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Originally posted by DaMod
You know, I've always wanted to go to Europe. You know check out the scene, pay a visit.
I am terrified to leave the country as an American citizen. Many Americans are under the impression that the world absolutely hates us. I'm one of them.
[edit on 12-8-2010 by DaMod]
4. The majority of americans are dumb, overweight, watch TV all day, and have nothing intelligent to say. It is because the system has been set up that way to dumb everyone down, schools, tv, food .....etc
Originally posted by endtimer
Thanks for the replies. It is true that there are quite a few war-mongers,
racists and hateful people here in the US, but I am talking about the
vast majority of us who aren't. There are really bad people in literally
every country on earth, but I am talking in generalities. Most of us are
fed up with what is going on in this country and I was only trying to
ask the rest of the planet to not be so harsh on the average Joe who
is having to put up with all the crap happening. If it were up to the average
citizen, there wouldn't be wars, hunger, and racism. But in the interim,
we are mostly bashed about from a lot of non-Americans. Not all of
course, but people seem to feel it is the citizens who are in control of
all the bad things going on. We just want to be left alone and have peace
I would love to be able to come to England and Ireland and lots of other
neat places in Europe and Asia, but most people here in the US are very
afraid to venture overseas because we have all been stereotyped as
bad people. It is not safe at all for Americans to travel much nowadays.
Don't sell out the average American citizen, the fact is they are working their butts off trying to feed their families and pay their bills, that is of course if they still have a job. Mass media is selling you a bill of goods, they want everyone to think we are all sitting around watching TV, gaining weight and don't care, I am not buying into that propaganda.
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
Originally posted by intrepid
I do not blame the Americans for anything.
Spend a little time in the South eastern part of the US. And while you are down here, be sure to discuss some liberal topics, like ending the war, or whatever.
I grew up and spent the majority of my life in parts of the US that were much like you describe. I too would have thought it was some twisted myth that Americans are foaming at the mouth war mongers. And then I moved to Tennessee.
Now dont get me wrong. A lot of the people here are incredibly friendly. Really, really nice people. I do not want to paint Tennessee with a broad brush. But I have heard the N-word spoken in a racist way more since I have been here than I have in my entire life to this point, including movies. I have met people who turn red when discussing evolution, and who believe in religion taking over the government. I have seen someone literally foam at the mouth, (real foam people) talking about homosexuality, and seen someone almost have a heart attack they got so angry at someone criticizing the war.
Yes, the ugly American is alive and well. You just have to know where to find them.
[edit on 11-8-2010 by Illusionsaregrander]
Originally posted by KingDoey
Well said, I must admit that a lot of people i know feel a lot of resentment towards America (me included) but as you say, it is not the average citizen who is to blame, it is the leaders.
That could be said for a lot of countries though i think.
Why not become a British Citizen? Just about anyone can these days, and you don't even have to have any working skills or speak English.