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Thread: Are Americans "allergic" to realities about America which are negative?

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    Re: Are Americans "allergic" to realities about America which are negative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I guess you are referring to Americans on this forum who make themselves look like morons by constantly trolling posts rather than debate reality? Especially the people who blindly troll anyone who is not saying exclusively positive things about the US.
    Let's debate reality then.

    First off, clarification:
    What exactly do you mean by "allergic"? That's pussy-footing around a term as I've ever seen before. Unless you seriously mean "Do Americans break out in hives when facing negativity?" I mean, aside from the terrible word choice ("allergic") I think every country breaks out in hives whenever someone responds to their way of life negatively. People understand that they are not perfect, but they sure as hell don't want anyone less than perfect remind them.

    Tell me, are you talking about American's as the entirety of the people within the United States' or Americans as a term for the government. Those are two separate beasts.
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    Re: Are Americans "allergic" to realities about America which are negative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Are Americans "allergic" and get "seizures" if someone mentions a realityIn whose opinion ? about America which isnt positive?

    Interesting question, because many Americans use the "victim" card every time someone says someone about America which isn't positive, and always brand it "anti-American", justifiably or unjustifiably. The question really is, do Americans call the "anti-American" "victim" card to easily?
    Please cite an example or something that is honest and truthful..

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    Re: Are Americans "allergic" to realities about America which are negative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I guess you are referring to Americans on this forum who make themselves look like morons by constantly trolling posts rather than debate reality? Especially the people who blindly troll anyone who is not saying exclusively positive things about the US.
    I guess you find it hard to comprehend, then, because that is not at all what I said.

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    Thumbs down Re: Are Americans "allergic" to realities about America which are negative?

    What does that tell you when you can correctly guess who started a thread just by reading the title?
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    Re: Are Americans "allergic" to realities about America which are negative?

    Most people find criticisms of the "other" easier to accept than those of their own community. Americans are no exception (as a generalisation).
    But maximuss, you are the same about Europe.
    It is a rare person who is as critical of self and of 'us' as they are of you and of 'them'

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    Re: Are Americans "allergic" to realities about America which are negative?

    And maximuss, you'd do well to lay off the editorial language.
    Allergic is a medical term.
    You mean do they respond unreasonably negatively and dismiss the criticism unreasonably, do you not?

    Say what you mean. Not the most sensationalist way you can think of to attempt to state it.
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    Re: Are Americans "allergic" to realities about America which are negative?

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Talk View Post
    And maximuss, you'd do well to lay off the editorial language.
    Allergic is a medical term.
    You mean do they respond unreasonably negatively and dismiss the criticism unreasonably, do you not?

    Say what you mean. Not the most sensationalist way you can think of to attempt to state it.
    Are you under the impression the inflammatory language was accidental? That the purpose of this thread is for meaningful discussion?
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    Re: Are Americans "allergic" to realities about America which are negative?

    Constructive, legitimate criticism is one thing. Endless hateful nation-bashing for its own sake is quite another.

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    Arrow Re: Are Americans "allergic" to realities about America which are negative?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Are you under the impression the inflammatory language was accidental? That the purpose of this thread is for meaningful discussion?
    I'm under the impression that such sensationalism applied by OP is unproductive, and I hope that he can grow to see it. That is all.

    Oh, and I am also under the impression that he views my thoughts with a certain degree of respect (he has indicated this in the past), and that if he will listen to anyone in this thread on this matter, it is likely to be me.

    Oh, one more thing. I'm under the impression English is his second language. And thus I would forgive failings in his diction.
    Last edited by Real Talk; 01-12-09 at 09:24 PM.

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    Re: Are Americans "allergic" to realities about America which are negative?

    Take a look around and tell me how many threads you see started by American posters complaining about something they find their government is doing wrong regardless of political affiliation. I don't think I know a SINGLE American poster on this forum who hasn't bitched within the last week about something they find negative about America, it's government or the people in the government. Now tell me that we're allergic to the 'realities' about America.
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