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America's Contribution to Human Civilization

  1. andycool profile image69
    andycoolposted 5 years ago

    What according to you are the greatest contributions of US to human civilization? According to me the list goes like this:

    1. Healthcare

    2. Information Technology

    3. Space Science

    1. profile image0
      Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      1. Constitutional Republics
      2. A progressive legal system
      3. The concept of liberty, freedom of the press, and freedom of speech

    2. Danny R Hand profile image60
      Danny R Handposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Rock-n-Roll, Harley Davidson and Budweiser

    3. Paraglider profile image89
      Paragliderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      1. Jazz & Blues

      2. Maker's Mark

      3. Huckleberry Finn

  2. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 5 years ago

    Me.

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The most honest response so far.

  3. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Assembly line landfill garbage is not exactly a contribution, but nevertheless it is what will be left when the Gorgon is gone.

  4. TMMason profile image71
    TMMasonposted 5 years ago

    I can tell you what the worst thing we have givin the world is... "Democracy", pure poison.

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      'fraid the Greeks beat you to it by a few millennia

      1. TMMason profile image71
        TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The Greeks did not push it throughout the world with the vim and vigor of the American Leftists and Progressives. i am quite certain America has propagated that BS ideology more than the Greeks could ever have thought to.

        I feel bad for all those people the American Left and Progressives have delluded into mob rule.

        1. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Do watch out for those reds under your bed.

          1. TMMason profile image71
            TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            There are no Reds under my bed, John.

            They are in the White House, Congress, and many a Govt Agencies, Colleges and Universities, and Left wing and Progressive groups...

            But most definitely not under my bed.

            1. Repairguy47 profile image60
              Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              They do come up with the strangest comments don't they?

              1. John Holden profile image60
                John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Don't they just!
                How anybody can think that such a right wing country as the US is run by the left is beyond me.

                1. Repairguy47 profile image60
                  Repairguy47posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I'm sure it is very confusing for you.

              2. TMMason profile image71
                TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I have grown used to it, Repair.

                I understand that they have no facts to back thier shit up wth so they attack Mccarthy.

                It is actually quite funny that I have reduced them all to attacking a 50 year dead man.

                And they cannot even support that... even with all the BS Leftists propaganda against McCarthy they still fall on thier faces in failure in the attempt.

                It is hysterical.

                Leant Leftists are just too funny.

                1. John Holden profile image60
                  John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  I've never attacked McCarthy. Does that mean that I'm not a leftie!

                  1. TMMason profile image71
                    TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh you are most certainly a, -Leant Leftist-, Socialist.

            2. maven101 profile image79
              maven101posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Just an observation...When the MSM started using color-coded maps during national elections to define democratic and republican leaning states why did they use red for republican and blue for democratic states..?

              It would seem logical that the colors would be reversed...

              1. TMMason profile image71
                TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                It is all in the twisting of anything to do with commies away from the left.

                Language minipulation is well covered in the frankfurt agenda, PC, etc...

                You would be surprised how changing the meanings of words and tagging certain things to certain groups and individuals can change the public perception.

                PC is a tool used by the Leftist Progressives to pull our nation one way, while covering themselves through re-writing history and roles. thus the reason America is taught as the great evil of the world and Stalin and Mao are taught to be great men. And that is right in American schools and universities.

        2. Paul Wingert profile image79
          Paul Wingertposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Ever consider doing stand up?

          1. John Holden profile image60
            John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thought he was!

  5. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Hate fate.

  6. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    Kinetic warfare and humanitarian intervention.

    1. TMMason profile image71
      TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      All in the name of Nation-building and "Democracy".

  7. TMMason profile image71
    TMMasonposted 5 years ago

    It is not very confusing John when you realize European left and Right is not the same as American Left and Right. you all would like to ignore that... but it is an inescapable fact.

    1. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Then why do you keep bringing Europe into the argument if you and they are totally different? Come to that,why the soviets, Mao, Marx et al if as you say they are al different?

      1. TMMason profile image71
        TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Our political spectrum is different, john. Not the ideologies, except for Conservatism.

        We have Anarchists, Communists, Marxists, Socialists, liberals, Progressives (Eu. Conservatives), and true or American Conservatives, and Libertarians.

        Europe has no true conservatives, though you will claim they do.

        Even those you consider "Right-wing", Hitler, Musollini, were in fact Socialists. American independents and conservatives see that... only you who want to distance yourselves from their evil, do not.

        1. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Come on then show me how Hitler was a socialist! He kept it very well hid, perhaps that's why it's only known to the chosen few!
          It strikes me that you are the ones in denial.

          1. TMMason profile image71
            TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            So you want me to repost the info i have posted for you to ignore ten times already?

            I think not.

            Google "Ludwig von Mises and Hayek, NAZIs were Socialists".... you will find plenty of info.

            Oh but I am sure you do not trust the Austrian School to be honest since they were totally opposed to your Keynesian economics BS.

