Saturday, October 2, 2010

Why I pick on America.

An American friend of mine accused me the other day of having a downer on Americans. This simply isn't true, I think the American people on an individual level are great people. I just have a problem with the governments international policy and the behavior of large corporations on an international level. I believe there are much worse states than the United States and cannot really think of another country I would have in charge.

The main reason America is a prominent subject of my blog is that they are the self proclaimed "leader of the free world" and they should know better. The actions of the United States have dramatic effects around the world - and in an increasingly globalised world we need to think globally. Something I see little evidence of in the USAs international policy. Look at the recent outrage at BP and the almost complete unawareness of the Bhopal disaster in India amoungst the American public.

I hope that clears things up.

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