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Old 06-03-2007, 09:15 AM
 
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Observation 1:

American culture is spreading to the rest of the world. More and more McDonald's are popping up in obscure places such as a tiny city in China or a small town-village in India. Coca-cola is being consumed as a worldwide drink. English is being learned as a second language in many non-English speaking countries as well.

Observation 2:

Many Americans complain about the invasion of the "American culture" with foreign influence such as taco stands, integrating Spanish into a lot of American services, and Cinco de Mayo celebrations on the city streets.


Does this mean its okay for Americans to invade other countries but not okay when a possibly equally strong (or stronger) cultural influence invade our own? Is that not hipocrisy?
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:18 AM
 
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I fear that some of these American exceptionalists are not going to understand the question...
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:24 AM
 
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Don't expect a lot of people on this forum to get your point, even though you are right.

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Observation 1:

American culture is spreading to the rest of the world. More and more McDonald's are popping up in obscure places such as a tiny city in China or a small town-village in India. Coca-cola is being consumed as a worldwide drink. English is being learned as a second language in many non-English speaking countries as well.

Observation 2:

Many Americans complain about the invasion of the "American culture" with foreign influence such as taco stands, integrating Spanish into a lot of American services, and Cinco de Mayo celebrations on the city streets.


Does this mean its okay for Americans to invade other countries but not okay when a possibly equally strong (or stronger) cultural influence invade our own? Is that not hipocrisy?
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:59 AM
 
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The American diversity is changing more and more with foreign immigrants from the South America and from Southeast Asia. I donít have any problem with this diversity and feel that itís a normal cycle of influence on this country.

It would be interesting to know why they wanted to come here, for our jobs or for a better way of life, or maybe our government and our freedoms? Our standard of living is not the highest in the world anymore nor the best education, or health care. So what is it that attracts them?
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:00 AM
 
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Observation 1:

American culture is spreading to the rest of the world. More and more McDonald's are popping up in obscure places such as a tiny city in China or a small town-village in India. Coca-cola is being consumed as a worldwide drink. English is being learned as a second language in many non-English speaking countries as well.

Observation 2:

Many Americans complain about the invasion of the "American culture" with foreign influence such as taco stands, integrating Spanish into a lot of American services, and Cinco de Mayo celebrations on the city streets.


Does this mean its okay for Americans to invade other countries but not okay when a possibly equally strong (or stronger) cultural influence invade our own? Is that not hipocrisy?
Yes! I would probably not use the word invade , but yes that is exactly what it means! hypocricy or not!
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:38 AM
 
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Yes! I would probably not use the word invade , but yes that is exactly what it means! hypocricy or not!
But how can you justify that belief?
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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Observation 1:

American culture is spreading to the rest of the world. More and more McDonald's are popping up in obscure places such as a tiny city in China or a small town-village in India. Coca-cola is being consumed as a worldwide drink. English is being learned as a second language in many non-English speaking countries as well.

Observation 2:

Many Americans complain about the invasion of the "American culture" with foreign influence such as taco stands, integrating Spanish into a lot of American services, and Cinco de Mayo celebrations on the city streets.


Does this mean its okay for Americans to invade other countries but not okay when a possibly equally strong (or stronger) cultural influence invade our own? Is that not hipocrisy?

No it's not ok. I think those countries should vigorously protect thier culture like we should vigorously protect ours.
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Old 06-03-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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But how can you justify that belief?
I don't think it is really justifiable. It is merely human nature to want to take as much as possible while giving as little of possible. In the end, what WE as individuals think really doesn't matter as people are going to do whatever they want to do and even if we go parading around with picket signs telling them to go back to where they come from (the people and the influence), people are just going to point and laugh at you like you're a lunatic. It just shows though, there is nothing special about Americans as many of the people here wish to believe. We're just all human and our intentions are no better or worse than the next country's.
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:48 AM
 
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Observation 1:

American culture is spreading to the rest of the world. More and more McDonald's are popping up in obscure places such as a tiny city in China or a small town-village in India. Coca-cola is being consumed as a worldwide drink. English is being learned as a second language in many non-English speaking countries as well.

Observation 2:

Many Americans complain about the invasion of the "American culture" with foreign influence such as taco stands, integrating Spanish into a lot of American services, and Cinco de Mayo celebrations on the city streets.


Does this mean its okay for Americans to invade other countries but not okay when a possibly equally strong (or stronger) cultural influence invade our own? Is that not hipocrisy?
Yes the American culture is spreading to other countries. They are soaking it up as fast as they can. The difference is they want, McDonalds, Coca-Cola and anything American. They learn English in order to compete. America is not invading these countries we offer our goods and if they want them they can have them.

No American should have to speak other languages to compete in America. On the other hand if an American wants to compete in another country they would have to learn the local language to compete.

You fail to understand the real problem. If masses of Americans started to sneak into these countries and stay then demand, free health care, pay little or no tax, free education, have law breaking over looked or ignored I guarantee they wouldn’t put up with it.

Your <snip> attempt to compare apples to oranges is typical of the American hating, socialist left that is trying to tear down America.

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Old 06-03-2007, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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What do you mean? I'm 'Merican. Everybody should love 'Mericans. Everybody should want to be 'Merican.
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