Bashing the US has become as much a hobby as 40k aint it? 60% of conversations I hear insults not only the government, but the citizens. So many good people get collected into the bargain of dumb Americans. I feel bad for them. And I cant do anything because if I speak up about how the US has all sorts of cool stuff, I just get drowned out by a stupid economic rant about debt, fat people and how stupid capitalism is. Whenever I say they are being racist towards Americans, its the same old routine. "NO, because lots of different people live in America." But for some reason pulling the race card works if you say something about China, India, even Canada sometimes. Insulting the US has become too regular and its quite depressing.
And I dont approve of this SOPA thing, but I am not sure how it will effect Canadians, any info on that or am I missing something?
I've noticed that too. Pretty sad considering;
U.S GDP per capita-15th in the world
Japanese GDP per Capita-18th (Followed closely by Germany in 19th)-Note Japan has rather western economic views.
Iran GDP per capita-82nd-Simply for Comparison, because North Korea is like, at the bottom.
Chinese GDP per capita-90th (Oh, and their economy is going to tank when their, what, two trillion working classmen end up being 55-80 and needing the 1 trillion new working class to support them (1 child per couple, remember?- Just imagine what SS and medicare is doing to the U.S and then multiply that by infinity).
(Compared alot to U.S)
U.S System of Economics-Capitalism
Soviet Union System- Communism
End Result; There's...there's no Soviet Union anymore comrades.
Fun Fact; India was at one point Socialist! It's economy tanked! Really badly.
It was brought up through Capitalism!
1% vs. 99%- 3 Million vs. 297million.
Average U.S Standard of living-Not Starving, easy access to clean food and medicine in most cases.
Americans-Made up of so many races that we can be racist to anybody collectively.
Americans-One ethnic group (Oh, and we can have our cool towers exploded.)
Americans are fat-
Interestingly, moderately obese people die last (more fat reserves than healthy muscle people but not so fat they die), fat was often cited as an attractive quality until the U.S changed that, fat people are often seen as more successful-richer-more food.
I think people hate on the U.S because it's currently trending. I suppose I'm a political hipster of sorts, supporting a country and system that's worked for over about 250 years
or so, and is most well equipped to last forever. I don't even nessacarily believe this to be true-its just the data saying it, not me (I believe it though). *shrug*
More problems caused by people who complain about everything going wrong that things actually going wrong.Reminds me of the Capitalist vs. Socialist debate on my other forums...got broken up by a political science major. Socialist and I are friends too.
Oh, and SOPA is bad, vote against it. But also tell people you know that don't go on the internet as often too-tell everyone. Vote!