Well...well...haven't we all been busy on this thread
But i gotta say i like this discussion and as oppose to other threads i must say people are really civil here.
Differences beween America and Europe are to big to sum up but i still would like to clear up one thing about my own country : the Netherlands
WE ARE NOT SOULY SOCIALSTS.....If anything we are liberalists who happen to be very social.
Americans keeps talking about it being the best country in the world and "us americans"......judging from all replies there is no US. Just
individuals who don't care about anybody else when it comes to money and sharing.
I believe we all thing in the same direction with the only difference being we (europeans) tend to think as a collective as for for americans are
So stop it with the socialism and communism 'couse i think that if you did live in a purely socialistic or communistic country you would very much
disagree with it being a swell place to live in.
If anything is different (America vs Europa) it's the form of democracy we have.....You are really fond on your freedom but.....
To much democracy can be problem as well. The power of the people just goes to far and looses it purpose. To much democracy discredits
A good example is the state of California where mayors, police chiefs and governors can be chosen directly by the people. On top of that every
civilian can propose their own bill or propose a referendum to send a certain statesman out of office ( a form of direct democracy). This may lead to
politicians being preoccupied with their own popularity and are afraid to make unpopular choices witch could be critical.
As a consequence decisions witch only have an effect on the short term are taken in order to influence the public. An other side effect of this is
that politicians don’t have to take in consideration the choices they should be making for there only has to be voted “for” or “against” a
Just my two cents......