View Poll Results: Is the US a benefit to the World?

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  • Yes, absolutely. The world will kill itself without us.

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  • Yes, I believe so. I think we do more good than harm.

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  • No, I don’t believe so. I think we do more harm than good.

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    I've been hearing a lot of interesting rhetoric on this subject, for a while now, so I figured I'd throw this question out there and see what you all think.
    We used to be a great benefit to the world and the world treated us as such. Then came Vietnam . . .
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Why should it be? Being concerned about other countries' problems, most of which are their own fault and can't be changed by outside help, means ignoring our own. We must overthrow those at home who don't care about the majority of Americans, who are sinking to Third World levels.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    At one time, I would of said absolutely, now I must go with unsure. At one time, America was a shinning beacon to humanity. In America, the streets were lined with gold. A person could have a dream and persue that dream and if able they could be successful. Now, we punish the successful by taking thier achievements and success away to provide luxuries to people who are willfully non-productive leaches on society. We are failing as a society at the same time we adopt more and more Marxian phylosophies. Without the US, the world would sink into a Dark age of Marxian madness. Poverty, technological stagnation, even technological regression and oppression of the human spirit will become the norm the world over if we fall. Our beacon has become dim and almost extinct, the gold on the streets has become fools gold. We are losing our individual thought and freedom and falling to Marxism. Revolution is quickly becoming the only way that even a spark of freedom and self determination can survive and with less than a 150 million in a world of billions, it is a very small spark and will be constantly on the edge of extinction for a long, long while. There is always hope that another beacon will be lit, but it is a very slim hope. Some of us will not go gently into that darkness, but we will constantly feel the oppression of that darkness.
    The question, as I understood it, had to do with America's influence on people beyond our own borders. I get everything you're saying, but I'm confidant we'll sort all of that out in time. America isn't perfect, just close to perfect. I bet if you open up an almanac and look for the time you were without ambiguity persuaded America was doing things in a way in which you approved, I'm willing to bet there were things going on here that were far worse than things you take exception to today.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    I think we're generally a benefit to the World.. Mostly with our inventions/innovations in technology, medicines, etc.

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet
    We used to be a great benefit to the world and the world treated us as such. Then came Vietnam . . .
    Vietnam was a chief conflict and very important to anti-Soviet regime offense. We also won Vietnam in every conceivable aspect except the permeation of liberal media influencing ignorant hippie minds.

    That aside, is the United States a benefit to the world? Let me put it this way - if America developed a complete isolationist foreign policy overnight, about 25% of the world's countries would be seriously screwed.

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    Why should it be? Being concerned about other countries' problems, most of which are their own fault and can't be changed by outside help, means ignoring our own. We must overthrow those at home who don't care about the majority of Americans, who are sinking to Third World levels.
    I for one have no idea what you're trying to say.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    I think we're currently more of a benefit to the world than we are to ourselves, to be honest.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Finally a poll I can comfortably vote in (due to the question and an option being specific enough), and it's not public.

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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Vietnam was a chief conflict and very important to anti-Soviet regime offense. We also won Vietnam in every conceivable aspect except the permeation of liberal media influencing ignorant hippie minds.

    That aside, is the United States a benefit to the world? Let me put it this way - if America developed a complete isolationist foreign policy overnight, about 25% of the world's countries would be seriously screwed.
    Well, actually, Vietnam showed the world that the emperor wore no clothes. (I'm not going to argue the impetus for Vietnam: containment vs commercial expanse): the fact is; we didn't win the war, and that set us up. Since that time, the US has not been involved in truly altruistic " saving of others". We are living with what the world thinks of US right now, and as we can see, we don't appear to really be a benefit anymore but an impedence.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    We are living with what the world thinks of US right now, and as we can see, we don't appear to really be a benefit anymore but an impedence.
    If you don't mind me asking, what religion are you?

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