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Why do people hate America? A summary of anti-Americanism

Why do people hate America? A summary of anti-Americanism



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Anerica "land of the free!?!?"

(Anonymous)

2004-11-05 03:21 pm (UTC)

why do people hate america?? becase thier country is run by power mad, money mad and oil mad people. i cannot even put it into words how much this makes me mad and im english. also its to do with american people aswell. the are so easily manipulateed and give the human race a bad name. if they are so stupid enough to not even see the great deception and if the do they just ignore it. its right in your face!!!!! but still u vote for george bush just because he does what he says. believe me when i say if wot i haver read is true you will surely pay for your political j mistakes. u are dancing with the devil himself.........

Re: Anerica "land of the free!?!?"

pic620

2005-12-07 02:53 pm (UTC)

If you will check your facts you will plainly see that George W. Bush is one of the most disputed American Presidends in history, by Americans them selves that is. The past two ellections were the closest in all of the presidential ellections byfar. The 2000 ellection Bush won 51% - 49% of the population. Now your going to tell me that since 51% of the population was decieved were all evil? I don't think so. And may I remind you that Mr.Blair was with him every mistake he made?

Re: Anerica "land of the free!?!?"

(Anonymous)

2005-12-08 02:28 pm (UTC)

Come now buddy. Blair is nothing but a defanged, declawed and nutered pussy-cat that can't do anything without his boss (Bush) approval. He will most likely not be re-elected. Bush however must not be re-elected, for the love of (...insert diety here...)and for the benefit of the world, but having witnessed the American citizin's penchant for voting for fools, it leaves me a very worried man. If Bush is allowed to continue, world hatered toward America and all things American will grow. (Needless to say)
Conclusion: WAKE UP AMERICA and get rid of that war mongering cancer you call leader. You like to fool yourselves in believing you have the power to boot him out (...for the people, by the people...) so lets see if that piece of paper you hold so dear means anything in the real world.

Have a nice day.
Greybear.

Re: Anerica "land of the free!?!?"

(Anonymous)

2006-06-25 03:46 pm (UTC)

Do not assume that all Americans are like George Bush. Not all of us voted for him, just enough to get him in office. Thankfully, he cannot run for a third time. Yes, we are the land of the free and very proud of it. We very much appreciate and value our freedom and do not take it for granted because it was hard won. Having been born and raised here, and with all our faults, I would still prefer being here than any other place on the globe. Oil? So what? Doesn't all countries need it? Do not heads of other countries see that their country's need are met? A lot of the criticism about Americans have no basis. President Roosevelt did not want to take America to war because we were coming out of the depression and trying to get soundly on our feet. And, yes, when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, it was the turning point. I read that when an aide told Churchill that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbor the only thing he said was, "thank God." Because he had tried to get Roosevelt to bring us into the war, he knew they needed our help. I have read so many distasteful remarks, and mostly from the British, that I ignore it because it is simply not true. Not too long ago there was an article in the Daily Mirror (a very British left-wing paper) that said the British people needed to confess to their jealousy of America. May be should and then get on with life. We don't care what the British or any other country feels about us. We live our lives and go on. People believe what they want or what is convenient to believe. American, like all other countries, has it's good and bad points and people. Many people who knock us, hjave never been here. As for Americans not speaking proper English. We have our own culture and ways like the rest of the world. Just because we spell some of our words differently (harbor instead of harbour, jail instead of gaol, color instead of colour, tire instead of tyre) doesn't mean a thing. The words are just spelled differently.

Re: Anerica "land of the free!?!?"

(Anonymous)

2006-08-08 06:44 pm (UTC)

Let me give you an American point of view on all of this.

Believe it or not, many Americans feel that George Bush was elected illegally and many believe that Al Gore won the election. It was 51/49, I recall. This isn't some crack-pot theory, either. In Florida, the state that took the longest to get ballots because of some problem with the voting machines, George's brother happened to be governor. Coincedence? I kid you not.

