End of world war 2 came via the bomb. More lives would have been lost otherwise.
We do not know that for a fact.
Now if you are speaking "more american lives would have been lost" that is true, but not as many civilians would have died.
Freeing those Iraqis of the evil that was Saddam, even if it cost countless of billions of dollars, many many lives, was worth it to instill democracy.
Don't you think it is too soon to list what the results of that was?
More often than not it does work out.
Because you counted each and every time?
So what's wrong with isolationism?
You just answered your own damn question
Communist Russia did well for a while, until it came in contact with the Western ideals of capitalism.
The Native Americans did well enough until the Pilgrims came
Isolationism works out well if it can be maintained
It is impossible to maintain isolationism by staying isolated. Being isolated defeats that actual purpose. You can't be isolated forever, the simple fact is that we are all part of the same planet. You can't just close your eyes and pretend what is going on around you isn't there. Dee de deee
After all, who cares about falling behind a little, dragging the intellectuals and gifted down for the sake of those not as gifted and not as intellectual? We can't leave a child behind, even if that means dumbing down the system.
If we keep lowering the bar, everyone will suffer. Soon the "best" are subpar compared to what the truly best would have been. For example, if we started making the grade letter A be from 80% - 100% that would significant causes. In the end, it doesn't make anyone smarter. It only makes everyone stupider. Challenging children is best, to weed out the weak. Life is a competition, that is a fact. We shouldn't make it easier for the untalented. They very fact they need handicaps prove they lack it.
After all, anything going against this or speaking ill of it is un-American.
This will end up in a debate over sematics, what is "un-american" *rolls eyes* Also being "unamerican" is hardly a good arguement for anything, unless you're speaking politics.
Look, clearly you don't get it. We LIE to them. They don't find out about it. Soon enough, the lie becomes truth.
Hey, that's a great idea! Lying to them and eventually it becomes true!
Oh wait, nothing can BECOME true. It is either false or true. Instead, they'll only think it is true and become a bunch of dumbasses. Like teaching them 2 + 2 = chair, eventually they'll think it is true but is it really? No, that will lead to our destruction.
Fact is, there is no truth.
You're right, there is no truth.
For example, the sky isn't blue. *rolls eyes* and the Earth isn't round. You have a point that I don't know PERSONALLY what happened in the past, but that what history is about. Looking at the evidence, and reasoning, and making analysis. I trust the history books when it comes to certain matters unless they are recent incidents. I am onguard then for propaganda. For example, a text book tells me that the Moon has gravity less then the Earths. I haven't been to the moon, but I will take their word for it.
No good can ever come out of a world of lies. The truth always reveals itself, unless you want to be like The Giver and kill anyone who discovers "the truth"
The idea that my truth doesn't equal your truth is true, but even so there is still an absolute irrefutable truth that exists.
You may be color blind, but t hat doesn't mean you see Blue as green. Instead it is hard for you to distinguish between the two colors. Color blind people don't look at a blue sky and see "green", they just see a shade of color that looks extremely similar to the shade they see in blue.
The sky is still blue, regardless.