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Greatest Country in the Entire World Part 2

Reader comment on item: [Symposium:] Why Does the World Hate America?
in response to reader comment: America, what a great country!

Submitted by McCutcheon (United States), Aug 3, 2006 at 00:04

Ok, I don't know how the bushmen figure in, but here goes nothing. When I say that the United States of America is the greatest country in the Entire world, I'm not leaving that open to debate. Its is great because of the radical idea that the U.S. has brought to the world. The idea that people can govern themselves. Not being led by a king, monarch, or dictator.

The United States has protected other countries that have cried out for help when in their most desperate hour. Despite what people may think, that is what we are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan right now. We went to save the people of Iraq from an oppresive dictator. Initially we were after Weapons of Mass Destruction. Don't give me the crap that there were never any WMD in Iraq. Saddam refused UN weapons inspectors for years, claiming that he had them, boasting in fact. He could have easily transported them to Syria, because congress was sitting around, talking about it, and it was on C-SPAN for Saddam to watch, so he would know that he should get those WMD out of Iraq.

As for the civil war in Iraq, that is happening because the people (muslims) who were once put in torture camps, are now able to fend for themselves against the formerly Saddam supported muslims. This civil war should have been predicted because these people have never known true freedom.

Now back to the United States. I don't know why there is so much hate for America. People like me are forced to explain the truth to these multitudes of ignorant people, because of this hatred. I don't understand why these people just can't live out their lives in their own countries without complaint. All of this complaining shows to me that people are angry because they are jeolous. Cause and Effect. Sure we may not speak these beautiful and ornate languages. Sure we are proud. You people should listen to that song, "I'm Proud to be an American". It is cheesy, I admit, but it is a true testimony to what we believe in.

Now to the sad news. I am 17 years old. I am sad because I look at my peers, the young people of america, and I am ashamed. All of this "me me me me" stuff. The young people of this country take everything for granted. 80% of the young people I talk to want "take care of themselves". There is so much of this hip hop, low riding pants, gangster additudes nowadays. Don't get me wrong, I'm not racist. But this whole black street culture is rediculous. It is stupid. It is centered around money, hoes, guns, foul language, and tough guy additudes. I'm ashamed that that is an image our country portrays. Other images appear I know, and if any are good, I am suprised. It is my fear that the youth of america today, are the doom of tomorrow. I see many parallels between the United States of today, and the fall of the Roman Empire.

If anyone has a comment, feel free to write me. But the Greatest country in the entire world thing is not debatable. Email me if you want to know why.


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