Well hello everyone, and welcome to my clarification on a heated debate in an entirely different
forum; however, a debate that needs clarity none the less.
There are a lot of British members on here who hate Americans just to hate them. More than likely have never actually spent one minute talking to one,
instead believe flaming stereotypes that their country loves to spew to their own people, while behind the scenes reaping the benefits of being in
cahoots with the big bad 'ol U.S.
So, without further adieu, let's take a look at why (for the most part) the U.S. IS better than the UK.
One heated topic back in the thread (in which I posted above with a link) was that the U.S. has many scandals, and lots of corruption. To those of you
who are quick to grab at those straws I will have to agree; however, the ONLY reason you are allowed to know about our "problems" is our freedom of
Ohk, yea.. our government might pay CNN and FoxNews a little on the side to sway the reporting on the left to take attention away from the right.. but
I know people who aren't taking payments. How about alternative media sources.. hell, how about Al-Jazeera?
UK does NOT have freedom of speech, in fact, Africa and South Africa have more freedom of speech than YOU do.
Freedom of Speech by Country
United Kingdom citizens have a negative right to freedom of expression under the common law. In 1998, the United Kingdom incorporated the
European Convention, and the guarantee of freedom of expression it contains in Article 10, into its domestic law under the Human Rights Act. However
there is a broad sweep of exceptions including threatening, abusive, or insulting speech or behavior likely to cause a breach of the peace
What's really sad is, and I will not call these few members out due to T&C, some members are so uneducated and lazy they are inevitably blinded by
stupidity, they actually believe that they are getting straight facts from their government.. right.
Another thing I see a lot is how British members are so quick to bash the U.S. about its deficit issue. I find it hilarious that you are so quick to
rub salt in the wound and sing about how perfect you are, ahh but alas, you are having a harder time recovering than we are.. and we owe more than all
nations put together. How about leading by example first before you tell me how to fix my country?
— there was less spillover from euro area risks on to the US than the UK banks Household consumption rebounded much more in the US than the UK
because — there was significantly less net withdrawal of fiscal stimulus in the US than UK — there was a greater rise in energy costs faced by the
UK than US consumer Inflation was higher in the UK than in the US because — the UK fiscal tightening took in part the form of a Value-Added Tax
increase — Sterling depreciated more and more rapidly than the Dollar did
Ohh.. but I'm sure this is just propaganda right?
Another thing is the World War II debate that happens all the time.. about how Britain was just biding their time, and formulating a devastating
counterattack against the Germans and didn't need the help of America. Oh, and don't forget if an American gives them the real side to what happened,
and calls out the obvious by stating that it's the best thing since sliced bread that we helped them out. (I won't even bother citing facts because
apparently there is 10 different versions floating around the world of "what really happened" and the UK is the only ones who have their facts right
As far as our language choice after we sent you redcoats packing? Yea.. I agree we should get rid of your language and speak something else. For the
most part we did, and we call it American.. anybody who is smart enough to differentiate that to you guys there would be less of an issue. My opinion?
I wish we would have picked up a romance language because it sounds better when you swear, and English is just plain BORING.
We evidently have a better dental system because as a whole we have better teeth (not a fact, merely an observation)
I am done with my rant for now.. if I think of more reasons why then I will post them.
ETA: Don't think that I dislike you folks (British).. I just love my country no matter how stupid it is acting at the moment. Don't worry its time
will come and we will make it a better place.. but I'm sure you all will find more to complain about and give us more motivation to beat you.. AGAIN
edit on 12-6-2012 by 31Bravo because: (no reason given)