Still, those people not recognizing the good deeds done by the USA irritates me.
I've had to negotiate those turbulent political waters for over 40 years.
The trick is to point them in the right direction, when you can. I was listening to the radio earlier, and they were talking about one of the first lawyers to try and deal with Guantanamo. There are now over 600 lawyers working on it, but there was just a handful in the beginning.
But about 94% of the prisoners have been released, and he had a lot to do with it. More importantly, he fought it on the grounds that it was several kinds of wrong, and won.
As I always say, it's a fight. Don't get me wrong, I love these forums, and at 70, I don't have a lot of fight (or time) to work the issues. But I used to.
I am trying to work myself into getting into local politics. I hate local politics, always have. But it's even worse these days, landlords are financially raping their tenants, and City Hall doesn't say a word. City Hall also allowed this horrid situation to happen. They set zoning so tight that there was always more tenants than rents, driving the price to absurd levels BEFORE the pandemic created a big surge of people coming here to be safer.
Anyway.. yes, we've done a lot of good, but the reality is that we've been doing a lot of bad since the 1800s. We conquered Cuba, and held onto a little piece so we would have a military presence permanently in the Caribbean. Imperial ambitions...