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Old 10-30-2004, 01:47 PM   #1
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This makes me sad.

From the University of Exeter's student newspaper: http://exepose.ex.ac.uk/pages_2005/w...20features.pdf

I hate how fashioable it's become to be anti-American. It's one thing to not like the US government, but to make sweeping generalizations about people based on their nationality is disgusting.
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lovely.
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Another time, I was explaining why my accent was different, and one of my classmates insisted that she had been to England and nobody had spoken like I did. When I asked where she had been, she replied, “All over those states... around New York”.
"sweeping generalizations" may be no laughing matter, but that quote sure is.
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That just goes to show you what the Us looks from the outside.
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Damn, that kind of ignorance frustrates me.
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Don't worry - people hate America, America the undeserving superpower, the gutter trash Italians, Irish and Jews that made a great nation. Real anti-Americanism is much like anti-Semitism, it is not grounded in reality - just loathing America/Americans because of what/who it/they are.

Those socialist alliance people really know how to bring the hatred out, because America supports and is controlled by those shylock-like Jews, ah wacky fun.
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I like to think of the America-hate as secret jealousy.

I mean come on, what country is perfect? I'm damn proud to be an American despite my country's faults, I still believe it's a great place to live full of opportunity. So there
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Damn straight, via Tex this message rocked.

The United States of America is the greatest thing to hapen to the human race since the Magna Carta got signed
It is a simple, unarguable fact. Period.

That nation will never be conquered or beaten.

They will destroy their enemies.

They will forever be the world's dominant superpower.

There will be no worldwide socialist revolution.

American democratic capitalism is here to stay.

You know it's true.

And there is nothing you can do about it.

Good night.

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if only we americans had cooler accents.......but i did luck out with a southern one
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Old 10-30-2004, 08:48 PM   #15
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its a democratic nation. theres several of them.

none of these others are nearly as powerful or influential, but many people/performance measurements agree that some are better places to live.

in the end all of these nations are driving toward the same goal. aside from the olympics, intense competition amongst these nations is somewhat unhealthy. what is good for one is generally good for all. same for the bad.
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