Of course we're not arrogant....we're not France.
it is my belief that those in government office whether they were elected or appointed are supposed to at least give the appearance of being very patriotic. Tossing the salad of people who do not like us and complaining we are arrogant does not give the appearance of patriotism. Diplomacy does not mean we(I say we because the president is the representative of we the people,so what ever he does he does so in our names) have to kiss the ass of of people who do not like us.
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"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Every country thinks its the best in the world.America to be fair at least for a while is/was from an objective standpoint.
Its more about individuals though not all americans are that great as with anywhere else.People wanna take to much credit from great people who happened to be born in the same place as them.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
Well, I think the majority of Americans are of the worst combination: arrogance and ignorance.
'The whole universe is going to die!'
Certainly we are arrogant but so are many many others. I have lived overseas now for close to 25 years and in every country I become a resident in the locals always gives me their two cents on every topic under the sun. The only difference is that in the world as it is today, non-Americans always grade the bar that America sets on every single topic. If the American status quo is too far off the mark from their own, Americans get the quick "arrogant" label for whatever the case or issue may be.