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GET OVER YOURSELF

Reader comment on item: Europeans: From Venus?
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Submitted by Come off it ... (United States), Aug 8, 2006 at 03:39

I am American. I speak five fluent languages. I've been to the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and YES I know where these countries are on a map. The fact is, you only complain about America because in ways you feel your country is somehow inferior to the USA? Europe is great and in fact rich in history and culture. But so is America. Rock n Roll, Jazz, R & B, Hip-Hop, Rap, cartoons, film-- all American art forms. What does England have? Classical music? The Sex Pistols with their rotting disgusting teeth?

The United Kingdom was the world power, but you were invading the Americas and killing off the native peoples (I am part American Indian) torturing them and forcing them to convert to Catholism. You have imbred monarchs whose ancestors chopped off peoples heads and had them displayed on the tower bridge. You had a massive empire but then America came along with the idea of being an independent nation. But England didn't want that. Why? BECAUSE YOU WERE POWER HUNGRY. America is fresh and modern. We don't have lords or ladies or kings or queens. We are a nation of immigrants. And we fought for our independence. We DEFINED what the Western world is today. Freedom, Liberty, and Justice for all. We have an AMAZING constitution that many European countries modeled their present-day ones after. We may be pretentious and we may be a cultural empire, but we FOUGHT to be an independent nation. While British soldiers died for the vanity and self-absortion of your monarchs, American soldiers died so their children, grandchilden AND YOU could live in a free world. It's the truth, and you know it. You're nothing but a cocky little Englishman who would rather waste time complaining about a country you probably know nothing about except for what you've seen on biased news programs. In the words of your own people, stop being a cunt and be proud to be British.

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