Good, I'd rather be speaking Japanese than having a conversation with some of these uneducated rednecks we have now in our oh so wonderful
The kids out here can barely type a sentence without "LOLZUZ" or some # like that. I'll take the Japanese culture over what us Americans got any
day, it's respectful and nobody bothers anybody and dropping a bomb on Japan did what ? Just started America on it's growing list of enemies.
You’d rather speak Japanese…why?
Every country has its uneducated peoples. America does not have that particular market cornered.
Did you know that multiple studies have shown that the kids you speak of, the ones you claim “can barely type a sentence without “LOLZUZ” or
some # like that” have markedly better grasps on the English language; vocabulary, grammar, reading comprehension.
Yes, it’s counter-intuitive, but none-the-less true. You can search it out yourself.
Perhaps there are “rednecks” where you live… Kentucky, right? Did you know that there are “rednecks” all over the world? Sure, they are
called different things; perhaps have different cultural beliefs or behaviors. But the theme is ignorance. Ignorant people abound.
I’m not one of those that will say that the general populace is ignorant, call them “sheeple” or “rednecks”, even. Why should I resort to
that sort of name-calling? Who am I? Who are you?
What is it about the Japanese culture that makes it superior to American culture?
I believe you are referring to American popular culture. If so, I will agree that it is, at best, uninspired. Though the same could be said for any
country’s popular culture. If you speak of a country’s actual, true culture then I guess I fail to see what it is that makes Japan’s, or any
country’s, better than America’s.
I, for one, am proud of my country, its history, and its culture.
America is often called “The Great Melting Pot”, and for good reason.
Never before, in the history of this world, has there been a country like the United States of America. We are made up of every other race, religion
and culture that exists and we have “melted” them together to form one great country and one great culture. The beauty is in its diversity. We are
greater than the sum of our parts. We take in people from all parts of the world and they become American.
Is America very old? No. But is that the measuring stick for the “greatness” of a culture? No, I think not. Most countries that we know today
aren’t truly very old either, relatively speaking.
Take England. England has a great culture and heritage. But what America has is people. People who came here from England, and with them comes their
culture and it is added to the mix. Come from Ethiopia? Ethiopian culture is brought into the fold. You name a country and by the very act of its
people immigrating to the U.S. they take a piece of what made their culture and add it to our own…
What about Japan makes you say it’s respectful and nobody bothers anybody?
That is laughable. Every country has its problems. Do you think there is no crime in Japan? No rape? No murder? Are you mistaking an image fed to you
by the media for reality? You must be. While true, most people there are decent, respectful, hardworking folks, one cannot make a blanket statement
like that. It’s asinine.
I hate to break it to the America bashers out there but, in general, people are good. Why the need to deride an entire country and culture because of
the “bad” ones in the bunch? Seems awfully presumptuous to me.
To me it shows a sort of prejudice and bigotry toward, not only Americans, but people in general. I’m not sure where this self-hatred comes from.
Yes, self-hatred, because you, just like me, are an American. You are not above the fray, so to speak. There exists, in your writing, this idea that
you are somehow not a part of the whole. And, if you truly think that, then you are proving my point in a way.
I don’t blame you for hating ignorance, but don’t think you are not ignorant yourself. Of course you are. We all are, in our own ways. It’s a
natural human failing. Perhaps you run into more than your fair share of ignorant people. For that I am sorry.
Though, it is ignorant to start calling out America as being so awful, and saying other places would be preferable to it, based on nothing more than
anecdotal evidence and hearsay. If this was a court your “case” wouldn’t hold water. I can freely admit that b ad things happen, there are bad
people out there, the government does shady things from time to time, but you cannot have things both ways. You enjoy the fruits of American labor,
meaning, modern culture; cars, planes, lights, telephones, computers, the internet, movies, television, music…
Let’s all face facts. American culture has given the world so many things. They are all products of our growth, both as a country and a culture.
Without America being here the world would be a vastly different and arguably much worse place than it is today. We, as Americans, are lucky to live
Times are tough right now; there is no doubt of that. Our politicians are failing us at every turn and corporations are raking in the money at our
expense, but this can be said of every single country on this green earth. Obviously some countries are far worse offenders than America is or could
be. Don’t think for a minute that America is the worst place to live.
We don’t live in a perfect society. No one does and no one ever has… in fact, no one ever will. That’s the nature of humanity. We will never
live in a utopia. There will always be ignorance despite what Science Fiction tells us. There will always be violence. There will always be disparity.
