It has always seemed an incredible irony to me that the nation that has the biggest Armed Forces by far appears to be afraid of many other nations or groups of nations.
Why would America be afraid of China, for instance? China hasn’t even got an aircraft carrier yet. Many of its people still live in poverty although that is changing rapidly.
Why does Russia still spook the U.S.? It is a shadow of its former self although it is stronger now than when the Cold War ended.
America is obviously scared of the potential power of Muslim Nations especially if they unite. They would form a powerful bloc against the ‘Christian’ Nations of the West (I use the word ‘Christian’ very loosely given the love of killing which is a hallmark of the West).
Then there is India. The U.S. is aware of the potential power of India and is pulling out all stops to pull the slumbering giant to its side of the world power equation. Just what India will do depends a bit on what China does and what happens in the rest of south-east Asia.
The question can be asked of course whether the U.S. is actually ‘afraid’ of other nations and groups of nations or whether it just claims to be afraid so it can continue with its imperialism and its grab for scarce resources.
One reason that it could be genuinely ‘afraid’ is because of its relatively small population. China has 1.4 billion which is almost five times that of the U.S. If India is added in to the mix plus the Muslim Nations then the U.S. with only 6% of the world’s population is a relative dwarf.
Yet still it continues on in its quest for global domination and seems undaunted by its severe financial problems or the fact that it is grossly over-stretched.
Perhaps its paranoia has to do with the fact that the U.S. is a relatively new nation. It’s forefathers came from Europe and they ventured into a hostile environment on the other side of the world and had to jostle for power against France and Britain. Then they had the Native Indians to contend with which they did via genocide. Then there was Mexico.
Perhaps this beginning created insecurity, insecurity which is ingrained in the American psyche.
Now I realize that some of you are laughing at the idea of any American being insecure. They are the most full-of-themselves people I have ever met (present company excluded of course)..
But perhaps it is all a show. Perhaps they fear the other 94% of the world’s people, even if it includes some of their friends. It seems that America trusts no one and is scared of everyone, even its own shadow.
If this is true, then no matter how militarily dominant the U.S. becomes, it will never lose its fear of some nation eventually taking its power and wealth. And if we take the example of Israel (which is also a paranoid nation albeit a smaller one), any nation filled with fear is not likely to make wise decisions or choose the best friends or seek peace. It is more likely to employ militarism, something which permeates the thinking of both the U.S. and Israel.
Such nations are more likely to resort to dropping nukes should their paranoia overflow.
This is the major worry for the world. I do not see any remedy for it!
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