View Poll Results: Is America arrogant?

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  • No, not at all

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  • May be a little

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  • Yes, it is

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  • Oh, very arrogant

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    The country's politics and diplomacy? Yes.
    Its people? No
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Yes, we are, and rightfully so.


    It's a testament to our self-restraint that we aren't more arrogant, given our incredible awesomeness.



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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    I agree Americans have a right to be arrogant, they're almost as awesome as Australians, and that's no easy feat.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    We have been the world's superpower for quite some time, and haven't been shy about projecting that power, certainly. There is an ingrained arrogance to such that comes almost by default -- it is a product of the position held as much as anything.

    The question I would ask is to consider the values we are projecting, consider the values of those who most resist these values, and ask if they would be any less arrogant if the roles were reversed. More importantly, I would ask to consider which values would be more appealing to people if so?
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    We have been the world's superpower for quite some time, and haven't been shy about projecting that power, certainly. There is an ingrained arrogance to such that comes almost by default -- it is a product of the position held as much as anything.

    The question I would ask is to consider the values we are projecting, consider the values of those who most resist these values, and ask if they would be any less arrogant if the roles were reversed. More importantly, I would ask to consider which values would be more appealing to people if so?

    That's a mighty good question.

    Most of those we've been "projecting power at" for the past couple of decades were brutal dictators and supporters of terrorism, and people who'd like to put the world under the Caliphate and Sharia. The Taliban oppressed women to the point of setting girl's schools on fire and stoning women who didn't cover themselves in a burqa, for instance.

    Not a lot of appeal there.

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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    The poll results are in the shape a hand giving us the finger. This thread is arrogant.
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    No, America is not arrogant. As the landlord of the world, we have some angry tenants, but yet they pay rent, or some like South American countries are tired of doing it and would like to lead like the US does. More power to them...Top dog always will have critics and jealous people...
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    From the Rankopedia: The Most Arrogant Nation on Earth:

    "USA followed by
    France
    England
    Israel
    China
    Russia
    Japan
    Germany
    Vatican
    Iran
    Saudi Arabia
    Italy
    North Korea
    Spain
    Turkey
    Australia
    Sweden
    Norway
    Serbia
    Switzerland
    Greece
    Cuba
    Netherlands
    Argentina
    Denmark"

    Rankopedia: Most Arrogant Nation On Earth
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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    the "arrogance" should be filtered based on nations contributions to the world order

    based on that France is way way the most arrogant with North Korea being a close second



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    Re: Is America arrogant?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the "arrogance" should be filtered based on nations contributions to the world order

    based on that France is way way the most arrogant with North Korea being a close second
    What an arrogant statement! Thanks for keeping us at the top of the list!
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