Originally posted by JaxonRoberts
Originally posted by Electro38
You couldn't say the same thing for all the people of all the countries of the world?
That's why I say this thread is completely biased and hypocritical.
It is biased, as I am an American and cannot nor will not speak of the human condition outside of my own sphere of experience. As I included myself
in the OP, I fail to see the hypocrisy. Perhaps you need to go look the word up, because there is nothing hypocritical about the OP.
As far as all the other countries of the world, go back and read the thread... those from other nations look at us in just this light. We have
become a joke as a people... a scary, well armed, reactionary, joke of a people... Not the image I'm really proud of.
You probably need to study history. Right after WWII when we freed the French from the Nazis they looked at us in this same light, with disdain, as
did most people of Europe. Why?
This was before Israel. All we did was reluctantly enter a war that was not started by us and go on to stop it and free people. We subsequently became
the worlds first super power, and then hated by the world. Why?
You're insulting the people of America in your initial post, the people?
It is hypocritical because while everyone insults the American people there are real horrors happening in this world being perpetrated by people who
are much, much more fitting of those insults, and because I never see any threads insulting the people of other nations. Insult the people of America
and receive instant praise and adulation. That's hypocrisy.
The people of America are the ones who fought and died freeing Europe from the mass murdering Nazis. Middle class and poor Americans of which I am a
descendant. Americans can do not right in the eyes of the world. Even when we do good things we are never credited? That is called hypocrisy.
Did you know that the money from our taxes go to providing food for people who are starving all over the world? Money from the pockets of poor and
middle class Americans goes to feeding the starving people in this world. It's a horror that most of that food is intercepted by thugs who then go
and sell it to those poor starving people. But somehow, despite these things Americans are the bad guys in the world.
One thing I know for certain is that regardless of all your whining about America and insulting the American people, we are going to continue to eat
hamburgers, watch senseless TV sitcoms, be entertained by Britney Spears, and perhaps be less than informed about current politics, yet we'll still
be one of the most productive countries in the world with one of the highest standards of living, and we'll still be the ones the rest of the world
come crying to when they need help! Why is that?
We make things happen and we run your world, that's why. A greasy hamburger in one hand and one eye on TV and we run your world!
Why is it so many people of other countries want to desperately live here and adopt our culture?
And that brings up the fact that Americans are really made up of many different cultures and ethnicity. We are not all white Anglo Saxons. My
grandparents were from Italy and Ireland. Most people in America are either directly from other places or descendants of immigrants. Americans are
people from all over the world and from many different cultures. Go study your history.
You need a lot more life experiences to realize that not everything is so stereotypical in your idealized and biased world. All of the things you've
said about Americans has been said for many years, your thread and all that was said in it is very cliche` and hypocritical.
[edit on 16-9-2009 by Electro38]