Because it's the greatest godamned country in the world you rotten toothed , marxist limey !
i might have worded it differently --
For now, at least, it is, Peza...check back here about 200 years from now and we'll tell you if it still is...lol
Why would we? I live in America and I don't hear anyone saying that ..
I am. Still don't get why we'd think the world revolves around us. Maybe old men who survived the war...
Cause it does
Why are there people who think all Americans are all the same? I know the world doesn't revolve around me and I get insulted anytime someone tells me what I think. You don't know me.
Would all you jealous people like me to call a whaaambulance?<br />
List all the things we've done for the world. The Marshal plan comes to mind right away. However your generalization that we think the world revolves around us is wrong.
Geez, is this the Revolutionary War redux---Britain vs. 'the Colonies' ?
Educating us with what? LOL!!! The USA has been in existence less than 250 years, for the most part, and has risen to be the greatest country in the world for a number of reasons. 8 out of 10 new medical innovations originate from the USA. Why is that, do you suppose? Because we are conceited? LOL!!! that's a hoot!!
people think what we want them to think...
Well, when you need help, who are you going to call? Ghostbusters or the United States of America?
Most countries are the product of history, lot's of accidents and little planning. Americans have been very successful for almost 200 years and we believe the reason is the design of our founders in 1776 - 1789. Like a religious belief, it can resist facts very well.<br />
Until 1942 Americans largely ignored the rest of the world. WW2 was a morally clear war, the NAZI's were evil, Americans good, and Russia ignored. Japan, Italy, and Germany were democratized successfully. America and American ideas were triumphant.<br />
The Good We have stopped big wars.<br />
The Bad We can't change culture directly, indirectly MAYBE.<br />
The Ugly We kill a lot of people and waste a lot of money trying it.
'nazi's were evil, america good' that has to be the worst statement ever made in mankind.
....Because.....it does. America is the greatest country in the world, bar none. We are the country with the most freedom and the most opportunity. More people are flocking here than any other place in the world. THEY understand it. An inordinate amount of people willingly risk their lives just to get here. Why do you suppose that is??? Because it's such a bad place??? No, because it's the land of opportunity, that's why.<br />
If you are born a commoner in Britain, you will be a commoner when you die. If you are born rich in Britain, you will be rich when you die. That's not the case in the USA. Dirt poor people can come here and become wealthy if they work hard and get lucky. No other country in the world offers that.<br />
It's as simple as that.
I am afraid you are very misinformed to think that Americans have the most freedom in the world.
You are one of the only nations in the world demanding tax from citizens when they have migrated to another country ie that don't even live and work in the USA anymore! Where is freedom in that? In recent studies you are only rated as between 7 and 10 in most cases, you will have to google "most free country", I don't seem to be able to insert links to studies.
One example, and number 1 is Hong Kong ie China, the USA is 10th.
"The United States, with an economic freedom score of 76, has lost ground again in the 2013 Index. Its score is 0.3 point lower than last year, with declines in monetary freedom, business freedom, labor freedom, and fiscal freedom. "
My country of New Zealand is now the most free place to live in the world overall.
I might add regarding "most opportunity. More people are flocking here than any other place in the world". I left everything and landed in America a year ago to co-found a company (only because the business partner was based there). We had an investor with quarter a million, we employed people but I could not get a visa to stay. As part owner of the company I had to leave, we had to closed the company, lay off people. I moved to the lovely, friendly country of Mexico instead and ran business from there instead. I would far prefer to live in Mexico than America anyday - way more freedom than America and happier healthier people and easier to do business.
I've been to Mexico. You can have it. Ever been to Juarez? It's a killing zone as are all the Mexican cities along the border. Hong Kong won't be free long, i bet. China is going to take it over one of these days. I would agree with you on the taxing situation. Liberals are taxing and spending us to death.
That's freedom to either win or lose. You lost. 8 out of 10 medical innovations originate from the USA. Why is that? Because we don't have a ton of bureaucrats running the industry ....that is...until about 3 or 4 years ago. We had a medical industry that was the envy of the world. Mexico is a 3rd world country. Enjoy it.
