Originally Posted by draconum
Well they're a couple reason why I don't think the US is getting any help on this matter.
First: Probably the Richest Country in the world so can't they help themselves?.
Second: Canada isn't giving them help because we're in a lumber dispute.. plus our goverments dont like each other that much.
Third: Most people really don't know what else todo other then sit and watch the whole thing on television.
Thats just some of the things I'm "willing" to say because I don't want to turn this into a flame.
and these aren't perticulary my own opinions but they're just "possible" reason why other countries don't help.
I would abolutely agree, especially with the first point !
I mean ... isn't it such disgraceful that all the money is being devoted, not only to their country, but for fighting a war which is not even theirs ! They are so accustomed to being the richest and most powerful country that they don't want this to change ... they want to stay on top and be the top dog, hardly creating the stereotype of 'peace makers' which was in fact, what i believe and in my opinion, they wanted ...
Billions of dollars have been spent on warfare and yet they have only been using the minimal amount that they have been expected of to help the people of their own country ... this is how i see america, this is my opinion
Back to the subject ... the tsunami affected third world countries ... they needed the help, they were desperate and encouraging everything that they could get, my own school raised some 25000 dollars and we were in competition with another school in the area to see who could raise the highest amount, together we raises nearly 45000 dollars ... but you don't see us donating to the americans ... we ourselves know that tehey can cope by themselves, but the shameful and naive president simply chooses not to, devoting the budject to other things
Please note that this is just based on my opinion ... i do not mean to flame or create a flameful discussion ... merely expressing what i believe America is, the very image that America has create in my mind