Why America Isn’t the Greatest Country in the World anymore

02 Aug

This an excerpt from a TV show.  It’s all scripted and fictional.  The speaker made one off-hand remark that I didn’t appreciate.  Still, even if this moment is imaginary, it resonates.

video   00:06:00


Posted by on August 2, 2014 in Values, Video


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17 responses to “Why America Isn’t the Greatest Country in the World anymore

  1. Toland

    August 2, 2014 at 5:19 AM

    Which country is the greatest then, if not America?

    Or, if there isn’t a clearly identifiable “Greatest Country” at present, what’s the shortlist of plausible contenders for this title?

  2. Teo

    August 2, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    When one must choose better than it reinforces the false illusion of competition. We have been tricked into thinking that there is a heads and tales of a coin. Truth is the coin is counterfeit.

  3. palani

    August 2, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    Countries have nationalities. Federations do not.

    According the the Govt Printing Office Style Manual the nationality of a federation called the United States is American yet there is no country ‘America’. Under the Articles of Confederation there is The United States of America. The later constitutional federation sometimes seems to adopt the Articles name and other times goes by just United States. The error comes in adopting a shorthand name for those who choose to participate in federation governments. With the Boy Scouts you have no associated shorthand name for participants. With employment at a fortune 500 corporation comes no associated ‘handle’ that describes status as an employee. With ecclesiastical organizations there is no internal official title associated with participation.

  4. Henry

    August 2, 2014 at 1:55 PM






    • Adask

      August 2, 2014 at 4:46 PM

      The “world’s greatest country” isn’t simply the one that’s the greatest right now–but is also the one that has the “greatest future”. Which of the countries listed has the greatest opportunities into the future? Hard to say. If we’re in end times, the answer should be “Israel”. If we’re only talking economic futures, the answer might be Brazil. It could also be that The United States of America–though down on its luck just now–could still enjoy the “greatest future” and therefore still be the world’s “greatest nation”. It’s all speculative.

      Perhaps the video should have been entitled “Why American is APPARENTLY no longer the world’s greatest country.”

      • Henry

        August 2, 2014 at 5:45 PM

        > ‘If we’re in end times, the answer should be “Israel”.’

        According to statements by you elsewhere, you believe we are indeed in the “end times”, which makes Israel the “world’s greatest country” in your opinion, right?

      • Roger

        August 4, 2014 at 12:18 AM


        Why are you bugging Al and wasting space in this comment section? Do you not understand that Al has implicitly answered your question already and thus chooses a dignified aloofness from your superfluous interrogative?

        Al has informed his readers on many occasions that he considers these to be the “end times”.

        And now Al tells us that, by his way of thinking, Israel counts as the “world’s greatest country” during end times.

        Therefore, by rudimentary logic, it follows that Al considers Israel to be the world’s greatest country.

        So please think a bit before disturbing Al’s learned repose with any more frivolous questions.

  5. Roger

    August 2, 2014 at 4:29 PM


    Wow you’re so behind the times and not with-it.

    Didn’t you get the memo from NWO headquarters that the peoples of the world, especially the American people, are to suffer a loss of confidence in the institutions of their body politic (e.g. their nation state), so that the billionaires’ Power of Money can reign unchecked by quaint notions like the rule of law?

    Here’s the current list of candidates for global “Greatest”, and do try to keep up:


    Goldman Sachs

    Exxon Mobil


    Time Warner

  6. Dr. Richard Welser

    August 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM

    Once again I figure I will be contrarian… After having the read the real history of the united states by James Montgomery and Big Al, The Informer and many other sources as well… I can’t help but regard the United States (i.e., DC private corp, before AND post FDR ) as, perhaps, the most egregiously evil of nations… at the behest of the private Rothschild, et. al., bankers, of course. We have invaded, or otherwise attacked (economically, politically, etc.) more nations around the world than any other nation I can think of… We have caused more suffering to humans than any other. Except, perhaps the Roman Catholic Empire. Which, of course, we are still a part of. Americans as a people are mostly naive, brainwashed and otherwise mentally controlled to believe in the Big Myth, i.e., that we are somehow saviours of the world. What hogwash. With respect to history… why did we A-bomb Japan even once? Let alone twice? Why did we invade and supress so many folk which Commandant of the Marines, Smedley Butler spoke of… in Central and South America (complete with waterboarding recalcitrant natives…. ) in ‘War is a Racket’…. Why did we fake a reason for justifying the Spanish American War in which we killed hundreds of thousand patriotic Philipines.. and later, supported Mao’s killing of millions of Chinese… and the list goes on and on and on. Oh, and i should add… the use of agent orange in Vietnam and the Gulf of Tonkin false flag. And previously, to begin WWII, the attack on Hawaii, false flag… It doesn’t matter that these events were created/sanctioned by the Rothschild Bankers… We, in our stupidy, went along (bought off, paid off) ‘gloriously’, in fact. Who has been duping Americans to go along with perfidy? Well… at least the media (even in the Spanish American war) …. and who owned the media.. Who owns it today? Go look it up.

