- Oct 9, 2005
- Reaction score
- Southern California
- Political Leaning
Thinker said:There you have it: can you blame anyone for holding the USA in low esteem
when you claim self-righteously that everyone else is driven by self interest and
the USA isn't?
The USA is no different from most other countries in that almost everything
it does externally is purely for its own self interest.
I do not believe that people from the USA are hated. I believe that what are
hated are displays of arrogance as demonstrated in the quoted post and the
frequent claims that "we're right and everyone else is wrong" (to paraphrase).
Yeah, e.g. the balkan wars were in our self interest ... surrrrrrrrrrrrrrre.
Giving $15 billion to the Africa AIDS rathole is in our self-interest ...... yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Being the only real ally of israel is in our self interest ......gotcha.........
Also the crap about the per capita foreign aid. Add into that the billions (trillions?) of dollars the U.S. has paid to defend western europe for 90 years, while smug self-righteous euros let their militaries wither away since they can always count on Uncle Sucker, and they can use the difference to feed their bloated welfare states and congratulate themselves on how much per capita foreign aid they hand out .....