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Originally posted by Germanicus
reply to post by DocHolidaze
i wrote the title that way so the haters of america would be drawn to the thread, after they look past there own hate and relise we all love the same things and not all are d*cks i was hoppin to slow down some of the hate around here or at least take some of the heat off the Americans on this site that have important sh*t to post
You are actually proving the basic anti-american person to be correct. Anti-americanism is something that is linked to 'intellectuals'. Highlighting Americas low-brow culture wont endear you to anti-amarican people. Many Europeans for example feel that Americans are culturally inferior. You are making their point.
Many Americans are too defensive of their government. Criticism of the US Government is not 'anti-americanism'. America caused the GFC. The American government affects us all. It is only logical that people from around the world will have a problem with the criminal US government. It is far from shocking.
To defend the US by calling everyone 'anti-american' is a low dispicable liberal type tactic. People should stop using the term. Its stupid.
Many also see the wealth of the US to be a global injustice. The Americans have the reserve currency and they abuse it like a low interest credit card. The US cant manage its economy and continues to add to national debt. The US has military all over the world even though they cant afford it. The US is living the high life at the expense of the rest of us. Of course from around the world will be anger at the US government. Dont take it personal.edit on 21-6-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)
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America is the best country in the world and the only super power
This is not an opinion. It is a fact. It has very little to do with nuclear weapons, and more to do with the economy. American products have infiltrated every part of the world; American culture is broadcasted in almost every country; as a country, it has the most trading partners in the world. It is a superpower because of the wealth of those connections and the dependence that many countries have on American-made products. Not the least of which, the US is the most generous country when it comes to foreign aid (speaking in dollars alone) -- mostly because it has the money.
But, superpowers aren't only about military strength...that's too short sited. Despite you're assertions, the U.S. is the richest country in the world...by far. Look at a thing called Gross Domestic Product or GDP. No one's rivals the U.S. You are correct..the U.S. is in debt. But do you know who holds that debt? The vast majority of the U.S. debt is in treasury bonds held by the American people. U.S. Citizens own the debt.
Look at the standard of living in the countries you site. Is the average income in INdia and Pakistan any thing like it is in the UNited States? If it were then the best and brightest INdian and Pakistani doctors and scientist wouldn't be practicing in the UNited States.
American influence is everywhere throughout the world
America seems to be one of only a handful of countries that seems to have the will to go abroad and reshape the world in a positive way. The Europeans, Russians and Chinese are too bound up in nationalism or more parochial concerns to be concerned with little issues like slavery, despotic government, poverty and the like. Europeans are particularly culpable in all of this. They talk a great game but in reality do very little on the world stage. Their great contribution to the world of late is to invent new obstructionist strategies in international bodies like the UN to prevent any meaningful action to be taken in places like Rwanda, Sudan, Iraq or Iran. Europe will rue this period as one of lost opportunity. In the future the Europeans will see the folly of opposing the US just for the sake of opposing it and making themselves feel more important.
U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people
U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies.
About 4.5 million of the 8 million new guns manufactured worldwide each year are purchased in the United States, it said.
"There is roughly one firearm for every seven people worldwide. Without the United States, though, this drops to about one firearm per 10 people," it said.
India had the world's second-largest civilian gun arsenal, with an estimated 46 million firearms outside law enforcement and the military, though this represented just four guns per 100 people there. China, ranked third with 40 million privately held guns, had 3 firearms per 100 people
“The beliefs that the rights of man, come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God”