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I hate American Arrogance ...Response to Mr.Miller

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Submitted by SOLO (Lebanon), Dec 22, 2003 at 05:14

I understand that the comment of mr Miller is full of arrogance and reflects the general attitude of Americans. Let's say that despite the fact that America is a superpower and has the capacity to rule the world (and is actually doing so), I think that European model is far ahead socially, politically and even culturally.

What did America offer the world apart from imperialism, big corporations that exploit poor populations in the undeveloped world and of course their hamburgers (produts of very elaborate and healthy cuisine).

I think that their foreign policy is based on disrespect of the other and its sole purpose is to crush the rest of the world under its feet in order to preserve american privileges.

Understand that I am neither European nor American but that I see Europe as a more adequate partner than the USA.
I am shocked of the attitude of people like Miller as they are the reason for antiamericanism in the world. Americans think that they are armed missionaries and that they have a "divine mission" to export their model of political government in the world... Well guess what gringos? you'll be amazed to see that the world is a very diverse place and that different cultures demand different things. If you try to make someone accept something which he doesn't want (ex: occupation of Irak, Afghanistan...) he'll give you something you don't want either ( ex: terrorist attacks...)

It is a shame that America does not realise that. Until it does it wont bring upon itself sympathy from the rest of the world.
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