So, being an American, we are taught America is the greatest country in the world. And I used to believe it. But the more I learn about society and other countries, the less I believe it. Here’s a few points why.
•We are the biggest economy, yet still have a huge poverty rate.
•The amount of gun violence. I know a lot of people like to say “gang violence” There are plenty of unaffiliated perpetrators of gun violence. The term “gun violence” doesn’t mean that my gun got a mind of it’s own and started shooting. It means violence was committed with a gun. And it’s a cycle, the more guns we have, the more guns we need. I’m a 6’3 230 pound man who is very physically capable, but I can’t punch bullets. The mass shooter or criminal that’s 5’4 and 120 pounds with a gun will win, so now I need bone. So now I got a gun (which I do) to even the odds. Gun control is a double bladed sword. You keep guns out of the wrong people’s hands, but you also keep guns out of the right people’s hands, and restrictions can remove the fire power superiority of the good guys. Only solution at this point would violate the second amendment, destruction of every single fucking gun owned by EVERYBODY but law enforcement. And nobody would stand for that, not criminals, and not law abiding citizens. The result? Gun violence when the attempt is made. We pretty much check-mated ourselves here.
•We are the greatest military in the world. Best technology, most money invested, and one of the largest militaries. Might be the one true thing we got going for us. But keep in mind, after WW2… what war did we clearly win other than the first Persian Gulf war? And we had other militaries backing us, yet we still lost, or in politician language “Didn’t accomplish our military goals.” We call Russia weak for their performance against Ukraine, but how much better would America do? And we treat our veterans like complete shit as well.
What war did we clearly win after WW2?
The Persian Gulf War. Iraq War. Afghanistan.
We left those countries when WE decided. No one “drove” America out.
“Yeah I guess we’ve milked this one for all we can... let’s pack it up.” THAT’S how we fight wars in America.
Honestly you just seem like a whiny Lib bitching about America.
There was no supposed Persian Gulf war. There was however a war in Iraq and also went in Afghanistan. Both of those wars the United States left because it couldn't advance. It couldn't win and it was about to be defeated.
I’m not even a liberal. You just seem like an internet pussy who tries his hardest to seem like a tough guy. Persian Gulf War was mentioned. . Vietnam was a loss.
Afghanistan war goal: Kill Bin Laden, make sure Al Qaeda can’t use Afghanistan as a base. Osama was neutralized. Making sure Al Qaeda can’t utilize Afghanistan was a failure. Second Persian Gulf war. Eliminate Hussein, which was accomplished. Expel Taliban forces and remove them from power. Failed. Korean’s war had no clear victory whatsoever.
Other then we killed a shitload of gooks, mostly Chinese (300,000-500,000) we actually came out looking pretty goddam
ned good... especially to Moscow and Beijing