Before considering why people hate America, let us first consider who hates America:
Opinion polls show that half the German population is openly critical of US leadership for a number of reasons:
* Its failure to consult its allies as promised.
* Its refusal to sign up to joint action against global warming.
* Its protectionist stance on trade issues such as steel and agriculture.
In North America:
"Only when I talked to people from outside my borders did I realize how insanely myopic the entire establishment of the US is.
People here really can't seem to understand why the world gets mad at us. It is not evil that's the problem here I think, just incredible,
earth-shattering, incalculable, painfully entrenched ignorance."
In Muslim nations and Arab nations:
The main reasons, the overwhelming cry, is that the USA has bombed, suppressed Islamic nations and restricted them financially, commercially and
Many Muslims believe that the American people have been deceived by their government. Others just want the endless poverty and strikes to stop. There
is a strong feeling of repression and of being hated.
Why do people hate America?
* USA have supported, trained and armed dictators, illegitimate governments and racist and brutal regimes. You have largely ignored the pain and
suffering this has caused."
A) President Bush has said that terrorists hate Democracy and Freedom, and therefore attack the USA
B) When asked to pick one "main reason why those who attack us (and their supporters) hate the United States," the reason given most often were
because of our democracy and freedom" (26%)
These assumptions alone annoy people. (they didnt attack because they are anti-democratic, but anti USA
* I could list every conflict that America has been involved in, supplied weapons to one side, both, or more, made a profit from or secured oil from.
But such a list would basically involve listing nearly every conflict across the world.
*America shows a disrespect for Global consensus on all fronts, frequently ignoring the UN and international agreements.
*The USA drew worldwide criticism for failing to adopt the greatest international agreement for the reduction of some greenhouse gases, The Kyoto
Protocol, which has been accepted by nearly every other country. This is despite the fact that the USA is by a massive margin the world's biggest
polluter and very disproportionately so.
*Commercialism and greed overcome all common sense and thought for the welfare of future generations.
*The US contains 4% of the world's population but produces about 25% of all carbon dioxide emissions. Widely known as the world's largest polluter,
the message they send is: "US corporations have the right to pollute the entire planet. The people and the environment don't matter."
Short term strategies:
* Downwind from Nagasaki, people still die from cancer.
* Long after the USA left Korea, Landmines still kill people.
* The damage done by pollution takes decades to recover. the USA has not only left it too late, but appears to going for a world-wide after-effect
To hear American's claim that any such attack on America is an attack on freedom itself is to claim that America is synonymous with freedom, which is
enough to make any non-America cringe and wonder if the speaker has ever even left his country. The targets attacked were not icons of democracy, they
were pillars of American commerce, American military power, American government (failed attack) and American foreign policy.
World War 2
America's late arrival in the war is not something they should boast about. America sent very few soldiers into war, (3.5mil. Russia sent 20 mil)
The USA appears to be very self-glorifying, and there are multiple generations in the UK, France and Europe who upset and angry at America's
rewriting of history. Russia's men, France's entire population, and UK's air force, were the principal opponents of Germany, aided by American
equipment (much leased and loaned, not just given)
USAs entry to the war was forced, not chosen, their motives were self-defence not world-wide good.
The USA claims to be, in absolute terms, the world's biggest giver and this is true. However, as a proportion of its wealth the USA gives least when
compared to all 22 of the worlds' most developed countries. (Denmark is top of the table, giving 1.01% of GDP, Norway, 0.91%; the Netherlands, 0.79%;
Sweden, 0.7%, while the US manages just 0.1%)
80% of that aid itself actually goes to American companies in those foreign countries.
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