WHAT do other COUNTRIES think of "US"?

Posted in the Weird Forum

Comments
1 - 20 of 60 Comments Last updated Jul 29, 2013
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

“"Always Thinking"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
May 6, 2013
 
Thread Started Today at 5:14pm May 6, 2013----------
Canada to start:
I'm 78 years old and have travelled and lived in many regions of the USA. IMO, the average American is really in the dark when it comes to other cultures and geography around the world. It has nothing to do with the intelligence of Americans, but a lot to do with the educational system. However, after one leaves school and is a little older, I would expect that person to spend time on those subjects. Especially if you're a world power.
I have met some truly great people in the USA and still have people there that I call my friends. Where I part ways is your foreign policies and your illusion that you have the right to interfere in another country's politics to protect "American interests." I truly believe that corporations and government are in bed with each other and do not have the best interests of Americans at heart. Greed, arrogance and profit rules all.
However, as an average American citizen, you have nothing to be embarrassed about. Both Americans and Canadians are really striving for the same values: raising a family, having a job, maintaining a home, food on the table, security and good health.
Thank you for the positive remarks about our country. You are welcome here and I wish you all the best in the future.
2nd comment:
No matter how nice you will try to be Canadians hate your guts for being the most unintelligent, fat, promiscuous, lazy, arrogant and war mongering rude nation on the planet. Trust be your neighbours to the north want a massive hurricane that will wipe all your nation out and change the world for the better where there will be less pollution dn corruption etc.
3rd comment:
Indifferent becauise of the differences, such as the " Gun Culture", " Blood stained Foreign Policy" and the arrogance of the American people but I don't hate them.
4th comment:
No, I don't feel annoyed by Americans. In my experiences down there they have been pretty generous and kind. There's bad apples in every basket... if there are Canadians here thinking we are "better than thou" I think they should re-examine who exactly is the arrogant nationality.

I live in Alberta and I've travelled and stayed for a prolonged period in every Western State. Other than subtle accent differences and differences in governance I found most folks down there were pretty similar to us. English Canadians and Americans from the North or West are a pretty similar breed.... anyone that claims otherwise are just fooling themselves. There seems to be a movement in this country to claim tha small, insignificant differences define us as a nation. If you look past the categorization and just look at the people... I think you'll be hard pressed to find any extreme differences. Like it or not, Canadians and Americans are about as similar as Kiwis and Aussies (I'm talking very general... of course both countries are very diverse and have different sub-cultures, but the general observations will note WAY more similarities than differences.)

“"Always Thinking"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
May 6, 2013
 
Australia next:
1st comment:
I'd not think it is something you can generalise on for there'll be many individual views based on experiences or how they view current global politics and the US influence on that.

Historically speaking, and from my own point of view here, I'd think that many Australians see something of associated values in how early America had to create its society through pioneers and immigration not that we needed a War of Independence and we can be thankful that did not happen here nor having a Civil War.

And then many Australians will forever never forget a level of fellowship through the WW2 conflict though there are also many of us who would not hold good views about the US involvement in Vietnam nor Iraq in more recent times but that is more the political side and we do have our own dills when it comes to politics and decisions that get made.

And I think it is also difficult to have all Americans in particular box or category for just like we have some Australians with values that we could well do without, likewise there'll be Americans.
2nd comment:
Now don't get me wrong - I am Dutch and I lived in Arizona for a while and I love the States, I honestly do. If I hadn't fallen in love with an Aussie, I might have dreamt of moving to Arizona someday.

It all depends on individuals, for one. For as far as I know, if any population as a whole has one main opinion on a certain nationality, it's a bad thing - that's how nasty things happen (but maybe that's my European background thinking like that). Generally I feel divided opinion is the healthiest way and I think that's the case here.

If you are aiming at anti-American sentiments (I am assuming that that's where your question came from, but maybe I am wrong) then all I can say is the US is very present in the news and world politics, and countries that get a lot of attention also get criticism, that is just how it is. I've talked to a few Aussies who generally perceive America as arrogant (probably especially because Australia and the US both started out as "colonies" but one is significantly more present in world politics than the other) and sometimes (because of some public figures that make it onto YouTube) ignorant. I have been told I "sound like a yank" (because of the time I spent there) but have never received any negative comments for it so there is no hate from what I can tell.

There'll always be people like that. There's plenty of people who see me (a Dutchie) coming from a mile away asking me where my weed is (I have not smoked weed ever in my life, but yes, it is legal in my homecountry, touche).

I haven't seen any hate against Americans or strongly anti-American sentiment here. Nor much worshipping. From what I've experienced so far Australians are quite good about evaluating individuals as individuals, instead of grouping everyone of the same nationality into the same characterization. It's very healthy.
3rd comment:
((( This one I particularly liked )))
People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

:: to be continued ::

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
May 6, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

1

The MAJORITY still want to COME and LIVE here, LEGALLY or NOT!!

“If you're happy & you know it”

Level 7

Since: Feb 13

clap your hands!

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
May 6, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

1

Why should we care what other countries think of us?

“"Always Thinking"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
May 7, 2013
 
What got us in the trouble we're in?

