The American state is a solo superpower, arrogance -shown by unilateral action and forceful expression- is expected.
The American people themselves are not at all arrogant--can't really think of a people that is tbh. [People say French, but haven't noticed myself.]
More Americans than any other nationals I've "known a few of" seem friendly, open and generous imo. Possibly Philippinos and Australians were as warm and gregarious, but I haven't known as many of 'em.
It's unbelievable that anyone damns a whole nation. We are talking about millions of individuals-blanket statements about other races are one of the most dangerous of acts that can happen. Such things have led to war and destruction throughout history. This is not, however, to say that you can't be critical-I happen to think that whilst you shouldn't condemn a whole nation, that the States should be more willing to accept criticism from critical friends, and to admit that it doesn't always get everything right. There is real danger in mixing your sentiment about individuals with your sentiments about a state. There is similarly a danger in a national government that never thinks it makes a msitake.
Ive met Americans all over the world including the US (obviously), and i dont really find they come across as arrogant, but they can be very dumb. Its like "oh your from London?" Im like "im from Kent". The're like "oh thats in Europe somewhere." I say "yeah its near Japan"
lol look at above ^^ Indus can't spell "arrogant"
Anyway, the British aren't exactly fit anymore either.....
Why criticize Americans when most of you haven't even been to America? At least if I criticize a country, I'd have lived or visited there for some time..geez. That's proper criticism.
It's a natural reaction to dislike the Superpower when you aren't one, Britain experienced it, with our empire Just marchiong in and telling the country what religion to believe in and the like, Russia was generallynot liked by the Georgians and many other it opressed. The difference with america it is not Domination by force but mainly by economic might.