Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The Great Northwoods
Re: 36 Sure-Fire Signs That Your Empire is Crumbling
People who deny that the USA has lost much of it's moral, political and economic standing around the world are living in denial and are part of the problem; a huge part, in fact.
The USA rose to a global superpower on the heels of WWII, as did the Soviet Union. The demise of the Soviet Union left the USA alone with that lofty position. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. It sure didn't take long for the USA to swallow it's own tail.
It isn't the end of the USA; the USA will rebound to become a great country again, although not the superpower it once was. It will probably be good for the USA when it is less dominant and more in balance with the rest of the world.
"When we are young we generally estimate an opinion by the size of the person that holds it, but later we find that is an uncertain rule, for we realize that there are times when a hornet's opinion disturbs us more than an emperor's" - Mark Twain
"The noblest work of God? Man. Who found it out? Man." - Mark Twain
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H.L. Menken