Thursday, January 06, 2005
Contrary to Popular Belief, WE ARE NOT THE ENEMY!
I came across this statement in a blog called The Ivy Bush.
The $350 million pledged by the U.S. government for earthquake and tsunami relief works out to $1.20 per American citizen. Compare that to our decadent so-called allies in old Europe:Sweeden--$75 million, or $8.40 per Swede.Denmark--$15.6 million, or $2.90 per Dane.Great Britain--$96 million, or $1.63 per Brit.
Here was my response:
- U.S. Gov. Contributions - 350 million cash, and hundreds of millions in food, water, shelter, medical supplies, and military equipment and personnel to move it all.
- U.S. Civilian Contributions as of early January - 220+ million and still growing.
When will you realize that we're not the enemy... we're the good guys.
So why did I share this with you? I guess it just kills me to know that there are Americans out there that still believe we're an evil entity in the world. They believe with every ounce of their soul that the United States, under a conservative administration, wants nothing more than to starve children, pollute the environment, control all oil, and take over the world.
Don't they realize that over the last 100 years two countries actually tried this: Germany and The Soviet Union. The results of their evil ambitions were World Wars I, II, and the III (aka The Cold War). The United States stood in the way each time, and we've done everything in our power to spread freedom and democracy around the world. Yes, we're not perfect, and we have made some grisly mistakes along the way, but our core beliefs have never changed. We are good people who have helped, and will always help, those in need. Hence the Tsunami relief.
Whereas some nations can only donate money, we can donate money, food, supplies, AND the resources of our military, which just so happens to be the largest humanitarian force in the world. When all is said and done, we will have given billions to the effort, and in the process turn the empoverished lives of many people around. We will have given more than the entire European Union combined. If you even doubt that statement, you're in a reality all on your own, deserving lots of medication and a padded cell.
Once again, we are the good guys. I'm tired of you whiners who can't accept that proven, undeniable fact. If you don't like being in the best country in the history of civilization, Canada is waiting with its arms wide open.
posted by El Capitan at 10:10 AM
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Totally agree with you, and with this post.
But we don't need more anti-American bleeding-heart liberals up in Canada! We have way too many of them already! Send them over to France!