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DON’T DENIGRATE MY COUNTRY!
by Dennis R. Roach
(Sept. 18, 2010) — I am really tired of hearing the word “greedy” linked to my country. I think it’s about time for a reality check. For example, if it were not for the USA having the might that came with her prosperity she would not have been able to declare and enforce the “Monroe Doctrine,” thus keeping European monarchies from re-establishing themselves in the New World.
If not for the liberality of the USA, all of Europe would have fallen under a German dictatorship in 1918. If not for the American arms and American lives spent freely in the defense of the free world again in 1941, Hitler would have overrun Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia, and half of Germany would still be living behind a concrete wall. There would be no ECU.
If not for the USA, Tuvalu and most of the islands and countries that touch the western half of the Pacific Ocean would belong the the “Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere.” Although she has but a little over 200 years of independence, the USA has shed more blood on foreign soil, defending the freedom of foreign nations, than any other nation in existence. Other countries tried to dig a canal to unite the Atlantic with the Pacific, but it was the USA and her economic might that were able to get it done.
I would never say that no other country has done good, but I am speaking of MY country, so please do not suppose that because I point out the good MY country has accomplished I am denigrating the accomplishments of other nations. I am just sick of hearing about how “greedy” America has been when the truth is that few nations in the history of the world has been as munificent and liberal as has the United States of America.
The technology that allows a beggar dictator like Hugo Chavez to even have a hearing on the world scene is due in a great way to the USA. Transportation on the land, in the air, and on the sea have all moved forward because the USA led in the establishment and protection of international trade routes. Communication by radio, telephone, television, and, yes, even the internet, was developed in a great part in the USA and shared freely with other nations. Who made the first intercontinental telephone cable a financial possibility? The USA. America has established more hospitals, orphanages, and relief societies than any three other nations extant. America sends shiploads of food, medicine, and aid all over the world even today. If America has profited by her industrial development, so has the world at large.
The United States of America doesn’t owe anybody anything and she definitely doesn’t need to apologize to anyone. Any sincere observer, without a political ax to grind, would have to admit that this world is a much better place than it might be if not for the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. So let the freedom-haters, the muckrakers, the beggars with their beggar bowls, and the rest of the scum of the earth that would play “Jerk My Tears in the South Atlantic” and defame MY country, try to live without any of the benefits provided by the USA and maybe learn a little gratitude. One billion dollars for rain forests? Negative, Good Buddy. Unless those forests are planted in the USA!