Level 9

Since: Feb 12

Brooklyn, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
May 7, 2013
 

Judged:

2

2

2

It appears other countries have little regard for the USA...that is until they need sympathy or a handout in times of disasters they never adequately prepared for...
Agreed

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
May 7, 2013
 
I Am Enzo - The Baker wrote:
It appears other countries have little regard for the USA...that is until they need sympathy or a handout in times of disasters they never adequately prepared for...
Or some maniacal tyrant invades them and they beg us for help, then talk smack about us decades later.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
May 7, 2013
 

Judged:

4

4

somehow we probably Are in the dark, we've become a nation that accepts everyone and then turns around and baby's the sh*t out of them once they get here.

its crazy, there was a time when people traveled to this country and would actually learn Our language, follow Our laws, actually wanted to be Americans.
they found their own way, made a life for their families and were proud of themselves for it...

and while i'd say there still are people who come here and do this, today it seems to be at a much higher cost for those Americans already here. because the more u give a person, the more they expect. the less they are willing to do for themselves.
u know that saying - God helps those who help themselves, well it applies here too.
while Most Americans Are willing to help, its expected that those who venture into our land, will truly BE Americans and proud to call themselves one..



“I know where you are,”

Level 8

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
May 7, 2013
 

Judged:

2

1

1

Lol...Canada and Australia have opinions about the United States - big suprise.

Wait till African_Shitforbrains gets ahold of this one.

“"Always Thinking"”

Level 8

Since: Nov 12

Greensburg, IN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
May 7, 2013
 
ROTFLMAO!!!
I have friends in both countries and their prospective concerning us certainly differs
from what 'US' Americans think of 'ourselves'.

No offense Americans but it seems to 'me' like
it's 'US' that's the "D U M B" bunch. They most certainly understand and know more about what's
happening in this country than 'we' do. Their
news media prints all-the-facts.
How often do we hear about what's going on in Canada &
Australia?

PS: African_shadows and I have an unwritten agreement to avoid each other.

“I know where you are,”

Level 8

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
May 7, 2013
 
Hoosier Hillbilly wrote:
ROTFLMAO!!!
I have friends in both countries and their prospective concerning us certainly differs
from what 'US' Americans think of 'ourselves'.
No offense Americans but it seems to 'me' like
it's 'US' that's the "D U M B" bunch. They most certainly understand and know more about what's
happening in this country than 'we' do. Their
news media prints all-the-facts.
How often do we hear about what's going on in Canada &
Australia?
PS: African_shadows and I have an unwritten agreement to avoid each other.
If by "most certainly understand and know more about what's
happening in this country than 'we' do" means spending all day spamming a public forum with Faux News and YouTube videos, then you missed the point. I think by avoiding Romneygeddon, at least 52% of Americans are well aware of what's happening in this country.

You lost - freedom won, get over it.
Bite Hand That Feeds You

Patchogue, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
May 7, 2013
 

Judged:

2

2

1

First Answer This:

What country do most "other people" want to immigrate to.....and why do they want to immigrate there?
LOL

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
May 7, 2013
 
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
If by "most certainly understand and know more about what's
happening in this country than 'we' do" means spending all day spamming a public forum with Faux News and YouTube videos, then you missed the point. I think by avoiding Romneygeddon, at least 52% of Americans are well aware of what's happening in this country.
You lost - freedom won, get over it.
FREEDOM WON??? We have a liberal idiot in NYC trying to tell people what to eat and drink, we have liberal idiots in DC trying to curtail our liberties and ramming crappy legislation down our throats. So, tell me, when does this "freedom" begin? Is it before or after "Hope & Change"?
An Answer

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#14
May 7, 2013
 

Judged:

1

1

1

Bite Hand That Feeds You wrote:
First Answer This:
What country do most "other people" want to immigrate to.....and why do they want to immigrate there?
Muslims come here because they hate the sh!tholes they came from, then they work hard to force America to be like the sh!tholes they came from which they hated in the first place. Doesn't make much sense.

Level 9

Since: Feb 12

Location hidden

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
May 7, 2013
 

Judged:

4

2

1

When a president goes to other countries and apologizes for his country, that greatly diminishes respect.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Level 8

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
May 7, 2013
 
Agreed wrote:
<quoted text>Or some maniacal tyrant invades them and they beg us for help, then talk smack about us decades later.
YEAH, AND we STILL give them.. Foreign Aid!!

“A perfect world..”

Level 4

Since: Nov 12

Kenya, E.Africa.

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#17
May 7, 2013
 

Judged:

3

3

2

Well,

Other countries think the US is a bully, a warmonger and a most remorseless utterly barbaric nation on earth

“Smokin' Hot'n'Feelin' Groovy”

Level 9

Since: Apr 12

Here, There, and Everywhere,..

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
May 7, 2013
 
We are not here to please or appease other countries,...merely here to tame them down a couple of notches,...

“I know where you are,”

Level 8

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#19
May 8, 2013
 

Judged:

2

1

1

LOL wrote:
<quoted text>FREEDOM WON??? We have a liberal idiot in NYC trying to tell people what to eat and drink, we have liberal idiots in DC trying to curtail our liberties and ramming crappy legislation down our throats. So, tell me, when does this "freedom" begin? Is it before or after "Hope & Change"?
As the 'turds would say, "Freedom wins everyday that we keep our Constitutional rights."

Btw - that "crappy legislation" starts with your Conservaturd-controlled Congress.

So the fatasses in NYC have to find somewhere else to get their sugar fixes? O...M...G!!! Where's the justice?

“I know where you are,”

Level 8

Since: Jun 08

Right here under my thumb

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
May 8, 2013
 
An Answer wrote:
<quoted text>Muslims come here because they hate the sh!tholes they came from, then they work hard to force America to be like the sh!tholes they came from which they hated in the first place. Doesn't make much sense.
They work hard to force America to be like the sh!tholes they came from? Like all the Quick Marts they own?

Kinda' ironic when you think about it - we buy oil from the Middle East and then gas up our big 'ol pickup trucks and pay someone with a towel on their head - again for the same product.

That is the double whammy.

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 3
Next Last
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

•••
•••