Skip to comments.Does The World Deserve America?
Posted on 11/29/2001 7:05:18 PM PST by IncPen
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Too bad it was buried - it should be printed where all can read it - especially those from the middle east who blame America for all that has happened.
Probably not, but we are here anyway.
Any nation that will take our example (in law and in fact) will get loads of help from us.
We are a generous people. We help anyone we can.
We are also a fiece people. The world is now learning a simple lesson.
It is much better to be with the Americans than against them.
5.) America Is The Educational Source For Many World Leaders. Indeed, many world leaders, business leaders and technology leaders are trained in the United States' universities and related institutions. Practically every cabinet member of every country includes several people trained in the United States. I ask, how could such a wonderful country that has done so much for the world be considered evil?
How is adding more non-English speaking TAs to teach math to us helping us, when we can't understand what they're saying? Trust me, it happens. Plus, every space occupied by foreign students is a space that could have been taken by an American boy. Why aren't we taking care of our own first? Additionally, many foreign students act as spies who come to take specialized knowledge back to their own nations to use to compete against us.
John, I think this needs your attention
That particular slant on why we are hated had never occurred to me, probably because I never had a rich brother, but it makes sense. Could it be true? Have to think on that one.
I believe his point is exactly what you perceive as a problem: we share the good things that we have. It's like the saying, "Give a man a fish, and he'll eat once. Teach him to fish and he'll eat forever." It's about breaking the cycle of dependency.
What else do you have a problem with?
Best of? Weasle words.
In fact, many Islamic clergymen have come forward and clearly stated that these actions have nothing to do with Islam or the Koran (the official book and teachings of Islam).
The silence is deafening. Where are the fatwas calling for the death of these people who would damage the majority of "peace-loving" Moslems?
Oh, and make sure that you wish me a Merry Christmas with all your heart. Say it out loud.
Lots of nations may perceive American imposition of their standards as universals as a negative. China falls into this category. Serbia as well. Don't laugh at this one, but if Star Trek got anything right, it was the idea of the Prime Directive--non-interference in the development of other cultures. After all, the technologies used against us by Osama and friends are Western technologies that Arabs and other non-Westerners should never have been given access to.
2.) Land Of Opportunity For All Religions, Races And Minorities, Including Women.
Somehow I have a hard time seeing what those Haitians have given us, for example.
4.) America Is A Superpower With Empathy.
Anybody who knows anything about politics will realize that food drops in Afghanistan are meant to generate good PR and keep friendly Muslim countries on board with the program. I'm not criticizing realpolitik, I think that's the only way to go in this world, I'm just taking issue with our not being honest about it.
7.) The United States Is Also A World Leader In Foreign Aid.
This is the clincher...with all this talk of generosity and compassion and the like, where the he!! is it in the Constitution that the U.S. owes other countries a living, or is responsible for educating foreign citizens. Heck, the Federal government has no business having a Department of Education for domestic purposes, for that matter.
The subtext of the article might be right at least: Americans are the world's suckers. We're being used and abused. Time to cut the world loose.
Ummm... cheap labor?
Well then, let's teach foreign folks how to fish via the internet, shall we?
Virtually any real estate in the world can be converted into a garden with knowledge, so the poverty excuse is not credible anymore. Exactly what we do decide to teach/make available is important. For example, making the specifications available to all via a public trial of the defendants of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center was not such a good idea. Wouldn't you agree?
So, do you think it was 100% PR? Could you give an example or pure altruism among or between nations in history?
Exactly! Good reply, good post.
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