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Originally posted by Tayesin
reply to post by jude11
Great read, thanks.
Perhaps something is being overlooked though?
It's the Big Ego that gets up other people's noses.. the "We are the Greatest Country on Earth".. apparently the best at everything, the inventors of everything worth anything despite facts to the contrary, etc. This mindset is brainwashed into the population.
Many people in the rest of the world are disgusted by what passes as okay in American Culture.. particularly within the the stuff that is exported like Movies, TV shows and a lot of the Music with its negative sub-cultural background, etc.
But, most people are too damn lazy to get off their butts, stand up and say loudly.. Hell NO!! We don't want this shyte entering our country and spoiling our children.. so while they may complain at times they must also take some of the blame.
While in the US many years ago I came across a few of the "ugly yanks".. as I call them, and quite a few genuinely decent people.. as I suspect most would be perhaps. .. oh and a few of the weirdos too.
I enjoyed the decent people and sharing the good things that our individual cultures have to offer. But the ugly ones.. they learned that Australians do not live in Fear.. well.. never used to.. many under 30 or over 70 do now.
To end... I think it is the massive ego being radiated out from the US that upsets the rest of the world.. which we see when the US plays World Police without the legal right to do so, and in all the Media being exported.
Just an old guys 2 cents worth today
Originally posted by rebellender
choice of words, I follow some of what you are saying. Of all the people that migrate to America its the Arabs that seem to take on the western life style the most. That is something I just don't understand. I see the Arab women in Newport, all the cosmetic surgery. Every detail looking good and noticeable. They can't walk the streets of Saudi or Iran like that. Yet they hate USA. It perplexes me too.
People do die to get into America.
Un- Non Americans. Do you mean the people that are so disillusioned with America that they speak bad about their country instead of blaming its ELECTED leaders. Me I speak bad about Crapitalism all the time. I just don't have a solution. But see I can do that. I am free to say I don't like it. Nobody can lock me up for that.
Originally posted by freethinker123
OP Correct me if I'm wrong but are you saying that if fellow US citizens don't share your opinions on important matters of state then you don't consider them Americans?
I find that viewpoint strange and more than a bit distrubing unless if I've understood wrongly. Its completely normal to have people within one's country who hold differing opinions, but it doesn't mean their citizenship should be stripped from them, or that they are somehow 'lesser' citizens...edit on 2-2-2012 by freethinker123 because: missed a word
the Non Americans that are in public office, destroying the US from the inside and mowing down innocent people around the World in order to achieve their goal of World dominance. These are the ones the World hates. Not the hard working people trying to survive with what is being done to them from the Non Americans. Not the ones raising their kids, hoping for a better future. Not the folks losing jobs, houses, dignity.