they were doing the right thing, but so did the revolutionists. Like I
said, it may not be accurate, but I believe it's highly likely, and I'll get back to this thought in a moment.
3. "Helping" in the Middle East/War On Communism...we've created so many enemies. Mostly through the CIA's action against the USSR, etc. We funded
and armed more than one (I think more than one anyway, but at least one "terrorist" group guaranteed) of the now "radical/extremist" enemies that
So, long story short, it is indeed "our" fault. We meddle far too much, trying to basically be "World Police" and most countries, even our
"allies" don't like us very much. Britain is probably the only exception. Kind of proves my earlier point, they thought they were doing the right
thing here in America, and as such, don't hold much of a grudge over our violent disagreement.