That phrase has been used by many who oppose U.S. involvement in Syria’s civil war, including me.
A response I have heard to this phrase is. If we give up that role we also give up our preeminence. And of course my response to that is a resounding “So what?”
pre·em·i·nent or pre-em·i·nent (pr-m-nnt)
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
In the first place this very well could be a condition that has been foisted on the American public by our main stream media. We think we are superior because we have been told we are superior.
In the second place this is a somewhat arrogant attitude don’t you think?
In the third place does anyone think this so called superiority has been good for the average American?
Anyone living in Sweden, Norway, France, Germany or any other country that would not be considered to be preeminent (by our self centered standards) want to share the agony of this condition?
Do you have the firepower to destroy almost any country in the world and are you suffering with high unemployment and low wages? Are you struggling to provide affordable health care to your citizens? Is your education system floundering? Are your children shooting and killing each other with random abandonment?
I know I have missed some of the joys of living in a preeminent society so forgive me but please share with us your insights and responses to my questions.
Thank you and enjoy the games.
- Jail American journalists? Under Obama it’s “Yes we can!” (thestar.blogs.com)