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  • May be a little

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  • Yes, it is

    55 45.83%
  • Oh, very arrogant

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That China and Russia suck.
    Unless Liberals get their way it will never happen.

    The measure of a persons abilities and the pride they have is in part in their are the ability to overcome obstacles.

    One should never give up, and strive for excellence always.

    Like the Army used to say be all that you can be, and be proud when you overcome and don't apologize for your success ever.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    You can't handle the truth Catawba! Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Mr. Catawba? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives...You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.
    We use words like honor, code, loyalty...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I'd rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!
    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You make an excellent case that America is not arrogant!
    Truth! You can't handle the truth! - Nice quote Awesome.

    True arrogance shows a lack of respect for everyone else. Think about the lack of respect a dictator has for his subjects - genocide, rape, corruption. That's arrogance. Yes, the United States is strong. But, it does not (intentionally) use it's strength for bad. Yes, the rippling consequences of any action can be second guessed and criticized in hindsight, but the U.S. goes out of its way to respect people around the world. Even when the U.S. is confrontational, it is not arrogant.

    I think some people who drone on and on about arrogance in America would think that a volunteer firefighter is arrogant because he helps his community by putting out fires and saving lives - that a strong man is arrogant when he steps in to stop a fight - and that the good Samaritan was arrogant because he helped a man in need and paid the innkeeper money to look after him.

    Strength and a will to change one's surroundings for the better is not arrogance even if some others disagree with the definition of "better". We are all citizens of the world, and the fact that the U.S. doesn't please everyone isn't suprising. No one pleases everyone - here or abroad.

    You want arrogance? Talk to the French! In fact, I consider endless talking with no action a sign of real arrogance - I could point toward academia, media, and politicians who share that trait.
    The US is an odd ship. The captain yells out when he sees obtacles , but 535 individual propellers do the steering.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    I spent some time in the USA, and can honestly say I did not find any Americans arrogant. Sure, they wanted to be liked and wanted others to admire their society, but that is no where near being arrogant. But some of the Americans who have posted in response to this poll would lead anyone who has not experienced Americans first hand, into believing Americans are very arrogant. I am not sure those posters are being serious, so I will suspend judgement.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leo View Post
    I spent some time in the USA, and can honestly say I did not find any Americans arrogant. Sure, they wanted to be liked and wanted others to admire their society, but that is no where near being arrogant. But some of the Americans who have posted in response to this poll would lead anyone who has not experienced Americans first hand, into believing Americans are very arrogant. I am not sure those posters are being serious, so I will suspend judgement.
    Screw You. The US is number one in EVERYTHING, to include the depth of our comprehension of how we are awesome.

    USA! USA!

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Screw You. The US is number one in EVERYTHING, to include the depth of our comprehension of how we are awesome.

    USA! USA!
    BTW hes kidding leo

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    you, sir, have evidently never seen me post under the influence.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    You can't handle the truth Catawba! Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Mr. Catawba? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives...You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall.
    We use words like honor, code, loyalty...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I'd rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!
    until America becomes a Euro socialist mediocracy, the hard lefties are going to bash it



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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    to be perfectly honest, I think they don't want us on the wall anymore. I think they have been so protected for so long, they have forgotten why the wall was built in the first place. like spoiled pets, or Eloi from the Time Machine.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    until America becomes a Euro socialist mediocracy, the hard lefties are going to bash it
    or until you produce a half decent car again!

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, not really. I think you're confusing different things. First, it isn't about you personally. Maybe you're nto arrogant. Maybe most in the country are. Maybe not. But wanting to come here doesn't say one way or the other.
    How often do people emigrate from their country to another with the express purpose of downgrading their life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words:
    We missed a few?


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