Originally Posted by pete.i
Like a lot of Americans your gung ho attitudes make you think that you are invulnerable. Guess what, you aren't. A couple of nukes and you and the rest of the world are dust.
Invulnerable? Nah. But we see things a bit differently than the rest of the world. You see, the whole attitude that so annoys the rest of the world is the same attitude that guided the US to become what it is today. We are self-governed, self-reliant, and not afraid to take on the biggest challenges head-on.Through the use of innovation and hard work the US has went from a mud hole on the other side of the world to being the world's foremost superpower.
Honestly, we are not arrogant or at least we don't mean to be. We don't apologize for being who or what we are, and we tend to be louder than most even when we aren't trying to do so. Americans (for the most part) don't give up and don't give in. We set our heads against the wind and keep on pushing against it. It is just the way we are.
Of course our attitude leads us to play international policeman way too often which many resent. Yes, we could stay within our borders and let the rest of the world eat itself but we don't want to sit back and watch it burn. We're not perfect and never claimed to be, but anyone who comes here with an open mind and honestly tries to see how we really are realizes that the world would be a much worse place without the US in it.