Having had many US people stay in my home for a couple of days, I found them all agreeable people to host. Only Israeli visitors revealed an obnoxious side. But to me, the stay at home Americans seem to be; obese, ignorant, self-obsessed, intolerant, hyper-sensitive, selfish, fearful, vindictive loners.
Yet there are many of them who are great writers, scientist, engineers, and artists. They do not seem to have any diplomats any more as they are dominated by war, guns, and force so that they keep doing things that are known to fail. If Churchill was correct and they always do the right thing after trying everything else we still have a lot of waiting to do.
It means that Americans are different. They love guns and war. War on poverty. war on drugs, war on cancer, war on nature, war on ISIS, and a war on peace and co-operation.
On retirement President Eisenhower warned the Americans saying “We are compelled to create a permanent arms industry of vast proportions. … we must guard against the influence, whether sought or unsought, by the industrial military complex … The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.’
The impulse for profit overrode any caution. Hence the constant involvement in wars and mass destruction. War crimes and torture are part of the modus operandi. They have a justice system that is corrupt and prone to injustices.
Now the USA is beholden to the money masters. The military costs the citizens so much in the search for ever more ways of killing. The government of the USA is not a democracy as the peoples will is never expressed in its activities. It is more of a plutocracy, theocracy, oligarchy, stratocracy, and chrysocracy. Yet they think they are promoting democracy when they bomb. The influence of lobbies is unmistakable. Many regulatory agencies such their EPA, FDA, and FAA have been captured and are subservient to business demands and avoid their regulatory function. Even prisoners are items to make profit from and the USA outdoes all other nations in the proportion of people in prisons. Some of them are in a form of slavery, working to help make profits for business.
After the second world war the USA hosted a conference and helped form the United Nations tasked with maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international co-operation, and being a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. A UN Charter was developed and agreed to. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, protecting human rights, delivering humanitarian aid, promoting sustainable development, and upholding international law. Now the USA undermines UN aims and reneges on the treaties and conventions to suit themselves rather than contribute to its effectiveness. There are many treaties and conventions that they have not signed up to and ignored.
The USA cannot be trusted therefore. Here is list of USA tergiversatory retreats.
Paris Climate Agreement.
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
International Convention on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights optional protocols.
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
Convention Against Torture optional protocol.
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families.
International Convention on the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities.
International Convention Against the Recruitment, Use, Financing, and Training of Mercenaries.
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.
Principles of International Cooperation in the Detection, Arrest,Extradition, and Punishment of Persons Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.
Convention on Cluster Munitions.
Land Mines Convention.
Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
Proposed treaties banning the weaponization of space and banning cyber crimes.
The Amity Treaty with Iran (1955),
US Postal Treaty with China (144 years in effect),
Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (1987).
Already reneged on: Anti Ballistic Missiles Treaty in 2002 by President G W Bush.
It has withheld support the Law of The Sea, the International Criminal Court, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and other arms control agreements.
It has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council.
Before the outbreak of Hitler’s war, there were many people, often in business that supported Hitler. Wiser people could see the dangers ahead and detached from Germany. There was a time to oppose the war mongers. The time has come to break from relations with the USA and keep out of its activities. They are an arrogant bully and dangerous.