Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Upstate, NY, USA
"My sarcasm was aimed at American political elite - fond of lecturing the entire world on "democracy" and "market economy".
It may not be visible with the Media we have here, but many of the people believe the same as you. There was even a presidential candidate that was aligned that way. Ron Paul was running on a platform to get out of everyone elses business. The problem he was a third party candidate so he could never win. Our two parties are too power hungry to allow a third player.
Somewhere along the line we forgot that "Freedom" starts with other countries selecting the government that works for them. Also, in their existence there may be issues. If they look for help it should be provided, but for the most part it is not for us to decide.
This also goes for funding though. If a country hates us, I will never understand handing them cash. I can see that the 10 million a year during the 90's that we gave the North Koreans for heating oil worked out great. They hate us as much as ever and all we did was help fund their Nuke program that they export for potential use against us. If a country is going to hate us we can at least do it at a low cost by cutting them off.
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