Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
Yeah. WE once thought we should take over the entire continent, and, like smart people, we tried to take over Canada.(better resources, besides gold, and even then you have some in the Yukon). But its all cool now, and we are happy^.^
I didn't make it!
Ray2488As an American, I'll admit that I ashamed at the way my country is being ran. Whether it is the illegitimate war in Iraq or the way Bush is running the country, I feel it's ridiculous. I remember the last time Bush was in Europe for whatever he felt he needed to go for, there were protests in the countries he was in during his visit. The samething has been happening recently while he was in S. America. So my question is: how do the Europeans on this forum view America? This is a question I've been wondering for quite sometime, but I never had the opportunity to ask. And I ask there be no shit in this thread, if you dislike America or whatever, fine. I wouldn't want some flame war breaking out over a simple question.
Yes I know the question was directed at Europeans but I thought I put my thoughts in as well. As well I am ashamed at the way America is being ran. I am ashamed that the Demcratic Party is using the War on Terror as a political maneuver in order to regain their power. I'm ashamed at how spineless some of the Repulican Politicians are towards the Democrats. I am somewhat displeased with President Bush and some of his policies (ie.. open borders) but I couldn't be prouder of the stance he has taken on the War on Terror. Thank God (yes I said the G word!) that the people of the United States elected President Bush. And I'm sure the Islamic Terrorist feel the same way about that as I do (not!). As for wondering how the Europeans view us I would ask you are you worried how your best friend or neighbor might view or think about you. Probally not, so why worry what the Europeans think. Seems silly to me. Besides whatever negative thing that the Euro's think about the US, in a crunch they would change their mind and think the World of us! Butch Up America!
It's politics mate, not boxing. In order to get virtually anything done in Washington, compromises must be made. If we refused to compromise, then our Constitution would never have even been finalized.
Oh, and welcome to GF.
Heaven's gonna burn your eyes
16th April 2005
"iCan"so why worry what the Europeans think. Seems silly to me. Besides whatever negative thing that the Euro's think about the US, in a crunch they would change their mind and think the World of us!
That's the attitude that the rest of the world hates from America.
It still seems like being considerate and understanding in the States come a distant second (or third) to running around shouting USA USA USA!! :uhoh:
The world doesn't look like this! I know it may come as a shock to some of you.
I pretend I'm cooler than AzH
3rd September 2005
haha good post. i hope most of us dount think the world looks like that.
Honestly, why should we care what some random European person thinks of our country? Our political systems are different as night and day, and our social structures are nothing alike. Cultures are totally different on a basic level too. What works in Europe more than likely will not work in the United States. So when someone from the streets of Paris critiques our way of governing ourselves, it seems somewhat silly, to say the least.
Define being considerate, please. Do you mean asking Belgium, France, and Germany if we are allowed to go to war with a country that they are recieving money from? Or asking Russia if we can pursue a tough policy on states that try to obtain nuclear weapons, weapons which are being developed using Russian-provided nuclear material?
Now, from a foreign policy perspective, the US can not just go off and do anything it wants. Sometimes it is necessary, but taking unilateral action buts the US in a bad light.