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It's not just the Europeans

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Submitted by M. (Canada), Oct 28, 2004 at 11:45

It is not just the Europeans that hate the US, but the rest of the world shares their resentment. Polls seem to show the South Americans, Middle Easterners and even Canadians have views similar to that of the Europeans.

Secondly, if the conclusions of the article were true concerning our ancestry from poor Europeans and the hate that stems from it, then the same hate should be directed towards Australians and Canadians. As far as pointing out rational reasons why the Europeans hate the American government (not the people or America itself), we have to look at the geography and culture of the Europeans compared to that of Americans.

Europeans, unlike Americans, are not subjected to the same media propaganda that Americans are subjected to. For example, the majority of Americans (according to polls) believe that Saddam Hussein was directly related to the 911 attacks, Iraqis were among the hijackers, and that the US has already found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, all of which are blatantly false or have absolutely no evidence in support.

These views are contributing to the war propaganda that has saturated the American media during the past 3 years. Propaganda like this does not blind the Europeans so they are able to see the reasons behind American aggression while Americans cannot.
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