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  • Yes, it is

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Everyhing is relative. Compared with the US, North Korea is about twice as humble.
    Then seek humility. Be gone.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Everyhing is relative. Compared with the US, North Korea is about twice as humble.
    And about four times as insane. Kim Jong Il's "Juche" system is responsible for the deaths of millions. Based on the actions of one dictator a plethora of people have died.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    And about four times as insane. Kim Jong Il's "Juche" system is responsible for the deaths of millions. Based on the actions of one dictator a plethora of people have died.
    and too be honest North Koreans have all been brainwashed to think that North Korea is the best and that kim jong is an actual god, sounds pretty arrogant to me!

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    No. We are unique, and we are very patriotic, and more nationalist (in the good fashion, you silly Godwinist fools) than many states. It's not our fault many other countries have neither pride nor interest in their states like we do.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    No. We are unique, and we are very patriotic, and more nationalist (in the good fashion, you silly Godwinist fools) than many states. It's not our fault many other countries have neither pride nor interest in their states like we do.
    this is true to some degree but sometimes America does suffer froma little bit of blind patriotism

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    I have been lucky enough to have lived in many countries, the US is the 7th country and one thing seems consistent and that is that most countries are arrogant! Most countries are proud and stubborn and America is just the same way. Maybe the biggest difference between America and other countries I have visted is that many Americans remain a little naive about the rest of the world. In Europe its very common for young people to go on gap years and see a bit of the world and most people in Europe vacation in different countries etc, where as in the states it is still a minority of Americans who own a passport. Most Americans dont leave the country and therefore dont know anything else but America. They never get to see how amazing a high speed rail system is and how efficent it can be or how amazing the autoban is etc. Every countries people have their faults and I think this is Americas!
    That's because there is NOTHING outside this country that I have any need to see. I see no point in high speed rail or the autoban. The things in Europe that would interest me haven't been used in 500+ years (I'm a medieval history affecianado). I can see them just as well in a photo or a book. I especially have no interest in putting money into an economy and society that I abhore on every possible level (socialism). So there's no reason for me to ever leave the USA.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    That's because there is NOTHING outside this country that I have any need to see. I see no point in high speed rail or the autoban. The things in Europe that would interest me haven't been used in 500+ years (I'm a medieval history affecianado). I can see them just as well in a photo or a book. I especially have no interest in putting money into an economy and society that I abhore on every possible level (socialism). So there's no reason for me to ever leave the USA.

    yet you have never left this country so how would you know? Thank you for proving my point


    p.s seeing stuff in a book is not the same thing.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    I think my travels to other countries have been by far the most rewarding experiences of my life.

    You cannot understand the essential "humanness" of everyone in the world until you try communicating with someone who doesn't know your language at all, and you still succeed in being understood. The sense of brotherhood is indescribably awesome.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    U.S. Arrogance Claims the Japanese Prime Minister

    "U.S. arrogance has claimed a high-profile victim: the prime minister of Japan.

    Yukio Hatoyama has had to tender his resignation after he was caught in a bind between the intransigence of the Obama Administration and the wishes of his own people. Many Japanese have become fed up with a huge U.S. base on the island of Okinawa and want it moved off.

    “Nearly 100,000 people staged a protest [in April] on the southern island, demanding that the base be removed,” reports the BBC.

    Hell no, we won’t go, replied the Obama Administration, publicly humiliating a longstanding Asian ally and forcing Hatoyama to tearfully exit days after he issued a heartfelt public apology to Okinawans.



    The United States refuses to leave Okinawa because it’s a key link in an astonishing chain of 700-plus bases the U.S. possesses in 130 countries around the world. Chalmers Johnson, one of the leading American scholars on this issue, recently published a concise account of the history of Okinawa in the Los Angeles Times. He underlined that the United States occupied Okinawa outright till 1972 and even after that has had sovereignty over the bases and the island’s airspace.

    Japanese resentment at the Americans has festered due to a number of reasons."
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    yet you have never left this country so how would you know? Thank you for proving my point
    Basic news reporting and current events tells me that Europe is a place that I would never want to visit. It's like DisneyLand for Socialists and Lefties. That in and of itself is enough to make it a place that I have less than no interest in ever seeing or setting foot in. The same with Canada.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    p.s seeing stuff in a book is not the same thing.
    It's close enough. Especially considering the absolute lack of interest most European countries seem to place on their Medieval history. Were you aware that the Battle of Stamford Bridge, one of the most important battles in English history is marked by a 2' x 18" faded wooden sign, buried in the brush on the side of a dirt trail and NOTHING MORE? Here in the US, it would be a National Landmark, protected by the US Parks Service. There it's an absolute afterthought and nothing more.

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