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Posted: 9/18/2004 12:43:21 AM EST
I been thinkin

America and Australia are pretty similar except our system of government is different and we have less people and our laws are slightly different, but "everyone" hates Americans but loves Australians?

The only reasons I can think of why they hate the US is penis envy or cos America makes piss weak beer.

I think its the beer

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:44:57 AM EST
Because we are the most powerful nation on the face of the planet. Penis envy. The Europeans are upset because we are what they used to be, and the rest of the world is upset because they want the nice house and the car and all that shit. Thats what I think it is at least.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:46:57 AM EST
What legitimate reason is there for people to hate Bush though?
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:47:22 AM EST
Jealousy.


Sgtar15
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:49:09 AM EST
illusion of control

right now to everyone else in the world it looks like we have control (power) and they don't

if their lives happen to suck then it's obviously the fault of the USA since we run things

its stupid and irrational but so are most humans
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:49:49 AM EST
we have more stuff
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:49:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By FiftyCalibre:
What legitimate reason is there for people to hate Bush though?



Because he is arrogant. I like him, but its true. Of course his detractors, Kerry, Chirac, Schroeder and the like are also extremely arrogant too.

I fucking hate arrogant Eurotrash motherfuckers. They think they have all the fucking answers. Damn, thats a nerve.

Even Canadians have trouble with America. They are so nationalistic its sick. They just want to have a national identity that is not linked with America though.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:50:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By FiftyCalibre:
I been thinkin

America and Australia are pretty similar except our system of government is different and we have less people and our laws are slightly different, but "everyone" hates Americans but loves Australians?




well when you say it like that I don't see how anyone could tell us apart...
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:50:52 AM EST
IMHO The reason most people hate America is because it is the only true democracy in the World.

Your Constitution say 'We the People' make the rules… in most countries this does not hold true, the Gov proposes and does what it likes, I could not see your AWB laws being overturned anywere else in the world.


ANdy
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:52:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By vito113:
IMHO The reason most people hate America is because it is the only true democracy in the World.

Your Constitution say 'We the People' make the rules… in most countries this does not hold true, the Gov proposes and does what it likes, I could not see your AWB laws being overturned anywere else in the world.


ANdy



I personally would not be able to live in a parliamentary system such as yours. I loved Great Britain though, and I would like to visit again. There just ins't enough control over the government by the people.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:56:21 AM EST
the US is a Democratic Republic


big difference from a "true democracy"
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 12:56:37 AM EST


We are top dog.


The big cheese.


Number one.


The big Kahuna.


Top of the food chain.


Numero uno.


Head cheerleader.


The big chief.


The great pumkin.


The big dog.


The fattest plumb.


The big apple.


Concho el noko. (if anyone has any idea what this one means please email me, cause I made it up)


The big account.


Edwardo Del Gato


The big Lebowski.

Of course they hate us, we are on top of the food chain, and we will probably have to eat all of those foreign buggers when our food finally runs out.

Why do you think they all want to emigrat here. They know damn well what side of the dinner table they want to be on when the dinner bell rings and the fried chicken is all gone.

Zen

"This is my chicken wing, there are many like it, but this one is mine"

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:04:32 AM EST
It is PENIS ENVY....

You see the rest of the world has to make stronger beer, just so they can get drunk faster and try to forget about the fact that AMERICA walks large, and has a SWINGING DICK.....

Well thats how I understood your post anyway......

OK, Now serious, I believe it is due to the fact, that America, is a land of plenty, and oppertunity, has abundant natural resources, has a economy that is the worlds best, is a first class devolped country whose citizens enjoy a way of life like non other in the world, can guarntee at least a high school education to all its children, has FREEDOM written into its government, although we have a faction that want to remove freedom from our government.

The list would go on and on, but I believe these are some of the reasons the world hates America...
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:11:49 AM EST
The USA has been involved in many "police" actions around the world in the past few decades. It is like being a cop and being called to a domestic incident. They called you for help but once you arrive they are all against you. Has created what was posted by someoneelse here as the "illusion of control". I would prefer at this point that we only come to the assistance of our closest allies if they request such as Australia and Britain.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:19:42 AM EST
The US is to the world as Microsoft is to the software industry. We generally have good intentions, but sometimes we end up trampling the small folks without really meaning to.

Yeah, that's a good point vito113, that other nations are scared of us because here the people, as opposed to some kind of blessed elite class, truly make the decisions. (OK, at least partially, and to a greater extent than anywhere else)
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:30:27 AM EST
It is because the rest of the world is essentially one big trailer park. A bunch of ne'erdowells that are jealous of what someone has but is too lazy to get off their ass to make it for themselves. Every third world country has the mineral/people resources to build their economy into something but they prefer to have a socialist government give them something for 'free' than work for it.