My grand mother went as far as to call Bush "the American Hitler," and I agree. He's slowly taking away our rights. It's very sad. If things don't improve I guess I'll high tail it to Canada.

While some Americans are angered into ignorant rants about the English or the French when hearing about their unfounded rage towards the American public, some can understand and identify with your dislikes of George Bush. Unfortunately, he's corrupt and everyone running the government at present time is corrupt.

But please understand that while many of us are in fact American stereotypes, many more are quite reasonable, friendly, free thinking, loving and accepting people who want nothing more than to bring our troops home, and end this horror in the middle east. After all, if there was no god, no heaven, no hell, all we'd have is peace on earth, as John Lennon said in his song, Imagine. So we need to suck it up and get along.

Re: Anerica "land of the free!?!?"

(Anonymous)

2006-08-08 07:09 pm (UTC)

AMERICANS AS A WHOLE DID NOT WANT A WAR. WE WANTED OSAMA BIN LADEN BROUGHT TO JUSTICE FOR HIS ATTACKS ON SEPT. 11TH WHICH WERE BROUGHT ON BY AMERICAN ARROGANCE, IN PART, BUT ALSO HIS RELIGIOUS FANATACISM. WHILE CONSERVATIVE AMERICAN LEADERS WANT US, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, TO BELIEVE THAT THESE ATTACKS WERE BROUGHT ON BY A HATE OF FREEDOM AND AT ONE POINT, BECAUSE WE ALLOW WOMEN TO WEAR STRING BIKINIS ON THE BEACH (IN ITALY AND FRANCE, WOMEN GO NUDE, SO I KNOW THIS IS NOT THE REASON) AND THIS IS PRO-WAR PROPAGANDA. LIKE VEXEN SAID, THEIR IS PRO-AMERICAN PROPAGANDA IN AMERICA AND ANTI-AMERICAN PROPAGANDA IN OTHER NATIONS. NOT ONE PERSON HAS MENTIONED THE RESENT AMERICAN ANTI-WAR PROTESTS IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, WHERE THE MOTHER OF A SLAIN AMERICAN SOLDIER WAS ARRESTED TRYING TO PERSUADE BUSH INTO BRINGING TROOPS HOME. HE DIDN'T EVEN CARE TO COMMENT ON THE ANTI WAR PROTEST. IN A PRESS CONFERENCE, ONE AMERICAN WOMAN CALLED BUSH A MURDERER TO HIS FACE AND WAS QUICKLY ESCORTED BY SECURITY FROM THE BUILDING. OR WHAT ABOUT MICHAEL MOORE, THE AMERICAN WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DOCUMENTARY, "FAHRENHEIT 9/11" IN WHICH HE WAS CRUCIFIED BY SUCH BUSH-LOVERS AS AMERICA'S MOST HATED BILL O'REILLY ON, YOU GUESSED IT, FOX NEWS. IN NATIONAL POLLS, BUSH'S APPROVAL RATING ARE AT AN ALL TIME LOW.

EVENTUALLY, SOMEONE IS GOING TO BOMB US. WE DID IT TO JAPAN TO GET THEM OUT OF EUROPE, AND SOMEONE MIGHT JUST GIVE OL' GEORGIE A DOSE OF HIS OWN "MACHO-MAN" MEDECINE.

UNFORTUNATELY, AMERICANS WHO SUPPORT THE TROOPS BUT ARE BLANTLY AGAINST THE WAR AND THE BUSH PRESIDENCY, AS CALLED "TRAITORS" IN THE SO-CALLED LIBERAL NEWS MEDIA, SAYING WE'RE HELPING THE ENEMY. WHERE'S OSAMA? THAT'S WHAT AMERICA WANTS TO KNOW.

INSTEAD, SAY "I HATE AMERICAN BUSH LOVERS" INSTEAD OF "I HATE AMERICA".

Re: Anerica "land of the free!?!?"

