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Originally posted by ohsnaptruth
Originally posted by airspoon
Americans ourselves are disliked because we are so oblivious to what's going on in the world and the consequences to our actions. It's kind of tragic and would be funny otherwise, but Americans are known around the globe as ignorant. --airspoon
Sad it's like that too... I think it's mostly because while MSM are dumbing down younger generations (like mine) with reality TV, they also only report on local news, news going on only in America. Of course we have a few rare channels that report on world news but not without making the U.S. look like it's the most civilized in the world.
One of the few things I love about the U.S. (besides air conditioner, going to Walmart in PJs and no one cares, and diversity) is our love for animals.
Honestly though, most Americans are good people. Gullible and usually wrong but they try to do what they think is right.
But yeah, we are pretty ignorant. Hopefully the mixing of many different cultures will change that...
[edit on 9/7/10 by ohsnaptruth]
Originally posted by airspoon
Furthermore, Americans ourselves are disliked because we are so oblivious to what's going on in the world and the consequences to our actions. It's kind of tragic and would be funny otherwise, but Americans are known around the globe as ignorant, just as the British are known as proper, the French rude, Germans strict, Jews froogle and the Japanese loyal. I have to tell ya, ignorance is not something that we want to be known for.
Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
reply to post by jaynkeel
I don't want to burst your bubble here but without the Russian hammer beating down on the German troops ever since the war turned in their favor since 1942. Normandy would be the end station for American troops.
I am grateful for not having to learn Russian.
Originally posted by LAUGHING-CAT
And the point of this thread is........
To explain why it is O.K. to hate Americans?
Are you frigging kidding me?
You gloss over the , no, you fail to even address all the good the U.S. has done.
Get a life, you people that are part of the "blame America" crowd are wearing thin on my good nature.
I lost a part of me in the military and I will not have people that live in their parents basement go all superior on me and mine.
Dirt-bag troll thread, I'm embarrassed by even replying to it.
Originally posted by jaynkeel
reply to post by Sinter Klaas
Still doesn't negate what the Dutch did to their own people. Nice try though. What you can start a thread slamming the United States but we are expected to not offer resistance? If your looking for me to bend over to your logic it won't work I am not going to be one of these people that post on here that live in the US and agree with what your saying because I have no backbone.
Just as people resent their boss at work because he (or she) drives a nicer car, has a nicer home, hotter wife, more money, power etc,
I think anyone who criticizes others needs to take a long look at themselves and see what is wrong in their life, and why they feel the need to be superior
We're not a perfect nation by any means, clearly we have many severe issues we need to deal with. But as a nation, we try to be good people.
I love how everyone bashes our nation as a whole, but then we're the first ones to call whenever TSHTF.
There's no shame in expressing a dislike for a nation of people. But just dont expect us to bend over backwards for you the next time some a-hole start invading you again. You know its going to happen sooner or later......