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Why Do Australian's Hate America

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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 05:18 AM
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Chill out dude, we don't hate youse - it's just that we enjoy taking the piss out of all and sundry, ourselves included.

Hey, neat T by the way - I hope that's not Space Shuttle Columbia??....don't want to see my little mate there get fried.

Harden the phrrk up fella




posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 05:23 AM
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Hilarious, we have a sense of humour and we take the piss out of each other on a daily basis. I think maybe our sense of humour is different to Americans and I also don't believe Australians hate Americans. I think if you look closely there are many similarities between the two countries both beginning as British settlements, and yes we know we were all convicts, that one never gets old. But both of us have been built on the backs of refugees from other countries seeking to better their life.
We both enjoy sport and recreational activity's, camping, swimming, hunting etc. However all Aussies have been raised on American sitcoms and soap operas, which I believe we understand your culture better than you understand ours.
In fact I told someone that the other night while taking my Kangaroo for a walk.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 05:29 AM
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Hey Australia, there's a queuing system here, please behave and line up like the rest of us.
Thank you.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 05:34 AM
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I do not hate Americans. I am just worried what US power elite is doing and how it can keep US ppl brain washed. For power keepers all ppl are suspected terrorists. Especially US own citizens. Look for FEMA camps, NDAA law aso.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 05:34 AM
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Let you in on a secret buddy, some of those convicts were transported for stealing a loaf of bread to feed their starving children and WTF has eugenics got to do with that. Not all those convicts were bad people, the poor, the
downtrodden and out of work. The poor Irish under - classes who were kicked off their own land by English land - lords.
Get your facts straight pal, just think of TPTB get their way you may lose your job and be on the streets and have to steal a loaf of bread to survive. If TSHTF you dont know what you may do to survive.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 05:48 AM
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In Australia we have a habit of teasing our better friends. We do it with the poms, we do it with the kiwi's and with the yanks. But when it comes down to it, we are the closest nations in the world... We are all born of the English empire. We share much of the same beliefs and goals.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 06:00 AM
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Funny thing about Australians: they get all pissy and upset when we call them Convicts, but don't seem to care that the word "pom" is actually also insulting.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 06:04 AM
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I've always held the view that American's are just as much to blame as we Australian's are for our government's bad decision's. If anything I am always dreaming of that day in the future that America really will be the land of the free. Most of us aussies have grown up watching American movies and tv show's, fresh prince of belair was on every day after school when I was young. I think the statement that all aussies hate american's is false to begin with.
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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 06:13 AM
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I remember in the 70's how pissed off English immigrants got when called Pommy B*stards even though the Aussies were saying it in a lovingly way of Mateship, and that is something Australia does have " Mateship".
It actually means something to an Aussie and I know we call everybody Mate, but it's generally a sign of friendship..
The same as when we call Americans seppo's Aussie rhyming slang for Septic Tanks or Yanks.
Again no harm intended. I call a lot of my Mates Mongrels and a lot of things I wont say here. It's just our way.
Our sense of humour involves taking the piss. That's it in a nutshell.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 06:18 AM
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Originally posted by binkman
Funny thing about Australians: they get all pissy and upset when we call them Convicts, but don't seem to care that the word "pom" is actually also insulting.


Well I'm not so sure about the convict label, no big deal to me
....as for the pom tag, it was ruled by the ASB (Advertising Standards Bureau), in 2006 to be non-offensive - why dis' us for it, take it up with them.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 06:19 AM
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Originally posted by kudegras
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I remember in the 70's how pissed off English immigrants got when called Pommy B*stards even though the Aussies were saying it in a lovingly way of Mateship, and that is something Australia does have " Mateship".
It actually means something to an Aussie and I know we call everybody Mate, but it's generally a sign of friendship..
The same as when we call Americans seppo's Aussie rhyming slang for Septic Tanks or Yanks.
Again no harm intended. I call a lot of my Mates Mongrels and a lot of things I wont say here. It's just our way.
Our sense of humour involves taking the piss. That's it in a nutshell.


Mateship means absolutely nothing to me, as such, your explanation does not justify the use of the term "pom" towards us.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 06:50 AM
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I am Australian, from Melbourne. Or as a yank would say, “MelBOURNE” - really emphasis the “bourne". I don’t hate the general American population. The perception here is that Americans are generally overweight, unhealthy, ignorant and uneducated - hence one name for them is seppo’s which is short for septic tank because it rhythms with Yank, but also Americans are full of #, or so the perception is. I have never travelled to the US, nor do I have regular contact with American people. Generally when I have met Americans out and about, they have seemed friendly and very talkative. They haven’t seemed overly arrogant nor rude. I have only heard stories of the American arrogance. Though apparently Australians are a bunch of obnoxious and rude people when we travel overseas.

