Americans have one particular trait that they need never have any fear of some other nation copying, that is, we are the only people that will go where we know we are absolutely not wanted.
— Will Rogers January 8, 1927 —
And you thought this was a recent thing didn’t you. But once again Will shows us that we have been butting our noses in where we are not welcomed for at least eighty years now and I suspect much longer than that. This trait is very strange to me; about the same as our fascination with guns. Why do we go where we are not welcomed?
Is it our sense of military superiority that gets us in so much trouble? Just because we have by far the biggest army in the world and the most and biggest weapons doesn’t mean that we need to constantly use them.