I'm around a lot of immigrants and they all say that Americans work too hard plus don't take enough vacations. I retort that is why America is a great country and we're doing better than anywhere else, so if they don't like working so hard that they can go back to Iran/Nigeria/Mexico/Russia where people can take time off.

My 2¢,

wganz

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:34:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 1:40:10 AM EST by SDavid]

Originally Posted By TheAmaazingCarl:
the US is a Democratic Constitutional Republic


big difference from a "true democracy"



The Constitution sets the rules for the government like the By-laws of a club.

ETA: The world knows that we can take them out militarily or economically, just by dropping bombs or foreign aid. What most countries don’t know is that we would rather not do either.


Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:41:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 1:48:14 AM EST
Because our money says "I God we Trust" instead of saying "In Allah we trust". I do beleive the USA should mind it's own business more. We set Saddam up and then we went and took him out 25 years later.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:08:14 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:10:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By vito113:
IMHO The reason most people hate America is because it is the only true democracy in the World.

Your Constitution say 'We the People' make the rules… in most countries this does not hold true, the Gov proposes and does what it likes, I could not see your AWB laws being overturned anywere else in the world.


ANdy



Small correction. We're a republic not a democracy.

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:17:29 AM EST
Frankly, I think it's because most of the European countries are socialist and we're not.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:19:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By FiftyCalibre:


The only reasons I can think of why they hate the US is penis envy or cos America makes piss weak beer.

I think its the beer




That's pretty tall talk from the homeland of Fosters
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 2:59:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 3:05:35 AM EST by MtScout]
Ya envy has alot to do with it...and race.
France is for french
Germany- germans
China, Japan,etc.etc.
we are powerful, rich, and clever, and a nation of mixed breeds. And that really screws with culutral/racial indentities that are tied to nationalism.

was to Syndey, (on R&R long ago), and it looked and felt alot like America.

I like the Aussie surplus ammo, and I like the beer too!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:09:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By Waldo:

Originally Posted By FiftyCalibre:


The only reasons I can think of why they hate the US is penis envy or cos America makes piss weak beer.

I think its the beer




That's pretty tall talk from the homeland of Fosters



Hey we dont drink the stuff, we just sell it to you lot cos you dont know good beer from bad!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:13:15 AM EST
Any country that bitches about the US should have their foreign aid pulled. I think you'd hear the whining drop to acceptable levels.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:28:34 AM EST
I really don't care why.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:44:09 AM EST

I really don't care why.
Nor do I. But.....


Because we have the best looking women!!!!!!!

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 3:48:29 AM EST
people (liberals) hate bush because he represents the defeat of liberalism by traditional america. the rest of the world hates america because they hate their life and america represents what they wish they could be...
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:02:15 AM EST
We're the only country strong enough to be the "strong arm" of the world, which other countries seem happy to use us as. We became the worlds policemen because the world needed us to, not because we really wanted to. Then along came Bush and the world realized they couldn't control us like some paid bodyguard and that when it really came down to it, we could use that world spanning power that they love to exploit for our own uses too, and they can't really stop us. Then it all comes down to judgement, and we all know europe judges things different than we do, but they are effectively helpless. I think thats part of the reason, a lot of the foreign articles I read mention that many like Americans, just not America Itself, partly due to the reasons above.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:14:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By twistedcomrade:
Because our money says "I God we Trust" instead of saying "In Allah we trust". I do beleive the USA should mind it's own business more. We set Saddam up and then we went and took him out 25 years later.



Tell me how WE set up Saddam.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:21:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:35:11 AM EST
We are more successful, more powerful, richer, better, whatever than them. We invented the telephone, the computer, the internet, factory-line mass-production, most medications, and a shitload of other things that make their life tolerable. Plus, if you look beyond Bud and Coors and into Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, and most of our microbrews, we make some pretty damn good beer.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:44:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
if you look beyond Bud and Coors and into Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, and most of our microbrews, we make some pretty damn good beer.



Common American beer sucks majorly. Common Australian beer is far superior to AMerican beer. Havent had any of that microbrew stuff but any beer from the US here isnt touched.

I like that fancy schmancy European beer but my pov arse uni student me cant afford to pay $7.50 AUD a bottle.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:49:40 AM EST
Because WE ROCK!
We don't take any shit off anyone, we do our own thing and everyone else wants to be us, even though they say they don't. Western culture is all over the world, and we ARE western culture.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:51:42 AM EST
My personal response is "Who cares?" However, this:


Originally Posted By wganz:
It is because the rest of the world is essentially one big trailer park. A bunch of ne'erdowells that are jealous of what someone has but is too lazy to get off their ass to make it for themselves. Every third world country has the mineral/people resources to build their economy into something but they prefer to have a socialist government give them something for 'free' than work for it.
I'm around a lot of immigrants and they all say that Americans work too hard plus don't take enough vacations. I retort that is why America is a great country and we're doing better than anywhere else, so if they don't like working so hard that they can go back to Iran/Nigeria/Mexico/Russia where people can take time off.
My 2¢,
wganz




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Link Posted: 9/18/2004 4:54:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 4:59:37 AM EST by Da_Bunny]

Originally Posted By FiftyCalibre:
I been thinkin

America and Australia are pretty similar except our system of government is different and we have less people and our laws are slightly different, but "everyone" hates Americans but loves Australians?

