Yeah, its the media and the government (Bush) that makes America look like assholes and pigs... while in reality... there are millions of people living their own ways in their own homes with their family in a town with bars and friends to chill with and movies to see... etc.
Most Americans, like most anyone, are friendly, kind, and decent people. Some aren't. Tune in at Ten for our feature story on those who aren't!
o.k. Yes i agree, the media does kinda sway our opinion about the americans. But due to personal experiences i just don't think most of you have much of a brain. I mean it doesn't go for eveyone....just every american i've encountered. Which is only about 4 but the consitency of their stupidity is what got me. So yeah 4 is really not many but it is enough for me. Everyone knows that people are more interested in the negative than the positive.
Well, buddy, most people are stupid. so in a group of 4 random Americans, 3 of them will probably be stupid.
With the current administration, I literally cannot be a patriot I'm so disgusted with it. A couple days ago, I took off the American flag stickers that were on my car...
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
14th April 2004
i dont think its america that people hate , it is the government and and its arrogance that they hate
Get over it.
I think there isn't anywhere on the earth that is the 'perfect' place to live. But America is pretty good. Yeah, I'm an American. I don't like arrogence that people portray to other countries either. Sends a bad reputation to others and possibly making them think that all Americans are like that. But that is kind of absurd if you think about it; a whole country can't act exactly the same...duh. Anyways, I'm sure there are other places that are great to live as well. It's not just America that is pretty stable. I want to visit Ireland and the UK someday. Because I am of Irish decent. :)
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
The reason why many people don't like us is because of our knack of hypocrisy and arrogance. We go on and on about things like D-Day, yet fail to mention why that had to happen in the first place. While France was taken over by Hitler and Britain was being bombed around the clock, we sit back and do nothing. Only when Pearl Harbor is attacked are we outraged. That brings us to another point, imperialism. Manifest Destiny, it's just a euphemism for imperialism. We went to war with Spain, kicked out the Native Americans, the Hawiians, etc. to be the nation we are today. At the same time we say we haven't imperialized, we are as many say, an empire in denial. Then, when the people who use to live on those lands try to get past our borders we refuse and send them packing. Vietnam is obviously a loaded subject, but it's a lesson that was never learned. This war can not be simply labelled a war between capitalism and communism, because it wasn't just that. Vietcong wanted to unite South Vietnam with North Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh, who happened to be a communist nationalist. The fight between those two countries was a war of nationalism. However, sending troops in looking for a communist is bound to go wrong. After all, what does a communist look like? The more troops you send in looking for communists (The Vietnamese nationalists to them), the more it's going to look like imperialism, France all over again. Now the same thing is happening with Iraq and we simply can't understand why they don't want us, to them we are seen as invaders bringing in a culture they don't want. Besides, democracy isn't going to survive with a bad economy, it never works. Democracies have fallen before because of bad economies. When you can't feed your children, all of a sudden the right to vote isn't as important. We need to have our priorities straight in Iraq. Our arrogance is another thing. The ridiculous and shameful incident with Freedom Fries is definently a low point in our history. We call the French cowards for not joining us in Iraq. First off, the reasons for going to war were based upon fabrications. Second, France knows what war is like. We as Americans have never had to live through a war being fought throughout our cities, we have never been occupied, we have never been made homeless because of a war, they have. Let's not judge too quickly who is a coward.
Those who disrespect America should think twice.
I think people are too touchy or/and take things out of context--example, when I say something like, "Oh, that was a bad decision by the US." I don't mean the American people; I barely mean America itself. I'm referring to its leaders. However, when faced with ongoing arrogance, self-importance, disregard for human rights and international law, refusal to honor agreements and treaties, interference in the affairs of sovereign nations, and clearly racist remarks (yes, I'm talking about the attitude towards Arabs)...I don't think it's very shocking that the majority of the world does not like the United States. I think the USA's reputation is shot to hell. Respect must be earned. Same as trust.