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Main reason why Europeans dislike the USA?

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posted on May, 12 2005 @ 12:14 PM
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As a friend and a curios american citizen ( nationality not by choice because I am African American ), ( yank) I would like to ask this to the UK population here.
I have many friends who are from the U.K and places like East Africa, West Africa and Austrailia.

Why in your own words is there so much hatred towards american citizens, when we have a Dictator like George Bush. ?
The man get no respect from me at all. Neither am I a "YANK" or flag waving American.
Why do the citizens here get somuch lipservice from Europeans, when half of the population here hates him?
The only reason he was voted into a second term is because I live in a homophobic society.. they voted for Morality nothing else.
Please fell free to give me your opinions.
Please remember this country has always been divided, and it will be the sole cause of its downfall.
Thanks




posted on May, 12 2005 @ 12:30 PM
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Why in your own words is there so much hatred towards american citizens


the fact is, there isn't
Its twizted to think we are, when we are really showing it at your government



posted on May, 12 2005 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by AgentGirl
Why in your own words is there so much hatred towards american citizens,


Two words:

Iraq and Bush

I personally have nothing against America and its people, but the main two reasons are indeed George ''Screw the UN'' Bush and his foul deed in Iraq, alot of distrust comes from the fact we got dragged into Iraq under lies and the fact we have a weak leader who often seems to forget whose Prime Minister he is.



posted on May, 12 2005 @ 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by UK Wizard
Two words:

Iraq and Bush

I personally have nothing against America and its people, but the main two reasons are indeed George ''Screw the UN'' Bush and his foul deed in Iraq, alot of distrust comes from the fact we got dragged into Iraq under lies and the fact we have a weak leader who often seems to forget whose Prime Minister he is.


Its not just Iraq, its the whole forgien policy "lets send our boys into action without thinking", but Bush has learnt from Iraq thou, if he done the same to North Korea or Iran he would face a lot of dead troops

Its sad really, America use to be a great nation, but now its just a declining superpower.



posted on May, 12 2005 @ 03:37 PM
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three reason's only


America thrives on greed

secound
the US is a bunch of hypocrites ( the us is a large christian country and almost all its laws are based around that ) and yet they disagree with other countries that are largely controlled by a diffrent faith
( like the NAZI's bush always says US was chosen by god )


three
they think they can walk around pushing whom ever they like around like a school yard bully



posted on May, 12 2005 @ 03:44 PM
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Originally posted by infinite
Its not just Iraq, its the whole forgien policy "lets send our boys into action without thinking", but Bush has learnt from Iraq thou, if he done the same to North Korea or Iran he would face a lot of dead troops


I agree the whole the worlds against us foreign policy is the cause of the anger towards the US,


Its sad really, America use to be a great nation, but now its just a declining superpower.


The thing is, a super power needs another super power to rival it or else it stagnates, see example USA


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America thrives on greed


Its called Capitalism apparntly and I can asure you its not confined to America.



the US is a bunch of hypocrites ( the us is a large christian country and almost all its laws are based around that ) and yet they disagree with other countries that are largely controlled by a diffrent faith
( like the NAZI's bush always says US was chosen by god )


eh?




they think they can walk around pushing whom ever they like around like a school yard bully


And whose fault is that



posted on May, 13 2005 @ 11:04 AM
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I think bodrol is close to the mark.

But I whole-heartedly agree with the comment that the US administration & corporations are what the world really objects to.
For example, talking truth, freedom and human rights is all very well until we see the Asian sweat-shops so much of corporate America's profits derive from......that they prefer us not to see.

I have several American members of my own family, I can assure you I don't hate them - and I'm willing to bet the same is true for so many many people in the world given the make up of US society.

The US would have us believe that the version of capitalism it operates is the only one (or the 'purest' version).
It isn't.
For those interested I can recommend 'The seven cultures of Capitalism' by Charles Hampden-Turner and Fons Trompenaars (Piatkus).

US economic and foreign policy are the prime reasons for this dislike of political and commercial America.

Overly loud, badly dressed and plain rude tourists types don't help either but I would be the last to claim that kind of thing is relagated only to Americans.



posted on Jun, 3 2005 @ 05:56 AM
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Originally posted by infinite
Its not just Iraq, its the whole forgien policy "lets send our boys into action without thinking", but Bush has learnt from Iraq thou, if he done the same to North Korea or Iran he would face a lot of dead troops


I really don't think Bush has learnt from Iraq, he's just waiting for the right moment. Bush is just finishing off his Daddies work, do you really think he's bothered bout dead troops?



posted on Jun, 3 2005 @ 06:19 AM
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Why do people detest 'dub-ya'?

