My answer to Why are so many people who live outside the United States so controversial and judgemental towards Ame…
Answer by Ken Larson:
The American form of government is not the only successful form of government in the world. Others who compete with the U.S. are critical for competitive and geopolitical reasons, and many of their citizens believe what their government is espousing because they believe in their respective nations.
With modern communications and technology every individual using these conveniences must sift for the truth. To a large degree this is a personal judgement, directly impacted by the individual’s value system.
Values do vary. Every human is the product of the gene pool and where they have been.
The U.S. is perhaps the most open country on the world stage in terms of accepting criticism. Our country is based on the freedom to express opinion – whatever the motive.
The U.S. has a huge footprint in the world. We need to lighten our step and our leaders must become more prudent in recognizing the fact that military victory has been defeated. Our armaments industries must be directed to more peaceful activity and our government must negotiate conflict resolution, rather than proliferate warfare.
When we consider the largest evolving countries in the world today, we should note that they are successfully competing in a fast moving, complex world economy. These countries are not all pure democracies and probably never will be. No overt action on our part created these powerhouses.
As we struggle to compete with them we must have education, research and development and a healthy work force to keep pace. How much can we afford to spend forcing our capitalistic ideologies on other societies?
Events have proven that the world has become a tightly wound place economically. Countries who wish to succeed and grow will play the game anyway.