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Dear Crappy Europe: I’m Glad You Hate America…

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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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This OPED piece is written in a somewhat tongue in cheek format, but still manages to capture just how much I care about having my country looked down on by others around the world. I really don't care about what other people think about me in my RL and that extends to European attitudes towards my country.

Now, I am NOT a fan of my Federal Government, but I still love my country. At least Europeans now understand why we have been upset about our immigration problems for years. It actually DOES overwhelm your social programs and increase crime. Now you know.

I also enjoy having personal responsibility in our country. We can choose what insurance to have. We have protected Free Speech. We can protect ourselves with actual weapons instead of sticks. We aren't perfect, but I am proud to be a citizen of this country.


Europeans often talk of American “arrogance.” How people abroad don’t like us. Partly because of this supposed arrogance. Well, after thinking about it, after praying about it, after writing a lengthy pro/con list, I’ve come to a serious conclusion: I have zero craps to give. Go ahead, call us arrogant. Stand on top of a table in a snooty French restaurant and mock the Yankees. My blessing? You have it. Get the point?

We have plenty of good reasons to believe we’re better than Europe. Mainly because we are. The key to pulling off arrogance is similar to mastering a great suit. Believe it. Live it. Love it. I’ve embraced American arrogance more heartily than you’ve embraced the Syrian refugees. But not as heartily as you should embrace dentists (okay that was the last one).

So often we hear “The United States is the only industrialized world without a nationalized healthcare plan. Or free school. Or free access to…” well, just pick the thing to which you feel most entitled. You know what I think whenever you start with that meme? Big. Effing. Deal. I can buy my own healthcare. I can pay for my own education. I don’t need free access to anything. I’m a man. I pay my own way. You know what? Millions of Americans do the same. It’s called individualism, you socialist drones.


SOURCE



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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus



Europeans have class and sophistication...

Americans have well... Donuts


Tallyho old man..(carry on)
edit on Tue, 29 Mar 2016 18:18:01 -0500186America/ChicagoTuesday4 by rigel4 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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*grabs some popcorn* this should be good about the time I wake up tomorrow...

eta: Folks should check out the video on the source page its interesting..
edit on 29-3-2016 by Irishhaf because: additional thought


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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus
what on Earth have I just read?

Man, you are nuts.

Anyway, why would you start a comment war between US and EU citizens, do you expect that Europeans are going to agree with you?
Such a childish and pointless provocation.

edit on 29-3-2016 by Necrose because: (no reason given)


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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:00 PM
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Will you also tell us how you won the war on your own. Please.


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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

And the stars from the US patriots are coming in for the OP

edit on 29-3-2016 by Necrose because: (no reason given)


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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:05 PM
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originally posted by: Necrose
a reply to: Metallicus

And the stars from the US patriots are coming in for the OP


I call it the circle jerk, one of their ilk post anything, star and flags galore.


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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

What irritates me is those here that say we should be more like Denmark.

I get that many really like Denmark. I like Denmark.

I also like ice cream, and I like steak.

But I can't place a scoop of ice cream on the grill and expect the same results.

Steak is steak.
Ice cream is ice cream.



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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:06 PM
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a reply to: Necrose

I hear all the time on this very site that Americans are backwards and way behind on social programs way more than I hear "American arrogance"


Star and flag from a patriot OP
like that's a bad thing
edit on 29-3-2016 by rockintitz because: (no reason given)


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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

This statement is what stuck-out to me the most:


I can buy my own healthcare. I can pay for my own education. I don’t need free access to anything. I’m a man. I pay my own way.


He's right. I'm a man. I pay my own way. That is something to be proud of.

But that is not the only thing that makes a man.

A man knows when to be tough, and when to be vulnerable. A man stops and helps an old lady change a flat tire. A man stands up against the bully and a man stands up for what is right.

As a man that can pay his own way and has done well in the system we have, I believe helping those that cannot pay their own way is the right thing to do. I believe paying a bit more in to the system to ensure people have healthcare and an education makes it possible for more and more people to become a "man" and pay their own way.

Now I can take being called a socialist drone. As a socialist, I've had to develop tough skin. But I do not like having my manhood put in to question, which is what I think this article does, simply because I am willing to contribute what I can to benefit the collective good. We are better-off as a nation if more people can see a doctor or can get an education.