I came across this today, some might find it interesting. I think it encapsulates a lot of what many think about him -


The Problem With Dubya
June 1, 2005, 12:29 pm

A recent American reporter asked "why does the rest of the world hate George Bush so much?" Its a fair question and I thought I`d answer it from my perspective being a non-American.

I abhor George Bush`s need for affirmation at any cost. He doesn`t make policy based on what is good for anyone, he makes policy based on what makes him feel good.

I am nauseated everytime I see his smirking face joking about not being able to find WMDS, meanwhile 1750 US troops have died in an attempt to protect their country from the threat posed by those non existent WMDS.

It disgusts me that he will stand in front of a global TV audience preaching about the Culture of Life whilst at the same time he is directly responsible for the deaths of 1750 US troops and over 100,000 Iraqis.

I loathe what he has allowed to be done to the US troops. I get emails from punters of mine who have served in Iraq, asking me how can I be so anti-military. I point to blogs of mine where it is obviously apparent I think that people who serve are the bravest and noblest men and women in the world. I point out that the anti-war people are not anti-military, they are simply trying to defend the military and stop the needless loss of life for a war that never needed to be fought.

I detest how George Bush has allowed the name of God to be hijacked by the radical right to force through extremist judges and even more extreme social policies, whilst at the same time accusing people like me who disagree with them of being "un-christian".

I am contemptuous of the hypocrisy in the fact that he is happy to send 1750 American troops off to die for the the vitally important cause of spreading "freedom and democracy", whilst at the same time his daughters are unemployed.

I despise his abuse of 911 and the deaths of over 3000 people and turning a great human tragedy into a political propaganda tool for his party.

I am sickened when he tells people "God speaks to him", Jesus said God is Love, Bush`s God preaches death and destruction.

I abhor his abuse of the environment, his willful and complicit neglect in his allowance of his industry financiers to rape the earth of its natural resources in pursuit of profit.

I am sickened by his arrogance and lack of respect for other human beings.

I detest how he is destroying any hope of a happy future for the next generations through incomptance, cowardness, and dishonesty.

I abhor his stupidity, his lack of knowledge, his lack of education into matters that the president of the United States should be educated in, and the fact that he doesn`t care.Being proud of being ignorant is not something I can feel any type of positive emotion for.

It disgust me that he will use any human suffering, be it for example, the deaths of 3000 people on 911 or the deaths of 1750 US troops to further his quest for power and money.

I am nauseated at how he has deliberately divided a great nation using tactics of fear and intimidation. I am repulsed at how he can use terror tactics to scare the very people he is supposed to protect into sacrificing their own.

Most importantly what I despise is George Bush`s role in the destruction of my perceptions about America. America was the great social experiment that gave the world hope that there was a better way. American music of the 60s and 90s inspired and continues to inspire artists globally. American people were an inspiration, be it their incredible generosity in times of crisis or their sacrifice of their own in World War 2 so Europe could be free. I grew up on images of the great American uprisings against segregation, injustice and discrimination. These movements of the 60s inspired ordinary people around the world to stand up and be counted. America, home of the brave, land of the free. George Bush represents a complete betrayal of everything America is supposed to stand for. The American Dream became our dream too and George Bush has shattered this dream.

More importantly, where is the anger? Where is the outcry that 1750 US troops have died for a lie? Where is the outcry that their deaths are hidden and their sacrifices disrespected? Where is the outcry that over 15,000 US troops have been maimed for a lie? Where are the protests? What about the sacrifices of the nearly 300,000 US troops who died in WW2, so that freedom may prevail? George Bush insults their sacrifice and still there is no protest. We thought America stood for Freedom and Democracy and the American people would fight to the death to protect it. Instead they sacrifice their sons and daughters so that tyranny may prevail. And there is no protest. There is no anger.

That is why people detest George Bush, because he abuses his position as president and allows the insidious cancer of tyranny to destroy America, a beacon of light for so many years for the rest of the world, and in doing so makes us question a basic foundation of our beliefs, that is if the American People don`t want to fight for their country, what the hell have we been dreaming about?

But do I hate George Bush? No, I have no time for hate, and even if I did, I wouldn`t waste such a powerful emotion on an insignificant non-entity like George Bush.

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