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Why do people in America like to think they're better than everyone else?

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posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 03:18 PM
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Originally posted by AdonisDNA
And the majority of people living in houses made from wood, 3 years living in a america, i wasnt that impressed with your freedom or infrastructure.


I don't mean any offense either, but the European country you now live in is probably the size of a single state in the US.

If you're American, you could be living in West Virginia in a broken down wood shack, or you could be in a penthouse in Manhattan. Truth be told, whatever niceties you enjoy in Europe, can definitely be found in the US. Our trade is even such that if you really wanted, you could bring over your super-advanced wall outlets and install them yourself, and even order all your appliances from Europe. Imagine that.




posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 03:24 PM
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The notion that Americans can find all the culture of the world within their own borders is something I would expect to hear from someone who has never left those borders and really has no clue about the big wide world out there.

Take it from someone who has experienced REAL cultures outside of my own country, which I am also not arrogant enough to claim has the worlds cultures within it's confines.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by Kryties
The notion that Americans can find all the culture of the world within their own borders is something I would expect to hear from someone who has never left those borders and really has no clue about the big wide world out there.


I never said anything about culture. I was responding to infrastructure and wall outlets.


If I wanted to learn about foreign cultures and philosophies I would go to Asia before Europe. Not that I'm in a huge hurry to go out and see what everyone else is doing in the first place, which might tell you something about how content I am here.


Take it from someone who has experienced REAL cultures outside of my own country, which I am also not arrogant enough to claim has the worlds cultures within it's confines.


I guess that you're taking offense to America being seen as more of a melting-pot of world cultures than wherever you're from because I never said anything about world cultures within confines. I guess someone else must have mentioned it and then you just couldn't let it go.

I don't give a damn what "real cultures" you've seen if all you have to share about them is that they're apparently better than mine. I get it, you just want to prove to an American that your country is worth a damn. Well sir you are failing.



Seriously though, people are people. If YOU want to get into the whole "I'm better than you" thing in the form of "culture" or whose willy is bigger or whatever, then I'll play along just to make you mad, but in my heart I already know that what country your from or what cultures you've been exposed to doesn't mean a thing about the kind of person you are. And that's just simple southern mountain culture.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 03:41 PM
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Your statements run contrary to government policy and factual evidence. Your opinion and views are not greater and more valid that available facts.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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I'd love to see your evidence of this 'government policy' and 'factual evidence'. One race riot by a few drunken morons doesn't count by the way.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:10 PM
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Showed you. You won't listen. After all, your opinion > all else.

The wiki page has some great sources. There's also lots on it elsewhere.

But like America you're improving. UN gave you good status and you like England are now becoming the leaders of the revival of national socialism to some degree. And while Hitler gave that government type a bad name, it's not necessarily bad. England's already made a motion against divisive multi culturalism and Australia seems to be doing good.

See I can give kudos too. America is lagging behind the whole unity thing thanks to recent events. But perhaps that will drive further unity down the road.
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posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:11 PM
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"Why do people in America like to think they're better than everyone else?"

I'm an American.

I don't think I'm better than everyone else.

In my experience most other Americans don't feel that way either. Opinion is subjective.

Look harder and get a grip.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:11 PM
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My apologies if I got your meaning wrong. As you can see I'm a little busy dealing with another poster who seems to have been indoctrinated at birth with false propaganda and ignorance. I guess I was still in the mindset of countering that when I replied to you.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:20 PM
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I'm still failing to understand how photos of one small riot that most Aussies consider to be a bunch of drunken idiots on a rampage constitutes your statement here....

Originally posted by Gorman91
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And Australia today still has race riots. Many of which their population is more than happy to hop into.


You not only incinuate that we have multiple numerous riots, but that many of us love to jump in.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:24 PM
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For that particular one. But much like in America, people learned to stfu once the legislation got in.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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Nice backpedalling, but you don't fool me.

The fact is you tried to insinuate that Australia is subject to regular race riots and the Aussie people love to jump in and join. You did this in an attempt to bolster your argument that America is much more cultured and that you are overall a better country. In doing so you have not only shown your own arrogance, but have completely proven the OP's point of this thread.

Well done.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:37 PM
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No. I tried to show Australia to be behind America in racial equality. Clearly it is, as it mirror's the US's civil rights movement period.

Nice try.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:42 PM
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Ok but in doing so you made up lies to prove the point. Therefore the point is nullified.

By the way you do know that Australia is a lot younger than the US don't you? Even if you did not make up lies to prove your point, the comparison to the US civil war era is way out of step in terms of times.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 04:55 PM
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Age don't matter in the 21st century dude. And I did not lie.

In a world where Dubai can build a modern marvel in a decade, or Brazil can build it's capital in 42 months and the same world that Iraqi's can go from an oppressed people, to a hating occupied nation, to a civil protesting modern state, you simply cannot use age as an excuse. All people are connected and all people learn at the same rate. Failure to catch up is because you fail at common sense. And that goes for Orielly in America too. The truth is, ever since the internet, there simply is no excuse.
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posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by Kryties
By the way you do know that Australia is a lot younger than the US don't you? Even if you did not make up lies to prove your point, the comparison to the US civil war era is way out of step in terms of times.


He said Civil Rights era. I don't blame you for not knowing our history (as we're taught it anyway) but our civil rights era for black people was in the 1960's, pretty much dead on a hundred years after our civil war. Sad that it took that long for us to stop segregating and all the rest.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:13 PM
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It's strange. After the civil war blacks enjoyed total freedom and it was at this time many prominent established blacks began their generational wealth. But some parts of reconstruction and after it caused a decay in rights. It went on and off, but gathered full storm by the 1950s, and then toppled down forever.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:17 PM
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And you, by replying, are spewing the same crap. No where in my post did I mention the UK not existing. I simply stated that the US is normally first on scene or asked to be the world's police force.

Propaganda? Goebbels, please!


 
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posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:22 PM
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Originally posted by Gorman91
It's strange. After the civil war blacks enjoyed total freedom


I guess so, besides not being able to go into white restaurants, and then the torch-wielding cavalries in white cloaks, and the occasional mob lynchings and those sorts of things..
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posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by Feltrick
I simply stated that the US is normally first on scene or asked to be the world's police force.

Propaganda? Goebbels, please!


I wouldn't be surprised if all of that crap is propaganda. The American people aren't the ones who want to be world police. I think most Americans are afraid of encounters with police even within our own borders. What the media tells us is something else entirely.



posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Would be a good question to ask Americans if they do wish to be the world's police force. My opinion would be, not anymore, we can't afford it. We need to start looking after the folks in our own borders.

As for the police...again, it would be a good question to ask Americans. I get nervous if I pass a cop on the side of the road, especially if I'm speeding. Generally speaking, why should I be afraid of them if I've done nothing wrong. In fact, I think I've gotten out of more speeding tickets than I've recieved but I'm sure that's due to racial or gender bias.

Well, nice talking to you folks, I doubt anything will be solved in this thread. There will be hardliners on both sides and a few folks in between, but at the end of the day, no one will listen to the other.

Maybe those loutish Americans are only feeling the same pride in their country as others feel about theirs. I doubt that any country out there can claim to be a utopian society, we've all got skeletons. Just depends on how hard you look to find the truth, and that truth is dependent on the finder.



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