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25 / M / Fredericton, NB
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Posted 4/30/15
Yup.. like most say, majority of it are Americans who are greatly dissatisfied with how their country is ran, and many of it's other issues such as overpriced healthcare.

I don't badmouth Canada much, but I do talk negatively about where I grew up here.. mostly about how there are no jobs, and how the jobs that exist go to French bilinguals who have mediocre English, but god forbid English speakers with mediocre French ever getting jobs.

So yeah, while I don't really badmouth my country much at all, I can see why some would. Economics is almost always a messy topic nowadays.
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38 / M / Kansas
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Posted 4/30/15
If you look at the intention of American forefathers, ironically, it would actually be unpatriotic of Americans if they refused to insult their government.


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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.

Native Americans have had quite a bit of troubles in the US as well. And what of the Basque in Europe? I think indigenous ethnic groups getting poor treatment is common in many countries, sadly.


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Posted 4/30/15 , edited 4/30/15
-No country is perfect, there are many serious and minor flaws present
-Sometimes it’s funny to insult were you live
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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!!!


Reminded me of this photo I found a while ago.

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20 / M / California
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Posted 4/30/15
Because we know to flaws to our own country. See people that don't live in America won't really see much of how corrupt America is since America is always shown as a superior and rich country to the outside. But once you're inside you actually see that's not always the case.
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Posted 4/30/15

18493857923 wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

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!!!


Reminded me of this photo I found a while ago.



Thats from the same guy: http://sharpwriter.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=0

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Posted 4/30/15
I think it is because they are immersed in the culture enough to see the flaws. Everything looks great until you dig deep enough.
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Because they want to be different and are unhappy where they are. I love Japan, but I verbalize love for my own country (USA) just the same. I don't think there is anything wrong with pointing out the negatives of your country though. If we did not, we would be blind and not seeking improvement and justice.
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19 / F / Sweden
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Posted 5/1/15 , edited 5/1/15
In my opinion, I think it's because people who actually live in the country knows how it is in the country better than people who only can see media's perspective.
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30 / M / Duckburg
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Every country has problems. You can ignore them, or you can address them. If you choose to address them, it is usually easy to cite another country's success in solving said problems.

The first step to improvement is admitting that you are wrong. It is also a sign of weakness though, so use it wisely.
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Posted 5/1/15
I'm black and live in the USA so I'll just say, it could be a lot better
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Posted 5/6/15
Personally I really like my country, but every country has their flaws. It might not be that they hate the whole country, just certain aspects of it.
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just cause we live in the country doesnt mean we like it to its fullest
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29 / M / B.C, Canada
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Posted 12/3/15
I can insult my country all I care to. I fought for it, bled for it, and killed for it. And if the government my countrymen elected wasn't such big big of dickless eunuchs I might think better of it.
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Posted 12/3/15
Answer: beacuse it's always greener on the other side.
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