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Why Do Australian's Hate America

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posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 09:23 PM
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I couldn't decide whether to go to Australia or Thailand this year for a vacation. So I decided to weigh the pros and cons of each. Australia has a load of Cons, but Thailand has lots of Pros.




posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by malachi777
I am one to frequent ATS because I find the views of those living abroad at times, hilarious, while others times, disgusting. I, particularly get quite flustered at so many bashing the United States and its ideologies.


I feel the same when i see Americans having a go at Australians.


When I do post my opinions on this site, I notice how so many Australians spit hate at my country. They find us arrogant but I believe this is due to their lack of having a sense of humor. Americans are not arrogant and we do not think we are better than others.


We find the US arrogant because it is arrogant. Maybe not the majority of the actual population...but the US population which reside on ATS can be arrogant at times.

And contrary to your belief, Australia does indeed have a sense of humour...it is just different to the USA's.

Actually, do you know how this 'war' of words between Aussie and Americans on this site started?

This is where it began, and this is where it should have ended:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

It started on that thread, and with help from ATS members from both countries (myself included) added fire to this 'war' which in turn, expanded to ATS as a whole.


What we are, is a proud people who risk our own lives helping others.


Australians are the same.


We are the most philanthropic country in the world, yet we are still hated. Yes, we go to war on a frequent basis, but it is not always about oil as many of you state. You need to take the time to do your research and you will see all the great things my country does for the world. You will find multitudes of positive things, if you would take the time to do your research.


I wish i could believe you, i really do. Most wars which the US has started have been driven by a lust for personal gain. For example:
Vietnam - was a war started to test a bunch of #.

Iraq (1) - The US got pissed and went in when Saddam threatened to/did burn the oil fields...

Iraq (2) - Perhaps it was oil again, because it is well known now that Iraq was not harbouring WMD's.

Afghanistan - Same as Vietnam...


I do not believe Australia is riding on our coat tails, nor do I feel Americans are better than you.


Yet the only reason why many seem to think we are is because the USA has limited Australia since the Cold War. For example:

www.abovetopsecret.com...


The point I am making is the fact that we make fun of ourselves more than we do any other country. That is what is great about my country. We can defame, and hate this wonderful country and do not have to worry about going to prison or getting shot for our views of our own motherland.


That is the point of a Democracy is it not? Freedom of Speech...

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I know that most Aussies here do not hate the USA, so i don't know why you are complaining. Considering i am one of the last remaining Aussies from the original 'war', perhaps you should take it up with me?

After watching everybody fall around me, i have since eased on my stance, yet still hold the same values. So some of the "anti-American" views you read in my earlier threads may be the same...i don't know, it has been a while.

I personally feel that all of us here should stop hating on each other.
edit on 9-8-2012 by daaskapital because: sp



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 09:29 PM
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Originally posted by KaiserSoze
I couldn't decide whether to go to Australia or Thailand this year for a vacation. So I decided to weigh the pros and cons of each. Australia has a load of Cons, but Thailand has lots of Pros.


yes yes very good

however if you want to get technical, try comparing the amount of ACTUAL cons, and weigh up those incarcerated in the US as opposed to those here.



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 09:33 PM
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Originally posted by outsidethesquare

Originally posted by KaiserSoze
I couldn't decide whether to go to Australia or Thailand this year for a vacation. So I decided to weigh the pros and cons of each. Australia has a load of Cons, but Thailand has lots of Pros.


yes yes very good

however if you want to get technical, try comparing the amount of ACTUAL cons, and weigh up those incarcerated in the US as opposed to those here.


I think it's all the tricky laws. Did you know that kangaroos cannot walk backwards? See, Australia has some weird laws too.



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 09:39 PM
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Just watch an episode of Masterchef Australia and then one of Hell's Kitchen US. You'll notice how the Australians demonstrate such an incredible sense of positivity vs Ramsay's Jerry Springer kitchen fest.

When you consider how these programs are tailored for their audience, I find it very telling. Then again, I don't personally know any Australians, but I sure have met enough Americans that are exactly like the trash on Hell's Kitchen



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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I think it's all the tricky laws. Did you know that kangaroos cannot walk backwards? See, Australia has some weird laws too.




That is too funny mate

I think coffee actually came out of my nose..................you owe me a new computer



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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Originally posted by outsidethesquare

Originally posted by KaiserSoze
I couldn't decide whether to go to Australia or Thailand this year for a vacation. So I decided to weigh the pros and cons of each. Australia has a load of Cons, but Thailand has lots of Pros.


yes yes very good

however if you want to get technical, try comparing the amount of ACTUAL cons, and weigh up those incarcerated in the US as opposed to those here.


Good point, I don't know why we spend so much money in this country on prisons and looking after the crooks and convicts? Why don't we just send 'em all off to the other side of the world or something?...

Oh wait...



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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Mate I think maybe its you that doesnt have a sense of humour if you think that about Australians. Most of us would have no beef with you Americans, your government maybe but that is completely different. Heck if you think we hate America you must really think we hate ourselves the way most aussies would talk about our own country. But no worries mate ima go chuck another Shrimp on the Barbie and drink some fosters
And just a friendly warning, if your ever down under make sure you apply plenty of Vegemite to your face to ward off the drop bears. Oh and I saw a small error in your picture so I thought I would fix that up for you





posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 09:57 PM
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That is too good!