(Anonymous)

2006-12-05 10:29 am (UTC)

man i take my hat off for you, this is was a very good answer, hate generate hate,i am muslim and very proud about it, america supositly is amulticultural nation, but everyone that he is not christian he is a second class citizen.people that theythink america always was fair in the past and they ask theme selves why irakian and iranian hates america, in the seventies america gave weapons to sadam hussain to kill iranian, after that they gave weapon to iranian to kill irakian, just evil only evil can do this.i wanna made one thing clear there is a difference about governement and pple, american people are awsome but sorry you governoment is the only illness in thoose time.by the way too much patriotism make you blind and not accept the truth, is not your fault that you country is fucked up

Re: Anerica "land of the free!?!?"

(Anonymous)

2010-02-13 06:41 am (UTC)

Some true ignorance in all of this. America is the greatist nation on earth. All of these quotes are from missinformed boobs. Jelousy is a bitch. I admit sometimes I get jelouse when I see someone driving a better car or something just like you all are jelouse of america. You people are just all comunist/socialist truely ignorant. I imagine well over 2/3's of you haters would move here in a heart beat if given the opportunity. That was a well written yet utterly incorect essay. WOW k

Re: Anerica "land of the free!?!?"

(Anonymous)

2010-08-14 11:01 pm (UTC)

I visit the US twice a year as I have family and close friends there, but I would NEVER live there. The American people are not free because they do not choose to be. They live under the misconception that they have freedoms under the constitution but at the same time they are slaves to their constitution.
There are exceptions, but on the whole the American people are self satisfied, smug and completely ignorant of what goes on outside their American bubble. They are obsessed with their polarised politics and jump on bandwagons like the Tea Party without first assessing what that bandwagon really stands for. Many cannot conduct a rational discussion about foreign affairs largely because they know nothing of foreign affairs other than what their partisan news stations tell them. On the whole they are too lazy to make any effort to find out about anything outside their own state. And they are ridiculously patriotic to the point that the rest of us want the sick bucket passed to us. Where are their brains?
Sad, very sad.

Just some quick thoughts...

(Anonymous)

2010-09-14 03:02 am (UTC)

Just a few thoughts... People forget that the USA is about the size of all of Europe. That's one major reason that Americans did not have much reason to speak more than English and haven't visited other countries. The USA that a European sees, is usually in one of the big cities in California or NYC. This is like visiting London and Rome and thinking that you understand Europe. The USA is very diverse and each state is very different. I find the essay very interesting and would have more impact if an American were to add their 2 cents. The writer is obviouly basing his statements on what he's read or experienced first hand. But obviously he hasn't been able to visit all 50 states. For instance, home size greatly depends on where a person lives. If they live in the city, it is quite small. If they live in a more established area, again their homes are small. If you go to some of the newly developed areas out West, the homes can be larger and with very little land. But, as the writer says, it is all about how much space is available and the terrain. As for how generous Americans are, you got to remember that the measurment should be $Government donations plus $Citizens donations. Americans want money to go where they want that is why they get a tax deduction on their income taxes so that they can give money as they seem fit. As a country, the USA Govt plus their citizens give the most money in the entire world. I found the WWII comments very enlightening. But, again, you got to remember that when this happened many years ago and it was before every home had a TV, PC, etc. Europe might as well have been Mars. So to go to war on 'Mars' for something that didn't seem to impact the average American must have seemed like a huge sacrifice. Specially when some that died were children of immigrants from other parts of the world who came to the USA for a better way of life and gave up a son for 'freedom'. Lastly, I agree that it is important for all world citizens to be more aware of what is going on in the world. Now that Americans are travelling more, have access to the Internet and Satellite broadcasting, they are truly broadening. But, again that can be said about all people. If you grew up in France, you were no stranger to Germany. Well, if you grow up in California you know a lot about Nevada, but are not maybe as concerned about what is happening in NYC, never mind France. I remember when the 9-11 event happened and I was in Phoenix, Arizona. The newscaster said something to the fact that people here in Arizona seem really upset even though this happened miles and miles away. :-) It didn't seem to register to the newscaster that it happened on American soil and that's why people were troubled. Anyway, I think the dialogue is good because maybe only then we'll all learn to be more tolerant and realize that the majority of world citizens are good and want the same things in life. Thanks for sharing your essay.

