Nation building, fill the blank constitutions, fighting evil, spreading freedom, or what ever you want to call it, has been a major part of modern America. After WW2, we occupied Germany and Japan. Patton said we should drop a nuke on North Korea or we would be in south Korea for 50 years, we did not do that and we were there for 50 years. In some cases, our efforts have yielded outstanding results. Japan, South Korea, and Germany are three prime examples. Iraq is not a failure, and could indeed be a success.
What of these countries which have had democracy handed to them on a silverplatter? If you received a gift that brought you a tremendous amount of personal freedom and wealth, what would you do? Would you be like the early Christians who converted the world and shared their gift, or would you be like the modern Japanese who refuse to give their gift to others?
Under normal circumstances giving away a gift you own removes your ability to use that gift. If you are given one million dollars and you give it all away to a charity, you lose the utility of the money. In other words, the money cannot be owned by more than one person. It is understandable in this case, a person would not give the money away.
What if that person had a gift that could be replicated? Like a ever replicating cookie? A person can make as many copy cookies as they want and, as long as they never eat the original, they will never lose the ability to eat copied cookies. If that person would not give you a cookie when you asked, what would you think of them? If that person gave you a cookie, what would you think of them?
I fail to understand why other countries are unwilling to share the freedom given to them, and I resent them . I fail to understand why other countries do not want the freedom we have, and I want to help them.