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

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

    11 18.33%
  • Yes, I believe so. I think we do more good than harm.

    30 50.00%
  • Not sure.

    8 13.33%
  • No, I don’t believe so. I think we do more harm than good.

    10 16.67%
  • No, absolutely not. The world will kill us if we don’t get out of its way.

    1 1.67%
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    The topic of discussion is whether the United States is a benefit to the world, not individual persons religions.
    It's not about an individual person, it's about perspective. People will throw out a Christian's opinion on abortion becuse of 'invisible sky wizard', or a hack's opinion on most things because their vision is tinted. My question is no more than asking someone's political lean in any discussion. If someone completely fumbles a question, rendering themself uncredible, that's not my fault. Report me or stfu.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    It's not about an individual person, it's about perspective. People will throw out a Christian's opinion on abortion becuse of 'invisible sky wizard', or a hack's opinion on most things because their vision is tinted. My question is no more than asking someone's political lean in any discussion. If someone completely fumbles a question, rendering themself uncredible, that's not my fault. Report me or stfu.
    Why you mad? I'm just asking questions to get a better perspective.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    Why you mad? I'm just asking questions to get a better perspective.
    Accusing me of presenting irrelevant crap is not 'asking questions', it's protecting something. Good day.

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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.
    I think the US did and do clearly more good for the world than harm.

    Of course not everything is going well all the time, some US actions are questionable. But when I consider how other empires would behave if they were in the position of the US, I can't imagine any candidate for empire would do better.

    A while back, I read a book by political scientist Herfried Münkler about the concept of empires. He believes a model of order based on the power of an leading nation is more stable than multipolar models of world order. I'm not sure I agree with all of his ideas, but I believe the US are certainly a relatively admirable and well-meaning hegemon.

    Oh, and of course I love American pop culture. Be it jazz or rock music, American movies or tv series -- I just love many aspects of American culture.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    I think the US did and do clearly more good for the world than harm.

    Of course not everything is going well all the time, some US actions are questionable. But when I consider how other empires would behave if they were in the position of the US, I can't imagine any candidate for empire would do better.

    A while back, I read a book by political scientist Herfried Münkler about the concept of empires. He believes a model of order based on the power of an leading nation is more stable than multipolar models of world order. I'm not sure I agree with all of his ideas, but I believe the US are certainly a relatively admirable and well-meaning hegemon.

    Oh, and of course I love American pop culture. Be it jazz or rock music, American movies or tv series -- I just love many aspects of American culture.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    german guys love david hasselhoff
    Well, I guess I am an exception when it comes to him.

    But maybe that's just because my parents' tv set didn't get the channel Knight Rider was on back in the days.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Accusing me of presenting irrelevant crap is not 'asking questions', it's protecting something. Good day.
    I asked how your inquiry of his religion was relevant, and you got mad. That tells me you know that the question was irrelevant to the topic at hand, and that you weren't really looking for "perspective" but a way to fit Jet57 into a category you could easily dismiss.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    I asked how your inquiry of his religion was relevant, and you got mad.
    No, you declared it irrelevant and I said Good Day.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    No, you declared it irrelevant and I said Good Day.
    Which it is. Running away doesn't change that.
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    Re: Is the United States a benefit to the World?

    to answer the OP (without reading so sorry if i repeat anything) I believe historically the US has been good for the world. However currently we are not.
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