Originally Posted by Insight
Hopefully I can live up to my name and provide some insight beyond the simplistic analysis I see so much of here.
Watch out everyone, he's taking off the gloves. J/k Insight, we still love you.
Lets see, so far we've been going for over 200 years, been through 10 or so major wars, suffered a few depressions, many recessions, and each time we've bounced back stronger than ever. We're here to stay. We can't even be beaten by our own country trying to meiosis its ass. We learn from our mistakes and misfortunes (to an extent), but we aren't invincible. That's why we form leagues (NATO, UN, et al) with other nations, so we can help eachother out in times of need. As long as we keep what little friends we have, we'll keep truckin' for a good long while. Until those unfriendly martians visit.