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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 @ 10:17 PM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
I think the average American are pretty normal, and face the same challenges as people in other countries.


Quoted for the Truth!
edit on 5-3-2011 by Ellen15 because: (no reason given)




posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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Nothing of the sort actually. I believe China and Russia to be equals with us on all fronts, except militarily, which to me means nothing. We have advanced technology in our military, but it means nothing without an individual trained to use it.

I mean more politically and socially developed, and don't tell me they are developing countries. How long have both China and Russia been established? How different as a developing nation when compared to these other countries? They have been around a lot longer than most and just recently I was actually reading the Art of War of Sun Tzu which is utilized (supposedly) in our military indoctrination.

Although Russia has become a republic, most a likened to America's system, this is only in the system of laws.
The economic system is more communistic, which is to say, they try to distribute everything evenly among their people. Now, that doesn't mean to Robin Hood it away from their people. But it does mean they try to limit things going on, not more or less any different than our country.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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Because we are better than everyone else...



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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Originally posted by Ali3nAlly
Because we are better than everyone else...


Your honour, the defence rests!



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 10:38 PM
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Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by Ellen15
 


Sure I do. Australia has always been foolish, and lots of times abused immigrants into sub human status for longer periods than America. Their worst that I recall is what they did to the natives rather than the immigrants. Most of Europe historically was bad to immigrants, though England was commendable. Both groups continue to profess their racism from the past in how they act today.

America started the process of mass immigration in modern times with the German, Irish, and Italians. Arguably the blacks were the first mass immigrants. This continued with other groups into modern times and still moves on.

here's the facts. Weather you like it or not, America has no majority of people, nor do they have one culture, and they have 300 million people. Clear indications that we started it, did it the most, and were the most successful.


Conditions for most working migrants back in the days were NOT good in your country or Australia for the most part

Are you saying the US never tried to wipe out the native indians?

You're trying to claim that only the USA invited Germans, Irish, Italians, Canada didnt? Australia didnt? NZ didnt?

Are you forgetting that the US was discovered alot earlier than say Australia?

Its not about copying the US (my god) it was about populating these new found countries and why they needed to populate and how it came about (historical dates: before the two world wars and after the two world wars)

In Australia its our values, Australian Values within a diverse Multi Cultural Society - 199 countries with their culture (culture isnt just food and language) who helped build this country to what it is today

Multiculturalism isnt only something unique just in the USA

btw its whether not weather



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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Originally posted by Frankidealist35
reply to post by LadySkadi
 


Oy vey. I know you're not the first person to point that out in this topic. But it does have merit and is another topic that is worthy of a discussion. Why do we think we're America when there are all these other countries in the Western hemisphere that bore the description of being in a continent in America? Maybe that's what you get for naming the country the United States of America, and not just the United States :\.


I think it has something to do with the fact that the country is called United States of America. For example, the people who live in the United States of Mexico are known as Mexicans, it's just called Mexico now. What else would people in the USA be called? Perhaps United Stateians? Or Just Unitedians? Or perhaps United Americans? Seem like American is the most logical choice.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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Conditions have nothing to do with application. We still had more immigrants, and to this day most dream of going to America over any other nation.

Time of founding is also irrelevant because they are all of them modern societies.

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.

In ergo, America is the best. We created multiculturalism. We created modern immigration purposes. We are the most successful with it. When Europe and the rest of the world were falling into national socialism and trying to establish definite people and ways of life, we were building a republic and letting all people do their own thing. even through the Japanese concentration camps, we allowed them to prove their worth, and quickly rid ourselves of it when it was not needed.

America at its core, is the best nation on Earth, and has been for over a century.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 11:02 PM
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I never implied Russia was a developing country (infact I removed Russia from YOUR equation in my reply)

China is classified as a developing nation, as is India

To use the argument that you tried to use (how long have they been established) one could use the same for the USA hmmm the divide between the rich and poor is now greater than ever before, the USA is going backwards, where as countries like China and India ARE developing, people are starting to rise up from poverty (slowly but surely)

Russia has a capitalist economy not a communist economy



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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Have Asians been called bad drivers? Yes but how many Americans think that Asians are smarter than them? Almost all of them. Let's just ignore the second half of that though because it doesn't help your argument shall we?

How many Americans think that Australians have cooler accents? Almost all of them.

How many Americans think that Canadians are the nicest people? Almost all of them.

