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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.
Originally posted by urmenimu2
reply to post by Frankidealist35
the only other difference is that americans think they are better.
this is because americans are brainwashed, from 1st grade through 12th grade, and are told throughout their lower-schooling that america is the best and we have more and everything is better and freer here.
americans live the bias of their brainwashing and actually believe they have more and better.
americans dont realize they have chinese plastic, foreign cars
and no health coverage
and that neighbors dont even talk to each other anymore because of ugly cultural/media programming and one of the ugliest cultural value-systems in the WORLD. buy more for me, thank you. bows.
Originally posted by megatracker
They are born into believing, every president speech they always mention 'America, the greatest' or 'Gods Land' or some other propaganda BS
Originally posted by michaelknives52
because we are
Originally posted by Frankidealist35
I would first like to say before anyone accuses me of having an anti-American bias that I am American myself. I would also like to say that I have been experiencing some cognitive dissonance over here based on what I've been taught about my own country and what I actually see going on. Everyone here likes to think that we're the capital of diversity, and, that we're so great and so much better than everyone else. In the end, almost everyone I know talks about how different Europe is, how backwards the Mexican culture is compared to us, how Asians are bad drivers, how old people suck, and what not. They always think they're better than them.
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? I really don't understand how people can do this and just act like they're so ultra-progressive, but they're really not! I try to be tolerant of other people and if I don't agree with something or don't like something I'll speak out on it and I'll say something, but, I won't generalize a whole group of people just because of some bad actors that get everyone else's attention. What's up with this?
And, I know just not to be hypocritical-- NOT ALL AMERICANS THINK THIS, AND THERE ARE AMERICANS THAT ARE REALLY TOLERANT. BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE THINK THIS WAY. It's not about stereotyping other people that's the problem. The problem is that they think that they're better than everyone else, and, that's what really bugs me.
Originally posted by kid_cudi
I would just like to say that if you type in Americans on google and go to wikipedia and read the definition it says exactly this! Americans- a culture and country that is better than everyone else in the world. Without a doubt w are better and we are not ignorant either! Look at what we have created! When you can do the things we can then you can try to say your better!
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by Ellen15
Fact is as it is. America has 300 million people, with a wide diversity of people from many lands, counting in the millions. Australia and others do not. And Australia today still has race riots. Many of which their population is more than happy to hop into.