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Originally posted by Duzey
Just remember that for every schmuck you see booing the US anthem at a hockey game, there's a loud-mouthed Canuck like me telling them to shut up and show some respect.
OK, now I"ll put on my flame-retardant cape as the Americans on this board I'm sure will be calling me unpatriotic, a traitor, etc.
Originally posted by forestlady
I am an American, living in America. I have traveled extensively and it used to be that foreigners admired Americans. But since Bush has become prez, that has changed. We have become a nation that doesn't respect others soveriegnty, have decided to make decisions unilaterally and have interfered far too often in the affairs of other nations. Admittedly, some of this was before Bush, but it's become worse now. So, I think other countries fear us and think we are endangering them, especially over our terrorism policies. In my travels, I have often seen Americans be absolutely rude, imperious, arrogant and ignorant to the point where I am embarassed. We Americans are not known for our manners, or our admiration of other countries and cultures. I can totally understand why others look down at us right now. We've also given away our precious freedoms. I have to admit that I don't have alot of respect for our govt or our own people right now. There's a reason why we're stereotyped as "the Ugly American." I love what my country is supposed to stand for, what it used to stand for, I was always proud to be an American. We were the great liberators, the haven for oppressed peoples but now we have become the oppressors. I don't like the American govt much at this time.
Regardless, is American bashing a trend, a fad, a fashionable facet to our society that will simply wind it's course?