|There was a time, not that many years ago, when the US was the good
guy of world relations. The white knight of super-power countries.
But seriously folks, let's face facts; lately that image is more than a
little tarnished. America is now seen more of as a bully, and a greedy
bully at that, than it is an international friend of the oppressed.
As hard as it is for most Americans to accept, they have already won the
war. All the major enemies have been vanquished, and those peon countries
that are still putting up whatever ineffective resistance to American might,
are doing so solely because America itself still exists. With the
United States and all the political baggage it has accumulated over the
past thirty years out of the way, Iraq, Iran, Libya and the like would
soon settle down and become good world citizens. Guns and bombs just
don't have the same impressive punch they did in the past. Today
the really big weapons are all economic and on that score the US is treading
water with the millstone of an obsolete military machine tied around its
legs dragging it down.
Many people in America look towards the former Soviet Union, and imagine all those ICBMs floating around, pointing at no one in particular anymore, just languishing there, waiting to be snapped up by the highest bidder. What people outside the US wonder about is just where the heck are the American ICBMs pointed these days. Iraq? That must make the people in Saudi Arabia feel secure. Libya? Italians must really appreciate that idea. The war is over, folks. It's time to stand down. Take a breather. Hell, take a Valium.
The best way America could show the rest of the world it is no longer the heavy-handed tough guy of bygone years would be to quietly throw in the towel, disband, and hook up with the nicest, mildest, most peace loving country on the face of God's green earth. Luckily for the US they have such a country right next door, namely, Canada.
Imagine the pleasure of walking down a street in Paris and knowing that those French citizens are no longer spitting on the ground in your wake. Chinese people no longer calling you disparaging names in a language you don't understand. No one rolling their eyes when you and your buddies lumber into an Amsterdam bar at two in the morning. Instead, wherever you go, you would be getting the red carpet treatment afforded Canadian citizens every day, all around the world. Loved by everyone from Albania to Zimbabwe. Think of it. In a few years you might even be able to visit Nicaragua and Panama again! It may be hard to let go at first, it always is when you see yourself at the top of the hill, but once you do it and see how much better your life has become, you'll want to kiss our feet for talking you into it.