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|Then again, maybe it's not such a bad idea to all pack up and just let 'er self-destruct. It would be an interesting scene...|
|Are you proud to be an American??|
|I'm sorry you feel so depressed, but why bring that onto your children?|
|No matter what we Americans do, to the people that don't understand, know, or care to even learn us in a factual light we'll be nothing but a joke or as you so kindly point out as "war mongering, money worshipping, imperialistic country, complete with corrupt political election tampering and an un-elected president who lies everytime his mouth opens".|
|Just to clearify something for you. American has been looked down upon for a lot longer than 3 years, so don't blame the present administration for that. Most of the world see us as what our movies and tv shows show us as well as our politics and the public media exagerated bickering.|
|I suppose you didn't realize we Americans were a laughing stock and a brunt of shameful jokes and abuse over seas in the 8 years of the Clinton administration .|
|Originally posted by El Casey S
Gee - and I've lived in Germany since 1993 - the Clintons were and still are really admired here! If anyone was/is being poked fun at and thought of as being strange, it has been the US CITIZENS who made such a big deal of the former President's sex life. And in answer to your question, Marg - the Clintons saw in the late 80's early 90's that the country was falling behind and were anxious to deal with it as best they could (which was a motivating factor for their presidential race) - the Republicans have only been interested in trying to set the clock back to a time where everything was good in the US (which was like, never) and gain power, rather than deal constructively with where the US is in the world and grow on!!
|Originally posted by Marg of Arabia
Glad you feel good about the state of affairs! Wish I did!!
To be honest, your post makes no sense to me. I really do not understand your point???
Once again, this make no sense to me?????
I was living overseas during the time you are referring to. You are right I didn't realize" Americans were a laughing stock and a brunt of shameful jokes " While living in Asia and the Mid-East we had the chance to regularly visit Europe. I never witness what you are speaking of. Where did you come up with that observance?
After 9/11 we had the world behind us!! We had enormous support, respect, and sympathy. What did we do with that sentiment?? First we went into Afghanistan to go after the Taliban. Did we help the Afghanis?? NO!!! They are no better off. Then we unilaterally, pre-emptively struck the very weak and poor country of Iraq for no concrete reasons! Along with dozens of other bad foreign policy decisions. Our slacker way of dealing with the Israel/Palestine situation and so on...... So, yes, I do believe the world has some pretty good reasons to hate this country.
|I understood as your orriginal post in coming off as you were JUST noticing this dislike for Americans and thought it was a new thing, plain and simple it's not and has been around for a very long time.|
|Originally posted by sweetbaby3
I love that i can wake up and not be afraid , that i can raise my kids how i want. that i have all the opportunities that this country offers. That i can work, stay home, start a business, vote for who i wish, protest if i want, leave this country if i choose. I can use my money how i like, give to causes which i support, live in a big house if i want and make more money than my own president.
|They cannot believe that you elected, or some say, selected, a president who could not even name the world's leaders|