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Anti-Americanism: nothing has changed

Most Americans do not care about Europe. Even those who emigrated (like myself) have only vague interest in the old continent besides family and childhood friends.

I can only speak for myself, but I think most of us who emigrated feel the same way. We left Europe and other parts of the world to get away from socialism, oppression and collectivism. We rather not dwell on the grey past we left.

Europeans on the other hand, are obsessed with us to a degree bordering insanity.

It's not a "pissing contest." In terms of power and influence, that contest was long ago won by America. If it was an on-going contest, the interest would be there among Americans. It is not.

I think it boils down to this: Massive insecurity and self-doubt by Europeans.


Added: Jan-20-2012 Occurred On: Jan-20-2012
By: USA1
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  • It's nothing personal. Europe hates most Europeans too.

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  • Its your foreign policy we dont like:

    Overthrowing democratically elected leaders, installing and supporting dictators, bias toward Israel, using lies to start wars, supporting and training terrorists, backstabbing, bribing, extortion etc etc

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    • @loweyes You nailed it. And much of it originates in what you described as "bias toward Israel". I will take it a step further, America is the action arm of Israel in terms of military action, covert operations, wallstreet control of world banking and finally media propoganda. I guess that I am saying that if you took away the jewish dominance in America, the majority of anti-americanism would disappear.

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    • @loweyes

      So true

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    • @loweyes
      Nice said

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    • @Lwe5113

      Im not sure how I feel about taking away the jewish dominance in America, but I do 100% agree that America is the action arm of Israel. Israel does not conduct any military action ect without OKAYing it with the US first. If the US wasn't standing behind Israel, then the jews would have bombed Iran months ago. But the US can't afford another war right now, not with the economy, election ect.

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  • Hey, most Europeans love a lot of things about the US

    This post feels a little bit over-sensitive and...hurt

    Ripping the piss out of other countries is a right we all have, and the US yes, does present rather a large target

    But we all get taken down, the Brits are mocked as well as respected world over for our quirks...its ok, we get the joke

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  • "We rather not dwell on the grey past we left....." ?

    Study the past if you would define the future (Confucius)

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  • this is so pathetic...the lasts seconds of this video the guy try to sell the idea that EUROPE hates USA cause they are free and prosperous...


    What bunch of delusional wackos created this video...if anything Europe is feed up with the pile of economic crap scam coming from USA in top of everything else

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  • i dont hate americans i just think there goverment is corupt as fuck

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  • 1st of all this is not how most europeans think obout the usa, not here in Norway anyway,we know whats wrong i America but we also know whats good.
    the ^problem^ is that most european media is objective.To be honest thats how media should be, not controlled by the goverment ore political parties,that again are controlled by big corporations.
    so for my case and meny others this video is wrong.
    ^^^And like ^ohyeh^ said we dont envy you we pity you :( ^^^ is actually right, ur in a hell of a corup More..

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    • @SlingShoT

      This cut & Paste is from the book:

      Bruce Bawer: "Hating America"

      I moved from the U.S. to Europe in 1998, and Ive been drawing comparisons ever since. Living in turn in the Netherlands, where kids come out of high school able to speak four languages, where gay marriage is a non-issue, and where book-buying levels are the worlds highest, and in Norway, where a staggering percentage of people read three newspapers a day and where respect for learning is reflected even More..

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    • @Hazel_Nut

      Very well said Hazel.
      There is so much anti-liberal stuff on here its incredible. They have actually tried to make the Nazi's look left wing!!!
      Can't people see that having an opposing point of you does not mean you are trying to take away your freedom.
      Start acting like grown ups instead of children.

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    • @Hazel_Nut HAZEL! Whats up man!?

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  • close frigging guantanamo...stop fighting those profiteers wars and may be the world stop to have those ....crazy ideas !!

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  • WHAT A LOAD OF PISH. seriously we love normal americans.
    we hate your corrupt government 'ours is the same'
    nasty propaganda this.

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    • @weadone Right. I'm happy people around the world are pissed off at us. We should not be meddling in peoples affairs. These asshole politicians do NOT represent me or my friends. Eventually it is going to have to be stopped.

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    • @RUGOUTFROMUNDER-U it seems those we chose to serve us as mp's and polititions world wide are corrupt.
      they all seem pored from the same moulds. i'm Scottish and i will say it again we do not hate normal joe's. we hate your corrupt government and its letter thugs/goons.

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    • @weadone Yeah, I know this video was distorting the truth. I know you guys are not stupid, and don'
      t hate us. We all know what is going on.

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  • Lol...blame it on the Liberals...

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  • There's no hatred here. Sure, America is loud, brash, and in your face, but would we have it any other way?

