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I dont hate americans, why would I, they havent done anything to me
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The Americans are not bad people. If you are unhappy the way they dominate the world then you should take a moment to realise that G.W.Bush has taken control as it has lead to more stability in the Western world. Its these extremists that are jealous that its the west and not the east that has the mojority of the power. If you take a look at this matter on a local scale you will see the brighter side. A small city is run by someone who has many other representatives in the area helping them out (under them). The world is a hierachy or power and that is the only way in which democracy can work.
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I knew it was just a matter of time before this thread came back from the dead. I've noticed that there are less anti-american threads as of late. This thread used to grow very quickly but I think western Europe hates us a lot less than they used to. I can only think of a few reasons why:

1) Radical Islam has distracted for the time being (the cartoons, the french riots, etc)

2) After the elections western Europe was too frustrated to even care anymore.

3) Anti-Americanism has fallen out of fashion

4) Americans like Britain, so it's hard to hate someone that's always kissing your ass.

5) People feel sorry for us because an area the size of England was completely leveled by a very powerful hurricane

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I like Americans a lot, and their culture too. However, I dislike their egotistical view on the rest of the world and how they feel they are superior to Europeans. Yet, a large marjority still thinks the US is the largest nation on the planet.
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(Original post by Made in the USA)
I knew it was just a matter of time before this thread came back from the dead. I've noticed that there are less anti-american threads as of late. This thread used to grow very quickly but I think western Europe hates us a lot less than they used to. I can only think of a few reasons why:

1) Radical Islam has distracted for the time being (the cartoons, the french riots, etc)

2) After the elections western Europe was too frustrated to even care anymore.

3) Anti-Americanism has fallen out of fashion

4) Americans like Britain, so it's hard to hate someone that's always kissing your ass.

5) People feel sorry for us because an area the size of England was completely leveled by a very powerful hurricane

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i didnt really hate america ever

who could hate a country that produces such fine tv as lost and scrubs? (check the sig lol)

i dont really agree with alot of your political stance atm but that doesnt really mean the same thing as hating america does it?

certainly i draw a huge line between america and americains. because i know a large proportion of you are just as dis-satisfied with the way things are going in the world as non americans are.

i hate this idea that some people think all americans are blindly patriotic and think america owns the world
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I really do detest the thread of this.

I don't hate America personally. I've never gone there myself, but i'm a big fan of the humour that they come up/out with...good film, tv series, comedy etc...I'm not a fan of George Bush, so thats as far as my 'anti-americanism' goes - just to the confines of the administration in the USA. The five americans i've only ever spoken with, socialized with, have been very cool, funny, lively people, so i have absolutely no objections to the people.
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i didnt really hate america ever

who could hate a country that produces such fine tv as lost and scrubs?
I've never seen scubs, but Lost is pretty amazing isn't it? I just got into the show in January and bought the entire first season to catch up. I'm watching the first season again for the second time and am amazed by how many "clues" I missed the first time through.

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I really do detest the thread of this.

I don't hate America personally. I've never gone there myself, but i'm a big fan of the humour that they come up/out with...good film, tv series, comedy etc...
Doesn't the fact that you can enjoy our humor show that we aren't really that different at the end of the day? it's more than just that you understand the language - watch most films from other countries dubbed in English and they are still about as entertaining as watching paint dry.
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Doesn't the fact that you can enjoy our humor show that we aren't really that different at the end of the day? it's more than just that you understand the language - watch most films from other countries dubbed in English and they are still about as entertaining as watching paint dry.
I don't know. Depends on the person, but I find most American programs quite hard to relate to. And some French films are good
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how they feel they are superior to Europeans.
... how you can even say that when it's far more arguable that the average Brit today thinks that the average American is fat, lazy and stupid is beyond me. Europeans look down on Americans, not the other way around, a lot of Americans bemoan the lack of "history" and "culture" in their own country and love the fact that Europe has it.
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Do you?
Urr no? ^o)
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I just got back from New York, and although they were reasonable, most were crazy.
Especially the teenagers.
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... how you can even say that when it's far more arguable that the average Brit today thinks that the average American is fat, lazy and stupid is beyond me. Europeans look down on Americans, not the other way around, a lot of Americans bemoan the lack of "history" and "culture" in their own country and love the fact that Europe has it.
That's not my experience at all. I am forever listening to Americans to me how lucky I am to live in America. They say things like "Boy, this must be paradise for you living here........enjoying the American dream?..........."

