Get Truthdig's headlines in your inbox!
The Lonely American
The Real Meaning of the Confederate Flag
The U.S. Is Now the World’s Second Largest Spanish-Speaking Country
Chris Hedges Wins L.A. Press Club's Top Award for Activism Journalism
SCOTUS Wraps Up: 5 Takeaways From the Supreme Court’s Current Term
By Susan Zakin (Author), Bill McKibben (Author), Chris Jordan (Photographer)
By Paul Krugman $17.13
By Mike Luckovich
More Below the Ad
Email to a friend
Get truth delivered to
your inbox every week.
If you have trouble leaving a comment, review this help page. Still having problems? Let us know. If you find yourself moderated, take a moment to review our comment policy.
By independent, April 17, 2008 at 1:31 pm Link to this comment
Same with Korea which was once a united country before the Americans invaded in 1950s
I’m not sure you grasp the subtlety of Korean history and its transition out of Japanese control after WW2… but you’re statement is basically wrong. I have family from Korea who lived through this and they are quite glad America came along.
Nowadays, not so much. But blaming America for the Korean war is a little absurd.
By Ksenia-Dinga, April 14, 2008 at 9:47 am Link to this comment
to don Vito:
Do you really really think that China will need the US in say 15 or 20 years? Once they have their own middle class that is people with money to buy whatever high-end products you refering to in your comment they will have NO NEED whatsoever in the shrinking US market. Plus it will save lots of money on shipment across the ocean. What are we with mere 300 million people out of which how many will even have power to buy in 20 years againt 1.3 billion country? They need us only until they develop their own internal market which is being develop at astonishing speed as we speak.
You want to live in a bubble - go ahead. I wonder how many romans in 5th century AD thought “the whole civilized world needs us, the mighty Roma!”. 476 AD - not anymore.
By Douglas Chalmers, April 14, 2008 at 2:09 am Link to this comment
Your comments are elistist, out of touch and out of date, Don Vito. Stay in your cell, uhh.
Taiwan is a democracy which has just voted to get rid of US machiavellian manipulation and closer ties with China. Will they now be treated the same as HAMAS?
If Western Europe has issues with Russia, it is because the USA is building missile sites ringing Russia. Same with Korea which was once a united country before the Americans invaded in 1950’s.
India is constantly under threat from Pakistan because the USA insists on continuing funding the Paki military boys’ club - so that they can keep the Al Qaeda bogey man operating to frighten the West.
Americo Sur, the Shanghai Group (SCO) - the list goes on of regional trade groups avoiding the hassles of dealing with the USA and its gunboat diplomacy.
Apart from that, the US economy is fucked, on the decline and a liability to everyone country which hold $US reserves or has invested in US assets. They don’t even but US treasuries any more.
Don’t bother getting back to me, DV, you are frankly a boring idiot. Nobody gives a damn about Americans any more, uhh. Viva La Bam!
By Don Vito, April 12, 2008 at 10:56 am Link to this comment
Who gives a damn about Americans? Lots of people.
China, because we are their single biggest buyer and consumer market capable of buying high-end products they manufacture.
Western Europe, because we are the counterbalance to a resurgent Russia.
Taiwan, because we represent the only wall between their freedom and China’s crushing oppression.
South Korea, for the same reasons.
Mexico, because our markets, jobs and currency literally prop up their sorry excuse for a country, while giving them a proxy homeland for them to invade.
India, because we act as a stabilizing force to radical elements in Pakistan, in addition to our markets and free enterprise culture they will travel around the world to re-locate to.
The remaining democratic countries in South America such as Brazil and Colombia, because of our trade, our markets and the resistance to socialism we provide the hemisphere.
Multiple countries in the middle east because of the oil we buy, our military assistance and the balance we provide against the takeover in the region by radical islam.
The list could go on and on. Anyone with even a small Dougie-fresh brain understands that a vibrant, active and powerful USA is a great thing for the prospects of freedom and liberty in the world.
Dougie-fresh, you are a repetitive, boring and frankly strange individual who has let his hatred of America blind you to your idiocy. Its clear your hatred of America is a manifestation of the JEALOUSY you feel for our great country and the fact you’re not ever going to be a US citizen.
Get back to me when you’ve become a worthy opponent… which will be exactly never.
By Douglas Chalmers, April 12, 2008 at 9:53 am Link to this comment
Who gives a damn about the Americans…..???
World Bank’s Robert Zoellick on food prices… rice in Asia has shot up from US$400 per ton to $900!!!
Rustling the rice goddess, Phra Mae Po Sop in Thailand…...
By hippy pam, April 12, 2008 at 6:49 am Link to this comment
None of the PERPS will be held accountable for their actions…..What do we expect?WE-THE PEOPLE-have to
be the ones to INSIST THESE CROOKS BE HELD
ACCOUNTABLE….AND WE DO NOT!!!!!!Shame on AMERICA…
By rtl3, April 10, 2008 at 9:05 pm Link to this comment
I’m currently reading Killed Cartoons, Casualties From the War on Free Expression, and I have a renewed respect for the work of editorial cartoonists. Rock on!
By Stephen Smoliar, April 10, 2008 at 9:22 am Link to this comment
RIP “government of the people, by the people, and for the people!” This is just another way to tell the story in terms of the War Against the Poor. Other recent forays were recently reported at:
Posted on Jun 29, 2015
A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion
Publisher Zuade Kaufman | Editor Robert Scheer
© 2015 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.
Website development by Hop Studios