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Why does the American government meddle in everything?

Arrogance and ambition prevents healthy thinking... people have died because of the American government's ambition... however humanity is still silent.

Is there a solution for this?

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    Nov 27 2012: Probably because America, like many Western cultures, do not have governments but tribes running them. The basic child mentality, in my opinion, is basic: a child says "Me" and an adult says "Us". I think it makes sense gentically, since adults were meant to be the overseers of a village, and his/her ability to live was held in high esteem by younger folk trying to survive. The young warriors have always been driven by reward from overseers, be it through trophies, social status etc. but unless they are taught the difference between childhood and adult responsibilities, the child mentality just stays within the person. You then end up with Governments who are made up of children in adults bodies, still seeking the feeling of reward from power, trophies and status, rather than from the reward of building a better society.
    • Nov 27 2012: Simple and elegant. The best explanation I have ever seen for our childish government.
    • Nov 27 2012: "Probably because America, like many Western cultures, do not have governments but tribes running them. The basic child mentality, in my opinion, is basic: a child says "Me" and an adult says "Us"."

      No, it's not that simple: some form of imperialism is often necessary to maintain the high standard of living the population of the major power is used to, since that standard often relies on foreign natural resources and when it's not necessary the population still chooses to democratically reject alternatives that seem complicated or are slightly more expensive than war. For example all the recent mucking around in the Middle East by the West is about securing oil for the homelands because a majority of the populations of the most powerful Western countries (primarily the US) has rejected the alternative of going all in on renewable energy and cutting energy consumption. It's not just leaders behaving like children: politicians who advocate alternatives often don't get elected by the people, so the people share some of the blame.
      • Nov 27 2012: "some form of imperialism is often necessary to maintain the high standard of living the population of the major power is used to"

        With that, you have justified Hitler.

        Or, we could just trade. It always works better.
        • Nov 28 2012: "With that, you have justified Hitler."

          I made no value judgment: I did not say the population of a major power has a natural right to a higher standard of living than people in other countries. I'm merely observing that these populations don't want to lose their privileges and therefore support imperialist actions by their governments. In fact not having colonies in the third world (unlike all the other powers of the time) was actually one of the excuses Nazi Germany had for occupying Europe: they knew they needed more natural resources to compete with the other powers.

          "Or, we could just trade. It always works better."

          Why pay full price to a salesman and compete over him with another power when you can easily depose him and replace him by one of your stooges who'll only sell to you and a very cheap price? Why allow the salesman to develop to the point where he figures out he's better off keeping more of the goods to himself when you can keep him in the bronze age, oblivious to the possibilities he would have if he used the resources under his feet for himself instead of selling it?
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        Nov 27 2012: Hi John, thanks for the response. My aim wasn't to blame any certain group or walk of life, but the child mentality vs the adult mentality of the human race. I am an advocate in believing that all things start from a simple base note, like growing an oak tree from a simple seed so to speak, and if we can change that core element in our society as a whole, then we can establish a much wiser society.

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