The United States can claim to be the benefactor of the world, and may God forbid, with many people it is the Great Provider of the daily bread. But how many countries feel sincerely grateful to it? America is giving food, money, and arms to scores of nations and aiding them in the implementation of their development plans. But what is it getting in returns?
A number of countries feel protected against external aggression because of their defence pacts and other arrangements with America. For them friendship is the greatest guarantee of peace and the prevention of their sovereignty. Yet, no one is giving thanks to it. On the contrary, they never miss an opportunity to denounce it. And undercurrent of hatred is found everywhere against it. America has no sincere friend, no true well-wisher in any part of the world.
Do the leaders of this great country not feel it? Are its thinkers blissfully unaware of this reality? No, they must be knowing that for all its dollars, what America is getting back is a kick here and a let-down there. But have they ever cared to go to the root of the matter? If they do a little self-introspection, they will find that at the base of it all lies America’s own insincerity. Its entire concept and mechanism of aid and assistance is devoid of earnestness. Its generosity is a clock for the exploitation of the weaker and the poorer nations. It gives, but not to enable them to stand on their feet. Its magnanimity is aimed at the perpetuations of their dependence upon it.