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originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
George Bush Senior
George Bush Jr.
Regime Changes - "35 countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords and terrorists"
Self-Righteous judgemental Christians
I am sure I am missing a few. I don't think people on ATS hate all Americans, just those who are responsible for the list above.
Our leaders are international war criminals.
I think most people on ATS realize that 99% of Americans are just regular folk trying to get by.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
I like ATS; there are a number of very bright people here. In fact, I would posit that most here are very intelligent, but there's one thing whic really rubs me the wrong way lately and I'm sick of it.
I'm sick of all this hating on the United States of America, just sick and freaking tired of it! It doesn't matter the thread anymore before someone weighs in and has some snarky negative comment about America. I don't see Americans hating on the UK, or Australia or anywhere else, but there's sure a lot of hating going on from the same toward America.
In my life, I've traveled internationally on an extensive basis. I spent (5) years of my life traveling overseas. I've spent considerable time in Europe, Asia, Australia and even some time in the middle east. I've been to the Arctic, the Antarctic, South America and numerous other places. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to impress you, but hear what I have to say next.
I found Europe a delightful place. I liked the people, the customs and the way of life. I loved Australia and New Zealand. Again, I found the people engaging and friendly. I spent considerable time in these countries working, not just traveling. I traveled extensively in Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand...Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan and even China). There too I found warm people, friends, love of life and respect for other countries...including the USA. Heck, my old passport is almost an inch thick with numerous inserts.
Contrast this with what we see here on ATS. There is a very apparent and overt hatred of America by British and Asean countries. This puzzles me, and flies directly in the face of my own personal experiences. It seems not a single thread can go by without someone posting some snarky, rude or insulting comment about America. It's just endless. Some of the arrogant posts seem to take pleasure in not understanding their supposed humor. Frankly, it's rude and disgusting this attitude.
Non-US people here just love to repeatedly HATE on America. Why? We are your allies, we are your friends. Yes, the USA has numerous warts and problems, but so does everyone else...why the hate and vitrol? We are not perfect. I am not perfect. Yet some of the posters here act as if they post from some ivory tower of perfection. C'mon, do you really hate America that badly?
I just don't understand it. I traveled to your countries and loved your culture, respected your ways and your people. I understand differences and take these in stride. What I see here in return is total contempt for America...absolute and utter contempt.
Why do some of you HATE America so much...from your keyboard, when clearly this is not the case in business or in person?
Are you trolling?
Honest post and question!
originally posted by: tiredoflooking
Well one usually hates most in others what they hate about themselves, be it conscious or unconscious I do not know... perhaps a little bit of jealousy as well really. When america speaks the world listens, I can say first hand, being Canadian, we are like America's annoying little brother and many other countries aren't far behind!
originally posted by: Swills
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
I'm sick of the hate that Islam and the Middle East receive on here, I don't whine about it.
I ignore it.
A master troll knows when to not reply to a low level troll.
*dont ignore me to prove a point*
Quoted for truth!
Maybe someone should start a thread about it because its getting out of hand! Arab Muslims, hell all Muslims, are openly hated on ATS daily. They've become that group that the majority agree it's okay to hate on.
originally posted by: Swills
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Swills
And how many threads, and how many Internet articles, and how many US government regulations are there on those groups of people ?
I did the math, and it adds up to thens of thousands of regulations to keep them folks in their place.
Wait, what? You're talking about thread creation, internet articles, and government regulations? Like, really? You did the math? For reals?!
There are plenty of threads, articles, and regulations against all of the above, so what's your point?
Fact is the Muslim population greatly outnumbers all those so called hated groups combined and they are the largest most hated group today.