reply to post by crazyewok
The United States may indeed fail one day, but there is a major difference between accepting that fact and urging it on. When you get a job, do you
just quit because the job won't last forever? When you buy a car do you immediately send it to the scrapyard because it will eventually break down?
Would you get married, and immediately after saying "I do" call a divorce attorney because the marriage will probably not last? According to your
thinking, there's no problem with killing innocent people for money in a trumped up war; they'll eventually die anyway.
Everything in this world has an end. Even the Great Pyramid of Giza will not last forever, and is already showing signs of decay. The point is not to
make something that lasts forever, but to hand to the next generation a world better than the one we found. Have we done that? Has the continual
negativity toward the United States done anything to make the world a better place? Has America been beneficial to the world?
America... home of a nation of immigrants, accepted into society from all over the globe. The first nation to outlaw slavery. The home of women's
rights. The battleground for struggles of all people for equality under the law.
America... home of the Industrial Revolution, once the birthplace of new technology and new ideas, the spawning ground for economic success, both for
the wealthy and for the middle class, a class that didn't even exist in large numbers before we created it.
America... the land of opportunity, where a poor kid can take an idea and mix it with hard work and add a dash of innovation to become whatever they
wish to be, a place where the poorest of the poor, even the homeless and the destitute, are wealthy in the extreme compared to the poor from other
places around the world.
America... the center of charity, where people freely give time and money to help others around the globe, where countries get assistance in time of
need, where food comes pouring out to feed those who are hungry, regardless of where in the world they are.
Yeah, we've got problems... we have some huge, massive problems right now. But thanks to America, Europe is no longer a class-based society. Thanks
to America, tyrannical regimes have been suppressed. Thanks to America, you no longer live or die at the whim of a King you never had a chance to
accept as your ruler, but rather was forced to accept because of a birthright.
I think we have made the planet a better place. And it is all possible due to the sacrifice of those veterans you still despise so much. So what have
you done to make the world a better place?