No, not at all
May be a little
Yes, it is
Oh, very arrogant
I can't decide
No. We are unique, and we are very patriotic, and more nationalist (in the good fashion, you silly Godwinist fools) than many states. It's not our fault many other countries have neither pride nor interest in their states like we do.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
I think my travels to other countries have been by far the most rewarding experiences of my life.
You cannot understand the essential "humanness" of everyone in the world until you try communicating with someone who doesn't know your language at all, and you still succeed in being understood. The sense of brotherhood is indescribably awesome.
U.S. Arrogance Claims the Japanese Prime Minister
"U.S. arrogance has claimed a high-profile victim: the prime minister of Japan.
Yukio Hatoyama has had to tender his resignation after he was caught in a bind between the intransigence of the Obama Administration and the wishes of his own people. Many Japanese have become fed up with a huge U.S. base on the island of Okinawa and want it moved off.
“Nearly 100,000 people staged a protest [in April] on the southern island, demanding that the base be removed,” reports the BBC.
Hell no, we won’t go, replied the Obama Administration, publicly humiliating a longstanding Asian ally and forcing Hatoyama to tearfully exit days after he issued a heartfelt public apology to Okinawans.
The United States refuses to leave Okinawa because it’s a key link in an astonishing chain of 700-plus bases the U.S. possesses in 130 countries around the world. Chalmers Johnson, one of the leading American scholars on this issue, recently published a concise account of the history of Okinawa in the Los Angeles Times. He underlined that the United States occupied Okinawa outright till 1972 and even after that has had sovereignty over the bases and the island’s airspace.
Japanese resentment at the Americans has festered due to a number of reasons."
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