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Reader comment on item: [Symposium:] Why Does the World Hate America?
in response to reader comment: Greatest Country in the Entire World Part 2

Submitted by JW (Germany), Sep 5, 2006 at 11:17

McCutcheon,

Beginning at your end: Everything is debatable, even my comments.

To fill in the blanks in your history lessons, before America ever came to existence there were many nations (in the east and the west) governing themselves in many structures that in some periods functioned well in other periods they didn't. (White) America was based on Western European nations and they were, after taking the land from the native Americans, able to start a country with little history. This gave some (economical) advantages which made America what it is today.

This is now its history and it came about with the same human faults as any other nation. You recognise a fault yourself when you talk about the problems with parts of the black community. These problems were not only created by them, but by the American society as a whole. Similar problems occur in almost all other nations in the world, but still all different and lived through humans with another perspective and with different standards. One should be careful when insisting "freedom". Sometimes it's better to let nations develop in their own way. Humans are quite innovative, but noone is perfect or the greatest for that matter.

Yes, America has the ability and power to help the some nations, but this government seems to only use help as an excuse to help their selfinterests. Invasions on Iraq and Afghanistan were only based on assumptions, no proof what so ever. Followed by even more assumptions of where Bin Laden and the WMD now are. Reality is that these countries now lay in RUINS and many people have DIED and still are DYING. Now can you please explain me how the American agenda works?? Does it answer your question why there are so many that have a problem with America?

McCutcheon, I think it is good to be proud from where you come from, but you're young, go, see and learn a little of the world.

Regards,

JW

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