by Ted Rudow III,MA ( Tedr77 [at] aol.com ) Friday Sep 7th, 2007 3:50 PM
Why will there be anti-Americanism? Because of the actions and attitudes of Americans themselves, sad to say. Instead of seeing themselves as others see them, many will persist in looking at the world only through a nationalistic American lens and viewpoint, so they'll reap antagonism instead of support.
The U.S. is the proudest nation on the face of the Earth, and in their pride they even wage war in the name of peace. They hold so much power in the world today due to their military might and financial power, and they are able to push their agendas and get other countries to buy into them. But their pride and their arrogance irritate and exasperate many countries of the world, and this war will bring about more and more division between the governments of the world. Money markets will continue to become more and more unstable. The wealth and riches of the U.S. will be sapped by this war, and the distrust of the rest of the world will bring about more and greater division in finances as well as in political matters. The economies will fall now. They will come up for a few more gasps of air, but this has been the fatal blow that will bring them down. There's still a little time left in which the economies will float above the crisis, but not for long. They will be surfacing for gasps of air, but then submerging again, much as a drowning man who goes down longer and longer after each desperate gasp at the surface, until he surfaces no more. Ted Rudow III,MA