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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I had to go through passport control in the airport before boarding my last flight to Australia.
The passport staff looked at my passport and then looked me up and down.
Then they asked me if I'd had criminal convictions.
I just said, "I didn't know you still needed them."



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 10:23 PM
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Originally posted by KaiserSoze
I had to go through passport control in the airport before boarding my last flight to Australia.
The passport staff looked at my passport and then looked me up and down.
Then they asked me if I'd had criminal convictions.
I just said, "I didn't know you still needed them."


Wow, very funny...

wanker.



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 10:32 PM
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Originally posted by daaskapital

Originally posted by KaiserSoze
I had to go through passport control in the airport before boarding my last flight to Australia.
The passport staff looked at my passport and then looked me up and down.
Then they asked me if I'd had criminal convictions.
I just said, "I didn't know you still needed them."


Wow, very funny...

wanker.


That's nothing, my neighbor is 40 and wanted to get married, but she was only willing to marry a man who has never been with a woman sexually. After several unsuccessful years of searching, she decided to take out a personal ad. She ends up corresponding with a man who has lived his entire life in the Australian Outback, and after a long-distance courtship, they decide to get married.

On their wedding night, she goes into the bathroom to prepare for the festivities. When she returns to the bedroom, she finds her new husband standing in the middle of the room, naked and all the furniture from the room piled in one corner. "What happened?" she asked.

"I've never been with a woman," he says. "But if it's anything like a kangaroo I'm gonna need all the room I can get!"



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 10:35 PM
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Hahahahaha, that is gold!



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 10:38 PM
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As an Australian i Endorse these jokes!



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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I lived in Australia for 4 years and only just recently returned back to the UK......

I migrated to Australia with the initial idea of living there forever, but after 18 months I knew that it was not the place for me. One of the main reasons for my return was due to the fact that I actually felt like I was living in the USA. The USA has such an impact on Australia in many ways, it even got to the point where I was talking to Aussies and they sounded more like Americans than the Americans do, but that is probably down to the copious amounts of crap American TV they have on over there.......

As for Americans being hated/disliked across the world, then I can understand peoples point of view. I think that it is more down to the way that Americans hold themselves in public, especially when visiting foreign lands. I was in Marrakesh, Morocco a few years ago and there were herds of Americans getting off coaches and as soon as they ventured into the souk/market they were instantly going up to local Moroccans and trying to take photo's of them without asking. The Moroccans were trying to run off but they kept running after them, one local old man who was well into his 80's was crying and stating that by having his photo taken he was having his soul/spirit taken away.

Just comes down to the fact that most Americans are totally unaware that anybody else but themselves exist on the planet and have no respect or tact towards other people and their customs. This also became absolutely clear to me a few years ago and has happened a few times now, I was in Sri Lanka and I came across four Americans travelling together who were actually wearing Canadian badges on their jackets so that people didn't think that they were American, how's that for patriotism?

And as for Americans having a sense of humour, well I have yet to see it, especially around irony and sarcasm, they just don't get that either............



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 10:47 PM
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An American walked into an Australian pub and asked for a pint of Budweiser.
The barman replied "You're American aren't you?"
The man says, "Yeah. Could you tell by the drink I ordered, or the accent?"
The barman replied. "Neither, you are the fattest person I have ever seen."



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 10:54 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO MAN BECOMES FIRST AMERICAN TO GRASP SIGNIFICANCE OF IRONY

Jay Fullmer, 38, yesterday became the first American to get to grips with the concept of irony. "It was weird," Fullmer said. "I was in London and, like, talking to this guy and it was raining and he pulled a face and said, "Great weather, eh?" and I thought "Wait a minute, no way is it great weather." Fullmer then realised that the other man's 'mistake' was in fact deliberate.

Fullmer, who is 39 next month and married with two children, aged 8 and 3, plans to use irony himself in future. "I'm, like, using it all the time," he said. "Last weekend I was grilling steaks and I burned them to Hell and I said "Hey, great weather!".



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 10:56 PM
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Originally posted by KaiserSoze
SAN FRANCISCO MAN BECOMES FIRST AMERICAN TO GRASP SIGNIFICANCE OF IRONY

Jay Fullmer, 38, yesterday became the first American to get to grips with the concept of irony. "It was weird," Fullmer said. "I was in London and, like, talking to this guy and it was raining and he pulled a face and said, "Great weather, eh?" and I thought "Wait a minute, no way is it great weather." Fullmer then realised that the other man's 'mistake' was in fact deliberate.

Fullmer, who is 39 next month and married with two children, aged 8 and 3, plans to use irony himself in future. "I'm, like, using it all the time," he said. "Last weekend I was grilling steaks and I burned them to Hell and I said "Hey, great weather!".


That deserves a star my friend.................



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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I now feel this is dangiously on topic :/, mods if you think otherwise feel free to exchange this with an "off-topic" sign!



An Englishman wanted to become an Irishman, so he visited a doctor to find out how to go about this. "Well" said the doctor, "this is a very delicate operation and there is a lot that can go wrong. I will have to remove half your brain". "That's OK" said the Englishman. "I've always wanted to be Irish and I'm prepared to take the risk".

The operation went ahead but the Englishman woke to find a look of horror on the face of the doctor. "I'm so terribly sorry!!" the doctor said. "Instead of removing half the brain, I've taken the whole brain out". The patient replied, "No worries, mate!!"



posted on Aug, 9 2012 @ 11:00 PM
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That reminds me of my sister in Australia, when i call her there's always a slight delay on the line

Because she's a bit thick.



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