Question by Skull Boy: America The Greatest Country?
Has she done far more good for the world than bad?
Granted she’s made her domestic blunders such as slavery, the great depression, etc. And there have been huge mistakes in foreign policy, Vietnam, Iraq, etc. However, on balance does the good outweigh the bad?
Let’s look at just a snap shot of the good. America’s capitalistic, free market system has produced great inventors such as Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla. Their inventions alone have had a huge beneficial impact on the world: The phonograph, incandescent light bulb, cement making technology, motion picture camera, AC & DC power, DC motors and electric power generation systems, the battery, the radio, fluorescent light, AC motors and a gazillion other things people use every day and don’t think about. Where would we be without Bell’s telephone? The television? Then of course you have Bill Gates and Microsoft, the Internet, nano-technology, etc, all came from America. Suffice to say, peoples lives the world over would be drastically worse off without American technology. Disagree? How so?
Now let’s talk about medical breakthroughs. Where would the world be without Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine? Obviously 100′s of million would’ve died and been deformed. Then we have blood transfusion technology, the kidney dialysis machine, AIDS immuno-suppressant drugs, etc, all came from America. I could go on and on. The list of breakthroughs is staggering and mind boggling. All from America.
I won’t even go into some of major foreign policy victories such as saving the world from Nazism, etc.
People who say America is bad are either ignorant of history or conveniently forget the overwhelming good.
Truth be told, the world would be far worse off if America never came to be.
Do you agree? If not, explain how has America’s mistakes outweigh the good I’ve mentioned?
Wow…those of you who disagree are missing the point. I’m asking you to weigh the bad against the good I’ve mentioned. None of you have done that. Example, what US foreign policy blunder has negated the polio vaccine that saved 100′s of millions of lives world wide? How would the world be better of if America stayted out of WWII? Use your brains and use some comparative logic!
So many of you like Nina are ignorant to the facts. Did you not attnd history class?
Mr. Incognito….looks like your facts are incognito! LOL!! Which socialst-capitalist countries out perform the US. Who are they? You are ignorant and cannot back up what you say with facts.
US GDP was over $ 13 trillion dollars in 2007. Who had a higher one?
Read and learn…..https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/print/us.html
Except “The US has the largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world, with a per capita GDP of $ 46,000. In this market-oriented economy, private individuals and business firms make most of the decisions, and the federal and state governments buy needed goods and services predominantly in the private marketplace. US business firms enjoy greater flexibility than their counterparts in Western Europe and Japan in decisions to expand capital plant, to lay off surplus workers, and to develop new products.” No one can deny this fact.
And, iHeathcliff…you are obviously a frog, so that expalins it all. How many times has America saved your cowardly nation’s butt? The only thing france knows how to do is surrender. And yes, America has its racists, but the french are trying to through all their muslims out of the France. This makes you a hypocrite. Truth be told, their are for more zenophobic countries, just look at Japan, China and most asian countries. They’re the most racist in the world. India is horrible…look at the caste system.
You are all hypocrites for bashing America over things your countries have wrote the book on.
I’ve never denied that the US has made a lot of huge mistakes. we have a lot of problems no doubt. But all of you America haters are not able to step up to the plate and answer my question. Why can’t you compare the good and bad America has done and weigh them? I know why. You are either ignorant of history or you refuse to admit the truth.
In addition, you hold America up to a non-existent standard of perfection. Not reasonable. What is reasonable is to compare the good and bad that America has done to the rest of the countries in the world. You can’t do that either because America still comes out on top.
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