The Pankian Metaphor 3035
The Pankian Metaphor 3036
You have obviously never raised children. Please don't consider the issue to be that simple. Swaddling is a key tool...
You're problem is that you insist on one set of rules for yourself, and a completely different set for everybody else.
Demanding that everyone else lie back and spread their legs on demand is not the way to get co-operation. Some people will say no on principal.
The USA has refused to allow UN inspections of their prison facilities from the very start, even though they have signed treaties saying such inspections are justified. Does that "tell you that there is something to keep hidden"? They have also refused to abide by *any* human rights treaties they have signed in the last fifty years.
As long as the powers that be in the USA continue to insist on their right to send in agents to bribe public officials, buttasinate those they do not like, and invade those countries where that does not work, it is highly doubtfull they rest of the world will see them as saviours.
The insistance that everyone else abide by the rules, while also insisting on the right to break any and all rules on the whim of the current USA president is just not going to work. Divine rights have gone out of fashion.
There was a time when Americans were seen as trustworthy and honest. That has beeen squandered by your CIA and your executive branch.