Its almost like to the Americans they are all that matter..
Hi Cindy. Not "almost"......that is the way it actually is. It is all about them,theirs , and their world. In some ways, to many , theirs is the only world that exists.
and you are right. It is sad.
maybe if they knew more, were more informed about other nations, and the populations of same.....they might not be so gung ho to treat them like crap or invade them just because they want something from them. (and then lie about doing said nation a bid "US " style favor. ( sheesh)
In "their " minds .....the US Is the .....most powerful ..blah blah blah and the usual rhetoric that they regurgitate with nauseating repetition. ( so they continue to reinforce their own beliefs about themselves with little if any regard to anyone outside of themselves.
sadly too, these are not misconceptions , this is reality.
interesting that they feel that MONEY Is everything....and yes they dump buckets of money into nations that are needy......but there is always something in it for them too. True humanitarianism is not popular in the US. You don't see many of them leaving the comfort of their homes for a year /six months to go into these desperate nations and work with the people there , and assisting them in obtaining a better life.
( a friend of mine just got back from six months in an underdeveloped nation .....where she/they assisted in building better water supplies to a region. They came back so much more aware of the reality there. Every little bit helps as many of the impoverished simply survive from day to day. Americans don't expose themselves to the real life of these people......and just send MONEY....*usually with strings attached.
A friend who is a physician takes six months every two years to work in Africa. and assist them with medical programs....working with what they have and working to improve the situation. Educating them.....without being overbearing or arrogant...is part of his strategy.
totally different mindset.