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in response to reader comment: I hate Britain on so many levels, only few can be mentioned

Submitted by Simon Gambrill (United Kingdom), Jul 28, 2009 at 16:43

As a citizen of the United Kingdom, I only have one thing to say after reading this ... Some points of clarification, number 1, if hollywood was on the payroll of the british tourist board, every film made by the US that involved the UK wouldn't show america coming to our rescue and saving us from ourselves or some other problem were just to weak and stupid to handle.

Number 2 most of us are not violent racist thugs (by the irony of an AMERICAN calling the british violent and racist is not lost on me) there are people like that in this country as there are in every country, but the UK as a hole is pretty progressive and has an open society, maybe I should judge your nation by Fox News. We do acknowledge are social ills infact if you watch the news programmes in this country thats all you will hear about.

Number 3 the crime rate in this country is not huge, those figures are based on crimal convictions in every 100000 people in the UK we have a population of 63000000 the US population has a population of 300,000,000, and by the way in 2007 approx. 33752491 commited serious crimes, that about half the population of the UK, but what do you expect from a nation that sees assualt weapons as items of personal defence.

And as for the things we've spread around the world, what about language culture and that thing Americans love to cling to so much, christanity, we help form the world we live in today, we set the foundations for the modern world. We have never taken credit for the internet or the mobile phone or rock and roll, but we did perfect rock and roll.

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