(Original post by thefish_uk)
Hmmm, I don't like the way America abuses its power and forces its culture on to everybody else.
The US is the number one owner of intellectual property in the world. Other countries WANT our culture- they listen to Brittney Spears, the watch Star Wars and the NBA, they tune into MTV, they wear Reebok and Nike shoes, eat at McDonalds, and drink Coca Cola. The US does not FORCE that on anyone, it is sought out and desired.
It's not jealousy... why would I be jealous of it? I've looked at the domestic problems people have... such as loads of gun crime and kidnappings, some people being left without medical insurance and having huge debts from medical bills, and so on...
YES, jealousy has a lot to do with our resentment. Compared to the rest of the world, we have one of the safest, cleanest, poltically free, diverse, and wealthiest countries on earth. The US is one of the greatest county on earth in almost all tangiable comparable categories and the American people KNOW that. In essence, we are the neighbors with the nice house, the fast car, and the fashionalbe clothes, and all the other neighbors ***** about us (the wealthiest country, the most popular culture, and the most powerful military).
People in the states live large and people hate them for that. Yes, there are global political issues, but how many people are actually knowledgeable regarding these. Most will say they are against this or that- but fail to have any kind of solid grasp on the issue. I am a international politics student and I am very aware of how little I truely know. Besides, there are numerous countries in the world which are FAR worse than the United States and they do not have near the ressentment that we do.
The US is far from a perfect country, and I for one wish that we would make many many changes regarding foreign policy, but NO country is perfect. No one seems to understand this. The people in China are all baffled by the fact that I do not like 'my own' president. I tell them, Im an American, I can like whoever I want.