How many Americans think that the English have much better control of their crime?... ok you get the point. Quit pointing out the bad while you ignore the good.

While were on this subject, how many times has anyone here been called a stupid yank by a brit? Or been called a dumb blond by anyone who isn't blond? You see, generalizations are human nature. Everyone does it, no country is perfect and neither is any person, the only difference is Americans don't bitch about every little name someone calls them. Get over yourself. I know some little American boy must've spit in your cheerios this morning but it happens to everyone. You're not special and your argument is full of fail and so are you. Next time you decide to post something so stupid think about it first.

A thread about how bad generalization are and yet you make the biggest generalization of all the ones you listed. How stupid are you? And no you little disclaimer doesn't hide your obvious stupidity, sorry.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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Hey Frank!

I'm an American. What percentage of us do you think are this way? I have experienced this with a small percentage of wealthy people,young and old. I was told by some older Brits of the WW2 era, that they thought that "THE YANKS" were arrogant. I think it was because we were in England for so long,building up for the invasion of Normandy. You know,going out with their women while they were away and such. I don't blame them much for that. I think that it's our competitive spirit. What is that called over in India? That's right,a "Cast System"? I forget,how does that work? Such an unfortunate situation to be born into. Well,luckily we don't have that here in America. I worked at a LARGE University here in America. I was surprised at how many Foreign National's with visa's study here in America. In fact, there are more Foreign National's at one time, studying in America, than any other country. Some I talked to say that they would like to live here but that their country will not allow them to have dual citizenship and some are not allowed to become Americans. Why is that? Is there someone who can tell me why that is? I saw some protesters up in Wisconsin at the State Capital. I think you can get shot for that in Iran. I love America. I will fight for it and I will die for it,just like my uncle,my great uncle and several of my cousin's did! This issue would of never been brought up around my family. You got treated the same way you treated others. PERIOD! All I can say....there is no place better.
From what I have read on ATS since I have been a member[which is not very long],I'm kinda of saddened by the disrespect by [so-called] Americans towards this country. Read up on your history boy's. Dictator's kill the educated first. I don't even watch Fox News.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by Ellen15

Originally posted by randyvs
"Everyone else" might think that americans think they'er better than" every one else". Because some americans accuse the rest of americans of thinking they're better than "everyone else". When actually those who accuse others of this type of thinking are just suffering from low self esteem.


If an american citizen is critical of where the country is heading, people's actions and behaviours (NGO, Governments, Organisations) society etc... they're suffering low self esteem ?


Well there's just no way" everyone else " believes americans think they're better than everyone else because they're being critical of their own government. That doesn't hold water for cripe sakes. Maybe if we we're all critical of another country's establishment. Which isn't the case at all. Most americans are to busy being critical of their own now days. The rest are to dumb down to know what country they're even in. They do know what state their in though. The ones that have drivers license. Now you may accuse me of thinking that I'm better than them and you'd be right.
There is a point where you have to call a spade a spade. No not David.



posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 11:47 PM
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We are not better than anyone else but we did way more to improve the world than any one else has.However we may have went overboard.
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posted on Mar, 5 2011 @ 11:52 PM
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Originally posted by Jobeycool
We are not better than anyone else but we did way more to improve the world than any one else has.However we may have went overboard.
edit on 5-3-2011 by Jobeycool because: (no reason given)


"OVERBOARD!" In the same way that Adolf Hitler defended his actions against the jews during WW2 by saying that a little gas never hurt anyone! He had broken wind at the time and his words were misconstrued!
I think you're right if by right I mean totally and utterly wrong!



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 12:01 AM
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to think this site is about denying ignorance



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 12:05 AM
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Sure it is. But that's not proof to your cause.



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 12:10 AM
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Originally posted by Calender

Originally posted by Frankidealist35
reply to post by LadySkadi
 


Oy vey. I know you're not the first person to point that out in this topic. But it does have merit and is another topic that is worthy of a discussion. Why do we think we're America when there are all these other countries in the Western hemisphere that bore the description of being in a continent in America? Maybe that's what you get for naming the country the United States of America, and not just the United States :\.


I think it has something to do with the fact that the country is called United States of America. For example, the people who live in the United States of Mexico are known as Mexicans, it's just called Mexico now. What else would people in the USA be called? Perhaps United Stateians? Or Just Unitedians? Or perhaps United Americans? Seem like American is the most logical choice.


