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Do most americans dislike the british??

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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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The French and British can be linked to most, if not all, middle east, South east Asian, and African problems today. However, as you said, you're not responsible for your father's crimes.

I love British culture and like the parliament system a little bit more than congress. I love BBC and British TV shows. They seem to be for smarter people. There's some things I hate about england, most notably their past and a few government issues. But overall it's a nice place. There are 2 ideal places I would like to stand and relax in this world: The wheat fields of Spain, and the rolling hills o Scotland and Ireland.

Anywho, don't feel too bad about other posters. England does seem to be less than its former self and glory, but it's still quite an impressive geopolitical, economic, and military power on Earth.




posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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Other than the self destructive, leftist, ultra socialist politics the British have imposed on themselves, I consider them blood brothers of the same clan. Although I will NEVER forgive their leadership for what they did to Rhodesia.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes


Dislike the English all you want, but please get your own football teams to support...




Maybe when the premier league is played by All English players.


Bloody Foreigners .......



Our cultures are inextricably linked ........... and as an Irishman , I`m all right with that .






edit on 11-1-2011 by UmbraSumus because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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What the Royals did to Rhodesia of what Rhodes did to Rhodesia? And which bit of Rhodesia, by the way? North, South or Nyasaland - in case you didn't notice, they've all turned out kind of different...



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 03:37 PM
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About 1/2 my friends are British. I adore British culture. I love the tele, the movies, books, etc. And, London is my favorite city!

I hope the tide against the Americans isn't turning for the worse. I think a lot of this current feelings you have observed stemmed from the whole BP thing, and the surrounding press. The comments made by our government at the time seemed biased against your government instead of just against the company. You can't help but connect BP's name with the country, but the country and the British people as a whole weren't to blame for the disaster.

I have seen dissent amongst the forums on several British news sites as of late, and I don't remember this much animosity against the Americans before. I hope this starts to subside.

I love visiting England, and would like to visit the rest of Great Britain in the future!

xxxx
Prax



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 03:53 PM
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I visited Ireland last month, and must admit that I was a little concerned on how I would be treated as an American. I had a great trip, and some of the nicest people I met were British.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:06 PM
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My major problem is how the whole situation was handled. Rhodesia was allowed to be overrun by ZANU and ZAPA because of political correctness and communists within the Parliament. True, Rhodesia declared independence from the crown, but the only other nation to do so was the United States. In time, if they had supported the Rhodesians against the communist onslaught instead of embargoing their own cousins, that $%^&hole of Zimbabwe would not exist today and a flourishing nation would still be there.

The Swedes, the Carter administration in the U.S. and the British government sat back and allowed the destruction of the bread basket of Africa. All for political correctness, and now Mugabe is ethnically cleansing all Whites from the country. South Africa is next.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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I'm British and I love Americans!
So I would expect the same in return


The American accent is ace



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:15 PM
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Originally posted by Pervius
The British don't believe in having a right to their own life.
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So my life is a LIE? A filthy lie?

Damn, thanks for the heads up, i'll quit university and go and live in the hills.

Much appreciated. By the way, who's life was I living if not my own??



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:19 PM
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One thing i do hate about a lot of people from the US is them refering to us all as Brits!
I'm not a Brit, i'm English born and bred and proud of it.
The term Great Britain to me just smacks of colonialism and is outdated.
Another thing is i've noticed a few people mention our views on US gunlaws, Well i'm 42 years old and i've never had a conversation or heard other people discussing US gunlaws.Honestly i dont think 99.9% of the population could give two hoots on the subject.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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I'm British and also love the Americans.

There was a lot of bad taste around BP but this is because the politicians on both sides of the water wanted to blame the other side [i.e. absolve themselves of blame! - classical political stance]. I think it was totally right that this subject should get the air play on the boards and genuine solid debates to be had.

I know there has been frission between UK and US in the forces front in Afghanistan and I totally understand why the Afghan leader wants more US troops than UK - they can provide larger numbers with better equipment and gear - so this is a no brainer [and not disrespecting either sets of troops].

My only qualm on these boards is often there are not enough people praising America - particularly Americans:

- A Paratrooper told me that if he goes to the US and is in uniform [even UK uniform], most shops will give him a discount and he will be treated with respect. Come back to the UK and there is no respect.

