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Why Americans think that nobody likes them?


pgtx 29 | 3,159  
13 Aug 2009 /  #61
Scrappy is the only Americano here with an inferiority complex.

scrappy is an example of a few Americans a got a chance to know...
hey, we all are some way screwed up...

;)
TheOther 6 | 3,821  
13 Aug 2009 /  #62
Scrappy is the only Americano here with an inferiority complex.

Never met one before... :)

God help your local dentist.

Sorry that I cannot live up to your stereotype ... I'm no Pom, have shiny white teeth and not a single filling.
scrappleton - | 830  
13 Aug 2009 /  #63
Scrappy is the only Americano here with an inferiority complex.

Well, coming from somebody who could double as LAGirl I doubt you would know the difference. I suggest you go back to listening to your Hanna Montana albums.
OP Ironside 49 | 10,108  
13 Aug 2009 /  #64
Sorry dude, mistook you for one of the Netherland guys. My bad.

OK!:)

That dcchris kid is a yankee, he didn't agree with us, he agreed with you. On the health care thread we've been disagreeing with each other left and right.

Agreed with me? I have only asked a question.
Well, I'm talking about my experience on PF, whenever someone criticize US policy, plenty of Americans were defending it.

at the end of the day though they can do shite all about it :)

That is what I've had said man!

I think the US is under a lot of attack on this forum, i'm defending a country which is not even my own, i'm English and am more than willing to stick up for a nation that is surrounded by jealousy :)

How do you distinguish between jealousy and concern?
Someone could have said that you are sucking up to the stronger:) no offense .....
tornado2007 11 | 2,274  
13 Aug 2009 /  #65
Someone could have said that you are sucking up to the stronger:) no offense .....

well to be honest i don't care about the stronger, as an individual its not like it matters what side it take, i could choose either and it would not make a difference on an individual basis.

no offense .....

none taken

How do you distinguish between jealousy and concern?

well the better question is, what is your concern?? or the concern of those who are posting??
scrappleton - | 830  
13 Aug 2009 /  #66
whenever someone criticize US policy, plenty of Americans were defending it.

You were pi.ssed off about the US's immigration policy towards Poland. We asked you (several times) why you thought the Czech Rep. and Slovakia didn't have the same restrictions. You got all mad and started insulting our schools , intelligence, etc. Saying we were gov pawns, all this bu.llshit. You made it personal. So yeah a few people ganged up on you. <shrugs> What the hell did you thinks was going to happen?
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
13 Aug 2009 /  #67
Sorry that I cannot live up to your stereotype ... I'm no Pom, have shiny white teeth and not a single filling.

An Ice hockey-free youth. Sad...

born in Australia.

Love Australians. If we were out drinking and I said "lets go get hit by a buss" most would just look at you with excitement and say " Awww Yeah!!"
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
13 Aug 2009 /  #68
Well, coming from somebody who could double as LAGirl I doubt you would know the difference.

Scrappy I'm a lot smarter than you. Plus I am not always defensive calling people names and justifying myself. That's pathetic.
scrappleton - | 830  
13 Aug 2009 /  #69
Scrappy I'm a lot smarter than you

lol, ok... I swear you and LAGirl could switch names and nobody would be the wiser. Hey you like eating the crap the Europeans sling at us on here.. that's your thing ,not mine. What is "pathetic" is backing down when somebody is slamming your people all the time.
PlasticPole 7 | 2,649  
13 Aug 2009 /  #70
Scrappy you must be illiterate because if you can read you would realize my posts are nothing at all like LAgirl's. Compare the two if you are capable and in the meanwhile get some self esteem.
scrappleton - | 830  
13 Aug 2009 /  #71
Scrappy you must be illiterate because if you can read you would realize my posts are nothing at all like LAgirl's.

Yeah okay, you spent 2 damn weeks as chief commentator on the Michael Jacko thread. Heeelarious.
OP Ironside 49 | 10,108  
13 Aug 2009 /  #73

It is not how I recall it!
I was repeating one question over and over again and nobody were willing to answer.
Anyway let it go as it is different thread.

well to be honest i don't care about the stronger, as an individual its not like it matters what side it take, i could choose either and it would not make a difference on an individual basis.

Well, you don't have to gain anything, its people nature to gather round the successful people, in your case is nation:)

well the better question is, what is your concern?? or the concern of those who are posting??

I cannot answer for others:)
Myself I'm baffled because US instead of being the freedom champion seems to be lackey doing dirty work on the world's way to N.W.O.

