The war for independence
Indians / native Americans
Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombing
The war in Vietnam
The Cold war
The Civil war
I can't tell
Course if more 'conservatives' are like Tigger then the Liberals won't have to be willing to shoot their fellow humans to enforce some New World Order. Those 'patriots' will shoot themselves! It is like raising fainting goats...
One of my wife's favorite movies is "Office Space" where some mumbling little worm of a guy is degraded further and further all the while mutter dark little threats. It is difficult for me to understand someone who talks such a stark game of hardline choices all the while claiming to be already heading out the door (hope the new country lets you keep that shiny pistol) or ready to suck a bullet out of that shiny 45 if their own scenario turns on them.
Talk of a One World Order with vast isolation areas for a slow 'wear them down' final solution all the while suicide as the answer if it all goes wrong.
It is as if "Mien Kampf's" sequel is "Dummkopf"
There are only seven deadly sins and America is greedy. We want more than me need.
I would say the writing of the Constitution was America's original greatest sin. It put a collective bunch of slave owners, womanizers, genocidal murderers, drunks and religious zealots on a pedestal where they'd be forever worshiped. You can't make that kind of stuff up folks.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
I picked the way we treated our Native Americans. We gave up slavery long before we stopped mistreating the "Indians." Some tribes were exterminated; the buffalo were nearly exterminated to deliberately cut off the main food source for plains tribes. Treaties were broken. The Cherokees were rounded up and herded through several states in the dead of winter (Trail of Tears). The Nez Perce (of Oregon/Idaho) ran for Canada and were pursued by the US Calvary for many months. Most of the tribe surrendered in Montana, 40 miles from the Canadian border. They were placed in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). All but a few of their famous Appaloosa horses were destroyed at that time. For years Indian children were taken away from their families and tribes (in attempts to civilize the heathens) and placed in government schools (where any parts of their tribal culture and language were discouraged). Countless misdeeds and persecution of tribes continued for many years. There are still a few Indian schools open today, although tribal cultural aspects are now encouraged.
"The measure off intelligence is the ability to change." Albert Einstein
In terms of this Universal Morality debate... the person who's advocating them wants to 'break a few eggs'... Isn't that ironic?
That point is interesting though. I do believe that, ultimately, all humans will agree on a very basic moral code. That is democracy, free press, etc, and the UN Convention on Human Rights (no genocide, political prisoners, etc). Pretty much every rich-world country currently follows that, even if they differ in other respects (eg Japan, South Korea...), and I believe the others will follow.
1. Everyone turns up to help, it's just your media gives you the impression that only the US are there. A bit like Hollywood trotting out the old myth that the US won WWII virtually single-handed. As a good example, EU-sourced aid to Haiti amounted to a lot more than US aid did. Something like $400m to $220m.
2. Where do you get the idea that the US released nations from their post-WWII debts? Post-war reconstruction loans were repaid in full, with interest. Marshall Plan grants were just that, grants, not loans and let's not forget that all goods purchased with US money had to be from US suppliers, so equally benefitting US interests.
"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn