January 3, 2011

And the lame-assed reply

Anonymous said...

You just have to know where to look. I'm in the business of helping people and all I see is people who want to help other people. My glass is 1/2 full.

Yeah, yeah... now I have to go on a search to find the good things we've done? I'm not talking about some rich philanthropist like Bill Gates tossing money at starving Africans or Oprah building a school for girls in Botswana, I'm talking about America... as a nation. I would have hoped that all these wonderful things we're doing would have been a tad more obvious. Which is precisely my point. Big, powerful, rich nation and no one seems to be able to pinpoint a single thing we (as a nation) are doing for the betterment of the world without some ulterior motive (such as oil).

Here's an idea: Pour that 1/2 glass of water over your head to shock some sense into yourself and then go find some good answers to my original question. Not one or two flimsy answers but some good concrete things the U.S. is doing around the world.


  1. The most widespread hate is the hate by people the world over who fall victim to their own shortcomings, and want a scapegoat.

  2. Using the general assumption that "water" is a metaphor for whatever is in that glass... hard to pour "optimism".

  3. Michael Medved offers an excellent rebuttal to the simplistic arguments of the Blame America Crowd in his 2006 article,

    Why The World Hates America