If We truly felt that way,it would perhaps be because We have done so much,for so many,Because it was the right thing to do.
You don't know **** about America, apparently..It's not what you see in the media.Our gov't may think that tripe you typed along with some of the population,however a lot of us are decent people just trying to get by in the world like everybody else.But if i were to wager as to why some people think that way,it's b/c everybody is on our di*ks about something or another.I get it,we're sexy.But just cause i don't care about you doesnt mean i think the world revolves around me.
hmmmm just kinda curious England superior to us ??? those limey tea drinking yips would be eating rice , and there'd be Queen Yamamoto not Elizabeth if not for the U.S !!! As for the world revolving around me , not hardly ! since i have bills, a mortgage and car payments that i pay , not the government paying them no world revolving around my ***........
had we wanted to really take those countries, we could have. No question about it. We have created superior technology to anything the rest of the world has created. We decimated the 4th largest standing army on the planet in about a month and showed it on television. Go ask saddum who's sane. If we step on the gas, it's all over but the sad singing and slow walking.
We should have stopped castro. we sent squads over there, not the force of the USA.
Whenever I see something like this--the only logical conclusion is that an American girl must have rejected him so now he's decided to lump a group of over 300 million people together and call them ignorant. The funny thing is how he completely misses the irony of such a thing. Good luck with your prejudices and misguided nationalism, I'll live my life judging people on the content of their character instead of the country listed on their birth certificate, and we'll see who lives a happier life.
i like that one!
you are probably right, jena5150!! LOL!!!
Because we have a big bad bloated military.
Speaking as an American, I certainly don't think the rest of the world revolves around us and neither does anyone else I know. There are, however, quite a few of us who are proud to be an American. Just like I'm sure people people are proud to be British, French, Italian, Japanese, Australian, etc... Our government does happen to stick out noses in places where it doesn't belong, but that's their fault, not the citizens of the country. I believe our over exposure through the music and film industires worldwide combined with our government gets us worldwide attention, in turn making us look like we think the world is America. I would be willing to say the vast majority of Americans certainly do not think the world revolves around them. It's a beautiful country with a lot of amazing people. Don't let the media give you a bad impression :)
Pure ignorance no offence
if only that there is a lot of gaps in education system not just in the US here in AUS too lot of ignorant young people even mid aged
Just stupid really. Most of them don't know China already owns them and has replaced them as the world power. Too busy downing thick shakes and waddling off to KFC.
lol........this sounds absurds but everyone ( each human) thinks world revolves around him/her. once you are dead this world ceases to exist for you
Can you prove that all of this isn't just a figment of your imagination?
yes, i can prove it...just tell me what kind of proof you would accept
I disagree, I do not think the world revolves around me.<br />
But I am curious as to why you would think that?
So when you take over a place and force the native people to adopt your language it's called "educating" them...so noted.
Wow...now who's thinking 'the sun never sets on the Empire' ? Funny as hell...
I suppose that's one way of looking at it. Another is being the destroyers of many of the world's OTHER cultures and people. Anything the Americans know of arrogance they clearly learned at Mother Britain's knee, based on your comments.
I do not remember taking over anyone and forcing any natives to do anything.
I am 18 years old and am pretty sure I have never met a native american. If all the people of today's world were responsible for the sins of their fathers and their governments, every person in the world would have a price to pay.
Japan: Treatment of Chinese civilians during many wars
Russia: Stalin's genocide(s)
England: (you kindly listed some)
United States: There are plenty that you can name I am sure.
Israel: Poor treatment of Palestinians
Palestine: Poor treatment of Israels
Belgium: Congo genocide
European powers: Slavery
African states/countries: War/genocide
India: poor treatment of lower class and women
Afghanistan: 9/11 attacks (should all Afghan people be held responsible for the acts of one group?)
The list goes on. My point is that you cannot blame the general population of a country for the crimes of their government, I as an American have a minor say in who gets elected, but ultimately I have no say in what country my government wants to invade and who gets killed.
You're missing the point, backwardsunday; firstminister is clearly PROUD of his country's contribution to the genocide and suffering of many of the world's people.