reply to post by VforVendettea
this comment has nothing to do with 99 or 1 %
It is European anti Americanism. Spain used to be different. Ever since they were imposed with the EU, they have adopted Europe's Anti Americanism.
They mock our culture and our people. Places like France and Germany would always be bastions for USA hating dumbasses, while Spain, which was
mistreated and considered inferior by the same condescending attitudes, would generally like the US. That has changed. They now adopt the European
sense of superiority and discredit all we offer them culturally.
That was in response to a question about Americans living here in Spain. I get it sometimes but not as much as I have heard from fellow yanks here. I
am dual Spanish and American and can blend in like butter on bread here. I speak perfect Castilian when I want to and look genetically like I am from
Those that know me though, have been jerks about it on occasion. I have when I was growing up and visited, been faced by ultras who were openly
anti-American. So much so I learned to watch my back around skinheads and radical people.
Listen to the video though, they are chanting against banks AND immigrants....we Americans are immigrants to them....we are not from here.....so they
act a fool in their most extreme case.
Plus that whole 1% /99% nonsense to me has nothing to do with establishing sustainable societal order in which work receives just pay and national
debt is not at the mercy of banks. It is too reminiscent of Stalin era brain washing. I usually agree with people who use those labels on most issues,
but they get caught up with the whole "NO ONE" should be rich kick...Then what is the point of working hard....? To just live in a shack and work 15
hour days for the national workers party?
I digress......anti Americanism is as European as American pie is to the US.
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