Originally Posted by mschaffer66
No, I don't think we should be shameful or guilty.
But I do think there is a difference between being great and others knowing and being great and reminding others of it. IMHO this country is quite good at the latter.
Why shouldn't we be? Every fucking country in the world is asking us for free handouts and then after they get free money/support/equipment/medical supplies, they badmouth us and vote against us at the UN. English is a universal language and the US dollar has been the universal money. (yes, that may change in the future) Every time there is a world crisis, the entire world thinks we should be the ones to fix it. So, if they don't like hearing we are better than them, let them solve the world problems. They have cultures that don't see things the way we see them. They want to change us, we want to change them. Therefore, we need to speak louder to keep it our way. Otherwise, fuckem.