America - Work In Progress

Peter Oye Sagay

Sep 11, 2020

Consider entities X and Y (X and Y may be countries, individuals, or any group). Suppose a discovery of Y contributed to the making of X's greatness. Can X claim to be greater than Y in general? The answer is No. In other words, no entity can be the greatest in general because of greatness dependencies. There can only be relative greatness.

It has become customary among some Americans, to consistently boast about America being the greatest nation the world has ever seen and the last hope for humanity, and to label those who disagree with this presentation of America as haters of America. The truth is, no country is the greatest country in the world in generality because the greatness of countries are interdependent; and those who oppose these boastful Americans are lovers of America who want to see America presented respectfully and without unnecessary arrogance on a world stage in which America is the newest great member. It is a psychological problem to continually boast fallaciously. Such fallacies embarrass many lovers of America. Greatness has been occuring in the world before America was founded. If there were to be a Greatest Country Title, it will go to Polypolar (the good, the bad and the ugly) Great Britain. There is no country that has influenced the world (relative size taken into consideration) more than Great Britain. America speaks and writes English and so are many other great spaces in the world. One can argue that English has its root in Greek, Latin and Germanic languages with some French flavors added to it: a truth that buttresses the aforementioned interdependencies of greatness. Nonetheless, English as we know it today is a refined product from Great Britain.

Primitive solutions to all Pj Problems (containership, identity, force, motion, change, grouping/interaction and equilibrium) were established in ancient Africa before the great migration out of Africa. In other words, ancient Africans solved: containership problems (hid in caves and built primitive houses); identity problems (named games, plants, family members and clans); force problems (made stone tools, hunted and discovered fire); motion problems (moved from place to place); change problems (addressed climatic changes and changes in game migrations), grouping/interaction problems (formed families and clans); equilibrium problems (one does not build a sustainable structure without knowledge of equilibrium). These Pj Problems were refined in other parts of the old world.

China gave the world gunpowder and paper currency; Sumeria gave the world the wheel, Babylon gave the world the degrees of angles; Phoenicia gave the world writing; Germany through Johannes Gutenberg gave the world the printing press; Arabia gave the world the number symbols (1, 2, 3...); India added zero and negative numbers to the number system; Ancient Hebrews gave the world monotheism; Egypt and Greece informed the world about various geometric shapes; Greece through Archimedes told the world why objects float in fluids; Poland through Copernicus told the world that the earth moves around the Sun; France through Rene Descartes told the world that Space is an aggregation of unique points with identities called coordinates; Germany through Johanes Kepler told the world how planets move; England through Isaac Newton told the world that there is a force called gravity; Italy through Galileo Galilei told the world the value of the acceleration due to gravity and that it is a constant; Russia through Dmitri Mendeleev gave the world the periodic table; Britain through Isaac Newton gave the world the three laws of motion; Britain through John Dalton proposed the atomic theory; France through Henri Bequerel and the Curies informed the world about radioactivity; New Zealand through Ernest Rutherford told the world that there are three types of radiation (alpha, beta, and gamma) and that the atom has a nucleus with positive partles called protons; Britain through James Chadwick told the world that neutral charged neutrons were part of the nucleus; Britain through J. J. Thomson discovered electrons; Germany through Albert Einstein told the world that energy is directly proprtional to mass and the proportionality constant is the square of the velocity of light; Denmark through Neils Bohr introduced the atomic model of the hydrogen atom and the line spectra; Germany through Plank told the world about quanta of energy; and the list goes on. It was not until 1787 that America established its most important greatness.

Is America great? Definitively, yes. It has the greatest economy in the world and a great constitution that was established in 1787, ratified in 1790 and amended in 1791. Furthermore, many Americans have made great contributions to the world since 1787 (Thomas Edison and his light bulb, the Wright brothers and their airplane, James Watson of the Crick and Watson discovery of the structure of DNA, etc). However, America is not the greatest country in the world. No country is. Those that oppose such presentation of America are not necessarily haters of America. They are people who understand greatness dependencies. Instead of focusing on the fallacious boastfulness of being the greatest nation on Earth, All Americans should focus on the march towards realizing the ideals of the most important American greatness: the great American Constitution, for the march is still Work In Progress.

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