For all of you America hating folks out there, consider this one my gift to you. Go ahead and rant to your little hearts content. Let loose and PLEASE
don’t hold back.
I hear lots of folks on ATS bashing on America all of the time, usually with little one-liners meant to tick off the conservative members which
usually results in the commenter being labeled a TROLL by one of the offended.
On this thread, you can bash with every ounce of your being and NO ONE can call you a troll. In fact you’ll be positively contributing to this
Why am I making this thread?
I am genuinely curious to find out what it is that some people find so offensive about the very existence of the USA. I want to understand what makes
you tick. I want to know if your grievances against America are warranted and what YOU think should be done to address America’s problems.
I would also like to hear from those of you on the right. What is it about America, as it exists today, that you just can’t stand? What do you think
should be done to correct America’s problems?
Please try to keep this thread civil and try to avoid one-liners. If you want to bash on America please provide a detailed explanation to back up your
grievances. I truly do want to understand your position.
In the interest of moving along the discussion, I will present my biggest
gripe against America:
What I hate about America is the way in which we try to force our system of government down the throats of every other nation in the world.
America has come to the belief that democracy is the ONLY just form of government period. All other forms of government are criminal tyrannies that
oppress the people.
America sees it as it’s God given duty to ensure that every nation in the world MUST become a democracy, even if they must be forced to do so at
What ever happened to democracy of ideas? How can we be so certain that other forms of government are automatically tyrannical? If a country wishes to
have a monarchy, who are we to tell them they are wrong?
To the American way of thinking, any form of government other that democracy automatically oppresses its people. Be it monarchy, oligarchy, socialism,
theocracy or whatever, we Americans cannot possibly believe that a people can be happy unless they possess the right to vote. If a government treats
its people justly and provides equal rights for all, how can we object just because some, or perhaps all, lack the right to vote?
Does the right to vote automatically ensure peace, tranquility and equality before the law for all men? Hah! That’s a good one.
How many of us in the USA feel oppressed at times by our “democracy”? Isn’t the definition of democracy “ when three wolves and a sheep vote
on what to have for dinner”?
How is that the best system of government the world can devise?
And, before you all come out with the “America is a republic and not a democracy” argument, let me say this:
I acknowledge that, yes, in theory, America is a republic, a country of laws where all men are equal before the law and no one is above the law. In
practice, the reality is something completely different. Our republic has been taken over by special interests and it has come to the point that only
those with money truly have a say in government. THIS is the style of democracy our country tries to foist upon the world.
I believe that a people have the right to any form of government which makes those people happy. If that be socialism, theocracy or even, (heaven
forbid!) a tyranny ruled by Saddam Hussein, America has no business telling them otherwise.
Diversity of government allows the peoples of the world to experiment to try to find a system they feel is most just. If one doesn’t like the form
of government one lives under, it is good to know that there other places in the world whose government may be more suitable to your temperament.
A democracy or republic is only as good as those who rule it. If a people allow their government to become corrupted over time, the right to vote
means diddly squat.
There are more important issues in the world than who has the vote. When a people have the right to vote, they have no one to blame but themselves
when their government oppresses them.
Oh, yeah, that and Barack Hussein Obama.
Ha! I beat you all to it, so there!
[edit on 18-1-2010 by FortAnthem]