(Original post by Oli-Ol)
No personal harm?
It's because of America interfering in other countries with its 'I'm better than everyone else' attitude and its cloak-and-dagger neocolonialism that has got us into this mess.
America has been involved in wars in Vietnam, Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan with no right to be. Even if this didn't affect me personally, I'd be annoyed about it. I can see my neighbour beating up his children and be angry and bitter towards him even though it didn't affect me, can't I?
As it happens, the fact that America (and therefore Britain) are in Afghanistan has torn my family apart. I have no respect whatsoever for American foreign policy.
Britain is supposed to be America's biggest ally? How about America does some of the allying for a change? Instead of us having to follow you lot into wars that are nothing to do with us, and instead of you extraditing British citizens to be imprisoned for something that they shouldn't have been convicted of, how about you give something back and stop treating us like your tea boy?
Incidentally, it's not just the British who 'have something against
' the Americans
. Most of the world does.
And don't call me a 'Brit'. I'm a person of partially Scottish, Irish and English descent, not an award.
I can't stand most American accents. They're loud, drawling and overbearing (British snobbery!) and it messes with my synaesthesia. I really hate American English. It's 'colour', not 'color'. It's 'grey', not 'gray'.
That basically sums up my feelings for America.
It would seem from this that I'm ridiculously anti-American. I'm not. America has produced some of the best musicals/books/films/concepts etc in the last couple of centuries. Many Americans
are absolutely lovely- welcoming, interested in other cultures and very liberal. If I was talking to an American I hope they'd find me the same. But there is a lot of bitterness and anger towards America, not just in Britain but throughout the world, and I hope that went some way towards explaining it.