Friday, August 25, 2006
Blame America First?
I will never buy into the idea that the United States is largely to blame for the ills of the world. Yes, we have made some mistakes. We are the number one country on the planet. We carry great power and responsibility. More people want to come here than any other place. We have the best standard of living. That's why some who can't get here trash us. They are jealous. We live under a system that is not perfect, but is as close to Utopia as anywhere on God's green Earth. People look to topple the leader, when they can't share in the greatness. America, and its leaders, do not always make the best decisions. That's democracy at work. We have the ability to change things if we don't like the status quo. Try doing that in Syria or Iran. I feel sorry for the people in those countries who want a better life. They are stuck with dictators who want to cause trouble far beyond what the U.S. could ever perpetrate. We try to better the world. Sometimes we stumble and blunder and really fuck it up. But we honestly, sincerely try. That's the American Way. We are the melting pot for the world. A great ongoing experiment in liberty. I love this country, and for the most part I trust the leaders governing it. If they mess up, we have mostly ourselves to blame. We voted for some of them. Learn about the candidates. Then vote in November. Otherwise you have nothing to complain about!