First of all, the virtues of which you speak we’re in large part borrowed from European philosophers. What we did in this country was to set up a government that put them into practice. From the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution, many of the concepts that you mention we’re from other countries and from the native population here. I’m mentioning this to show the universality of our “nationalist” ideals. And we have exported them to other countries around the world, sometimes at the point of a bayonet. We do after all have the most technologically advanced military in the World and have plenty of clout. Yes we are a beacon of hope but it would be incredibly xenophobic to think that we are the only beacon; there are many others. As to rewriting human behavior, it’s already happening. The spirit of cooperation of nation states is far more positive since the fall of Soviet Communism. We are denuclearizing our arsenal, multinational companies have spread around the world, trade agreements make it easier to ship goods and services anywhere in the World, anyone may travel to other countries and interact with cultures totally foreign to ours and there has been no major war on the planet since 1945. I’d say that’s a pretty good track record so far. And as far as Pangea, with what mankind has facing us now ex. Global warming, we’d better all get together soon or face global annihilation from starvation and disease. It would help if our legislators pulled there heads out of their nationalist butts and joined the World community to solve the one major problem that may make this argument rather trivial in the long run.
Yeah, I won’t dispute any of that.(the first half of your comments.) What have you described? The normal wheelings and dealings of any nation state, modern or ancient. All of your points can be counter-balanced. I conceded the US has some dark points in it’s history. But nothing off the charts comparitively. And setting up a Government/Nation that put those ideas into practice is no small feat. Especially in a world of monarchies.
Despite what the market-mongers and politicians who are fed by the bankers and marketeers would have you believe, we are in a fierce competition with China. A competition that is one of the main reasons for our presence in Afghanistan and Iraq.
One could argue-easily, that the many small conflicts, genocides, wars etc are all part of a World War right now. In fact they pretty much are.
People have always been able to travel the world and see other cultures. There’s been exceptions, and there still is.
Using history as a reference, I would say your glasses are too rose colored in regards to the developments for the future. For example, I
see global warming as a catalyst for war and misery. I see global trade as another means to misery and war. Just like it always has been.