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WHY THE U.S.A. IS THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD
By Maurizio Morselli
Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain: current events in these countries have triggered thoughts about my own country: the U.S.A.; although I often criticize some of our government’s policies, in the harsh mirror of these historic events, I have begun to see and praise the many superior qualities of my own Country’s government and its achievements. I see that we are superior indeed and at the risk of sounding like a blind nationalist, allow me to list just five (and there are many more) of the factors(all facts) that have allowed the USA to survive, thrive and triumph above all other nations:
1. FOREFATHER FORESIGHT: by founding a nation based on the solidity of wealth by landowners, bankers and investors, we ensured a solid economic foundation and enduring motivational factors for generations to come. The capitalistic nature of our government might at first glance seem unfair but it actually motivates fortune making and investment for increased wealth and job creation.
2. INTELLLIGENT GENEROSITY: by creating the Marshall Plan of 1948, which gave billions in economic aid to Western European countries, we achieved three monumental long term strategic goals: 1) Economic: the building up of markets for American goods , thereby ensuring a network of American corporate control over the world. 2) Political: the building of political influence over the countries that received our generous aid.
3) Real Estate: the securing hundreds of important strips of land all over the world for our military bases to protect the countries we aided, thus ensuring our presence and equidistance virtually anywhere.
3. DEDICATION TO DEFENSE AND EDUCATION: by introducing incentives of many thousands of dollars for young people who enroll in the military we ensure a steady supply of personnel and at the same time help poorer youth with these attractive incentives, when in civil society they would probably have found no work; furthermore some of our recruiting centers act as educational centers as well: by offering the latest state-of-the art computer aided military gaming and war and weaponry simulation, accessible even to motivated minors who may want to learn the art of modern warfare, accompanied and guided by on-site recruiters/teachers, who mentor them and follow up with them after each visit, to reinforce the learning and answer any questions.
4. CONTINUOUS JOB CREATION IN UNIQUE SECTORS: by privatizing the jail system, for instance, we ensure that there are productive incentives for construction companies and contractors who in turn have to hire workers who, through productivity and continuous building, stimulate and grease the wheels of each local microeconomic supply chain; it is a harsh reality but crime is part of any society, yet through privatization, crime ends up being not all bad as the more criminals we apprehend, the more jails we have to build and the more people we must employ: construction, law enforcement, transportation, food suppliers etc.
5. ELIMINATION OF EARLY ONSET OF ANARCHY : lastly not because it is the least, but because it is the foundation of our great nation, we eliminated all possibilities of anarchy early on through some harsh yet realistic nation building programs: the systematic and necessary removal of the native Indian tribes, best explained by historian Dale Van Every:
”The foundation principle of Indian government had always been the rejection of government. The freedom of the individual was regarded by practically all Indians north of Mexico as a canon infinitely more precious than the individual’s duty to his community or nation. This anarchistic attitude ruled all behavior, beginning with the smallest social unit, the family….this it has been maintained for ages without convulsions and without civil discords, this traditional government, of which the world, perhaps, does not offer another example”
It was painful, one must admit, but the prevention of anarchic influence by Indian tribes had very beneficial effects on our nation and is best expressed by a great US President, President Van Buren, in 1838 when he happily spoke to Congress, by stating:
“ It afford sincere pleasure to appraise the Congress of the entire removal of the Cherokee Nation of Indians… the measures authorized by Congress at its last session have had the happiest effects”
What I have listed might be only five examples of greatness, courageous foresight and intelligence, which detractors might be tempted to trivialize; but they are all factual and, thankfully, because of these examples (and others), we can rest assured that insurgencies against the government such as the ones in Tunisia, Lybia, Egypt, Bahrain (and who knows what’s next?) will never take place in our great Nation.