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Hating America

Reader comment on item: [Symposium:] Why Does the World Hate America?

Submitted by Maxwell (United States), Mar 7, 2008 at 15:46

The vile anti-American comments certainly reveal much about the character of those who are gripped by such hatred. Most respondents have never visited the US and base their opinions on what they glean from American television.

The irony is that we are accused of ignorance despite having the highest number of educated people (BS, MS, PhD degrees) per capita than any other nation on earth. We are called selfish but grant more foreign aide than any other country on earth. We are called rude, but how many web sites have you seen name "Why we hate France", "Why we hate Great Britian", Why we hate Canada". We've bailed countless countries out of certain tyranny (some of them more than once) and occupy no foreign lands or colonies, yet we are called tyrants.

Despite not signing the Kyoto treaty, we have reduced our own Co2 emmisions by a greater amount than a majority of the countries that did sign the treaty, and we are called pigs.

There isn't a country on the planet that can't find something posative about. I find hatred grows from personal weakness and eats away at a persons soul. To harbor such hatred says more about the conditions in your own country than those in the US.


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