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Originally posted by Otts
I believe, sadly, that very few French or Germans - even though a good number of the Internet-versed ones can handle themselves pretty well in English - would want to post on the Politics and scandals and War on terrorism forums. I don't think they'd feel welcome. The way their country has been dragged in the mud - their courage questioned, their honesty as a nation questioned, even the way they smell or what they eat - and the fact that some posters are waiting to sit in judgement as soon as those French and German posters come in... nope, that would be a complete turn-off.
Originally posted by l33chy
Our gov isn't great, too. I think these representatives of democracy as they call themselves is just a bunch of fat assed morons who do everything what the economy bosses tell them to do.
There are so much scandals and the people here are pissed about the crap our government does.
Originally posted by American Mad Man
I often see Germans and French extremely critical of the United States.
Basically, my general (and I understand that individual opinions may differ) impression is that the majority of your fellow ountry men basically HATE the US government.
My problem stems from the fact that I don't see any of you guys up in arms over your own governments actions
yet I see countless people whining about America.
I find ths extremely hypocritical, especially when yu see that Americans are often the ones most critical of ourselves.
Originally posted by American Mad ManMy problem stems from the fact that I don't see any of you guys up in arms over your own governments actions, yet I see countless people whining about America.
I have always said it, I'll say it again, I am very uncomfortable with the concept of faulting an entire nation and stripping it of any respect because of that. I believe that every nation in the world, without exception, has earned the right to be respected.