Those are facts of life. Unfortunate facts, but facts none-the-less.
Let’s not pretend it’s otherwise. Then you are just lying to yourself.
Feel free to go live in Japan. It’s your right to live how you see fit, but you’ll find that you can’t escape humanity. That is the real issue.
Please stop bashing America, that sounds ignorant.
You ask why America dropped the A-Bomb on Japan and what it did? It prevented the war from being prolonged and costing many, many more lives than were
extinguished by said bomb. But we don’t need a history lesson. But what do you mean it made our list of enemies grow? Have you forgotten Pearl
Harbor? Or the nearly 4 years of war against Japan… A war they started with us? Again, I’m not going to play history teacher here. But you should
know this. If you don’t already know this then the ignorance runs deeper than I would’ve imagined.
I wanted to be on the battlefield with my gun, the good battle days that one of my grandfathers taught me. When they didn't torment women and
children, now war is trash and the people fighting it really aren't heroes.
Have you seen the reports on American soldiers raping Iraqi girls and that really makes sense to you ?
I was raised and taught about two cultures, British culture and American culture so I know what I'm talking about.
“The good battle days?” What were those? You’ve been contradicting yourself and I think, are unsure of your own position.
When, in war, were women and children not tormented? Though that statement is misleading. Do you know nothing about history, particularly the history
of war? You must not. Violence is nothing new. That statement is incredibly ignorant.
“Now war is trash”? If anything war has become more humane than ever, relatively speaking of course. War, in any incarnation, is a terrible thing.
It always has been and always will be. There never was a “golden age” of war, when it was fought by gentlemen… That is some sort of fairytale.
By far the worst thing you’ve said is “people fighting aren’t heroes”. Being a hero, in war, is a difficult thing. A person willing to go out
and put their life on the line for their brothers-in-arms is a hero. I will say that wars are, generally, fought for reasons that run from idiotic to
horrid. But the men and women fighting them are heroes. There are no two ways about it. But you go on to reference the ubiquitous “American
soldiers” raping Iraqi girls.
This sort of statement is the most ignorant of all. Did American soldiers rape Iraqi women? Yes. But don’t confuse the actions of a disturbed
individual for those of an army or a country. That behavior is not the norm. It’s not institutionalized or encouraged. A rapist is a rapist. Period.
When a black man rapes a woman in a park do you say “have you seen reports of blacks raping women in parks?” No, of course not. You would never
ascribe the actions of an individual to the entire group, so why do so with a soldier? But, to those who oppose American military action or who hate
America, it is a perfect opportunity for “confirmation bias”. You look for “evidence” to back up your idea but ignore anything that
contradicts your position. Why not talk about all of the good American soldiers do in places like Iraq and Afghanistan? Or have you chosen to ignore
those aspects of being a modern American soldier? The information is out there, you could look it up right this very minute. Just Google “soldiers
doing good”. But I highly doubt you will because it flies in the face of everything you believe. It might be good if you took a few moments to get a
more well rounded picture of the world. Take the blinders off, ignore you prejudice and learn something.
I’m so glad you learned a whole two cultures. British and American so you are the absolute authority on the subject. Again, you’ve let your own
ignorance get the better of you. I’m happy for you that you experienced and upbringing that is so multi-cultural. By being an American I have been
raised being aware of many different cultures. Not only aware but learning from them, meeting people, having friends of different racial and
socio-economic spheres. The trick is to be open… not only in name but in practice. So many of us claim to be non-judgmental and open-minded but
precious few of us truly are. With statements like yours you’ve done more to show your ignorance than anything else. I hope you do open up and
appreciate that which is already around you. That you might someday understand what this country is and why it is so great… The greatest country in
Sorry but I really have to correct you there.. And I mean no offense to my ats brothers but america is not the greatest country in history..
In fact how can you even compare a country that has only existed a few hundred years to civilizations that have helped mould the human species.. What
an ignorant statement! (either that or you know very little about human history)
No need for an apology because you didn’t do anything, including correct me.
I can easily compare America, despite its age, to any civilization on earth now or in the past. In the relatively short time America has existed it
has done more to change the world than any other country in the history of mankind. If you don’t see that then you are being willfully ignorant.
You claim my statement is ignorant? Look in the mirror, friend.
I know plenty about human history, thank you very much.
And you’re welcome for not having had to post that in German, Mein Freund.