let´s just stick to facts here instead of dogma´s mkay? the only country ever to launch a nuclear bomb, on civilian targets, twice, is the US, so naturally that is the first country I worry about. The reason I don't really worry about Pakistan, or Iran (as far as I know they don't have nukes) is that they know that launching a nuke means suicide. Israel is a whole different story, because it is roughly said an extension of America (or the other way around as it sometimes seems).
You are absolutely right in saying that every superpower has behaved in the way the US has over the past decades, but that does not make it ok. Furthermore, the technological advances of the past 60 years have made sure that the same behaviour can lead to way more destruction in a fraction of the time.
The US launched nuclear bombs when they were the only ones with the bomb, since then it has become impossible to use these bombs. What do you think Stalin, Hitler or the japanese empire would have done if they had the nuclear bomb? They would have wiped out their enemies, once city after the other.
I mean US dropped nuclear bomb on an enemy who had dropped biological weapons on civillians all over China, killing 10 milion people in that war alone. Sovjet union killed many more than the US in their brutal invasion of Nazi Germany. Even England bombed the hell out of Dresden killing as many people as the atomic bombs in that attack but unlike Hiroshima and Nazaki this city was destroyed without any purpose.
All I got to say is thank god the US got the bomb first, as I said the lesser evil among the powers of the world. Good guys, they are not and maybe it does not make it OK but you need to get over the idea that US is uniquely corrupt and evil compared to other superpowers that have been or will come.
are you living in the same world? Just in the last few years they have started 2 illegal wars, killing hundreds of thousands of people. But ofcourse these people being very far from you, this is nothing to worry about for you. The latter part is correct however, the entire political system is a huge straw-man for big influential companies.
One illegal war which was against Iraq, one partly legitimate war against Afghanisthan that was prolonged too long, way too long (should have wiped out Al Quaida and gone out of there immediately). US has the world's largest military and bases all over the world which means they have power to start wars overseas, doesnt mean they are nuts, someone who is nuts act completely illogical and I think even if the war in Iraq did not suit US interests it did suit the interests of individuals who planned the war, wether it be the war industry, the oil industry, israeli lobby or any other force that was decisive in pushing the buttons for US to invade the war. It suited their industry, Enron got oil contracts in IRaq, Israel got Saddam wiped out, military complex got bigger.
About illegal wars, China has illegaly occupied Tibet for 60 years and killing hundreds of thousands of people there. Afganisthan will be left to be dominated by their talibans in 1-2 years when the US leaves but Tibet will forever be dominated by the han chinese, soon probably replaced aswell.
I find your ultimate solution intriguing, because for me the solution would be the complete opposite: get rid of countries, have a world government, a world economy etc. Imo the only way to start seeing everyone as equals. This ofcourse is impossible right now, just as it is inevitable in the future.
World government controlled by super lobbyists, banks and the media moghuls, far away from any of the real problems they invent solutions for? World government who attack any rebells who want to break free from this empire? You gotta be kidding me, that is plain and simply tyranny. There is no popular backing to this even if they will want to shove it in our guts, there will be no way to control power when a few have so much power over distribution of money.
Yeah, break down cultures, languages, unique traits of different regions and create one hybrid people who listen to Idol, eat Mcdonalds and drink Cocacola, speak english and all listen to the same propaganda. How wonderful, this brave new world of yours. Such easy sheep to control, so much power at the hands of a few.
Why you think small countries like Switzerland who doesnt take part of big unions (Nato, EU) without natural resources are so rich and have never fought in wars? Why you think Iceland recovered so fast from their economic meltdown? Why you think only small countries like Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zeeland, Norway and Denmar are at the top of low corruption rankings?
Dont give a few too much power or you are bound for catastrophy.