Originally posted by SaturnFX
Really it depends on who you are talking to. Are you honestly saying there are no patriotic people in your country?
Yes we have patriotism, but how often do you hear or see Argentinian people raving on and on about how our nation is so much better than everywhere
else? I've never actually seen that. I do like my home country, but not so much that I would declare it to be the greatest nation on earth, and go
out of my way to belittle all other countries.
You can talk to one of the overly patriotic types and confuse them easily.
When they scream America is the best, ask them their views on california, new york, liberals, ACLU, etc...you can actually talk for quite awhile about
things that are part of america and have them say they hate it...
Then finally follow up with "with all that hate for your own country, how can you say its the best...
I've asked them about all the problems within their nation before, and they still insist that it's better than everywhere else. They can acknowledge
the issues yet still claim that it's better there than any other country. They tend to "compensate" by claiming to have practically invented the
modern world through popular culture and (believe it or not) democracy. Yeah... some of them actually think they invented democracy.
No...come on now...places like north korea and such are horribly brainwashed and pariah level patriots.
I think you may be thinking "lazy". aka, americans often don't know facts and details about other countrys..I blame the school system and their
endless teaching of american history verses world history. when you graduate, you will know far more about the underground railroad and hardly
anything about other nations on earth.
I'm aware of places such as N. Korea and China, etc. I meant that U.S. Americans are brainwashed subtly through their media that they don't even
realise it. People in N. Korea and China know what's going on - they're just silenced. U.S. Americans don't even seem to be aware of the extent
their media and forced patriotism has upon their minds.
So, you start thinking America has done and invented everything ever...before us, people generally hid in caves.
actually what is being taught in schools? I know you guys have problems with funding for tertiary education, but if this is what most people's
education is like... how can you say your society is not, to some extent, brainwashed?
You are not actually required to read threads that you dislike the topic of.
Its not like some massive test where you have to weigh in on all topics, regardless of like or interest...pick and choose and you will find your
experience far better.
I still have to see the title lines. What I meant is that I thought this site was better than the mere promotion of U.S. agenda, and it is saddening
to see so many people get sucked into it.
If I see one more post by a U.S. American insulting other countries yet again, well, ATS will lose this member.
Come on man, your an Australian...you lot wrestle crocks out of boredom...your a bit stronger than that, aren'tcha?
I'm not Australian, I live here for work at the moment, but I am Argentinian. Also, whether you jest or not, that sentence really does show your
ignorance of the rest of the world. I assure you, it's becoming tiresome outside the U.S.A.
Sounds like you may need some therapy. a conspiracy website in general invites a lot of opposing debate regardless of the subject.
if you find its personally effecting you...if subjects and debates are having that impact on you...then I would suggest it has little to do with the
topics and probably something to do with the processing.
Sounds like clinical depression more than anything else.
you sad bro?
I am not a "bro", I am not a male. Nor am I an idiot. I am familiar with the concept of debate, etc. What bothers me here is all the posts dedicated
to promoting how "great" U.S.A. is and how much "better" it is than other nations. I would like all the rabid patriots to get off their high horse
and cease to speak with such irrationality. It is not just posts in this forum that bother me - it is all and any U.S. Americans, usually in person,
who insist on such disrespect.
You have done nothing but reinforce my already negative view on U.S. Americans. You have resorted to the infantile argumentative tactic of attempting
to personally insult the other person - such as accusing me of having "clinical depression". What the hell? I'm not some idiot teenager. I'm a
successful geologist in my mid-twenties and have travelled widely all over the world, including the U.S.A. What I say is based on my myriad of
personal experiences, and even though English is not my first language, it does give me some pride that I appear to use it better than you do.