posted on Feb, 15 2013 @ 01:08 PM
Something I will likely take time to post in just about every "America bashing" thread I come across:
When an American is calling out his/her nation for perceived wrongs, that is not "bashing". You might make an argument that a European or
Australian doing so could be....that is a case by case determination.
But when an American does it, it is one of those, "He's not fat, he's my brother" kind of things. Any grouping feels that criticizing that group
is necessary. It is why you can tell your brother that he stinks, or that he is any other number of unsavory things. But if some stranger says the
same....the fight is on.
I am a proponent of criticism. Fair criticism. It is my livelyhood at work, where avoiding conflict makes businesses fail.