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Originally posted by Ali3nAlly
Because we are better than everyone else...
Has it occurred to these people how shallow they really are? How can you make a whole generalization about almost all the people in a single culture about something like that?
Originally posted by pinchanze
I saw some protesters up in Wisconsin at the State Capital. I think you can get shot for that in Iran.
the citizens of the United States as no different from the folks of most developed countries - just honest to goodness, hard working folks trying to make their way in a world of fog.
? Some people have the cajones to acknowledge they live in a real--if imperfect-place...
Originally posted by Byteman
reply to post by Kryties
And I'm not even going to get started on the fact your 'football' players wear armour :p
At least we don't spell armor with excessive and silly u's.
You have nothing but bad things to say about America, but we shouldn't think ill of you?
Isn't that it's own little form of arrogance?
Originally posted by Frankidealist35
The problem is that they think that they're better than everyone else, and, that's what really bugs me.
Originally posted by RustyShakleford92
reply to post by Frankidealist35
I was born and raised in America and I hated everything about it. EVERYTHING. I hated the people in my school, I hated the culture, I hated the "values". And hence why I don't live there anymore. For the most part, yes, Many Americans are totally ignorant of other countries and cultures. Perhaps it was my travels since I was a kid that made me see that the world does not revolve around America, and that there are better things out there. Only one third of Americans have passports, and even less have even traveled abroad. Kids don't travel the world like Europeans do after high school, they go to the beach and get drunk. They tend not to know anything about world politics for the most part. They don't have much interest except for pursuing the "American Dream" (high school , college, work, retire, die). There are exceptions, but my experience throughout my childhood and early adult life was horrible. I could not identify myself with most Americans.