Sports teams, those ranked number one have targets on their backs. Everyone is out to defeat the best, the strongest, long running dynasties. Being on top represents power. Number one sets the bar.
Everyone wants to knock you off the top spot, bring you down a few notches, and rise above you. To the rest of the world you are the bully, the arrogant, inflict too much of your influence.
The United States has been on top of the world, the super power, world policeman, savior of good (questionable), wealthiest of nations. We have been the envy of many. Most influential of nations, too often too much so. We have stuck our noses where it didn’t belong, but that is what being number one does. Our leaders become arrogant, invading, pushing their influence and ideals around a world without knowing or understanding cultures and history. History repeats itself, we don’t learn our lessons very well.
We have become the modern-day Roman Empire, and “et tu America falling”. We have very few allies anymore. Those we have, have become shaky, such as Israel. Obama has done his best to rid us of any friends. We may be (are) the most hated nation on earth. The target is on our back. Not only do our enemies want to knock us down, they want to eliminate us. We sleep with wolves in sheep’s clothing constantly; that comes from lack of/no leadership.
Our enemies and they are many have us in their sites, they don’t just come from abroad, they come from within. Some of those wolves reside in Washington, DC, in a White House and Halls of Congress.