I have read so many Anti american posts on here that I am at my breaking point. I get it. You hate America. But, but you never really say why. If you
want to hate my country that is great, just tell me why? And let me defend my country.
I am tired of posts about how America is imploding and on the brink of disaster. Honestly we have problems, but, man, how about some empathy and
compassion? How about offering suggestions as to what you would do? Instead of spreading hate and gloating.
Ats is meant to be a place to deny ignorance. By stereotyping and lumping ALL americans into one collective group is not intelligent and defintely
ignorant. So , if you want to bash my country, bash it. But, fight fair.
It would not be very fair of me to assume every single muslim I see is a terrorist, correct? So it is not fair for you to think that I agree with
everything that happens in my country and for you to gloat when things in my country go bad and for you to assume I am not as angry and bothered by it
as you are.
One story that really struck a nerve was about how our country killed civilians at a wedding. If that did happen it is horrible, but, it doesnt make
us all bad and it doesnt mean we agree with it and I guarentee it does not make our soldiers bad. I am tired of the posts about how American troops
are baby killing machines. My husband was in the army for 22 yrs and never killed one single soul and he was deployed in a forward location 4 times.
He was blown up. HOw about that? He has a brain injury. How about that?
It really really hurts me when I feel like I am hated on here simply because of where I was born- the USA. It hurts me when I mention my husband
served 22 yrs in the Army and he all of the sudden is responsible for the deaths of civilians in a war he didnt ask to go to and almost die in. How
about the US Soldier who was stabbed to death playing soccer with kids? He was stabbed by an Afghani teenager he was playing with! Stop bashing.
So before you judge EVERY American based upon the actions of a few, look in your own backyard. I am sure your country has its share of problems, but
every other nation does not have its eyes on you.
So please, have empathy and compassion and stop stereotyping. Some of you act like you would like nothing more for our country to fail. It is like you
are sitting there waiting for it to happen. It would devestate so many lives and I do not take it lightly. I love my country and I am just tired of
the ill wishing on here.
Maybe, just maybe, if you showed some compassion and saw that we are not a perfect society and we have our problems, and instead of relishing in the
fact we are imperfect, act with compassion, our world would not be what it is right now. So don't judge the masses for the actions of the few.
I took a break from ATS when this happened before. We, more than anyone need to come together for a cause. On ATS is it to deny ignorance. So please
deny ignorance. Stop wishing ill upon one another. There are some great minds on here. Use those minds for solving problems and not spreading hate.
I am tired of being hated because of where i was born. It is not ok. I will not tolerate it. It is discrimination at its core.
I am not saying all ATsers hate my country but I am finding more and more anti American posts and it really bothers me to the core.
We are all from the same race... HUMAN.
We are all from the same place...EARTH.
We are all in this together.
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edit on 16-4-2013 by k21968 because: (no reason given)