The things your Government has done, past and present, does not bode well at all. I could go on and on about all that sort of stuff, and like Wall Street and the greed. Oil wars and the military industrial complex (MIC). Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t it unconstitutional for the US, and England for that matter, to have a military during peace time? If that’s true then the US, and Australia for that matter because we’re always dragged in to fight your battles, will perpetually be in a state of war, even if based on lies, if only to grease the wheels of the war machine and MIC. I have a strong European background so I gravitate toward that culture as opposed to American culture - I really don’t like those big hats the motor cross riders wear and a few other things. Not to mention US corporatism.

But yeah, generally speaking most Australians don’t hate the general American person because they’re just like anyone else really. But then again I can’t speak for every Australian.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 07:45 AM
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Originally posted by Spruk
Pretty much most of the "hate" is generated by ignorance of our culture(s). You know how sick of answering "So, whats your pet kangaroo's name?" and if i ride him/her/it to work each day?


Um. You know they are probably playing with you right? Trying to laugh with you at the stereotype. I made a joke about "drop bears" with someone from Australia once, because they are kind of like our "snipe hunts". He thought I was serious too. He got angry. The OP may have something with the respective sense's of humour not jiving.


Originally posted by Spruk
Couple that with the recent activities in Iraq and Afganistan, having "patriotic" Americans boucing up and down about how the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has done "nothing", is also pretty grating and I'm sure your marines and other American military personal on the ground over in Afganistan and Iraq would beg to differ.


They do beg to differ. Australians are bad asses.


Originally posted by Spruk
I'll use this ONLY as examples from international printed press, many countries spin the line that we are "mini-America" or we are a country full of drunk, lazy louts or a bunch of racists, that also gets on our collective nerves.


Point taken. I can see that. However, we are portrayed as only slightly less drunk, even lazier, can't-take-us-anywhere-rude, and stupid. Now put a Big Mac in everyones hand and the picture is complete. I think the Australians are getting better print at the end of the day.

I can understand your frustration with a certain amount of ignorance, and Americans can get more than a little sanctimonious about WWII. That last bit even gets on my nerves. But please try to understand that most people (yes, Americans too) are smart enough to not believe everything that they see on t.v.; so cut them a little slack and don't let your own prejudices keep you from getting the joke.
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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 07:48 AM
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I'm an Aussie yet i don't hate Americans, the hate for American public is an unfortunate side effect from the behavior of The U.S government.

I think things were exacerbated when John Howard decided to brown nose George W. Many of us down under were livid when our troops were dragged into the Iraq war, and it's safe to assume that Americans weren't keen on the idea of their troops being involved either.

The hypocrisy of U.S politicians only worsens things. Hilary Clinton (cough cough BILDERBERGER cough cough) actively calls for Iran not to be allowed a nuclear program.

This coming from a woman who's predecessors allowed the first and only nuclear attacks on another nation.

And i don't think the Iraqis or afghans would be too pleased with Obama's Nobel peace prize, and i don't think the Chileans would be happy with Kissinger (another bilderberger) getting the same award.

Us Aussies and yanks share more in common then you'd think. Both our countries are run by incompetent morons, Both of our countries have seen our troops die because of our governments selfish interests, and both of our countries citizens want to be judged on their own merits, and not judged by the policies and decisions our respective governments make.


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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 07:49 AM
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Originally posted by BlindBastards
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t it unconstitutional for the US, and England for that matter, to have a military during peace time?


That is incorrect. I cannot speak for the U.K., there is no constitutional provision that prohibits the U.S. from having a standing peace time military.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 08:06 AM
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LOL not just Auz, so do we here in NZ and the rest of the world... you got alot of research to do if you don't yet hate them....... they are resposible for sooooo much suffering it aint funny and should never be forgiven
This is the U.S govt/system i am talking about, not every american...although alot of them are so lost in the so called "american dream"
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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 08:16 AM
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geez, mate...you have met some stupid americans...don't worry, there are alot of us here that are fed up with stupid people too. it's just we here in america are so busy trying to work to keep our jobs, our homes, our healthcare, that we don't have the time or energy, to counter the dumbasses that work at being stupid. to them, it's a full time job. and they are often paid quite well to do it.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 08:24 AM
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Funny thing about Australians: they get all pissy and upset when we call them Convicts, but don't seem to care that the word "pom" is actually also insulting.
 


The word 'pom' is a derived from POHM, an acronym of 'Prisoner Of Her Majesty' which is more insulting to Aussies than Brits. So you can chill out and and have some tea and bickies, or whatever it is you do to chill out.

No offense.



posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 08:25 AM
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In Australia we have a friendly rivalry between states but we are still all Australians.

Australians in a similar sense have a 'friendly rivalry' with Americans...
...that some Americas from their own sense of superiority may misinterpret negatively.
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posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 08:33 AM
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America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand etc are all the "off spring" of Great Britain. Off spring do often fall out with each other but soon make up again.




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