what comes to mind when you think of America?
something good? something bad?
Up until about five years ago I thought of freedom, independence, prosperity, a global superpower, freedom of choice, the betterment of all persons, technological advancement, the industrial revolution, and a chance to live a better life than most places in the world. Today I think about fundamental transformation and how terrifying that really is... record unemployment, starvation, homelessness, death panels, a total surveillance police state, and a corrupt government trying to model what was the strongest and most prosperous nation in the world after a third world banana republic that would make the the days of slavery seem like a godsend if it had its way.
What the fuck, man? You only named bad things. I'm going to address all of them lol.
Loud and obnoxious people
We know how to have a good time. You guys are just pessimists... admit it.
I don't understand why everyone gets annoyed with our American pride. It seems like a common trait of citizens across the world to have pride in their own country. Next time I see someone wearing a shirt with the British flag on it, I'll make sure to call him an arrogant prick.
And every Brit sounds like a wine connoisseur... but so what? At least you can understand us.
Lol what? You're describing an idiot... not an American. Idiots are widespread. You have plenty of them in Britain as well.
pushy religious people
You know what you need? Some more Jesus in your life... lol jk.
Kind of a brilliant industry too. You guys are lovin' it.
I can't really disagree, but you guys are pretty greedy too. Hell, just about every government is greedy.
"We know how to have a good time. You guys are just pessimists... admit it"
Would you be happy if you're small island was about to be flooded with millions of Romanians and Bulgarians who are going to take advantage of the benefit system and/or become pick pockets? Or if you had a weak and useless toff as head of state who is completely out of touch with the working person? Or the weather was horrible 80% of the time? You lot are not naturally more optimistic you just currently are in a more favorable condition.
"I don't understand why everyone gets annoyed with our American pride. It seems like a common trait of citizens across the world to have pride in their own country. Next time I see someone wearing a shirt with the British flag on it, I'll make sure to call him an arrogant prick."
There is nothing wrong with being proud of your country but there is with being delusional enough to think it is the only one that matters.
"Lol what? You're describing an idiot... not an American. Idiots are widespread. You have plenty of them in Britain as well."
Ask an American to name the 4 countries of the UK, they probably will not be able to, ask a Briton to name 4 american states and they probably would be able to.
And those honestly were the things that came to mind. I can't think of good thing that is unique to America.
Freedom and non-socialized medicine...Oh, wait...I forgot America has fallen into the hands of a socialist dictator who wants to give everything to everyone for free. Maybe I will quit my job so I can be financially better off than I am today.
So, right now I think America is great, but we are becoming no different than the rest...average!