Most Americans seem to think Europeans live in mud huts with a life expectancy of around 45.
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Well, what I always get when hanging around with Americans who live in Europe is "wow, there's so much culture and history, you're so lucky etc."
Anyway, I reckon if we took polls of what the average American thought of the average Brit and vice versa (in light of the anti-American sentiment in this country), unquestionably the average Brit would have a lower opinion of the average American than the American had of the Brit. This country is a combination of the anti-war left who hate American foreign/environment policy and the right who hate the fact that America is a big superpower and we're not.
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Well, what I always get when hanging around with Americans who live in Europe is "wow, there's so much culture and history, you're so lucky etc."
Anyway, I reckon if we took polls of what the average American thought of the average Brit and vice versa (in light of the anti-American sentiment in this country), unquestionably the average Brit would have a lower opinion of the average American than the American had of the Brit. This country is a combination of the anti-war left who hate American foreign/environment policy and the right who hate the fact that America is a big superpower and we're not.
Yes, but bear in mind that the average American who lives (or even visits) in Europe is the absolute pick of the crop and represents a tiny fraction of American society (something like 80% of Americans don't even have a passport)

You cannot compare that sort of American the the majority of insular brainwashed Bubbas that never leave their home country (even, rarely their state).
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Actually, the folk I know are all military and military brats, are you going to call them the pick of the crop?

I'm firmly convinced that if we did a poll on an American forum asking if people "hated Brits" we would not get anything even NEAR the 1/3 of people we got on this one who "hate Americans".
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Actually, the folk I know are all military and military brats, are you going to call them the pick of the crop?

I'm firmly convinced that if we did a poll on an American forum asking if people "hated Brits" we would not get anything even NEAR the 1/3 of people we got on this one who "hate Americans".
A better question would be "Does the condition of British teeth influence your opinion of Britain?"
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Yes, they do seem to have rather strange fixations about British teeth. My teeth aren't weird and they always seem surprised.
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I've never seen scubs, but Lost is pretty amazing isn't it? I just got into the show in January and bought the entire first season to catch up. I'm watching the first season again for the second time and am amazed by how many "clues" I missed the first time through.



Doesn't the fact that you can enjoy our humor show that we aren't really that different at the end of the day? it's more than just that you understand the language - watch most films from other countries dubbed in English and they are still about as entertaining as watching paint dry.
hehe i do film studies and so i wouldnt agree with that last statement

hollywood is what it is. its american, very popular and a huge industry. but it is also very predictable and pretty stale.

just with any artform, there is the accessable mainstream and the not so accessable "art house". like with music, not many people like jazz, except for musicians who apprieciate its technicality.

also, other countries produce hollywood films.

just the same as america produces art house films.

try watching some pedro almodovar films. they are fairly accessable, i love em. (all about my mother is the one i watched recently)


and for the love of god please watch scrubs!!!! its on nbc tomorow i think. (i can get it off bit torrent on a wednesday)
having said that, i think alot of it is now written for the existing fanbase as it is in season 5. there are alot of running jokes that might not be so funny if you havent seen the rest. still, hillarious. "come in c. bear, come in!" (an example of something that will be totally lost on you unless you have seen other episodes where jd calls turk "chocolate bear")
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... how you can even say that when it's far more arguable that the average Brit today thinks that the average American is fat, lazy and stupid is beyond me. Europeans look down on Americans, not the other way around, a lot of Americans bemoan the lack of "history" and "culture" in their own country and love the fact that Europe has it.
I have yet to view an American who thinks like that. The surprising thing is that I've been to the US and have touched upon this topic with them. Don't get me wrong, I'm not making a generalization even though my post might have implied that, but I haven't seen such a thing happen.
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