Re: Just some quick thoughts...

(Anonymous)

2011-03-28 05:20 pm (UTC)

Hey Anonymous,
Good comments. I'm a foreigner living in the U.S. I also am very attached to my own country- a former colonial estate of Netherlands, France and England. My perspective has changed a lot as I have met many good and not so good peeps here and every where else. Also being a political science major with a foot in India, a hand in Africa , another foot in Europe and another hand in the States, i realize how personal perception is hard to achieve because I am a little biased in favor of my own country, of the U.S, of Europe and the Asian continent. I have been blessed to have been born on a small multicultural island called Mauritius, part of Africa where I learned 3 languages and learned about religion and many good things. Because of our colonial past, we were able to keep the best that the European colonies gave us and threw out the rest that wasn't so good to keep. I am also very grateful for my Indian roots and culture as it definitely helped me to understand more about my ancestors, food (yum yum) and how things work in India and other Asian societies. I was also blessed to come to the states and develop my cognitive,physical and mental talents surrounded with good peeps.This is where I also met my wife and we have a little boy now. The author did probably try to explain his or her stance and somewhat succeeded in painting a broad image but its not enough. America itself is such an anomaly that even its own citizens have many different conception of what its role ought to be. By the way, a good majority of people (including myself) are still lacking to a certain capacity to critically think without letting personal bias get in the way. Finally, if you look for good all the time, you will find it but it you decide to look for the worst of the worst, then...you are sure to find it as well. I am striving to see a lot of good and tackle the bad when it shows up. I do not feel the need to alienate myself from a country, culture or people to please others or society/the world. I am who I am - a child of many lands and experiences and I would not change a thing about that. No regrets in loving Mauritius (miss the sandy beach, peeps and food),India (loving my Indian food and Bollywood), France(Kyo, Pascal Obispo, Coq au Vin and Louis de Funes are awesome as well as Strasbourg et l'Alsace), England (Go Man utd forever) and USA (Go Pats, BoSox, Celtics, Foo Fighters, and i missing a good elk steak!) as well as my Chinese movies, Glutinous rice cake (yeahhh). So cheer up and cut the bull crap guys. Life is hard but its still worth enjoying :) IM LOVING IT! By the way shout out to the peeps of Cologne in Germany, Old Traffod fans in Greater Manchester (?) England,peeps in Haute-Pierre, Strasbourg, France and the awesome 14ieme Arrondissement in Paris, Rexburg and the Snake River Valley (and Brigham Young University) in Idaho and Cantabrigians in Cambridge in Massaschusetts (617) as well as peeps in Chennai, India and Stanley, Mauritius! Keep smiling peeps!

Re: Anerica "land of the free!?!?"

(Anonymous)

2011-12-13 09:14 pm (UTC)

why does reading this comment make me think that it was written by someone who WASN'T american?

simple. No american would call someone a boob. we only have one meaning for the word boob, and thats the lady part.

Re: Anerica "land of the free!?!?"

(Anonymous)

2011-12-13 09:02 pm (UTC)

you seem to suffer from a severe case of ignorance. the majority of americans HATE the way our country is being run and do there best to elect leaders who WONT tarnish and destroy everything we believe in as americans. and by stating this I realize I probably sound like an overly idealistic patriot. But let me say you, you (what would you english say?) bloody wanker it might be a good idea to actually VISIT our country before making yourself look like an idiot insulting it. Or at the very least TALK to an AMERICAN. rather than living your entire life in the splendid ignorance it must require to make blanket statements as naive as those you have made in this simple anonymous review I am looking at. If anything can be blamed for... how did you put it? "giving the human race a bad name" it would be the ignorance, greed and plain insanity of ALL people, be they English, American, Mexican, Afghan, or Chinese. As a closing to this rant; saying all americans are easily manipulated is like saying all brits have crooked teeth. it may be true but only for a very small percentage of the population, and in the end, it just makes you sound like a bigot.

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