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Thread: What helps America more in terms of credibility as a nation: agression or respect?

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    Re: What helps America more in terms of credibility as a nation: agression or respect

    We are gonna have to figure this all out before Europeans run the US.
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    The problem with that is....we consume a bunch of **** that other areas of the world produce.

    We would either have to do without those things, or make/gather them our selves.

    We want our stuff too much to close our borders.

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    Re: What helps America more in terms of credibility as a nation: agression or respect

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    So basically you are asking: a) Whether you should continue being a hypocritical bully of the world and spare countries in need to be free from intervention, or b) respect other countries and leave them be in peace under the oppression of other countries not necessarily USA. This is a false dichotomy that does not take into consideration what kind of rule do superpowers offer.

    The USA corporates do want resources from other countries, but they freaking purchase them with dollars. Okay dollars run more on faith than gold today but that is another issue.

    Other superpowers offer brutal medieval rule by use of force and not only gain access to resources for free but also enslave and assimilate its people's culture, identity, and rule with an iron grip. This is a la Russian rule of oppression and China should be the same too.

    Now I may be biased but the former sounds a better kind of rule than the later. A country is free to be itself culturally rather than be assimilated, build itself an economy rather than stay idle while corruption evaporates the goods, trade its resources rather than hand them over for free, build itself an army rather then force its young soldiers to serve in a foreign army, and cooperate with allies rather than be in a bully control from another superpower.

    Lately though I have been thinking that whether the former is better or not depends on the people. Some people in various countries of the world just do not seem to get it that the former is better. Those countries may fall under the later form of rule with greater ease for they understand and abide by such rules in their lives more. In other words I think they are what you call "backward" people.

    Perhaps they may be in peace while in oppression as strange as this may sound. Perhaps in time they would change and embrace the later rule better. In which case we then should be more ready to move in.

    Ukraine though is not among such people. It is in Europe and they are more intelligent than that. Hence Russia should stay the F out of Ukraine. For its own sake!
    A fair opinion. The United States has also instituted morally questionable policies, but it isn't much to say that our allies and "protectorates" have improved through their relationship with us more than the allies of Russia and the former Soviet Union. Mostly because Russia seeks out corrupt oligarchs whose dispositions and economic interests match those of the Kremlin and not those of their own people.

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    Re: What helps America more in terms of credibility as a nation: agression or respect

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    A fair opinion. The United States has also instituted morally questionable policies, but it isn't much to say that our allies and "protectorates" have improved through their relationship with us more than the allies of Russia and the former Soviet Union. Mostly because Russia seeks out corrupt oligarchs whose dispositions and economic interests match those of the Kremlin and not those of their own people.
    Yep as long as you promote diversity and are more interested in trading it should all go well.
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    Stats come out and always show life getting better. News makes money in making you think its not.
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