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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It is anti-American to badmouth your own country especially if it done on foreign soil.
    Well, that just shows how narrow-minded you are!


    No where in the history of the world is calling someone arrogant a compliment.
    Ok. Thanks for the info.


    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.
    This is just what I was talking about. I was JUST talking about how arrogant Americans can be when they talk about arrogance.

    Can you not listen to yourself? What you posted is like saying "admitting a mistake is evil." I suppose people like you will never change.

    I'm not saying the President should go around saying that everytime. I'm just glad he did it once and for all. If it is said multiple times, then yes, it's a big problem, but that's not the case.

    Also I'm not saying that all our Presidents should have said it either. Its been a long time coming.

    You probably have your amplifier turned all the way up.
    Last edited by Cilogy; 04-08-09 at 11:16 PM.


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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.

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    Are we?

    What do you think of Obama's statements?
    The full quote was:
    "There have been times where Americans have 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."

    He was speaking to the evils of arrogance worldwide... and he didn't say America is an arrogant nation, he said that Americans at times have shown arrogance. Big difference.

    Nice though.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    That's what impeachments are for.
    Two words. Biden and Pelosi.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    First of all, every country is arrogant. If you ask any fan of a particular sports team, they will tell you about how their team is the best (except for maybe a Los Angeles Clippers fan or something ). Also, the person who talked about athletes acting with a certain arrogance is right on. Michael Jordan wouldn't have been MJ without being a little arrogant, but he could back it up. That's the real difference. Bill Wennington (or some bum like that) can't be arrogant because he sucked and couldn't back anything up. Right now on the world stage, we happen to be Michael Jordan. But we are also following a historical precedent set by arrogant European nations, as I will elaborate on below.

    On a more logical note, I think that in the past our government has done some pretty negative things, like overthrowing democratically elected governments in the Middle East and Latin America and expoliting other countries for our own benefit. I wouldn't necessarily call it arrogance, I would probably call it just bad. But every country acts in its own self interest, most often at the expense of weaker countries. Europe acts as if it is somehow the shining beacon of foreign policy and human rights perfection. That's a bunch of bull****. When Spain was the most powerful country in the world, it had a huge overseas empire and exploited other weaker countries for their benefit. France did the same thing. Britain certainly did the same thing. Historically speaking, every country has acted in its own self-interest at the expense of others. It doesn't make it right, but the Europeans are basically pots calling the kettle black. I agree with a previous post that we should bring the troops home and cut off all foreign aid. Maybe then we wouldn't be meddling in European affairs so much. After all, we "meddled" in World War II, how arrogant we were in stopping Nazi Germany from taking over Europe!! We're no more arrogant than any other country in the world, and Obama and the Europeans are kidding themselves if they think differently.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    It's funny that the collectivist in thief would be so arrogant as to speak for the beliefs of an entire nation and then have the nerve to issue an apology for people like myself who feel that none are forthcoming. It is also a matter of perspective, I don't think telling Europe to "shove it" is arrogant when they mind our business in the matters of who we elect, how we govern our internal affairs, what we allow/disallow(firearms), our culture, and system of economics, on the contrary, it is rude and arrogant for Europe to comment on such matters. Perhaps we have been arrogant in giving aid and comfort to the suffering in this world, such as bailing out the U.N. during it's multiple failures, disaster and famine relief, etc. maybe we should stop being arrogant in those matters as others have suggested and let people see what a humble U.S means to them.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Well, that just shows how narrow-minded you are!
    Surely you are being sarcastic

    This is just what I was talking about. I was JUST talking about how arrogant Americans can be when they talk about arrogance.

    Can you not listen to yourself? What you posted is like saying "admitting a mistake is evil." I suppose people like you will never change.
    The last time I checked Obama represents the American people,he has no businesses saying anything bad about the people he represents.
    There is a line a president is supposed to walk.Bad mouthing the country and the people he represents crosses that line. He may not be patriotic but he is supposed to least give the appearance of it considering he is the representative of the people of the USA and this is the same office Washington,Lincoln and many other great founding forefathers served. Seeing how you are a lib you see patriotism/nationalism as a bad thing. In a democratic society politicians and appointed officials are the people's bitches.
    "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

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post

    The last time I checked Obama represents the American people,he has no businesses saying anything bad about the people he represents.
    So I guess you would think Bush 41 should not have said this:

    "I don't know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God."

    After all atheists are citizens too.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    So I guess you would think Bush 41 should not have said this:

    "I don't know that atheists should be considered citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God."

    After all atheists are citizens too.
    Oh no Bush said i,t so now I guess I have to change my mind on the subject.sarcasm
    "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

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Oh no Bush said i,t so now I guess I have to change my mind on the subject.sarcasm
    I could have probably picked any President.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    We're a very confident people, as we should be.

    Obama can go **** himself, he's an arrogant punk.
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