Actually I like us playing the role of world policeman. If not us then who?
Every notice the most popular guy in any room? The one every follows, hangs on every word, and tries to emulate? It's always the nonchalant rich one. Sure, the guy with gun will get attention for a while, until people resent him and figure out how to overpower him, but the rich guy will win in in the long term because he's the guy who has something that everyone wants and is willing to do things for. He's the real leader.
America needs to be that rich guy again. Let someone else be the policeman that everyone hates -- a policeman who was never there to protect our interests anyway. World cops are always there to protect the overseas business interests of the elite, the American people just get the bill for it and think its about protecting them. Screw the elite, let them pay for their own mercenaries. We, as a people, need to get busy getting rich again. We'll be better protected making things that everyone wants, with our own army at home protecting us than we will with them overseas dying for countries not their own in wars that are bankrupting us. We need to start being American nationalists again -- worrying about our own country and its needs.
posted on 09/24/2011 1:28:12 PM PDT
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worrying about our own country and its needs.
That is correct at the present time since we are drowning in debt. Until the fiscal mess is solved, we are stupid to spend money on world policeman with borrowed money from China whom we already owe Trillions and we can't pay a single cent back since there are no budget surpluses. But we will be paying interest for ever.
However if USA should retain it's previous status of the 50's & early 60's when we had 50% of world GDP, we can not stand on the sidelines and become isolationist. To keep growing our economy we need secure access to world markets and trade. And that can not happen if world is run by dictators, despots, Caliphs, communists, etc. We then will have to make sure the world is free, just and abides by international law.
But we are not there yet, so yes at this time mind our own business.
posted on 09/24/2011 4:59:19 PM PDT
(Peace through strength has worked better than peace via appeasement in history.)
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