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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
    Obama got elected, didn't he?
    Oh, snap! I concur.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Obama on his US World Apology tour, recently stated that we are an arrogant country.

    Questions:

    Are we?
    Hell Yeeeeeaaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Our pres is doing a great job brown nosing the world while perpetuating the same foundations of Bush's, Clintons' and previous presidents foreign policy; same book, different cover. But just ignore that and let us mesmerize you with his pretty speeches and charming mantras. Its worked so far! "Change" "Hope" "Peace"
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    Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    My lecture continues:

    Now, some who have quoted my previous post have tried to defend their own posts by saying that the President's saying of his remarks are unpatriotic.

    People who automatically label anything that our representatives say about the U.S. in a negative tone are amplifying the situation greatly. Take the context of President Obama's speech in Europe, he criticized the fact that many Americans are arrogant AND the fact that Europeans are arrogant in a similar sense when it comes to their view of the U.S.

    It shows our weakness and our ignorance when we defend outright our "belief" that we are not arrogant. This seems very proud of us, proud in a negative way of course. Failure to admit mistakes and such makes us more headstrong.

    If I said the same thing would these same people think me to be unpatriotic? Obviously, because they don't like to admit wrongs. Now be careful, don't misunderstand me here. I don't mean to say that we are wrong all the time and we are arrogant all the time, but arrogance exists on large-scale in our nation, too much arrogance.

    Personally I believe that when looked at through a wide scope, the country IS the best country to live in. I am a true patriot because there is no country I support more than the U.S. I would put the U.S. first before any other country. However if you cannot admit that you are wrong about something or your naive and/or headstrong, what is the purpose of being supportive of that thing?


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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    Politics.

    Unfortunately you'll never escape it.

    Take, for instance, Hurricane Katrina. If you asked most people, they'd tell you the government's response was a disaster. The truth is that the the rescue of civilians in New Orleans was one of the greatest civilian rescue operations in human history. Ever. Unfortunately, politics came into play almost immediately. And what should have been a positive story of human courage and empathy quickly turned ugly... a battle of finger pointing and blame that served partisan goals.

    So much of the reporting was just wrong. In the end the people of New Orleans figured out that we had a completely dysfunctional state that needed fixing.

    Thanks for your post.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    It's always amazing how people twist quotes. "Obama calls America arrogant to European Elites!"

    The actual quote:

    “Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive. But in Europe, there is an anti-Americanism that is at once casual, but can also be insidious. Instead of recognising the good that America so often does in the world, there have been times where Europeans choose to blame America for much of what is bad."

    Well that's pretty accurate and appropriate.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slevin View Post
    It's always amazing how people twist quotes. "Obama calls America arrogant to European Elites!"

    The actual quote:

    “Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive. But in Europe, there is an anti-Americanism that is at once casual, but can also be insidious. Instead of recognising the good that America so often does in the world, there have been times where Europeans choose to blame America for much of what is bad."

    Well that's pretty accurate and appropriate.
    Thank you, that's what I was trying to say, but people still continue to watch Fox News.


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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    Politics.

    Unfortunately you'll never escape it.

    Take, for instance, Hurricane Katrina. If you asked most people, they'd tell you the government's response was a disaster. The truth is that the the rescue of civilians in New Orleans was one of the greatest civilian rescue operations in human history. Ever. Unfortunately, politics came into play almost immediately. And what should have been a positive story of human courage and empathy quickly turned ugly... a battle of finger pointing and blame that served partisan goals.

    Even though I already thanked you I have to say that this post is spot on when it comes to how the hurricane katrina rescue is viewed by people with partisan beliefs.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    If that's an example of arrogance, you and Dear Leader need to switch to a different dictionary.
    And so is that.


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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Obama on his US World Apology tour, recently stated that we are an arrogant country.

    Questions:

    Are we?

    What do you think of Obama's statements?
    Gee duuuhh, I'd have never guessed who would be part of the Hate America Club.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    My lecture continues:

    Now, some who have quoted my previous post have tried to defend their own posts by saying that the President's saying of his remarks are unpatriotic.

    People who automatically label anything that our representatives say about the U.S. in a negative tone are amplifying the situation greatly.
    It is anti-American to badmouth your own country especially if it done on foreign soil. No where in the history of the world is calling someone arrogant a compliment. As president on the USA he is supposed to pretend to at least be patriotic not toss the salad of people who don't like us.
    "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"

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