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Posted 4/29/15

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I said this in a comment on a CR news article in the past (think it was something about Miyazaki and Charlie Hebdo) - but it was "You're the best critic of your own culture".

If you live in a country, you can understand the in's and out's of that country better than most - making you the ideal person to criticize it.

Like family - you can say things about your family that no one else can really say because you're a part of it. It's when people don't criticize their own country that you should worry, I think lol


That is 100% on the button congrats you are right on.
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Well, in my case, I just don't feel at home in my "country". Canada is a loosely knit federation and, as a Québécois, I don't particularly see the point continuing to be a part of it. As such, I feel current Canada is inferior to the possibility of an independant Québec or a more confederate formula.
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The grass is always greener on the other side.
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I like my country.
Love its history, food, and freedom.

The only bad thing about Peru is that there are no well paid jobs, and without money I couldn't enjoy the life I want.
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anikevin wrote:

I like my country.
Love its history, food, and freedom.

The only bad thing about Peru is that there are no well paid jobs, and without money I couldn't enjoy the life I want.


Yes America is great with all its fatty food loaded with drugs to get you addicted, and history of rounding people up throwing them in concentration camps wile testing biological weapons on them (not to mention stealing their land.), Freedom??? Yes got lover are freedoms I am all in agreement with that after all America is ranked 12
United States scores a 76.2 C+
SO what countries have more freedom than America?


Based on: Property Rights, Freedom From Corruption, Limited Government, Government Spending, Fiscal Freedom, Regulatory Efficiency, Business Freedom, Labor Freedom, Monetary Freedom, Open Markets, Trade Freedom, Investment Freedom, Financial Freedom

rank 1 Hong Kong 89.6 B+
rank 2 Singapore 89.4 B+
rank 3 New Zealand 82.1 B
rank 4 Australia 81.4 B
rank 5 Switzerland 80.5 B
rank 6 Canada 79.1 C+
rank 7 Chile 78.5 C+
rank 8 Estonia 76.8 C+
rank 9 Ireland 76.6 C+
rank 10 Mauritius 76.4 C+
rank 11 Denmark 76.3 C+
rank 12 United States 76.2 C+
rank 13 United Kingdom 75.8 C+



http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking
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Every country has something wrong with it. Unfortunately, unless you travel international,y a lot and/or are familiar with current world events, you don't realize this. If you solely go by what you see presented in movies and on TV dramas, South Korea, Mexico, etc, all look like fabulous places to live.

However, life is not a "telenovela" and the problems that are often glossed over or ignored are serious ones indeed. Serious social issues, such as the ever widening gap between the haves and have nots, is present in most countries, the U.S. Very much included. Prejudice, aimed at certain population, is present in most countries as well.

My thought is that those who truly love their country and have the freedom to express their concern are those that will often speak poorly of it.
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eatmorebikes wrote:


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eatmorebikes wrote:

Ehh. I think it's because they know how it is there. It's kind of a, "the grass is greener on the other side" kind of thing. In my country, which is Canada, there is a lot of racism towards Native Americans, (which I am Native American) so from my point of view, my country is shit just because of the way they treat my people. They look down on us as if we are scum and it's sick honestly. But of course outsiders would say, "oh my God! Canada is such a peaceful country tho!" uh, no.


I'm sad this country still gives people reason to feel that way. I want my country to be better than that. Of course the current government doesn't help.





Oh yeah our government is the worst. Constantly trying to take away rights from us, and ugh. It's just sad honestly lol. You'd think since it's 2015 we'd at least get some sort of respect.


Not under the Cons, remember to vote this election.

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I think you got me wrong. I was talking about Peru.
I'm still new to the American life, so I can't say anything about America's food or history.

I'm surprised that the statistics says that Peru is 42th place.
Maybe not, there is a lot of corruption there.
Anyway, America gives more opportunities to grow than Peru.
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Because our countries suck. Australia is a joke.
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i compliment and complain about the country i'm living in.

sure it's nice, and equal and whatnot. but it's not my native country. as a human being, you get homesick.

imagine if you're forced to live somewhere else because your native country is messed up and you can literally die at any moment, even if the new country is nice, you can't really 100% embrace it, because it's not your "native" country.


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Natives are more likely to be in-the-know of what is "really" going on in their country. Or at least, they like to pretend to know.
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I feel you need to truly know country in its worst and best moments to understand it completely. You also need to understand that it is likely not the best, but really no country is the best all of them have their flaws. And each country is inferior to another in some way. So I think we need to take both the bad and good parts into opinions of our country but not completely bash it… unless its North Korea cause thats a whole other thing!
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AMERICA'S #1 We saved the world from the NAZI and the Communists! We police the world and keep it safe from all the terrorists without asking anything in return! We are the best and everyone knows it! That's why everyone wants to become an American!





FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY FOR EVERYONE!!! DEATH TO COMMUNISM!!!
Posted 4/29/15
Its a weeaboo thing, its kind of funny to me. I'm japanese and I like to laugh when someone who isnt acts more japanese than I am.
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Since living in the U.S., my parents might as well be in debt with hospital bills for life. I mean, yes, I have the luxury of freely making choices. At least I have a roof over my head. I'm very thankful. All that stuff. Just not thankful for capitalism. And the racism. racism is everywhere in the world but parts of my country struggle with it greatly currently..

But every country has a flaw. There's always some issue that leaves us feeling discontent.
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