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Old 08-30-2014, 03:08 AM
 
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Sure. Other countries are very jealous of your violent gun culture, your obesity, your crappy education, your poor access to healthcare, your religious mania, your bloated welfare rolls, your massive debt, etc.
They spend their days wishing they had that, and sleepless nights tossing in sweat-soaked sheets, seething with jealously.
Lol
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:24 AM
 
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Sure. Other countries are very jealous of your violent gun culture, your obesity, your crappy education, your poor access to healthcare, your [quasi-religious] mania, your bloated welfare rolls, your massive debt, etc.
They spend their days wishing they had that, and sleepless nights tossing in sweat-soaked sheets, seething with jealously.
Fixed.

If you want an example of true religious behavior, look up a documentary on the Amish, like Trouble in Amish Paradise on youtube. Save for the shunning of technology, and some of the denominational doctrines, if americans behaved this way (the fierce work ethic, traditional family values, moral consistency, generosity, humility, strong community spirit), minus the need for rigid rules, then it would be a culture that would be the envy of the civilized world. Contemporary americans worship money, and the false "prosperity gospel" dominates in the Churches.

Last edited by Grigoriachel; 08-30-2014 at 03:58 AM..
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:33 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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If you want an example of true religious behavior, look up a documentary on the Amish, like Leaving Amish Paradise on youtube. Save for the shunning of technology, if americans behaved this way, then it would be a culture that would be the envy of the civilized world.
The liberals would be horrified.

...

That would be fantastic!
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Old 08-30-2014, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I've worked for years in Europe, Middle East, Asia and will work in S. America for 18 months starting next week. Here's my take:

The Europeans that hate us mostly think they are smarter than Americans and are frustrated that we have 100X more military power than all of Europe (except for Russia) and we have ability to actually influence events around the world with our military power. They mostly disagreed with the way we responded to 911...much of that criticism is justified especially the horrible decision to invade Iraq. Additionally, they are frustrated at our economic prowess and they disagree often with Americans political decisions. Finally, they are jealous of Americans pride in country, certainty, and overall happiness.

Middle Easterners hate us because we are not Muslim and because we support Israel and because we invaded Iraq. They also hate some of the cultural influences like sex and nudity in movies and videos.

I encountered very little hate from Asians. S. Koreans have a bit of a passive aggressive attitude and I think it's because American troops there have created some frictions with the strange Korean culture.
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:38 AM
 
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Stop bombing people and maybe they'll stop hating you so much.

Easy enough for you to comprehend, Americans?
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Old 08-30-2014, 06:49 AM
 
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Well:
1) "Europeans" are 2 times the number of Americans, "Asians" means almost 3 billion people, "Africans" means 1 billion people and "Middle Easterners" means 300 million people, so these are actually wide number to say why do THEY hate us.
Likewise, you don't like when points like "ALL Americans are ignorant, ALL Americans want guns, ALL Americans are religious freaks, ALL Americans despise foreign cultures, ALL Americans etc etc.
2) People don't loathe Americans but their government and its actions.
This is NOT Anti-Americanism, it's simply the entitlement to an opinion.
3)Generally most people never think to the US or other countries because too focused on their own life.
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Where the heart is...
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Hip, Hip Hooray, yet another thread on why everyone across the planet hates Americans! I suppose one can never read enough from the exact same people...over and over and over again, refreshing our memory on what it is exactly that nauseates the royalty, nobility, and gentry of other countries on a multitude of platforms!

I wonder how many pages of bickering, name calling, finger pointing, and overall disgusting behavior this thread will generate.

Thanks OP, way to go!
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Old 08-30-2014, 07:53 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, California
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because America is a threat, the same reason people hate China, because they feel threatened

I noticed a high percentage of Americans hate China too
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:02 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Seems like he just went off the presidential election.
Well, if he went by that, he had better consider Virginia a liberal state LOL
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Old 08-30-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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And don't you forget it.
Yeah! War on Scotland! To hell with those plaid skirts! Sure, they supposedly speak English but no one can understand them so let's blow 'em up.

But try not to bomb the whisky distilleries, OK?
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