To be fully understood I have to explain what I mean saying "freedom" and NWO!
Unfortunately I'm too tied to do so:)
Hope you catch my drift without me doing all the lengthy explanation:)
Tymoteusz 2 | 353  
13 Aug 2009 /  #74
I cannot discount this possibility. It is a common topic amongst most Americans. We know we've been looted but cant prove who did it. People see that deeds dont match words. We shall see.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
13 Aug 2009 /  #75
Americans don't give a darn if anybody likes them or not. Why should they?
Do the French care?
It seems like it is more of a problem to the rest of the world than to us living here. I'm yet to meet a person who visited this country and did not like it...from Poland to Germany or UK, Canada and even Australia...

I don't even mention Mexico! :)
NPosuniak 8 | 91  
13 Aug 2009 /  #76
Americans don't give a darn if anybody likes them or not. Why should they?

Unless you travel to another country. Some people get a bad reputation for no reason.
Eurola 4 | 1,906  
13 Aug 2009 /  #77
My coworker and her family just came back from Costa Rica. They adored them there. They did not feel no liked at all.
I think the 'dislike' is more pronounced in Europe. Out of jealousy maybe?
Amanda91 1 | 135  
13 Aug 2009 /  #78
every nation has its own character and because we all are different, we will read each other differently...

smart comment

I do love it when people gang up on the more powerful nations, its almost like they are jealous that their country does not have the same power, i find it sad that people need to pick at the US and other nations for trying to keep the world in order. I mean lets be honest there are not many other nations that could do it, in the least Poland, the US is an easy target for anybody who wants to attack it.

Its over religion and rubbish like that, when all the stupid people have killed each other that will leave the ones who can live in peace. :) Not a bad thing if you ask me.

every single word you said is so true :-)
scrappleton - | 830  
13 Aug 2009 /  #79
I think the 'dislike' is more pronounced in Europe. Out of jealousy maybe?

There's a lot of reasons. It's complicated. That's why it's good to argue it out on the forum.
plk123 8 | 4,150  
13 Aug 2009 /  #80
Why Americans think that nobody likes them

yes, we know you're limited.

is to be expected, lol unfortunately! You disagreed with Poles, expect the worse. It will be another very intensive and short thread. They will jump on us like crazy and after a while of arguing, the admin or one of the mods will shut it down. Same procedure, same people, oh well, lol.

just plain wrong again. it's not locked, you're still here.. but still not #1.. haha.. cry me a river.

Ridiculous generalization. You're talking probably 25% of the population. Hardly a plurality. It was kind of hard to swallow after 9/11 a lot of Europeans singing "good, they deserved it"... kind of thing.

not ridiculous at all.. how many terrorist attacks in europe have gone completely unnoticed by america over the decades? now you want to fight terror? just now? world police should have been on the case long time ago.. donuts=karma.

True but that free security provided has stabilized markets over the years since the end of WWII. Euros no longers are intent on cutting their own throats as much. This banking colapse is our fault (wall street's actually) but a lot of the prosperity over the years and steady growth of the EU and Asia is in part thanks to us.

free security? hmm
stability? hmm..

sure, sure.. no1.

Exactly the opposite: right after 9/11 the USA had the sympathy of most Europeans and much of the rest of the world. The negative perception came when the Bushies started the war in Iraq.

unjustified mess based on lies, lies and more lies.. boo

Well European support sure eroded fast.. ;- ( ... I don't understand your guys love for the Muslims. The same ones who order Jihads on Danish cartoonists? You make fun of us all the time. Do we issue death contracts on your entertainers?

Think about that.

and how about just stepping out and showing your ignorance? bravo bud. all ragheads want you dead? is that right? interesting little conspiracy you got going there... boo

hahaha

Sometimes it's good to remember....

yes and the europeans better not forget that usa saved their arses from the gerries. ;) :D
you'd hate it here. lol

I'm 35 you moron, and who is stupid now?:)

lol.

You scream when we act. You scream when we dont. Western Europe is a debate club. Action is not an option. (shrugs, farts.)

lol.. that's kinda true.

We do understand that different cultures, nations, etc, view what we do through different metrics. That doesn't change the necessity of our policy to us.

We realize that the leaders of other countries find it useful to demonize us. When people find displeasure with their own leaders/rulers their leaders quickly blame the U.S. and it seems to buy them time to smooth things over. (We are the monster under the worlds bed you know!) Think Iceland.