Mexico isnt part of United States

Mexico is part of the Americas
United North State of Canada? United South States of Brazil?


United State Citizens ... NOT 'Stateians', 'Unitedian's, not even 'United Americans'



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 12:14 AM
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Originally posted by randyvs

Originally posted by Ellen15

Originally posted by randyvs
"Everyone else" might think that americans think they'er better than" every one else". Because some americans accuse the rest of americans of thinking they're better than "everyone else". When actually those who accuse others of this type of thinking are just suffering from low self esteem.


If an american citizen is critical of where the country is heading, people's actions and behaviours (NGO, Governments, Organisations) society etc... they're suffering low self esteem ?


Well there's just no way" everyone else " believes americans think they're better than everyone else because they're being critical of their own government. That doesn't hold water for cripe sakes. Maybe if we we're all critical of another country's establishment. Which isn't the case at all. Most americans are to busy being critical of their own now days. The rest are to dumb down to know what country they're even in. They do know what state their in though. The ones that have drivers license. Now you may accuse me of thinking that I'm better than them and you'd be right.
There is a point where you have to call a spade a spade. No not David.


So which is it... are they are being critical or do they suffer from low self esteem ?



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 01:01 AM
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Originally posted by Ellen15

Originally posted by Calender

Originally posted by Frankidealist35
reply to post by LadySkadi
 


Oy vey. I know you're not the first person to point that out in this topic. But it does have merit and is another topic that is worthy of a discussion. Why do we think we're America when there are all these other countries in the Western hemisphere that bore the description of being in a continent in America? Maybe that's what you get for naming the country the United States of America, and not just the United States :\.


I think it has something to do with the fact that the country is called United States of America. For example, the people who live in the United States of Mexico are known as Mexicans, it's just called Mexico now. What else would people in the USA be called? Perhaps United Stateians? Or Just Unitedians? Or perhaps United Americans? Seem like American is the most logical choice.


Mexico isnt part of United States

Mexico is part of the Americas
United North State of Canada? United South States of Brazil?


United State Citizens ... NOT 'Stateians', 'Unitedian's, not even 'United Americans'



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 01:01 AM
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Originally posted by Ellen15

Originally posted by Calender

Originally posted by Frankidealist35
reply to post by LadySkadi
 


Oy vey. I know you're not the first person to point that out in this topic. But it does have merit and is another topic that is worthy of a discussion. Why do we think we're America when there are all these other countries in the Western hemisphere that bore the description of being in a continent in America? Maybe that's what you get for naming the country the United States of America, and not just the United States :\.


I think it has something to do with the fact that the country is called United States of America. For example, the people who live in the United States of Mexico are known as Mexicans, it's just called Mexico now. What else would people in the USA be called? Perhaps United Stateians? Or Just Unitedians? Or perhaps United Americans? Seem like American is the most logical choice.


Mexico isnt part of United States

Mexico is part of the Americas
United North State of Canada? United South States of Brazil?


United State Citizens ... NOT 'Stateians', 'Unitedian's, not even 'United Americans'



posted on Mar, 6 2011 @ 01:03 AM
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Originally posted by Ellen15

Originally posted by Calender

Originally posted by Frankidealist35
reply to post by LadySkadi
 


Oy vey. I know you're not the first person to point that out in this topic. But it does have merit and is another topic that is worthy of a discussion. Why do we think we're America when there are all these other countries in the Western hemisphere that bore the description of being in a continent in America? Maybe that's what you get for naming the country the United States of America, and not just the United States :\.


I think it has something to do with the fact that the country is called United States of America. For example, the people who live in the United States of Mexico are known as Mexicans, it's just called Mexico now. What else would people in the USA be called? Perhaps United Stateians? Or Just Unitedians? Or perhaps United Americans? Seem like American is the most logical choice.


Mexico isnt part of United States

Mexico is part of the Americas
United North State of Canada? United South States of Brazil?


United State Citizens ... NOT 'Stateians', 'Unitedian's, not even 'United Americans'


The country has the name America in it. United States of AMERICA. No other country in the Americas have the name America in the country name. Everyone on the continent of North America are called North Americans. And then people who live in Canada are called Canadians, and then people in the United States of America are called Americans, and then people in Mexico are called Mexicans. People in Colorado are called Coloradans, and people in Denver are called Denverites.

I hope that makes sense.



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