- A lot of the problems for America are there because the US is the most powerful nation, which puts pressure on how the US could/should behave. Many of the comments at the US cannot be pointed at the UK or France because we simply do not have that power. Power brings responsibility and I do believe that the US is doing a fine job on the whole of handling this [as good as any other superpower in the past].



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:28 PM
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You Brits yank our chains for being fat and loud and overindulgent and we Americans yank your chains for being snotty, for having bad teeth and for eating horrible food.

But all in all we have proven to be great allies and always there in defense of the other.

Personally I love Brittish humor, the music, the great history. My old boss was from Liverpool, one of the kindest and well liked people I have ever known.

So no, as a whole Americans do not hate the Brittish. Not to say there arent a few dimwits in every group, but dont let a few stupid people ruin your day.

After all, they are stupid




PS: Come to America......we haz cake here. Just dont drink the beer



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:30 PM
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Ah, I see, the Zimbabwe thing.

Yep, Mugabe is a fascist twit. However, I don't feel that preventing Zimbabwean independence would have made the Zimbabwean people less likely to vote for a fascist twit. They felt repressed, and if you keep people repressed for long enough, then they end up voting the most radical extremist twit into power.

The handling of Zim pre-independence isn't the issue for me, it's that when he started wiping out the Matebele for their long-passed crime of butchering the Shona that some sort of external power should have stepped in, wiped him out, said "let bygones be bygones" and that would have been that.

I'd love to say Zambia's turned out better for becoming independent that little bit earlier, but we did have Kaunda... and the Chiluba... and Banda's not that great, either, really.

I miss Mwanawasa (and his Cruella de Vil hair). He was epic.

You know he sat next to Mugabe at some fancy UN meal just before his "stroke"?

Anyway, one hugely off-topic post to say yes, now I get where your coming from, even if the ZANU/ZAPA stuff is lost in the half-forgotten murk of social studies...

edit on 11/1/2011 by TheWill because: Proof that Banda's not that great - I can't even remember his name...

edit on 11/1/2011 by TheWill because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:34 PM
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If you lived amongst the savages that most law abiding middle and lower class Americans are forced to do, your opinions on personal firearm protection would change, trust me. It is also in our Constitution as a last bulwark and tool as a final option against a tyrannical government that crushes its peoples' freedoms. It's not about hunting, it's about having the ability to mobilize and fight off a system bent on making its' people slaves. You know, kind of like what we did to Ole King George. Hard to throw off the chains with pitchforks and bats if need be. Without our 2nd amendment, there would be no 1st amendment. It's the last thorn in the side of the beast that descends on my people. Unfortunately, you guys gave your gun rights away, and apparently by your response, it does not bother you one bit.

But then again, you know how we colonials are.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:34 PM
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You like the American accent? I find it to sound flat and kind of boring, unless it's a Southern accent, some of those sound pretty cool.

And, welcome to ATS, I see you are a new user!


xxxx
Prax



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:36 PM
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I would agree with that. I'd much rather be referred to as English than British.

And I would probably flat out refuse to drink American beer


Prax - I'm a long time lurker, infrequent poster

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posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by -Sho-
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I would agree with that. I'd much rather be referred to as English than British.

And I would probably flat out refuse to drink American beer



Its funny but there are also a large number of Americans who hate being called a "yank"....myself included. Down here in the south a "yank" is something all together different, and not really in a good way. It has to do with geographic location and a lot to do with US history and the civil war.

Also...a lot of the smaller micro-brewery's in the US make great beer, but the domestic "Budweiser" types are horrible.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:41 PM
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You are far more versed on the subject my friend. I just miss the old pics and vids of Salisbury and the thriving farms. I also wretch at the tepid response from the Parliament to evacuate the old Rhodesian pensioners that are broke and being slaughtered. The Rhodesian Armed Forces were among the best in the world, especially SAS C Squad. and the Selous Scouts, and now they are no more. Along with the country.



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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The Brits calling the Americans fat cracks me up. It seems to be a definite stereotype of American people. The last time we were over in England I noticed a couple of people asking where we were from, and when we said America they remarked "Well, that's interesting, you aren't fat at all!" Haha!

I've tried in my life to never stereotype people. I take people for how they treat me. I try to be nice to everyone. I happen to have a "thing" for the British, it started when I was a young girl and saw a British film. I fell in love with the accent, and have been hooked ever since!



posted on Jan, 11 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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One day i'd love to drive through parts of America, just living life on the road, city to city, place to place.

Until then, I'll watch the movies, listen to the music and use my imagination.

Peace out.




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