thanks to san for this link
i was initially very entertained to see the data. uncle sam is basically friendless, except for indians! what a pass the world and the sole superpower have come to!
and, in passing, the pakistani's dream home is, drum roll.... china! they clearly haven't heard that the maoists line up and shoot terrorists. they have been doing that systematically to uighurs. for the last few years, china has been executing, get this, more people than the rest of the world put together! and a large number of these have been 'splittists' like uighurs and tibetans. i can't wait for all these pakistanis to go to their promised land. and why don't they want to go to saudi arabia? answer: they are treated like dirt there even though it is the islamic heaven.
the pew guys must also not have asked the many maoputras in bengal, kerala and the english language media. because they would have certainly opted for china as their promised land. (of course a short vacation in one of the chinese gulags would cure them for good.)
but on second thought, the indian obsession with america is disturbing for two reasons.
one, that although i love it dearly, america, all things considered, is becoming a spent force, and it is waning. the american century is over. the diamonds are in our own backyard and the asian century is upon us. wisely, nobody else wants to depend on america for their future.
two, that it once again shows, as i have long suspected, the 'messiah syndrome': indians are waiting for someone, something, to come and save us. it's high time we learned there are no more messiahs. this syndrome is the reason we have elevated various and sundry mediocrities -- we shall name no names, as we have lately become the soul of discretion; but you know who they are -- to demi-god-hood.
how do we inform the indian public that there are no saviors? you have to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps, not wait for that manna or that messiah to drop from heaven.