Here are good reasons for America to be hated -
the murderous sanctions imposed against numerous countries.
Non involved countries are enforced into compliance as a result of the American bully's threat of doing the same to any country breaking the embargos -
To quote from the report:
"In recent years, the U.S. government has turned starvation into official policy. Determined to force hostile states to bend to its will, Washington increasingly imposes economic sanctions, using America’s financial dominance to penalize foreign individuals, companies, and even governments. "
"Among its prime targets were Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Venezuela. The objective was to wreak economic destruction – and the policy succeeded in that sense. These nations all suffered increased hardship. Yet the people who suffered the most were at the bottom economically. Regime elites usually lost some access to excess, including foreign bank accounts and the luxuries which depended on those funds."
"Moreover, in not one case did the Trump administration achieve its political ends. Communists, including nominally retired Raul Castro, still run Cuba. Tehran refused to surrender its foreign policy to Washington. North Korea’s Kim Jong-un did not make his nuclear weapons available for transport to the US In Syria Bashar al-Assad refused to yield power. So, too, Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro. Washington 0, Rogue States 5."
"As has become common, Washington applied its rules to everyone else on the planet, effectively cutting Syria off from much of the world economy."
"Jeffrey was refreshingly honest in admitting that sanctions were intended to hurt Russians, not help Syrians: "My job is to make it a quagmire for the Russians." The Syrian people were but a convenient means to an administration policy end. If that meant prolonging their suffering even after the guns had stopped firing, so be it."
"Madeleine Albright is responsible for a string of arrogant and thoughtless comments on foreign policy. Perhaps her most famous gaffe – that is, telling an inconvenient truth – was her response to a question about the death of a half million Iraqi babies due to sanctions: "We think the price is worth it," she said. That extraordinarily callous attitude evidently persists in Washington today regarding Syria."
"Diplomacy should be the main tool with which Washington addresses the world. That might frustrate US officials, since they would lose their ability to play Masters of the Universe. However, America as global dictatress has not delivered the sort of peaceful order that Washington policymakers claim to desire."
"Joe Biden ran for president as an advocate of human rights. Yet he, like Trump, has cruelly sacrificed the interests foreign peoples, such as those in Syria, to score political points. America should do better."
The author of the above is not an RT contributor nor is the article published by that media organisation. The author "Doug Bandow is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. He is a former Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and the author of several books, including Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire."
Wrongly many Americans think that not only is their country doing the correct thing but that they have the right to do it to others - particularly nonxtians, socialists & communists!
Furthermore pointing out the error of their ways is not a an act of love extended to them but the expression of hatred.
I didn't vote, just like any poll I've started I didn't see the answer I wanted.
You might say I agree with the majority of what you said. I naturally disagree that the parties are both owned by the military industrial complex. in my opinion,the far left is much stronger within the Democratic party then it is ever been in my lifetime and that precludes some of the militarism.
As far as changing the minds of the far right, can you and your wisdom recommend a way to do that? I learned a long time ago that screaming and yelling at them and telling them they are stupid or even trying to show them that other countries have better policies has been very ineffective. In fact their narrative that America is special has created much of their following. They tell their stupidest people that they're smart and win they're undying support. Democrats have never offered that lie to the voting public and that keeps us from winning often.
Face it there are stupid people in this world and telling them the truth will not win them over. I would love to hear any ideas you have regarding that task.
Can't really vote, but the truth is whoever wins the election in the US, it's the ruling class through its military industrial complex that always runs the country. While the domestic policies of both parties are impactful in different ways on the country and its people, internationally in the end it doesn't matter which of the corrupt binary political system is in government as the policies always reflect the self-interest of ruling class, couched in the kind of high minded language that America is a master at spinning.
From my experience you don't re-educate Amerians. An American once told me that it is so ingrained in Americans that they always know best, that their way is the only way, and that Americans grimace at any suggestion that they might learn anything from anyone outside America. He was a progressive guy and said he was just being honest about his country. This attitude was cemented in the American psyche after WW2, with a belief in their own infallibility and invincibility. The myth kind of lasted until the 21st Century, but clearly is unravelling now, witnessed in the way the rest of the relatively free world sees America, almost anticipating the Biden period to be replaced by a second and final play by Republicans to install authoritarian rule in America. However, many many Americans know the truth about their country -- the class and power structure, how the system is gamed against them, and the horrible truth of America's interference in the world, overtly and covertly. There are some on this site. The important point is that they know this reality from their own endeavours, not from anyone trying to re-educate them.
Until I gave up corporate media (well over a decade ago) I actually did believe other nations were not only fond of America, but maybe even jealous.
Boy were my eyes opened. I was shocked, a little horrified and deeply embarrassed by my nievate once I ventured into other countries' views on the US.
Today I'm just mainly embarrassed. The failed COVID response pushed me over the ledge.