A real man does what is right and gives a helping hand to those in need. A real man does not sit idly by and marvel at how "manly" his pockets have become while his neighbors can't afford cancer treatment or a nutritious meal.

So, in my opinion, this "man" does not sound like a man at all. He sounds like an ignorant prick.


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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Youre affraid people look down upon your country, so you choose to look down own on an entire continent?? Your also affraid of muslims, and dont care if they are "evil" or not, you cant be bothered with a small detail like that, you just choose to hate them all according to your other thread about muslims...

atleast you love your own country, but wouldnt it be easier to tell us that, instead of telling us we are all idiots in your mind if we are not americans??

Who do you love? yourself? seriously, it sounds like you might have a depression or something, maybe you should talk with some friends or family about it? and dont worry to much, we dont all hate you or your country, even though we not always agree with your actions, so lighten up my friend


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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:14 PM
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Hey...The "Indians" Loved America too......For about 15-20,000 years.

Then some A/holes came and spoilt the party.

If it wasn't for Europe and Europeans....there would be No USA. (or atrocious Rap music by the slaves)

God Bless Europe!!!




posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

You should act more like danes do, be like me, iam a dane!
on second thoughts, dont be like me, cause iamnotyou..

I think both countries could learn something from trying to be more like the other, but we should deffinately not be the same, i agree with you on that



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:20 PM
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A man stops and helps an old lady change a flat tire. A man stands up against the bully and a man stands up for what is right. 


What does that have to do with what you quoted? Are you saying that being opposed to more taxes automatically means you would be unwilling to help someone in need?

False.

I can be against social programs and still donate to charity. Just the other day a lady in front of me at the grocery store was a few bucks short so I gave her some out of my own pocket.

I just don't want anyone forcing me to do so. I want the choice. And if someone wants to be a heartless bastard I believe they should also have that choice.


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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: rockintitz



What does that have to do with what you quoted? Are you saying that being opposed to more taxes automatically means you would be unwilling to help someone in need?


No. What I disputed was the implication that a man cannot be in favor of socialist ideals.



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:25 PM
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originally posted by: IAMNOTYOU
a reply to: DBCowboy

You should act more like danes do, be like me, iam a dane!
on second thoughts, dont be like me, cause iamnotyou..

I think both countries could learn something from trying to be more like the other, but we should deffinately not be the same, i agree with you on that


I think you have a great country. I have never denigrated a Dane for being proud of their country. Your history, architecture, art. You have something to be proud of.


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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Can't say I hate America or Americans.

Sure, there's much I don't like about America and the stereotypical American really does tend to come across as a bit of prick.

But I guess I could say the same about most national stereotypes.

There's also a lot I do like about America and Americans.

I've got to say I'm bewildered with your obsession with The Constitution and the general insular outlook many Americans have.

But I firmly believe the world would be a hell of a worse place without the thankless role you play on the international stage.
And I've got to know and have met some genuinely intelligent, fun and honourable Americans over the years both in real life and on sites like ATS.



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: introvert

And like I said I don't see any way that having socialist ideals equates to whether or not you are a good person.

My stance on healthcare or welfare has nothing to do with my willingness to help an old lady change a tire, as you put it.



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:34 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: IAMNOTYOU
a reply to: DBCowboy

You should act more like danes do, be like me, iam a dane!
on second thoughts, dont be like me, cause iamnotyou..

I think both countries could learn something from trying to be more like the other, but we should deffinately not be the same, i agree with you on that


I think you have a great country. I have never denigrated a Dane for being proud of their country. Your history, architecture, art. You have something to be proud of.


I think we all do, all countries have something to be proud of - And we can all learn from each other.
We have lots of things in denmark, that iam not proud of - but iam happy to live here, and feel lucky to be born in a place like this, but iam still a tiny bit jealous about your constitution over there lol thats something you should be really proud about



posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 06:35 PM
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originally posted by: rockintitz
a reply to: introvert

And like I said I don't see any way that having socialist ideals equates to whether or not you are a good person.

My stance on healthcare or welfare has nothing to do with my willingness to help an old lady change a tire, as you put it.


Agreed.

That is why I disagree with what this "man" said. He's full of #.




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