originally posted by: DaRAGE
Because the people of the USA are a bunch of stupid assholes. The people of the USA are absolutely OBSESSED with politics.
The people of New Zealand are reasonable people. One month... Who cares?
This, it's basically a massive difference in mindset in the southern hemisphere from the northern one. A mindset I've seen many from outside of AU/NZ
not get until they moved and lived here for a while.
We're all pretty loyal to our countries in the south, but we don't tend to be brainwashedly patriotic. Think the AU/NZ advantage is we've been exposed
to so much more 'culture' than our own as we grow up. I mean we get a lot of media from the U.S, Canada, England, etc growing up along with our own
Yet I get the impression in the U.S they don't get much in the way of Aussie and Kiwi content outside of Babe and Crocodile Dundee.
You see often online, even here on ATS the whole "oh you're not American? Then shut up you don't matter." When sometimes you have a better view when
you're on the outside looking in. That many's brains stop working at their borders. (Applies to many Northern Hemisphere nations, that half of the
world which seems to be cause of most of the worlds problems.)
We tend to be a lot more chill, and laid back by comparison to the rest of the world. Maybe not having other countries directly on our borders and
being fairly isolated has helped a lot in that regard as well as being fairly 'young' civilizations.
Sadly though, there are some trying to bring the U.S's problems to our lands.... Aussie BLM for example.... *rolls eyes*
It's a cancer for our societies that we need to stamp out before it takes root, but sadly I don't think that will happen.
Especially as most of the worlds media is very much U.S owned and driven. Media the younger folks are now plugged into 24/7, hence why the problems of
other countries are becoming our problems. Even though those problems do not exist here. Outside of peoples heads and desire to be special little
You get raised your whole life being told 'you're/we're number one!!!' you begin to believe it after a while, like any form of brainwashed
Maybe it's time we stopped letting the U.S and China etc bully us. Trade sanction threats etc, that kind of thing. (The way anyone would treat an
And started trade sanctioning them back. We, well Australia at least have the means to survive on our own, thanks to having a low population. Cut them
off from our Uranium, beef, steel, grain, wool, etc. and stop being part of the very manipulated in the favour of certain countries BS Stock
Exchanges. Leave the North to their games they've been playing for millennia.
NZ is like our little brother, we'll no doubt have your backs. (I have always said we should approach NZ and offer them to become our 8th state and
territory we're that similar and close to each other. Can only see it as a win win.)
Maybe make a Southern Hemisphere coalition and send the northerners packing back to their crappy war filled part of the world.
Problem is, it's okay for them to threaten us, but as we've seen recently, they don't like the same back. Cut them off from our goods and services and
we'll probably be invaded due to WMD's or whatever other imaginary crap they use to steal the resources their overpopulated lands require.
But yeah, changing a Americans mind, whether republican or democrat is like talking to a wall. They're all always right, all of the time. The
programming is too ingrained in most of them. They don't know what to do without a 'team'. They'll ignore what is right in front of their own eyes if
it doesn't match the way they want the world to be.
They tell themselves they're a democracy, the land of the free, when like every country on the planet they're an oligarchy with the elite playing them
off against each other.
They go on about rights and constitutions and amendments, but do nothing to enforce them. Where's the militas? Wears the bearing arms against the
enemies both foreign and domestic? Where's the democratic removal of corrupt politicians?
Maybe politics is such a huge deal for them because like the old men and women they elect, they're all full of piss, vinegar and hot air
Look how many here talk about shooting people, enemies of the state so to speak, for literally years, but not a single one has gone and got their
'liberty guns' and used them.
Look at their elections, how much of a show they are, how who has the most money and razzamatazz matters, how long they are dragged out for, compared
to AU/NZ where as our elections are generally over before you even know they've begun. A month delay in their years long elections would be too much
for their brains to process.
The U.S and pretty much most Northern nation looks as itself as not a member of a shared planet, a giant ball falling through space as it cork screws
around a star, but instead they all think of themselves as their own little planets and anything outside their imaginary lines is an alien, something
not equal to them and something to be feared.
While fearing their own at the same time.
If I only had a dollar for every American I met who thinks Aussies all live in the outback and Tasmania is in South America I'd be able to buy a
I'm starting to think honestly it's all a lost cause. Maybe it's time to sit back and let them have the apocalypse they seem to all so desperately
want. Just request they keep it to their half of the planet.
Maybe it's just humans have hit their mental peak? This is as advanced as we're ever going to get, because despite using computers and knowing the
Earth isn't flat and that space is virtually infinite, most really are still as primitive and have ways of thinking much like those in biblical times,
despite it being 2000 years later.
Oh well life's short. Why work together and make our short stay here pleasant when we can be trying to cut each others throats instead. Why care about
your fellow man, when you can hate him for not thinking like you instead.
Screw coming together when it is more fun killing other people because they worship a different coloured piece of cloth than you.
Yeah, let them go for it. If their apocalypse doesn't get us, maybe we can build a better world from the ashes they're all so keen to make. If they
don't drag us further into the madness with them that is.
Maybe we should be using them as an example, use them as motivation to not make the same mistakes they're making, because I genuinely believe they're
beyond help and you cannot help/save those who are not willing to help/save themselves as the old sayings go.
Heck just speaking about them in a negative light as I have will make most on both sides equally hostile, and combative instead of self reflective.
Instead of going, "hmm maybe we have gone to #" it'll be the usual "We're not a stinky poopy pants! YOU ARE!!!" They'll misquote and cherry pick as
they always do to change what is being said rather than take it head on.
That despite our countries not being full of rioting, regular mass shooting etc, how they're still better than we could ever be.
Let's just leave them in their little bubbles. After all they don't want them popped.
Dear America. I hope and pray you eventually find that common enemy you always seem to need to actually be a bunch of states that are 'united'
edit on 18-8-2020 by AtomicKangaroo because: typo. lots in their but I CBF fixing dem all.