Letters from Americans are kept on the American Perspectives page.
This is Lord Le Stat from India. A few days ago, I got an e-mail from your MySpace ID, stating that you would like to have my views about your country.
It is with this regard that I am writing to you.
First and foremost, I love America for it has given me the greatest love of my life, i.e. Rock music. Secondly, I admire the respect that your country shows to individuals and organizations with respect to privacy, intellectual property rights, human rights and how can I not state the "engine" which drives your nation, i.e. capitalism, though not perfect, its good for your country to a certain extent.
I also admire the multi-culturalism that is very much present in your country. If you'd asked me for an opinion about your country a few years back let's say 10 years back, maybe I would not have been bothered to say anything, because I believe that only a decade or so back did racial minorities in your country, primarily, African Americans/Blacks got the respect, which they very well deserved and started being treated as equals.
It is very good to see that your country takes great care of its citizens and also its minorities, i.e. religious, ethnic, linguistic and so on and so forth.
What is also amazing is that you country is the most powerful country in this world, as of now, and like my country, we showed the Brits, who the Boss was, when they colonized our respective nations.
Freedom of speech, highest regard for education and entrepreneurship are something which will help your nation in long term, as they are doing now.
But, like every other thing in life, your nation too isn't without flaws, when I say this, I am talking about your country's foreign policy, vis-a-vis, India & Pakistan.
The US Administration has and will continue to harbour hegemonically ambitions, which too a certain extent are megalomanical, which hasn't always worked out good for US, what with Osama Bin Laden proving to be a Frankenstein's Monster and Russia's recent rise is again not a cause for happiness.
Playing two nations against each other, point in case, rapproachment with India, with whom relations were nothing to speak about during the Cold War, against China, is going to do no good to the US, because if the US continues to do so, it will prove that the US is either ignorant of the term, Frankstein's Monster or is too blinded by its selfishness [selfishness to a certain extent is good, not 100% selfishness = path to self destruction]
If the US could show some sincerity and shed the baggage of hypocrisy, that it has shown while dealing with nations, I believe it would benefit US and other nations.
Last but not the least, I look forward to better and improved relations between India and the US and hope that our two great nations, who not only are the most tolerant, vibrant and greatest democracies and economies of the world, do something for the betterment of the world.
About the Author:
Name: Lord Le Stat
Experience With US: Never Visited the United States