What is one way America is actually better than other countries?

America does not allow human rights, democracy and Justice to be intentionally subverted by authoritarianism.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-one-way-America-is-actually-better-than-other-countries/answer/Desmond-Last

America does not allow human rights, democracy and Justice to be intentionally subverted by authoritarianism. The protests in Hong Kong which are occurring as I write this are a classic example of the result of a system and ideology which will only continue to subdue the rights of the individual to the power of the State.

America is not perfect and is honest enough to understand that democracy is a dynamic which must be steered by the people and not the State.

China, Russia and other authoritarian states believe the People must have limits in their ability to participate in the dynamic of the State therefore they have static and/or regressive democracies.

However, dynamic democracies have to ensure that the State apparatus is inclusive and not exclusive. There is a direction within a dynamic democracy that pursues an exclusion as Governments struggle to understand that it must ensure it allows the underlying cohesive structure of the Nation State to maintain democracy.

The ‘Nation State’ upholds democracy as it gives the citizens the ability to identify with a proven set of values – to ignore those values leads to extremism as citizens resort to violence in order to maintain them.

China is the polar of the Nation State as it imposes not the collective history of China and its lessons but a Centralist idealism which seeks to suppress the dynamic of the present formed by the past. Russia too ignores the ‘fight for freedom’ and is becoming more like China in its inability to understand the progress of the individual in our World.

Authoritarian States do not see the individual as a dynamic who is becoming more educated and more aware of the World we live in with developing expectations for themselves and others. They perceive them to be static binaries to be counted and accounted for in an automated system of Centralism.

There is a systemic failure in democracy that it is possible to ‘hijack’ its administration and use it for a purpose alien to democracy – President Trump has been subjected to such attempts but appears to be able to identify and remove them. That is not possible in China or Russia unless of course the Heads of State are not aware of any such ‘hijack attempts’.

America wakes up and states ‘How can we each of us as individuals improve our lives?

China wakes and states ‘We will tell you how to improve your lives’

Both systems have system failures.

I can go to Los Angeles and speak to the homeless on the streets of ‘America should be ashamed of themselves’ and show them how to improve their lives. As homeless crisis worsens in L.A, the county leans on city officials to act

I can go to China and be impressed by China’s structural physical achievements but I am dismayed by China’s growing subversion of the right of the people to speak out. ‘One million’ march in Hong Kong to protest against China extradition law.

I prefer America.

What military options are there for the US on N. Korea and will they all lead to direct conflict with China as well?

There are over 26 million North Koreans and each one has the potential to buy a product or a service from the U.S.

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This is my answer to this Q on Quora.

The Military Options may exist on paper but it is fair more likely that they will continue to remain in their role as feasible deterrents rather than positive actions.

Kim Jong Un is not a stupid man. He knows that any conflict with the U.S.A will result in the destruction of his fragile economy. Troops need to eat and they need fuel. Neither will be available once a conflict with the U.S begins.

However, Kim Jong Un has decided to take a shortcut to the membership of the World’s SuperStates and in doing so has to ensure that at some point he sits down with President Trump.

There are over 26 million North Koreans and each one has the potential to buy a product or a service from the U.S.

America’s’ Military has never failed in their duty to the U.S and the World but it is America’s Economy that has made America great. President Trump is well aware that Peace has a Profit and War only a loss.

China has continued to ensure that it sits on the fence – as usual. Nikki Haley the American Ambassador the U.N has been right to remind all the members of the Security Council of their legal and moral responsibility in regard to North Korea. China would never get involved in a conflict with the U.S. They know President Trump would stop all exports to the U.S. They have too much to lose. However, that does not mean that they would not use a display of force should it be required.

What is needed now is for President Trump to publicly show that America is ready to engage North Korea in talks which is no doubt happening with the recent reporting of ‘diplomatic speak’.

Nobody will win in any war with North Korea. The North Koreans will fight to the death. The Pacific region needs stability and it is up to China to broker the talks between North Korea and the United States.

Kim Jong Un is on a deadline. He will not be able to use the nuclear big stick for ever – his economy is unable to support such a large military expenditure. His population needs feeding and though they are loyal they will want more than military parades and anti-America rhetoric to satisfy their growing thirst for knowledge and world involvement.

Whoever sits down with Kim Jong Un will be able to ensure the massive expansion of the North Korean Economy, which will follow any negotiated agreement, is of benefit to both sides of the negotiating table

President Trump has to ensure it will be America who benefit and not Russia or China. It could also be President Trump’s worst nightmare – Iran, who engages with North Korea in negotiations to halt his nuclear weapons expansion.

In an ideal World the U.S. Russia and China would all be involved in talks with North Korea. However, as Aleppo, Syria and Climate Change have illustrated our World Leaders are not the brightest kids on the block.