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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, 5 2011 @ 07:30 PM
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Originally posted by Xen0m0rpHNow it's a disorganized mess. It no longer resembles anything it once was or stood for. It is disgusting and is just as evil and ugly as any other "socialist" or "communist" nation with all of it's corruption.


Which socialist or communist country do you mean?




posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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Its the same in all countries. In Canada, some think that people in USA ride fat kids to mc donalds while people in USA think Canadians ride polar bears to tim hortons. People in different countries will think they're better than others in other countries, its like that all around the world, not just USA. They're used to living in their countries and following how things are there, and not anywhere else.

Some people will judge one person from one country against the whole country. Maybe a few, but its all the same. Someone can see a couple people from China for being bad drivers so they start to say that they're all bad drivers. Some people will see over weight people in USA and think everyone there is over weight because of Mc Donalds.

Thats life, and its not just the American people who think they're better than everyone. A lot of people around the world think they're better than everyone. Its stupid, but that's how it is, along side with all the other crap this planet has



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 07:39 PM
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China, Russia, North Korea. Name one, I'm not saying that anyone in those countries are bad, nor that Socialism or Communism is bad. Merely that most countries with that type of government are seen in a bad light, particularly China and North Korea.

All Socialism and Communism is derived from Marx's ideology. It was more a utopia, although I believe it to be possible. You certainly won't see something like it come from the United States. It was built as a republic, shaped by democracy. The reason it's flustering now is because our lawmakers use it like, and are trying to twist it into, a more society funded state.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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Because we are better than everyone else. however, this is not taking into affect individual persona, but rather, quality of the nation in general.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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Originally posted by gnostician

Originally posted by Versa

To be honest I dont think that many people outside of the USA have the foggiest who Sarah Palin is and they sure dont know what she represents!

Ha think again, Palin is already infamous for what she represents.

Please not her, fellow Americans, lol.
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And if you're going to make it into a beauty contest, you know where the finalists tell everyone what they would do as president and to "change the world" - please pick someone hotter even that her, so that it will at least make sense to the larger world.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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Sorry about your life. I'd be willing to bet that no matter where your at, you will find people with the same type of attitude that your running away from and that your just to blind to see it.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 07:51 PM
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Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by Frankidealist35
 

Because we are better than everyone else. however, this is not taking into affect individual persona, but rather, quality of the nation in general.

If you'd added just a touch of self depracating humor, we might have given it to you, because you see, it's all a matter of perception, nothing more.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by Frankidealist35
 


Because we are better than everyone else. however, this is not taking into affect individual persona, but rather, quality of the nation in general.


Your answer is precisely the reason that you Americans are stupid and arrogant. Your view of the world is extremely thin at best. America is great .............by the Americans lol



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:16 PM
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So you say. But last I check we are the international hub for all cultures, peoples, and ways of life. I think that says something. Why do they all go here?

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As I just said. perception wise, everyone thinks we're good. Why else would they seek to come here? Granted since the 60s we've been retarded in many ways, but the fact remains that even injured and beat, we remain the best.
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posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:26 PM
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Is it normal to think one's country is better than anybody else's? Depends if you buy into the stuff the media in your country is producing. But I do think its normal to have pride in the place you are from, but this pride should not form an arrogant nationalism. There is no point in thinking / believing that you come from the best country on the planet when you haven't seen how other people live. Another way to go about it is to search for statistics for quality of life, economy etc, but most people won't bother with this.

But the point about Americans being better looking than anybody else, first you got to consider a lot of that is plastic, second you have to think about the statistics for the US being the most obese societies on the planet. Not really what comes to mind when thinking about good looks...

edit on 5-3-2011 by freethinker123 because: Curse those typos



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:31 PM
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I wouldn't say it's Frequent, it's just when you see it, it's so funny.
You might only see it once in a Lifetime, but when it's repeated in TV shows, Movies over and over...
And then there are the Leaked US Forces Videos, repeating the same Implied message:
I'm an American and Your Not.

In Foreign Films: Absolutely Unequivically No, Only American Made.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:35 PM
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How would you describe the identity of American citizen, if we assume that American identity really exist?



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:38 PM
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Last time I checked American isn't really a label for anyone, and it can be applied to every single nationality and ethnicity. Seeing as it is "The Melting Pot"



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:40 PM
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There is no American identity. This is why we are many one. We simply have the law. We are none of us an identity besides that law.
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posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:54 PM
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Originally posted by Xen0m0rpH
reply to post by Ellen15
 


China, Russia, North Korea. Name one, I'm not saying that anyone in those countries are bad, nor that Socialism or Communism is bad. Merely that most countries with that type of government are seen in a bad light, particularly China and North Korea.


Wait, are you saying Russia is now a socialist or communist country?

(besides Russia)
Why have you brought in 2 developing countries into this argument?
Why not bring in developed countries for a better comparsion and measure to the US?
(you feel better when you bring in developing countries Vs the USA)



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:58 PM
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Originally posted by freethinker123
Is it normal to think one's country is better than anybody else's? Depends if you buy into the stuff the media in your country is producing. But I do think its normal to have pride in the place you are from, but this pride should not form an arrogant nationalism. There is no point in thinking / believing that you come from the best country on the planet when you haven't seen how other people live. Another way to go about it is to search for statistics for quality of life, economy etc, but most people won't bother with this.

But the point about Americans being better looking than anybody else, first you got to consider a lot of that is plastic, second you have to think about the statistics for the US being the most obese societies on the planet. Not really what comes to mind when thinking about good looks...

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You brought in weight as part of the discussion?

Not socio-economics status, equality and equities, education, economy, standard of living, life expectancy etc?

Appearances is an important way of measuring if one country is better than the other? smh



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 08:59 PM
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Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by zilebeliveunknown
 


There is no American identity. This is why we are many one. We simply have the law. We are none of us an identity besides that law.
edit on 5-3-2011 by Gorman91 because: (no reason given)

From your words I can conclude that the USA is a hoax, fake, whatever.
All the same, I disagree with you.
American identity is lost, and it needs to be found.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 09:01 PM
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There never was an identity. It's a theory. A theory that many can keep their differenced but be united at the same time. A theory Rome also tried for. It works. people can keep different and the same at the same time. i understand the term "separate but equal" is a bad term, but more appropriate is "different but equal".



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 09:03 PM
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American identity is lost, and it needs to be found.


Humanity it seems is lost for the most part in the US
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posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 09:27 PM
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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.



What a pity, you called yourself american but yet you are not proud to be an american.
I'm not american but i think not all american are losers.
Who can deny the mighty power of Hollywood?
You are degrading your own country.



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