Judge Hades Posted October 7, 2006 Share Posted October 7, 2006 (edited) I thought this can be the spring board of a new discussion. Alanschu states: I feel so strongly about it that when someone such as you makes suggestions such as nuking the middle east as a viable solution to the problems there, as well as the staunch isolationist ideals you have, it really pisses me off. The United States is probably the most capable country of helping people, and you'd rather tuck into your turtle shell and do NOTHING. When people point out your callousness at times, you talk about how the only person you are worried about is yourself. Nothing like looking out for number one. Actually I have slowly changed my views from isoloationism to self sufficiency. I see the need of the global market and the need to continue trade with nations in order to maintain our economy but I do not like the fact that we are dependent of other nations for our energy needs and labor. While continued trading is needed I do think the US needs to become more self sufficient and aid other countries til they can also be self sufficient. As for helping people, is the US really helping others or seeking to maintain its own self interests? Israel recieves the most financial aid fromt he US but has proven itself to be able to stand on its own and face aggressors in kind. That money could be better spent on helping the welfare in our own country or shifted to other poorer nations. Also the invasion of Iraq has done more harm than good. It has destabilized the region, actually bolster the ranks in terrorist cells, and brought the arab country on the verge of civil war. I also think that if we pull completely out there would be more harm done than good. The US needs to work its aid more efficiently and effectively. I agree the US is one nation that has the greatest capability to help the more unfortunate in the world but are we doing so to actually help people out or is the US government just helping themselves at the cost of lives of its own soldiers and the countries they occupy? Edited October 7, 2006 by Judge Hades Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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