America as a country has always helped other nations striving for their independence as long as it was for our own interests. However, t really has never worked out for us, when helping in WW1 after President Wilson issued his fourteen points at the treaty of Versailles; he issued the idea of a global peace keeping organization. The League of Nations in Europe was a complete failure; America never entered the League of Nation because if there were ever a problem in Europe all the countries would come straight to America because they were the strongest nation at the time. America has always thought we should get into every single global problem just because we have a reputation of helping other countries. In WW2, we joined because of the attack on Pearl Harbor that was a good reason for America to get into the war. However, we never have should have gotten in to the Vietnam War or the Korean War. America would like to think we are the constable of the world but it has always turned out bad for us. We have lost tons of money and American lives in pointless wars. America needs to learn to get out of all the affairs of the world and let people figure things out for themselves.
I was away from my computer for a couple of days. But if not helping a country in poverty is cruel and extremely selfish then why didn"t anyone help us when we were in our great depression why isn"t anyone helping us now? America cannot be the only person to help all the countries that don"t have the resources or the means to fix THEIR own problems we are not reliable for countries outside of our borders. America should fix the problems on the home front, poverty is rampant in our streets and people go to bed hungry every night. So where is our government when we need them, where are they when our people are dying from causes easily fixed if just given the effort?
You stated that no countries helped us during our depression. Want to know why? That was the World War II era, and MANY countries were affected by it, so they had their OWN problems! i.e depression, money, nazism, etc. They COULDN'T help us, its not that they could but wouldn't.
First things first the great depression happened after world war one and before World War 2 so your entire argument is invalid. America hasn"t been around for that long and we help countries that have been around a lot longer then we have. We are not everybody"s "super hero". Whenever we helped someone it"s never turned out in our favor, Osama Bin Laden attacked our military bases in the Middle East and he attacked the World Trade Center. We spend money on other people over our own.