"The Arrogance of America"
"Not only are Americans a bunch of busybodies at home -- trying to tell everyone from coast to coast whom they can and can’t marry, and using the power of the regime to stop people from consuming recreational drugs, but they also wish to dictate to the whole population of the world on how to live, too. Americans have deployed a million of their troops in more than 100 countries -- propping up dictators who support the economic special interests of politicians in Washington -- in a way that would make ancient Rome and the Mongol Empire envious. Somebody once bellowed at me, “We are number one in the world! We’ve got to show everybody why we are number one! We’ve got to show the whole world with our military might that we are BAD ASSES who nobody messes around with!!!”
And then, Americans wonder why much of the global population hates them, and why terrorists threaten them more and more often. (Keep in mind that since 1782, the federal government either provoked every war that the U.S. has fought, or that Americans’ individual liberty simply wasn’t at stake to begin with.)"
"Anyway, because of all this financial arrogance, the U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio is at its highest level in American history, and appears to be on the verge of collapse. The consumer savings rate is at an all-time low, real estate and the stock market are far overvalued by all historical standards, and the U.S. exhibits record trade deficits and government budget shortfalls. Another Great Depression appears to be written in stone -- no matter how the politicians and central bankers try to avoid it. And unlike the last one, which occurred during the 1930s and ‘40s, the U.S. dollar isn’t backed by gold in any way whatsoever. And unlike Japan , there’s no large trade surplus to keep the fiat currency afloat.
Most Americans have never thought through what would happen to their jobs, lifestyles, and retirement plans if foreigners altogether stopped funding U.S. debt and liquidated their U.S. dollar holdings, and the dollar lost its “world reserve currency” status. What would happen if the dollar became practically worthless, as all fiat currencies did at some point in history?"
And finally, so we can all understand where Speedy's self proclaimed arrogance comes from..................
"Why did Americans become so arrogant? First, we must understand what arrogance is. It actually has nothing to do with pride, which is healthy. Instead, arrogance is really a cover-up for psychological insecurity. Anxious people exhibit various ways of masking their insecurity, and a snobby attitude is one of those false behaviors."
You can get counseling for your psychological insecurity Speedy. With proper intervention, you can get over it.
"The time has come for the United States of Arrogance to pay -- culturally, politically, and financially. Americans will be getting exactly what they deserve and I don’t want to hear anyone whining about it."