In conclusion, Americans for the most part are Individualists. It isn't that important to most if you like us or not. Hell, Its not that important to us if we like each other! America is an individual nation, same applies. We would prefer to get along with everyone, but, thats not realistic is it?

yup and me, me, me.. correct.

Americans are awesome people... nice, friendly, helpful, out-going, hard workers... but they also tend to be double-faced and can come across as arrogant, but it's just how they were brought up...

put succinctly.

will beat your by far, lol.

bingo and here is the problem.. gotta beat somebody.. anybody.. can't really just get along..

has nothing to do with how we were brought up. It has to do with aggressive comments about us that lead us to perform that way.

not true.. came off firing from the first go.

I would think in coming decades the arrogance will wear away because it's going to be a lot harder for the US to maintain the hegemony it once had. It will still be a key player just not THE player.

let's hope so.. it's not heling anybody really.. we all can't get the 'trophy.'

it's funny because they probably do have easier lives than us

it's a trade off.. europeans have more personal time.. americans have more space, money, stuff.. it's easier living here, imho.

it's a bit silly.

who ever claimed yanks weren't silly? hehe

Which is why Nazism and communism were born there. A dangerous mentality.

and europe is over it but you US seems hell bent on trying it..

Defended yourself against Iraq and its (non-existent) WMD? Very much debatable... :)

When the US went into Afghanistan to fight the Taliban and get Bin Laden, most nations were behind you. But when Bush and Cheney decided to invade Iraq and play the "Old Europe" and "If you are not for us, you're against us" card, support withered for a reason. Not the Americans were disliked abroad, but the arrogant US government of that time.

and then unbelievably americans said, you're doing heck of a job bushy, **** all some more.

keep the world in order.

this is another problem with america.. your order isn't necessarily my order.. butt out, eh?

You carry on in your idealistic lives, thats all well and good until it affects you, then you would scream blue murder if thousands of your citizens were killed.

OMG, i can't believe you said that.. that is so freaking american that it's not really funny.. try to walk in someone else's shoes, seriously.

Whatever the US does in response to any terorist attack is fine by me, it just goes to show that that country should not have messed with a bigger, more powerful nation, everything has its place in this world, there are just those who cannot accept it.

all the 9/11 terrorist we're from afghanistan? is that so? or was it iraq? tell me..
seems america is having issues accepting the fact it's not numero uno anymore..

as for WMD, lets be honest, of course there were none. At least Saddam was removed, its not like its the Allies fault if the rest of Iraq cannot pull together, let them kill each other. Its over religion and rubbish like that, when all the stupid people have killed each other that will leave the ones who can live in peace. :) Not a bad thing if you ask me.

yes, them be ragheads.. must kill all..

alright, on that note, i gotta go but i shall be back to wipe up isle 2 later. laterz ya'll. :D :D :D
scrappleton - | 830  
13 Aug 2009 /  #81
not ridiculous at all.. how many terrorist attacks in europe have gone completely unnoticed by america over the decades?

Which ones are you talking about? There haven't been that many. The Basque Separtists? Algerian terrorists in France? IRA stuff? What business was it of ours? We were never consulted on these matters. I don't remember 3000 people dying or we would have definitely have been there. UK and Spain have both been attacked by Al Queda. The missions in Afghanistan at the very least disrupt Al Queda movement and communication.
Amanda91 1 | 135  
13 Aug 2009 /  #82
yes, we know you're limited.

you're way too stupid to judge anyone here. You live supposedly in the states, right? Why are you so frustrated? Can't you get a job, your GF or BF left you, what is it? If you so unhappy here, why don't you just go back to where you from? You defend Poland and Poles so much so why not go where you feel attached to so much?

but still not #1.. haha.. cry me a river.

what are you talking about? lol. You're just dumb man, lol.

yes and the europeans better not forget that usa saved their arses from the gerries. ;) :D you'd hate it here. lol

well, I got to take it back. Now I know for sure that you don't live in the states, no one here says "arse". You're just another wannabe on this forum.

not true..

what do you know about that? Are you still saying you live in the states? (arse, lol)
plk123 8 | 4,150  
13 Aug 2009 /  #83
Now I know for sure.....

lol.. you're smart alright and funny to boot.. hahahaha

There haven't been that many.

exactly.. and no, forget the separatists and such.. lets just stick with ragheads.

The missions in Afghanistan at the very least disrupt Al Queda movement and communication.

at best, not least.

