Is it better to be hated or loved?
Americans have always had an overwhelming desire to be loved. We are the most generous nation, both publicly and privately, that has ever existed. We care about the plight of other nations. We try to make decisions morally, rather than based simply on what is in the best interests of the nation.
Yet, we are often criticized, ridiculed, and even hated.
And unfortunate as that is, we can sit comfortably in the fact that we are also feared. For as much as we give, as much as we hope for the best for everyone, and seek prosperity for all, we are the absolute worst enemy on the planet.
We are the strongest. We are the best trained. We never quit. Cross us, and we will never stop coming for you.
So, if they must, Let Them Hate, So Long As They Fear.