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What do other countries think about americans in general.
Posted 1/7/13
They suck.
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RawrAlex wrote:

They suck.


Some of them do, anyway. and are quite loud about it to boot. But then so do many of the people in the rest of the world. At least in the US I have no fear that my embassy is going to be burnt down because of something published in a newspaper from say ... Britain or France. At least in the US they're not shooting you for not belonging to the same clan/tribe/religious sect that the president and the army's top leadership belong to.

Say what you like about the US and Americans (I've said/thought a few choice things in my time, especially after one of them has insulted me and my country but in a way that just makes the one delivering the insults look dumb) They also are a relatively free country and have lot of values that western countries also hold dear.
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This is in an attempt at humor...

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i think of burgers.
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Americans have smaller brains than most other nationalities. They are the most ignorant and most easily brainwashed people in the world. They actually believe everything they watch on TV.


Really? Sources?

Because, not too long ago, there was this fellow who, in measuring the brains of African Americans, discovered that 'Negros have smaller brain than Americans', and, before that, ethnologist have several proofs, via brain measurements, that Celts were intellectually inferior to the Teutonic people, and an eminent writer theorise that France produced more female writers than England because the Gallic race have the 'small brain and vivacious temperament which permit the fragile system of woman to sustain the superlative activity requisite for intellectual creativeness' whereas the Teutonic and Germanic people have 'the larger brain and slower temperament ...' which results in 'generally dreamy and passive' women. Pseudoscience has a way of justifying a priori bigotry.
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longfenglim wrote:


-Vega- wrote:

Americans have smaller brains than most other nationalities. They are the most ignorant and most easily brainwashed people in the world. They actually believe everything they watch on TV.


Really? Sources?

Because, not too long ago, there was this fellow who, in measuring the brains of African Americans, discovered that 'Negros have smaller brain than Americans', and, before that, ethnologist have several proofs, via brain measurements, that Celts were intellectually inferior to the Teutonic people, and an eminent writer theorise that France produced more female writers than England because the Gallic race have the 'small brain and vivacious temperament which permit the fragile system of woman to sustain the superlative activity requisite for intellectual creativeness' whereas the Teutonic and Germanic people have 'the larger brain and slower temperament ...' which results in 'generally dreamy and passive' women. Pseudoscience has a way of justifying a priori bigotry.


I want to start a private practice of 'alternative medicine' and be a 'retroPhrenologist'

It'd be awesome to be paid to 'customize' people's personalities according to the 'science' of phrenology.


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Man, America is a joke. It's filled with ignorant and dumb opinionated people that are mostly brainwashed and can't think for themselves.


Thank a teacher.


I agree a lot of the problem can be found in the public K-12 school system. All we ever learned about in history class was the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WW1, WW2 (and of course only on how great we were in those wars), and then some stuff on the Cold War and civil rights movements. Forget anything about other countries or even American's own Westward expansion (outside of playing the Oregon Trail game for a day). Americans tend to focuses on the positive things in there past and sweep all the embarrassing stuff under the rug, but so does everyone else. As an American I do get a little tired of the whole American exceptionalism thing and wish we would mind our own business more then we do.
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Well in my school district, they teach global studies which focuses on the cultures, government, and histories of counties around the world never once talking about the US. In US history they talk about many of the failures within our countries history, and how the US isn't perfect and has done horrid things one such being what we did to the so called "Bonus Army" during the Great Depression. So i don't know if these topics are covered elsewhere, but at least some schools aren't as ignorant about the world and our own history.
Posted 1/8/13
I'm an American and a proud Texan. I agree that most of us don't understand other countries and cultures(a lot of people I know are completely ignorant of anything beyond the US), but we have become a melting pot where many from all over the world come to live. Our culture has become a mix of traditions brought by immigrants and have forged an identity that is uniquely American. I hate stereotypes and I think that we do need to work on our understanding of the world.
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I'm an American and a proud Texan. I agree that most of us don't understand other countries and cultures(a lot of people I know are completely ignorant of anything beyond the US), but we have become a melting pot where many from all over the world come to live. Our culture has become a mix of traditions brought by immigrants and have forged an identity that is uniquely American. I hate stereotypes and I think that we do need to work on our understanding of the world.


That's certainly a step up from one lady my dad met back in the day. She couldn't believe anything was bigger than Texas, and spiritual discussion that strayed outside some very strict parameters (conservative southern baptist .. I think) had her worried about the safety of the other person's soul and muttering about satan and blasphemy....

Mind you this Texan lady is notable for the degree to which she lived down to stereotypes that I haven't seen in other Americans I've met. still. Good on you for not being like her.

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That's certainly a step up from one lady my dad met back in the day. She couldn't believe anything was bigger than Texas, and spiritual discussion that strayed outside some very strict parameters (conservative southern baptist .. I think) had her worried about the safety of the other person's soul and muttering about satan and blasphemy....

Mind you this Texan lady is notable for the degree to which she lived down to stereotypes that I haven't seen in other Americans I've met. still. Good on you for not being like her.



I thank you for the compliment. I'm a student of world cultures and I can understand where they're coming from. I'm part American Indian and American Indian people have had to deal with ignorance, as well.

As far as the Baptist thing goes, well, there are some of those out there.
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Posted 1/8/13

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trinkit wrote:


-Vega- wrote:

Man, America is a joke. It's filled with ignorant and dumb opinionated people that are mostly brainwashed and can't think for themselves.


Thank a teacher.


I agree a lot of the problem can be found in the public K-12 school system. All we ever learned about in history class was the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WW1, WW2 (and of course only on how great we were in those wars), and then some stuff on the Cold War and civil rights movements. Forget anything about other countries or even American's own Westward expansion (outside of playing the Oregon Trail game for a day). Americans tend to focuses on the positive things in there past and sweep all the embarrassing stuff under the rug, but so does everyone else. As an American I do get a little tired of the whole American exceptionalism thing and wish we would mind our own business more then we do.


I think the world is filled with ignorant and dumb opinionated people that are mostly brainwashed, the media the governments brainwash us all. at lest were not north koreans there the most brainwashed people on this earth LMAO. every country has something there ashamed of, every country has its idiots who try to speak or act for all thinking its for the grater good hints some americans but also every country has its fools that we think that others of there country are all like that. Its easy to see the bad actions of person or a country over the good. If a man his who life saved lifes and kids goes nuts and beats up a kid and he dies do we remember his good deeds.
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Posted 1/8/13

papagolfwhiskey wrote:


Byakuya386 wrote:

I'm an American and a proud Texan. I agree that most of us don't understand other countries and cultures(a lot of people I know are completely ignorant of anything beyond the US), but we have become a melting pot where many from all over the world come to live. Our culture has become a mix of traditions brought by immigrants and have forged an identity that is uniquely American. I hate stereotypes and I think that we do need to work on our understanding of the world.


That's certainly a step up from one lady my dad met back in the day. She couldn't believe anything was bigger than Texas, and spiritual discussion that strayed outside some very strict parameters (conservative southern baptist .. I think) had her worried about the safety of the other person's soul and muttering about satan and blasphemy....

Mind you this Texan lady is notable for the degree to which she lived down to stereotypes that I haven't seen in other Americans I've met. still. Good on you for not being like her.



brilliance , yep your brilliant enough said.
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fat, dumb and self centered!
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I'll assume you couldn't pass the test to leave your third world country?^


I can't tell if it's ignorance or jealousy from any of the non-Americans. Every country stereotypes sadly enough...
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