Too-Much-Coffee Mistress wrote:
Glenn Beck wrote:I chose to celebrate the fact that America is still closer to perfect than any other country in the history of the world."
Now, whether you think that's true or not will depend upon who you ask; I, personally, am inclined towards the latter. Good? Yes. The bestest evah?
Do you honestly believe it's debatable? Like that there's actually a shred of evidence that the statement could be true? I mean, dont get me wrong, i'm not anti-USA. I'm not anti-american. I do joke about it as much as the next guy, but i dont believe it. hell, i have bad teeth and speak posh. But, "in the history of the world"
is a hell of a statement to couple with "perfect"
Egyptians, for example, were methodical in their research, production and achievement. They were hugely advanced for their time. They had built entire pyramids (in themselves impressively advanced. perfect angles and geometry) that were used to map the constellations in the sky.
They could almost be likened to modern day Japan. Japan for example, is the worlds leading country in technology. It has a fraction of the crime rates suffered by the US, the UK and other "top countries". The general discipline of the japanese is quite astonishing.
How about places like Oman? Oman has a brilliant "ecosystem" of human life. People live in castes that exist coefficiently with other castes, trading and interecting with their different areas of expertese. Symbiants like that culture don't exist in ours.
The US is the superpower, for sure, verging on an empire. Empires are all driven by the same factor. Greed. The need to want it all. Wether it's land, resources, slaves, armies or bananas.. it's the need and want to have as much of it as possible. The Roman empire and the British Empire (cough the largest in terms of territory in the history of the earth. sorry, i have to throw in SOME needless patriotism) were both very successful, but they were far from perfect, and i wouldnt say that the US is currently any more successful than those two were in their prime.
Afterall, what is perfect anyway?