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How do you view the United States?

  1. Jason Marovich profile image89
    Jason Marovichposted 6 years ago

    How do you view the United States?

    The US have been drawing a lot of negative publicity, lately.   What do you think of America?  Are they friends and champions of peace or militaristic capitalists?  All opinions following should be given proper consideration.  Please don't flame for the sake of flaming...nor condemn opinions contrary to your own.

  2. sparkster profile image92
    sparksterposted 6 years ago

    Eisenhower warned in '61 that the military/industrial complex was gaining unpresidented control over the government, another government within the government that was manipulating things from the inside.  There is an awful lot of propaganda coming out of the US at the moment and the hub I've just written, Mother Earth: Prison Planet (part 3) may springboard you into some related information.

  3. ptosis profile image81
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    Modern day Roman empire that is past its peak. Fiat money bubble burst.

    Interestingly, Rome did have a housing crisis. The interest was forgiven and only had to pay the principal.

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/182870- … ing-crisis

    "The problem for Ancient Rome's economy was that in times of a real estate meltdown, in virtually every scenario in history, these real estate meltdowns decimate both the assets and income of the banks, as well."

  4. Billrrrr profile image82
    Billrrrrposted 6 years ago

    Jason, it's not just lately that the U.S. has been facing negatives.   Through our entire history we have been disrespected.  Even going back to before the 13 colonies joined together, the European countries were upset that they did not get enough riches from the 'new world'. 

    They gave the indians (Native Americans) a few knives, trinkets and a couple blankets and took land, furs, whales and much more in return.  Still they wanted more.  The settlers in Plymouth were INDENTURED SERVANTS to Europe.  They had to pay back a thousand fold, every penny spent bringing them here in a creaky, leaky old dinghy.

    During and after World War 2, the United States spent billions of dollars to help both allies and axis countries and their peoples. 

    True to the axiom that "no good deed goes unpunished", the U.S. is still envied and disliked in much of the world -  our good neighbors Mexico and Canada excepted. 

    Americans are beheaded, tortured, maimed and crippled and the world yawns.  Yet, when four American Marines stupidly urinate on the bodies of fallen enemies, the Nations of the Earth raise enough of a cry to be heard on Mars. 

    Where's the outrage over Danny Pearl?  Where's the outrage over 9-11?  I have not forgotten Danny Pearl (GRHS) and I have not and will not forget 9-11,

  5. MelissaVsWorld profile image83
    MelissaVsWorldposted 6 years ago

    I normally view it out of my window. 

    But all joking aside, I honestly find that we are no longer the "Great Nation" we once were.  America needs to stop attempting to police the world.  Our beliefs and systems for running government are not the same as many other places around the world, and we should not be forcefully imparting our ways upon others.  This is even more true seeing that we broke free from England in part due to the King trying to rule us from overseas. 

    The American people have become sheep, simply following the herd and listening to everything the shepherd tells us.  Few and far between do Americans stand up for what they believe in and fight back, especially if that fight is against the government.  I honestly believe it is time for us to stand up and take our country back, limiting government involvement in so many aspects of our daily lives that it is currently entangling itself in. 

    America is not a friend and champion of peace in this day and age.  I believe that is what many of us want to believe, although it is far from reality.  This "War on Terror" is similar to our "War on Drugs", never ending with no clear enemy.  The government cares more for lobbyists and corporations than for small business owners and the citizens of this country, and therefore caters to the wants and needs of the select few while harming those who have fought for this country and the "American Dream."

  6. maddot profile image79
    maddotposted 6 years ago

    Some interesting insights and a breath of fresh air to read after some of the comments about the USA by US citizens that have been aired in other questions on hubpages.

    As a non American I view the USA as a self obsessed nation (in general) with many of your citizens having little interest or knowledge of the rest of the world unless the US is somehow involved. Of course this attitude is not confined to the US but as a powerful country this delusion of grandeur is more dangerous.

    It seems that  9/11 and the US economic crisis has brought about a greater awareness of how you are perceived by others which hopefully will lead to a better world for everyone.

    1. Billrrrr profile image82
      Billrrrrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Spoken like a true non American.  We of the 50 states and Commonwealths are constantly punished for our deeds - both good and bad.

  7. georgethegent profile image61
    georgethegentposted 6 years ago

    I view the U.S with a long, thin telescope and occasionally I take the cover off the end of it!!!

  8. Marturion profile image59
    Marturionposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I have heard the insults and the sneers aimed at the U.S.  Yes, I have read the words of anger aimed at my country.  And, considering what I know of world politics, I can understand the reason for them.  I can see how Americans must look, from an outsiders perspective.  Judging us solely by our news coverage, our entertainment, and our silly little facebook entries, we must appear to be unbearably self-important and even a little narcissistic.
       Is that a fair assessment, though?  I must confess, the America I see on TV is far, far different from the America i know every day.  The people who I have know, all over this country, have faced their own struggles, and still kept a sense of awareness that their daily routines are not the only way of doing things.  we remind ourselves that some of our biggest stressers are caused by our biggest conveniences.  We weigh the news we receive of the outside world with the events around the corner.
      So, why do we seem so damn stupid, overall?  I believe it is because we tend to wear our silly, unimportant, and whimsical side right on our freaking forehead!    Americans, by and large, feel it is important to show our carefree nature first, and our serious, analytical side, second.  The problem is that we do such a good job of the first, that it's hard to take us serious for the second.

  9. Zainnisar profile image38
    Zainnisarposted 6 years ago

    "United States of America is state of cool people which is ruled by bad people".
    1-Vibrant Society
    2- Tolerant
    3- Peace loving
    4- People who stand for human rights and also Humane
    5- Creative, Smart and Cool Weirdo's
    I can keep on going BUT,
    Strong Army so no problem on bullying others and not accepting diplomatic rational but to enforce their government on everyone.
    If I see at people of USA it feels good but GOV makes me sick,
    Where is Democracy!!!!!!
    "Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people".
    Oscar Wilde.

  10. justateacher profile image81
    justateacherposted 6 years ago

    I see the US as a nation going through hard times. A nation with good people trying to good for other people. I see the US as a nation that will someday remember what we fought for to get our freedom and coming back to the values and ideals that made us the great country we were (and still are) and can be again...

  11. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    I think we are a nation full of hard-working people. We are perhaps the hardest-working nation on earth. The end goal is money--our true religion. And rightly so, as we are a commercial republic. There is nothing wrong with that. I think our merchant class was predatory for a time and we grew too much, conquering much of the North American continent and the Pacific Ocean. Ours was never a proper culture capable of running a world empire. We would have done well to remain a little republic on the eastern seaboard. But where we really went wrong was stepping away from our sociey's principles of money and quaint provincialism and stepping toward being a military superpower. There is no long tradition for this in the United States; maintaining a large army at the expense of the taxpayer for an indefinite period of time. We are not a militaristic society. My proof is that most people don't want to enlist in the military and we would rather construct robot drones. The military leadership itself is an asylum of lunatics who eat their own young. They are rogue, mutinous, and have de facto control over the elected government. I view the US as a country that has lost its way. Nationalism, obsession with security, government paternalism, and military hegemony do not represent us. Of course the banks, the religious nuts, and the corporations are in political league with the military apparatus. But I think the merchant class and bankers have made a miscalculation, which they will on day regret. They only want to make money. At least that much is a known constant. Nobody knows what the military leadership wants.

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