            It is simple math john. Statism = Collectivism, add central authority, and "poof" you're a Socialist.

            And does it matter if hitler and Musollini were Socialists? you can deny them but your boys Stalin Mao, Castro, Che, they were all yours and slaughtered more people then hitler could have dreamed of.

            it amazes me how hitler is looked upon as so evil, when the Leftist heroes have slaughtered a hundred times more than he.

            But then again i am well aware of the history of the frankfurt school and hitler and thier hatred for the fuhrer after he outed them and ran them from Germany. So who better to make a right-wing conservative and demonize.

            1. John Holden profile image60
              John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              In your book maybe, but not in the book of any socialist that I know. What you describe sounds much more like capitalism to me. State capitalism maybe but not socialism.

              Remember under that great socialist Hitler, workers wages were not increased but cut. He believed in a strong military, unlike socialists. And boy, did he believe in patriotism, just like so many right wing Americans.
              And did the workers in Germany really own the means of production under Hitler?
              Wasn't he a great trade unionist as well? No, wait, he abolished trade unions, just as the right in the US wish to do.

              And didn't he say that those who would not work should die, just like the American right.

              Wasn't it you that said
              "The Marxists will march with democracy until they succeed in indirectly obtaining for their criminal aims the support of even the national intellectual world, destined by them for extinction."

              Oops, sorry, that was Hitler.

              Come on stop giving me biased sources and you tell me why you think Hitler was a socialist.

              1. TMMason profile image71
                TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I have explained it to you over and over in a few threads, John.

                And I have a feeling you ognored everything I said just so you could say... "tell me why you think"... round and round.

                And Hayek and Mises are not biased sources, they are just in opposition to your entire mind-set.

                1. John Holden profile image60
                  John Holdenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  But no, you haven't explained why when there are so many similarities between Hitler and the American right, Hitler was a socialist.

                  Hayek and Mises are not only in opposition to my mindset, they are in opposition to every right thinking person who actually understands socialism.

                  1. TMMason profile image71
                    TMMasonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Oh I get it, no one but the Socialists truely understand Socialism... pretty nifty trick you all got going on there.

            2. andycool profile image69
              andycoolposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Capitalism in its ultimate form is one of the contributions of America to the rest of the world. Nobody can turn America into a socialist country...  if the US economy has to revive that is only possible following a capitalist way, that's why Obama-nomics should be kept aside in the next Presidential election by American voters. smile

  8. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Music!

  9. lovemychris profile image81
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Comedy!

    Did anyone see Bill Maher's spoof on internet discussion forums?

    "It always goes like this... never fails:

    Obama is a Socialist
    Yeah, well Bush is a war criminal
    A-Hole!
    Dim-wit!


    And then the inevitable voice; Vote for Ron Paul"


    ahahaha--pretty right, right?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Bill Maher has been hangin around here, hasn't he?

  10. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    The Simpsons and American Dad have made huge contributions to human civilisation by giving Americans a good look at both sides of itself. smile

  11. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    With a lot of these things people from places other than America were also engaged in trying to develop them; but America has certainly also made substantial contributions when it comes to things like: 

    The electric light bulb, the telephone, the airplane, the lightning rod, the television, automation, space exploration, medicine, science in general, aid/charity to people who need it in other countries (one study a few years ago showed that individual American citizens make enough personal contributions to charities around the world that that it amounts to more than contributions from foundations, the government, private industry, etc combined).  Maybe this is not exclusively American, but US agencies are sending food (for example a peanut-butter paste) that is bringing impoverished babies and children back from the brink of starvation.  There's an American group of mothers who are donating mother's milk to starving infants in Africa as well.)  All the stuff mentioned here is just a few of many things if the question is whether or not America contributes anything to the world. 

    Then again, if the question is what contributions can be uniquely and exclusively attributed only to America in its 235 years of existence then that, of course, would change the answers here.  There was a whole lot of world and history that existed before America became a country.  Still, I don't think it's done all that badly (in terms of contributions, exclusive or otherwise, to the world.

    I don't want to come across like a "flag-waving, blinders-wearing, patriotic-type" (Heaven forbid!), but sometimes (especially, maybe, on this site, a lot of people seem to have those blinders on when it comes to not wanting to see anything positive about America, or else they just won't dare say anything positive because they're either afraid they'll bring about the wrath or scorn of someone else, or else they'll offend someone.  (Of course, a lot of people younger than, say, 35 (even 40) or so, don't really even really recall much about a world or history before the invention of the Internet.  They haven't spent too many adult years without it, if at all.  That may explain the apparent "not noticing" of a whole lot of things about some types of contributions that have taken place before, and beyond, the Internet.)

    (By the way, how did this thread turn into being about Hitler???  Hitler was neither American nor someone who "made a contribution to the world".   roll )

    1. andycool profile image69
      andycoolposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks a lot Lisa HW for your comprehensive reply! I would request you to write a hub about it. Thanks again for sharing! smile

 
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