Skip to comments.The True Roots of the Hatred of America Abroad
Posted on 07/17/2008 9:26:12 AM PDT by thinkingIsPresuppositional
...I then added that Pomerania had been historically disputed in all sort of wars, but that now, as the rest of Europe, was finally at peace. Instinctively realizing that this latter observation was the perfect leader of a thread for a nice political conversation, I quickly added that such current status of peace in Europe, and, relatively, in most of the world, was the result of America having become the most powerful nation on Earth ever.
Bedazzled by my assertion, more in sheer disbelief than in amazement, he bluntly asked me why it was so.
I rapidly quipped that wise nations embrace effective democracy--that is, democratic elections and subsequent effective-democracy form of governance--for their internal matters, and peaceful relations with other nations, due to overwhelming respect for, and overpowering fear of Americas overall might, as the greatest and most benign superpower on Earth ever she is. Pax Americana, I told Dave, is the name of the phenomenon.
For example, I told Dave, it is mainly due to Pax Americana that Europeans finally ended the murderous interstate and inter-nation warfare that until WWII they had been engaged into for millennia, since the beginning of recorded history, for that matter.
It is mainly due to Pax Americana, I explained to Dave, that European also ceased the abominable practice of colonialism with which they had scourged weaker nations for centuries.
In great awe, his eyes about to jerk out of the sockets, he quickly riposted that that wasnt what he had learned in school or what he heard from the media. He even said that all what he heard in school and what the media say about America is that America is a country that does only nasty things abroad...
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You should see the lefties up here drool over the prospect of China taking over as the next big superpower, they’re still mourning over the demise of their precious Soviet Union. It’s enough to make you want to puke.
Bill Clinton worked hard for that cause.
Wonderful post. Thank you.
Good Lord. Ten paragraphs to get to the point of the article.