As a concerned American watching more and more depressing news reports from the Middle East, I was taken aback when I recently came across some anti-American propaganda.
The Middle East needs to wake up not America. I was happy when I saw the Arab Spring taking place thinking good for the oppressed finally throwing off the yokes of tyranny, but now you're standing around waiting for someone else to put everything together for you and pointing fingers of blame at one country half way around the world as to why you cannot rise up to the task of rebuilding your countries and forming governments that are not oppressive in their own right? America didn’t get formed overnight by a country on the other side of the planet. We had very little help throwing off our own oppressors, the real imperialists, England, Spain and France to name a few empires from history. We were conquests and territories to be played with like pawns in chess. Once we broke free we didn’t have countries lining up to help us. We had predatory creditors lending to us to reap profits off the new country, and when they thought our guard was down they tried to re-establish dominance over us. Yes, we rose to be a player on the world stage, and I don’t think that happens if you’re asleep; however, my point is look to yourselves not America to be your nations’ salvation. From the outside you appear to be asleep, replacing bad governments guilty of torture, theft and murder with worse governments guilty of torture, theft and murder done with religious fervor. America cannot change your intolerance and hatred of others or your philosophy of destruction. You must decide to build instead of destroy, to live instead of die.