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  • stereotype! i dont hate americans or the usa and i personally dont know anybody here who does!!!

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  • well, after i've watched the video, i think the main problem is your narcissism, and that you americans seem to have a great lack of self critism.
    Have a look at the video, the whole time the people are crying about how misunderstood you are..., one of the guys can't understand why all the student's questions were about Guantanamo, but it never comes to his mind, that in our social norms isn't space for torture.
    I understand, it's all for your and the worlds safety (against terrorists), but th More..

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    • @TheWustenfuchs

      " i think the main problem is your narcissism, and that you americans seem to have a great lack of self critism."

      LOL, this to me sounds far from my reality.

      Perhaps its our patriotism. Europeans see American patriotism and think 'nationalism,' which you are very familiar with. and this worries you.

      Europeans -- for several reasons -- shy away from overt acts involving national identity and patriotism. These emotions are often conflated with bravado, chauvinism, More..

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    • @USA1 " When was the last time you saw a documentary or political program that portrayed something very positive about the USA?"

      i have to abmit: in the last years i never saw sth. positive about the USA /i can't remember

      But at this point the american intervention in and after the
      2. WW comes to my mind.
      with the lend-lease program you supported even communist states and the Marshall Plan was, except that it should also combat the socialism, was just one of the greatest actions o More..

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    • @TheWustenfuchs

      Interesting. Do you read what you write?

      From my point of view -- living in this country -- I read what you write and wonder how and why you came to think this way/say these things.

      Can you understand that your perspective is very different than mine? And there might actually be a good reason for that.

      Sure, some things are true (or factual) but there are different ways to interpret the same facts.

      Besides, why do you care about our healthcare system? Do you care about C More..

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    • @USA1 you are completely right.

      it was foreseeable, that, although we have all in all a very similar social system, the differences in our perspectives are too big, so that we often just cant understand the dialog partner


      And i cared about your healthcare system and not about about the chink's because you and me aint one of them

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  • USA1 Epic failure yet again to produce credible evidential data. Choosing a devout christian broadcasting network video to demonise atheistic europe? pmsl, mate, you're a real joke.

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  • Interesting perspective. I believe the OP that europe is very doubtful about their own future. They plungeed into this european union bull crap and they are now seeing the bad results from that plan.
    Also, media outlets usually try to pump up their own self image at the expense of other countries. Being that Europe and most of the Eurozone are now one in the same citizens as usuall will try to take down the top dog.

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  • its the governments job now to tell foreign jounalists how to cover us? BBC is not anti american..what bullshit. I listen to it in the morning for an hour each day. I have never heard anything "anti-American".

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  • I don't hate Americans. My brother lives there and my sister in law is from LA. What I hate is the BS political adgenda forced down everyones throat and the blatant lies created by your previous government. People are not stupid, but it appears many Americans are simply blinded by loyalty. In itself this is not a bad thing, but it gets old real fast when you won't even consider a second opinion. So for those few...AMERICANS ARE NOT THE ONLY INHABITANTS ON THE PLANET, k.

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  • I'm European and i don't give a shit about the US, but the fact that makes me laugh is that you blame our media for us hating you? our media simply reports true stories about what your nation does, stuff that in your country is more than likely censored because the media is all either corrupt or censored...

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    • @Ferrante But you don't really think it's different with Euro media, do you? That's BS.

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    • @Lacroix
      It is, atleast they don't brainwash you 24/7

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    • @Ferrante

      Haha, how would you know? That's the purpose of brainwashing.

      In terms of "media" the USA has a far broader range of sources for opposing views than does Europe. What you see are that choices that others have made for you. There is practically 'zero' counter-balance to negative stories concerning the USA. That's why you think they way you think!

      And don't try to BS me...

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    • @Ferrante Of cause they do! They either fry it with nonsense tv shows that lack any intellectual content or news that are biased like Faux! And everything under the cover of "political correctness"...

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  • HAHAHA, America is Definitely Not on the Lips of The Brits every Day Dude,

    Don`t You guys Flatter yoursel too Much !!

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  • I not really sure what part of "kiss our ass" they don't understand..

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  • LOL it wasn't a problem until the Neocons seized power in 2001. Thats why American travellers hide behind Canadian or Australian flags.

    Sick of the world hating on you? Then vote Ron Paul.

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  • So it would have nothing to do with the US pushing its weight about?

    How about those European citizens accidentally abducted by the CIA

    or the unlawful removal of democratically elected Lithuanian president?

    The EU resents the US for the same reason as most of the world. However, this does not make us Enemies, there are plenty of those around the world, no need or conclusive reasoning to add the US into that category.

    Posted Jan-21-2012 By 

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