Kathy Petersen’s Blog

America’s Generosity Unmatched

Posted in patriotism, politics by Kathy on June 7, 2008

You know, as I look around at the world, and see what a low position the United States of America is held in by much of the rest of the world (or at least, the world’s elite, the world’s journalists, and other people who have a voice — and those who give them that voice), it really just makes me mad. I hate the United Nations, and think it is a failed organization and should be closed — or at the minimum, that the US should stop contributing to it and make it give back their headquarters in New York, which is effectively the same thing. Much of what it does is a complete farce.

But what really makes me mad is the people that think that America doesn’t do enough. We are blamed for everything that is bad in the world, while all of our bounty and beneficence is unreported (or underreported), or the journalists who report on it act as if it were mandatory on our part, or not nearly enough, even though we do more than anybody else.

Which is why I was so glad to read this. Go check it out! Not only does our government provide more money to other nations by far than any other government, but our individuals provide more money than any other country’s individuals. In fact,

“To put this in some kind of perspective, the $8.8 billion in giving from American religious institutions to developing countries was $1.5 billion more than the total giving from all private sources in 30 of the world’s major industrialized democratic countries combined.”

As Yakov Smirnov used to say, “America — what a country!”


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