Monday, June 16, 2008
Dislike the US? But who cares?
Has anyone read the article in the NY Times, "Pew Global Attitudes Project", says how many in the world dislike the US?
That say "the image of the United States has improved slightly in many countries over the past year. On the other, the new optimism appears to be driven largely by the fact that Bush will soon be leaving office."
They say the slow down in the US economy is hurting them. Then they blame the US for global warming. The image of the United States remains largely negative, hurt by the war in Iraq and the mistreatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo bay, Cuba.
First, this is not the only time the US has been viewed negatively. A lot of it has to do with envy.
We have the most powerful military in the world. The US has the largest economy in the world. So when the US economy slows down so does the worlds. The US has the most influential culture in the world. Our movies are seen world wide. Our fashion is copied world wide. Our music is heard worldwide. How many other country's can say that? The world watches US politics. Almost everyone knows who the US president is.
We get blamed for "Global warming". The largest economy in the world gets blamed for something that may not be happening. But you can't argue about it. When it snows in May it's "Global warming". When it's 95 deg. it's "Global warming". Just hype.
What other country has reduced it's "carbon footprint" like the US? Since the EU signed the Kyoto accord and the US has not signed the accord, the US has lowered it's "Carbon footprint" more than the EU has. China and India don't have to follow the same rules as other countries.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper once called the Kyoto accord a "socialist scheme" designed to suck money out of rich countries. The Kyoto accord was just a way to punish the US and it's economy.
They say the image of the US is hurt by the Iraq war and such.
This is from the same countries that have been at war since the beginning of time. If they would have taken care of their own country, World war I and II would not have happened.
The US sent troops "overseas" to help win those wars.
Not to mention The Marshall Plan to help Europe after the war.
Now they complain of the US being at war, in their backyard.
If they and the UN would have done their job in the first place
we would not be there now.
Europe is the continent of appeasement. Just what is Europe and the UN doing about Iran, besides talk?
And just to make the enemy happy, the US Supreme Court is giving the prisoners at Guantanamo bay the same rights as US citizens.
The US gives more foreign aid in food , money and military support than any other country in the world.
The US and George Bush has vowed 9 billion dollars in aid to Africa.
The US gives the UN more money than any other country.
We give food and medical supplies to Cuba.
Every time there is a disaster in the world the US is there to help.
Every time there is an ally that needs military support, the US is there.
And what do we get for the help? Those we help, vote against us at the UN.
Example of that is India. We gave India 134 million dollars in 1998 and for the thanks, India voted against the US at the UN 81% of the time. We gave Haiti over 100 million dollars and they voted against the US 61% of the time. The list goes on, check the chart.
To those that don't like the US, that's good. If it was up to me, I would stop sending aid to all those that voted against us.
You don't like us, that's good. I would pull all our troops out of your country.
You still don't like us, maybe we should stop trading with you.
Just don't ask the US for help. Ask Iran or China or North Korea.
And for those in the US that don't like the US.
And it's aways the same, left wing and Hollywood types.
People like Susan Sarandon who says she will move out of the country if someone she doesn't like becomes president.
Those like Sarandon and Jane "Hanoi" Fonda and Ed Asner and the rest, the bus is leaving for Cuba, get on it. I'm driving.