reply to post by LeBombDiggity
You've obviously never been to America. If you have, you'd know that the majority of what you just said is utter rubbish.
Culture here is unlike anywhere else in the world for a particular reason.. This country was built on the idea that ANY culture, ANY background, ANY
belief would be accepted here. This country is a baby in terms of age, we've only just begun.. European countries have been established for many
centuries and along with it comes deep history and great culture. What we do have is awesome, and it isn't what you have.. But our continent wasn't
inhabited by the white culture until just a few hundred years ago. We don't have castles and cathedrals and ancient ruins for that reason, but what
we do have is beautiful. Tailgating on a Saturday, watching some college football, sharing time with friends and enjoying some quintessential American
foods is part of our culture. Growing up in a neighborhood so mixed in beliefs you don't know what to believe is part of our culture. And yah,
consumerism is part of our culture.. But it's only because the businessmen and women here may be among the most driven in the world. People here have
the money to spend on their product because we work more than any other country in the world. Look up average vacation times for the US and other
countries.. You might mess your pants!
Please lower your nose a bit, and realize that you sound more ignorant than the people you're so desperately trying to insult. Your words only tell
me that you've met tourists, not people that are there to truly experience culture. Tourist go places to say they've been there.. Europeans,
Japanese, Chinese, Indians, you name it.. Are tourists here too, and just like an American in Europe.. They're all fish out of water. When you're in
a new place, it takes some getting used to. Maybe Americans are a bit obnoxious, but it's only because people here aren't so easily offended. We're
laid back folks, we appreciate your culture but we're never going to appreciate it like you do.. Get over it. You aren't special, neither are we. We
don't ask you to respect us.. But we don't sit around and insult you either. We're only starting to build our culture from the giant salad bowl
that has been mixed with all of yours.. If Americans are such vile people.. Why do you care so much about them? Why do you waste your time thinking
about how much they disgust you? Go fly a damn kite. Occupy yourself with something worthwhile.. LIVE.
Fashion? Really? Please.. If you are in places where fashion matters, you'll see the same things here that you saw in Europe, maybe 3-6 months out of
"European" style, but I think there are bigger things to worry about than keeping up with the EUROPEAN Fashion. If you're in rural America, its
jeans, flannels, T-shirts and beat up shoes. That can be directly attributed to the lifestyle.. How many farmers do you see in Europe wearing the
latest Gucci slacks? None.. Because it just doesn't matter to them. I won't resort to insults, because that would only put me on your level, but
please get your priorities in perspective here..
Sure there are heavy people in the US. There are overweight people everywhere.. That is their choice, if they wanna eat themselves into a coma, go
ahead.. They're paying for their health bill (or at least they were). If you knew anything about the food market, you'd also know that healthy foods
cost increasingly more here. The poverty stricken are stuck eating unhealthy processed foods, and genetically modified fruits and vegetables that
don't offer the same nutritional value. It's far cheaper for a family to eat at McDonald's than it is to go to the store or market, and get some
chicken, a side of vegetables and maybe some noodles or another small side.
The people of America are not the problem, don't tell me that saying I disagree with the government is "malarkey". The majority of our elected
officials don't give a damn about the citizens.. It's all about the dollar, and if you think it is that much different where you live, I suggest you
do some research. We vote in the people that APPEAR to be honest, but of course the media is so government controlled we're going to elect who they
want us to. They're going to smear anybody that might destroy their elitist agendas and make the public believe they're the worst choice for office.
You can't do research on candidates unless the information is out there for you to view so you're left with making a choice on what you DO know.
Democracy is a great idea, but only when it is properly executed.. In the past 80 years or so..Our government has completely strayed from its intended
You're so quick to insult 300 Million people, say they have no culture and are ignorant, but you're no more superior with your astounding
intolerance of our culture. Just because it isn't YOUR culture, doesn't mean it isn't a culture. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU SAY BEFORE YOU SAY IT.
Ugh. I just wish people would realize they are no different than me or the person next door when it comes down to it. You're a human, you believe
what you believe, you think what you think. I'll do the same, but rest assured I'll still respect you and what you do.. Because those are the ideals
I was raised with. Acceptance, tolerance, and good moral standing.. I'd say that goes for just about every AMERICAN I know.. Of course there are a
few bad apples, but it's a shame that people base their opinion of the entire US populace on what they have experienced or heard once or twice.They
don't take the time to really meet the people here. I'll give anyone a chance, it's silly to expect something from a person before you've ever met
them.. No matter what their background (exception for murderers and violent criminals).. Open your eyes people.. Hate, and negative energy cause our
problems.. Lets graduate from elementary and move on to enlightened.
And to Shuck, I apologize for that little stab.. But you have to admit, the French are very proud people.. and sometimes they let that steer them. It
wasn't meant as an insult to the French, more of an observation.