- Aug 24, 2001
So are you saying that the United States should enter into some period of self-flaggelation until it is deemed by any person that might have been disenfranchised, oppressed, or offended that we have punished ourselves enough?Originally posted by: konichiwa
Agreed, but when we champion ourselves as the sole protector of democracy and justice throughout the world, people should know that that is a load of crap; looking at our past record just about anyone in the world can see that we have not always (or even often) fulfilled the image we set for ourselves as righteous protectors of disenfranchised and oppressed peoples of the world; in fact, we have often been the reason for that disenfranchisement and oppression.Originally posted by: FoBoT
ok, on behalf of america, the USA is just as evil as everybody else
we had slavery until 1860's
we wiped out american indians in huge numbers and stole their land
we dropped two nuclear weapons on japan and killed tens of thousands of civilians
we are really evil too
i still think we need to defend our country from foreign aggressors
Look, is the USA perfect? NO. Name one country that is. Do we have high ideals that we don't always meet? Yes, but at least we strive for those ideals.
I'm not sure exactly what the point of your original post is other than to say the US has done something bad in the past.