    Oh well, I guess i will give it up… if none have the sense to look at what really happened… then the unfortunately real answer to this blog’s current question will be ignored by all them ‘good ‘mericans’ out there who haven’t a damn clue. And haven’t an iota of sense to realize how they themselves have been brainwashed by a ‘constructed’ history devoid of truth. so, what the hell, viva ‘merica’! All hail ‘corporatism’… Go after the big buck. Kill a few more. Kill a few more Palestinians’… What the hell, it’s all profit.

    • Dr. Richard Welser

      August 2, 2014 at 10:02 PM

      from medicis quoting from Joseph P. Farrel’s site…
      Farrel is a Ph.D. in patristics from Oxford who has written many works on the real history of human’kind. The following is a comment from him on his web site,……

      I tend to agree with Farrel…. for obvious reasons…

      Posted on August 2, 2014 by Joseph P. Farrell • Filed Under: News • 6 Comments

      There is an article over at iZero Hedge that left me rather breathless when Ii read it, and apparently it did many of you as well, because many of you sent it to me as well. It appears there are rumors afoot that Germany and Russia are trying to negotiate an end to the Ukrainian mess bi-laterally, and the deal includes recognition of the Crimea now being part of Russia, in return for assurances on energy, and stabilization of the Ukraine’s borders:

      Russia And Germany Allegedly Working On Secret “Gas For Land” Deal

      The original UK Independent article ehich the Zero Hedge article references is here:

      Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis

      As the Zero Hedge article suggests, the UK and USA are not likely to accept a deal in which the Crimea remains in Russian hands. After all, as I suggested some months back, one of the related geopolitical objectives of the Anglo-American elite (or Anglosphere as our friends at The Daily Bell call it) was the elimination of the threat of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet and thereby an effective end to Russian “meddling” in Syria.

      But Frau Bundeskanslerin has other ideas, and they’re fraught with geopolitical implications. Consider Zero Hedge’s take on things:

      “But while Germany can’t wait to put the Ukraine conflict behind it and restore normal Russian relations (see Adidas’ record plunge earlier today, blamed on the Ukraine conflict) others are far more eager to stir the pot some more: “A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said they had no knowledge of such negotiations taking place. However, the spokesman said he thought it highly unlikely that either the US or UK would agree to recognising Russian control over Crimea. There was no one available at the German embassy’s press office yesterday.”

      “Which, of course, goes back to the fundamental question behind the Eurozone experiment: just who calls the shots. And despite what the UK (and certainly France) believe, that one person was and continues to be Merkel. And at the end of the day, pragmatic Germany knows that for all the posturing and rhetoric, the biggest loser from a western embargo of Russia (which is now actively shifting its attention to China and now India) would be Germany itself.

      ‘[S]trong trade ties between the two countries have also served to strengthen Ms Merkel’s hand and the Russian speaker has emerged as the leading advocate of closer relations between the EU and Russia. “This is Merkel’s deal. She has been dealing direct with President Putin on this. She needs to solve the dispute because it’s in no one’s interest to have tension in the Ukraine or to have Russia out in the cold. No one wants another Cold War,” said one insider close to the negotiations.

      ‘Some of Germany’s biggest companies have big operations in Russia, which is now one of Europe’s biggest car markets, while many of its small to medium companies are also expanding into the country. Although Russia now provides EU countries with a third of their gas supplies through pipelines crossing the Ukraine, Germany has its own bilateral gas pipeline direct to Russia making it less vulnerable than other European countries.

      ‘However, Russia is still the EU’s third-biggest trading partner with cross-border trade of $460bn (£272bn) last year, and the latest sanctions being introduced by the EU towards Russian individuals and banks will hurt European countries more than any other – particularly Germany, but also the City of London.

      “Curiously, if there is one entity that could scuttle the deal it is, no surprise there, the US.”

      The article and Zero Hedge spell it out fairly well, and indeed, Germany, like it or not, is in the driver’s seat in the EU, as the following statistics will show:

      Ranking of countries by nominal GDP

      Consider that Germany, with a population of a little over 80,000,000, ranks fourth behind the USA, China, and Japan with much larger populations, and one gets the idea. Russia, conversely, ranks around Italy, and has almost twice the population of Germany.

