Originally posted by ZombieOctopus
I can't take it anymore, America in intellectually bankrupt.
I'm American and DAMN proud of it. Please don't put us all in to one category.
Americans have absolutely no concept of how good they have it and are even more ignorant (if that's possible) of even the simplest government
policies of their neighbors.
Again you're generalizing. The majority are NOT like this. You're seeing a LOUD minority and assuming it's a majority. IT'S NOT.
Every time I hear Americans call their president, and worse, their fellow Americans, socialists in a derogatory manor, I cringe and bite my
These individuals are in the minority, typically republican and idiots.
Believe it or not, America is in the minority in being against social initiatives, most notably, health care.
Most Americans are actually FOR restructuring of our BROKEN health care system.
The rest of the developed world is not "imploding" under the stress of "socialist rule", we're happy the way things are and in fact we
even voted these policies into law, democratically!
Good for you. I mean this sincerely
Canada, Briton, France, Sweden, etc, etc, etc. are all proud of the governments we've all helped to establish and maintain and I'll be
damned if a bunch of Yankees tell me it's all a sham and destined for failure and bankruptcy.
Keep in mind these naysayers are in the minority and have an AGENDA that involves self serving interests and these same people couldn't care less
about their fellow Americans. These people I consider to be traitors to both their country and it's Constitution.
Social democracies are not built on totalitarian rule, we are not slaves to our respective governments and we will not be
categorized as such.
Good for you !
All these "Americans" holding up signs of president Obama with a Hitler mustache and equating him with Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Hitler
himself at these town hall meetings are idiots beyond help.
These are what's known as republican pawns.
They are not "patriots", they're ignorant morons
When the elections in America were still being held, I'll admit, I cared who won. I cared because, like it or not, American policies shape the
world and I genuinely care about the welfare of the people of our planet as a whole.
The planet needs more people like you with your attitude.
I hoped that Obama would win because, at the time, he seemed to me as the world's best possible hope for, at the very least, a de-escalation
in tensions world round.
True. Let me also mention that everyone I know was actually concerned that the bush administration would pull a Coup d'état and refuse to leave
office. People were legitimately concerned this would create another civil war. These were DANGEROUS people in office and Americans as a whole
breathed a si of relief when both bush and darth cheney quietly and quickly left office.
After he took office, I'll also concede, I was disappointed in his lack of initiative.
Give him a chance. He's trying to lift a house with a paper clip. The bush administration left our country in shambles and it will take YEARS to
fix all the damage they caused.
He said he would end the "war on terror" and he's done nothing of the sort.
He's closing gitmo
He's removing troops from iraq. You know the illegal war that bush started.
And also, he can't force the bad guys to stop attacking us and our allies without a war.
If anything he's scaling it up and taken Canadian and British troops, amoung many others, with him on his fruitless, imperialist conquests. I
am not a supporter of Barack Obama, nor many of his policies, but he was and still is, the lesser of two evils.
One thing that must be understood is that these terrorists don't just want us out of "their" country, "their" region, "their" area of the
world, these terrorist want of DEAD. How do you negotiate with someone who will only be happy when you don't exist?
I am in support, however, of Obama's push for socialized health care in America. Not because I'm a brainwashed communist dog, but because I
firmly believe that everyone alive deserves the right to medical care whenever they need it, no exceptions.
I completely agree with you 10000000000000000%. Health care should be a RIGHT regardless of income.
The reality is that the majority of Americans are NOT happy with their health care as the republicans claim.
You have a segment of the population which has no health care.
Then you have another segment that has emergency only health care.
Then you have another segment that has insufficient health care for their needs.
When you add up all these segments, you'll find that the majority of Americans have either non-existent health care or insufficient health care. Now
here's the ironic part. You know who has the best health care in the US? Our representatives. Do they pay for their health care? NO WE DO ! Is it
too much to ask for the same care they're getting at our expense? If we have to pay our own, maybe they need to pay their own. Let's see how long
they'll complain about a national health care system then !
America is not the only country in the world, what you say does reach people outside of your boarders and quite frankly a large chunk of you
come off as children, and that's being generous.
Again, you're seeing the all to vocal minority and assuming we're all like that. We're not like those ignorant fools shouting at the town hall
meetings. Most Americans are intelligent enough to know those people have agendas that are not in America's best interests.
Good thread ! Starred and flagged but understand you're talking about a minority of idiots. We're not all stupid ok?