The only reasons I can think of why they hate the US is penis envy or cos America makes piss weak beer.

I think its the beer




I think ya nailed it!

We have it all. We are a shining example of what people can do. Put a leash on the Gov't and the Church and just let it happen.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:01:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By FiftyCalibre:

Originally Posted By MagKnightX:
if you look beyond Bud and Coors and into Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, and most of our microbrews, we make some pretty damn good beer.



Common American beer sucks majorly. Common Australian beer is far superior to AMerican beer. Havent had any of that microbrew stuff but any beer from the US here isnt touched.

I like that fancy schmancy European beer but my pov arse uni student me cant afford to pay $7.50 AUD a bottle.



Australia has a lot to answer for selling the AMBER NECTAR PISS to the unsuspecting world……


Andy
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:03:52 AM EST
It' spretty much already been said. Jelousy , we have stuff they don't. UMMMMM Capatilism works where socialism/communism doesn't. You know stuff like that . I don't drink anymore but I've tryed quite a few of Aussie beer like James Squire, Abbots, Melbourne bitter and ofcourse Fosters. And it did knock be for a loop. Oh well , can't have everything. Take care
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:06:46 AM EST
For the most part the United States of America is viewed as a Christian Nation and most of the world (that hates us) is pagan or unbelievers.

The only nation hated more would possibly be Israel by the Arab nations.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:28:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By dmaas:
The US is to the world as Microsoft is to the software industry. We generally have good intentions, but sometimes we end up trampling the small folks without really meaning to.




What gets lost in that, is that we also do the most good for the small folks than any other nation in existence.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:39:52 AM EST
Different people hate America for diferent reasons. Extreme Muslims hate us because they have a grasp on the one truth, the worship the one true god, and yet they're completely backwards and hopeless, while the epitome of everything wrong and bad, the US, is the most powerful nation in the world. It drives them insane.

Europeans have always derided and looked down at the US in scorn, and now they see the US as the supreme power in the world while they're basically impotent. It drives them insane.

Leftists like Noam Chomsky and Michael Moore hate how such an evil, unjust, stupid and vulgar system has triumphed while their ideals of social and economic justice fail wherever they're implemented. It makes them insane with hateful rage against the US.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:43:02 AM EST
People hate us? A English girl hit on my a few weeks ago telling me "American boys are so exotic"
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:49:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mmanwitgun:
People hate us? A English girl hit on my a few weeks ago telling me "American boys are so exotic"



I hope you showed her your sex six shooter… no 6" handguns here…

Andy
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:51:25 AM EST
Why does the world hate the US?

Losers hate winners; the US is a winner.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 7:01:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By ovrtym:
Any country that bitches about the US should have their foreign aid pulled. I think you'd hear the whining drop to acceptable levels.




problem is none if makes it to the people its intended for
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 7:10:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By BB:
Because WE ROCK!
We don't take any shit off anyone, we do our own thing and everyone else wants to be us, even though they say they don't. Western culture is all over the world, and we ARE western culture.



EXACTLY!!!

I think this article sums it up nicely: www.ejectejecteject.com/archives/000046.html


Link Posted: 9/18/2004 7:29:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By Confusion:
I really don't care why.



This is why that hate us, because we don’t give a damn what they think about us. …not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:00:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 8:07:27 AM EST by Possible_Spam]
I have been around the world twice and here is my opinion.

It is largely jealousy and misconception. The media spews crap about us all the time for a good story.

Most people admire America. We help people we do not know and even die for these people. They are surprised by this, our level of sacrifice for others when it is not our problem.

A quote from a lady in Beijing I was working with.

"What do you think of America?"

"We admire America, you are the creators of everything in the world."

She spoke with sincerity, an immediate response.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:01:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By skpp108:

I really don't care why.
Nor do I. But.....


Because we have the best looking women!!!!!!!




Sorry man, you are very wrong about that! Go to East Europe and other parts of Europe. You walk around with a bonner 24/7 in the summer time.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 8:27:00 AM EST
A big part of it is the international press who are regardless of nationality anti-American and very leftist. My wife was an international reporter for a few years and I got to meet some of those people. Left-wing, America-hating, arrogant and surprisingly dumb. But they make the news everyone sees.

GunLvr
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