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Originally posted by hawkiye
Freedom from oppression and the ability of the individual to live his or her life a free man or women without government intervention as long as he or she is not oppressing anyone is the right way and the only way!
Originally posted by Clearskies
Originally posted by Merriman Weir
I honestly think that a lot of the "British" attitude towards Americans is more a case of 'who the **** do you think you are?' as in 'who do you think you are to think you're better than us?' rather than us thinking we're actually better than you. There's a big important difference there. It's the difference between Americans going on and on about being #1 and non-Americans saying 'no you're not' and being critical of Americans but still not saying 'no, my country is #1!' Honestly, I never hear any significant amount of people from any other country other than America speak the way they do.
You think you're better than Americans, because WE SAY WE ARE BETTER? oooookkkkkay........
I haven't heard it much, but I have heard Americans at fourth of July and such say things like that.
I have also seen British and others (not all of course) speak condescendingly of our citizens and our 'ignorance'. ESPECIALLY FOR US SOUTHERNERS.
So, do I get my knickers in a twist? No. But this thread makes NO sense to me.
"We're better than Americans, because Americans think they're better!"
Don't you see the irony??? ROFL
The Iroquis principles of tribal confederacy were even more that way than Rousseau. Keep in mind that in most American Indian nations, the majority could never enforce their will upon the individual. As far as I know, the hardest punishment was ostracism from the tribe. No police went to your tent to enforce tribal decisions.
However, the freedom the think tanks of the corporatocracy want us to consider is more freedom for their collective greed.
Is that much better than other kinds of collective greed?
Originally posted by Sed Non Credo
reply to post by Merriman Weir
I genuinely believe it's largely due to Americans are always pushed from childhood away from humility. Where in other nations I've been regularly it is viewed as a great trait.
I'd like Americans to answer that though, do you feel humility is something that is viewed as a great trait to hold in The States?