      So, if Berlin and Moscow are entertaining a secret round of negotiations, and some of the terms include pledges that the Ukraine will not join NATO, and that the Anglosphere is unlikely to go for any deal that allows the Crimea to remain in Russia, then what are Berlin and Moscow up to? (…if, indeed, they’re up to anything at all…and in my opinion, given the trade and energy at stake for Russia and Germany, it would be foolish to assume they’re not). Why would they undertake such negotiations when both countries know full well that there is likely to be an American “veto” of any such scheme, and knowing full well that the pledge not to join NATO would be an empty promise anyway, since the USA(and most likely the UK), would simply conclude various independent arrangements with the Ukraine anyway, likely to include special military promises and basing?

      I suspect – and here is my high octane speculation of the day – that this is a bit of theater on their part, designed by Berlin and Moscow, ultimately, to reveal the USA for its unipolarism and increasingly questionable actions; it’s designed to create yet another series of incidents where the USA has to reveal its hand, and show that it is not genuinely interested in stabilization of the region, but rather, in putting the screws to Russia. And again, it is Germany, not Russia, that is really sending the mixed signals: they’ve expelled a senior CIA officer, and are quietly implementing steps to increase their internal security, but at the same time, Merkel has caved into Washington pressure to impose sanctions on Russia. But it’s the long run that counts in this game… and Germany is watching the moves by the BRICSA nations …. and Washington… very carefully. The stakes are high, for if Washington vetos the Merkel-Putin scheme, it could rebound against the Chancellor, making her government look diplomatically weak. But the move, and the implications, are there, and the fact that Germany would undertake such negotiations at all suggests that there is a considerable segment in its foreign service that are discretely and quietly fed up with Washington.

      See you on the flip side…

      that ends the Farrel comment….see: …..

      As you can see, there are many more much more subtle ways of looking at what is happening than is phrased/presupposed intent in the question:

      “Why America Isn’t the Greatest Country in the World anymore” …. which is, as is revealed.. an irrelevant or trivial question. … capice?

      No offense meant to Alred, but.. the original question is simply missing the point.

  7. Lawrence Cameron

    August 5, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    Thanks for the info, Al. Glad you still want me to help.

  8. LC in Texas

    August 9, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    America is no longer Americans of the united States of America. America has been overwhelmed by the enemy within. America’s greatness was following the rule of law laid out by our forefathers, who were very wise for the time, having been through all the oppression of tyranny. A true American:

    “In the first place, We should insist that if the immigrant Who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag… We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language… And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.”
    Words of: Theodore Roosevelt

    • Adask

      August 9, 2014 at 10:56 PM

      America has not been overwhelmed by the enemy within. The real enemies are a relatively tiny number of people. We’ve been overwhelmed by our own ignorance and complacency.

      • LC in Texas

        August 10, 2014 at 9:36 PM

        Thank you for the clarification, my comment WAS referring to ignorance and non-compliance of the rule of law established by our forefathers. The people need to teach each other because our public employees do not see it as a benefit to them.

      • palani

        August 11, 2014 at 11:01 AM

        Law is masculine while Equity is feminine. Nobody currently alive has ever been in a court of Law. Contempt is not criminal at Law, only Equity. To discover if you are in a true court that practices Law ask the black robed actor if he accepts payment in gold or silver specie. If he practices the black art of folding money then he is not a judicial actor but is instead a Chancellor at Equity.

  9. katmanwon

    August 31, 2014 at 6:14 AM

    Why do you care – you live in The Republic of Texas – b/c Texas NEVER ceded the land.

    By the way I finally figured out the Sales Tax scheme – the BASTARDS ask for a Tax ID No. even though Sales Tax Exemption Nos. DO NOT EXIST.

    This is BIG – b/c THE STATE OF TEXAS is denying you your G-d given unalienable rights – to life, liberty, property & your our pursuit of happiness.

  10. katmanwon

    August 31, 2014 at 6:18 AM

    Why do you care – you live in The Republic of Texas – b/c Texas NEVER ceded the land which is hy the flags fly at the same height.

    Did you see OBAMA is named in a RICO suit?

    By the way I finally figured out the Sales Tax scheme – the BASTARDS ask for a Tax ID No. even though Sales Tax Exemption Nos. DO NOT EXIST.

    This is BIG – b/c THE STATE OF TEXAS is willfully, knowingly denying you your G-d given unalienable rights – to life, liberty, property & your our pursuit of happiness.

    This is the key in MATRIX – the UPPER CASE NAME DOES BUSINESS/COMMERCE but you can control the entity by getting a TAX ID Number for it – b/c it is NOT you- rather it is your copyrighted property & there is NO LAWFUL MONEY TO REMIT.

    Another piece fits.

    I cannot give to something that does NOT EXIST what it cannot have.

    Help me starve the BEAST that jailed you for 1 yr.



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