We are the hope of the Earth!

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    Romney said something to the effect last night that we are the hope of the Earth. Now this may be great rhetoric but is it true? How arrogant can we be to think such a thing. Maybe the rest of the world doesn't think they need saving?

    Should we be running around the world with the attitude that our vision is the only worthy one? If we have this attitude shouldn't we expect resistance to it? We all have known this type of person and they are annoying to say the least. You know, the ones that believe they are God's Gift to creation.

    Stephen Covey has a book called The 7 habits of highly effective people. It's a great book and it has changed the way I look at every area of my life. There is a chapter about negotiating and what the goal should be. The gist of it is that out of any negotiation all parties should walk away with the idea that they gained something from it. That we should strive for a win/win situation. You can't achieve this if you are unwilling to grant that the other party has something to offer.

    You can't force people to be how you want them to be. You have to accept them how they are and find common ground to work from. All of this posturing and arrogance only serves to create division and hinders the creation of a cohesive world community.

    Throwing money around is another symptom of this. We all probably have a relative that spends too much on gifts or a friend that always tries to pick up the check. This ends up coming off as insulting sometimes even if its well intended. My fathe- in-law does this to me all the time. It can create resentment, even if it is needed, especially if there are strings attached.

    If we honestly believe that our way of doing things is best then there is nothing wrong with that. We should set an example and the truth will shine through. Other countries will emulate our policies because they work not because we paid them or threatened them. Pride has it's place but a little humility can go a long way as well.
     
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    That's true. The earth hopes you'll disappear, with IsNtReal of course.
     
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    Judging by the number of people tying together pieces of wood and jumping into the ocean to get here, I would say that is a pretty good clue we are the hope of the Earth.
     
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    It's a good slogan for the mindless. Hope for change comes to mind right away. That worked out well.....:lmao:
     
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    Without us, there would likely be one country spanning from Northern Africa and east through Iran...and it would be run by religious fanatics that would see anyone practicing anything but radical islam as infidels.
    The Eastern Block countries would likely still be in tact as communist countries.
    There would be no South Korea
    Likely, China would have engulfed the Vietnam, Korea and possibly Japan by now.

    And in return? We have more buried on the shores of other countries subesequent to defending their freedom than I can count.

    Yeah...Id say we are the hope of the earth.
     
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    Yeah.....especially regarding the whole stewardship-trip.

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    Let's all raise our glasses to commercial-progress!

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    We are at war with oceania. We have always been at war with oceania.
     
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    Holy small world and history base, batman. These nations are thousands of years older than the founded United States and you think "without us", there would be one country spanning those areas?

    Someone needs a nice long vacation.....in the history section of the library.
     
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    I'm thinking you lost the drug war.
     
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    Holy " if forgot about advances in technology" batman.

    It used to take months to travel to a foreign land with an army.

    Now all you need is a short/long range missle with a warhead.

    It took Hussein a matter of hours to take over the capital of Kuwait.

    It took us less time to kick him out.
     

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