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    10 8.33%
  • May be a little

    13 10.83%
  • Yes, it is

    55 45.83%
  • Oh, very arrogant

    26 21.67%
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    3 2.50%
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    You want arrogant? Bicyclists. The ones who dress in the clown costumes and act like they're morally superior because they're not polluting the air.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    You want arrogant? Bicyclists. The ones who dress in the clown costumes and act like they're morally superior because they're not polluting the air.
    What about BMW drivers? They "act like they're morally superior" because...they're driving a BMW.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    I do not think Americans in general are arrogant at all about being American. I do not think they are also proud in general about being American either. The most American think nowadays is fearing China. What I think is wrong with Americans in general is women (or sometimes men) my age see a show like Jersey Shore and don't realize they shouldn't act like that. They actually emulate it. They think acting trashy is cool. What I think is wrong with America is at my job I make over double the money a temp makes, yet they have the brand new iPhone (which is awesome don't get me wrong). How about you move out your moms house and not worry about having a phone that cost $1200 a year to own asshole? That is what is wrong with America. What's wrong with America is people who quit actually looking for a job because they set unrealistic expectations, so they think "Hey I can join the army or I could get my wife pregnant, thus being afforded food stamps, wic, section 8 and welfare from the government."

    These are what is wrong with Americans. You got your assholes and your dumbasses. I would rather be the asshole that thinks my country is great, knows my country is great, and won't let another person tell me otherwise but you got all these dumbasses keeping it from it's full potential.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    The question itself would seem arrogant to many. "Is America arrogant?" I heard a guy speaking to a waitress the other day who said something like "Well, here in America...." She was from Guatemala! He would never have thought that she had already considered herself "American" long before she immigrated (legally) here. The question appears to be asking if The United States of America is arrogant. And, judging by the answers, I'm not the only one who read it that way. How did we get to be "Proud to be an American", and yet only mean it in the context of the USA? A lot of other citizens from other countries consider themselves "American".

    That being said - I'm still proud to be an American. And, I'm proud to be a US citizen.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    The question itself would seem arrogant to many. "Is America arrogant?" I heard a guy speaking to a waitress the other day who said something like "Well, here in America...." She was from Guatemala! He would never have thought that she had already considered herself "American" long before she immigrated (legally) here. The question appears to be asking if The United States of America is arrogant. And, judging by the answers, I'm not the only one who read it that way. How did we get to be "Proud to be an American", and yet only mean it in the context of the USA? A lot of other citizens from other countries consider themselves "American".

    That being said - I'm still proud to be an American. And, I'm proud to be a US citizen.
    I think I see where you're going with this. Since we have North, Central, and South America anyone from these regions could be described as American.

    But if you go abroad folks from the USA are referred to as Americans or Yanks. I think that's because saying "United Statesan" is too cumbersome and "are a you a citizen of the United States of America" takes too long to say. Overall, it's easier to just call us American and folks from Guatemala "Guatemalan."
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    There are no words in the English language that can be assembled together into a sentence as to describe just how arrogant the United States is.
    Imperialism. Materialism. None more satisfied by waving it's dong in the face of the world, blissfully unaware of just how bad the world thinks it's dong smells.
    If America woulda been 1/100th as arrogant as you fantasize it to be, America woulda at least attempted to conquer the world.

    Instead, America repeatedly saves the world without taking over the the number of territories it could have.

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