Examples?

preaching at church on sunday
on monday, screwing a hooker at the motel
Babinich 1 | 455  
13 Aug 2009 /  #84
2. When you grow up in America you are taught that America is #1 and anyone that doesn't believe that must be against America.

What a load of horse manure... The teachers of today start railing against the United Staes of America from the Founding fathers forward.

3. The mentality is generally one side of the other. dem or repub, either you are with me or you are against me. The middle ground doesn't exist much in the general mentality of the public and therefore if someone is critical of America than it is assumed they are against it or doesn't like it.

Wrong...

online.wsj.com/article/SB124459129882600069.html
mvefa 5 | 591  
13 Aug 2009 /  #85
you just twist or create things to fit your notion too boost your own suffering egos

such a pathetic and transparent thing to do and one I would expect from people so jealous of other cultures

Now this why some americans make people dislike them, that ego, that idea that everything in the USA is better than everywhere else when it is NOT, each country has bad and good things. So that's in one of the reasons people gets annoyed by americans.

Secondly to TJ1234, Dude you are also an example on how NOT to do the expat experience. COMPLAINING DAY TO NIGHT. And this you see a lot in Americans, the lack of adaptability. Alright things back home are done another way, maybe better, but DO NOT go to other countries expecting they will change the country for you. It does not work like that..Example:

I go to the US, i don't like that you only have filthy public transport, i do not like that the only restaurants you can find are fast foods, i do not like that at the airport they handle everyone like cattle, and so and so and so...But im not gonna spend my time just getting bitter and angry,, just take it as an anecdote..relax and enjoy the diferences, do not hate them.

let them kill each other. Its over religion and rubbish like that, when all the stupid people have killed each other that will leave the ones who can live in peace. :) Not a bad thing if you ask me.

Ok, that's retarded, you know how many civilians get trapped in this stupidness...?
dcchris 8 | 432  
13 Aug 2009 /  #86
Americans could do a few things to improve their image abroad.
1. Firstly change the name of the "World Series" in baseball to the North American series or invite teams from other nations than Canada to participate. Seems trivial but the Super Bowl, NBA championships don't have such names.

2. Educate yourself and your kids. Schools can not be relied upon to provide proper education in the states. Learn and teach them about other cultures. Knowledge gains respect. Just having money does not impress most people. Its not cool to be smart in the States. Look at Bill Clinton. A well educated man telling jokes like a pig farmer to promote the good ole boy image. I don't really have to speak of Bush in this respect do I?

3. Don't be so afraid of change. America is going to change. The Superpower status will decrease especially as China comes into power more and more. The US is going to have to share some of that pie called the world.

4. Realize that America as a nation is a baby. 250 years is nothing. Its still an experiment that hasn't reached its conclusion. No empire lasts forever.
OP Ironside 49 | 10,108  
13 Aug 2009 /  #87
I cannot discount this possibility. It is a common topic amongst most Americans. We know we've been looted but cant prove who did it. People see that deeds dont match words. We shall see.

Glad to hear that somebody across the pond noticed it as well!:)

Americans don't give a darn if anybody likes them or not. Why should they?

Well, Americans on PF have given an impression that they very much care:)
However subject of the thread is why they think that nobody likes them ?

I'm yet to meet a person who visited this country and did not like it...from Poland to Germany or UK, Canada and even Australia...

Thank You for your insight based on personal experience.
nunczka 8 | 458  
13 Aug 2009 /  #88
Sorta makes me wonder why so many Europeans are seeking visas to come to America.. Could it be that they are trying to get away from the other ignorant Europeans? After all, America is a country full of Immigrants.. We must be doing something right.
dcchris 8 | 432  
13 Aug 2009 /  #89
why so many Europeans are seeking visas to come to America

they come for shopping and tourism mostly
OP Ironside 49 | 10,108  
13 Aug 2009 /  #90
Sorta makes me wonder why so many Europeans are seeking visas to come to America.. Could it be that they are trying to get away from the other ignorant Europeans? After all, America is a country full of Immigrants.. We must be doing something right.

Do you think nobody likes you?
Do you as an American feel unappreciated?
Do you have a feeling that everyone outside the States is out to get you because of your country?
Do you hear a voices?:)
Question in this thread is Why Americans think that nobody likes them?

Could you kindly answer a question without indulging yourself in pointless grumping about ignorant Europeans?
Ignorance has no passport or nationality!

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