pip 10 | 1,661 12 Sep 2011 #361Americans, as a generalization, do think think they are better than others. I have some great American friends and they even think this. They are taught in schools that America is the best country in the world to live in, it is modern day propaganda, but of course many of these patriots have never experienced life outside of the U.S and their cultural vacation is disneyland.America does have some bizzare traditions- but so does every country- however, in America you are considered important by how much t.v. time you have, so the rest of the world gets to see it. Case and point--Jersey Shore, the Bachelor, Rock of Love, Girls gone Wild.....I could go on and on. It is sad to me that a society values something as pathetic as a Snookie over somebody who has success through education and hard work.America is also seen by many foreigners as the way to becoming rich. Immigrate and you will be guaranteed success. Of course, this is not reality- and even though many immigrants 100 years ago became successful and wealthy with very little, times have changed- this is not the reality.America is an egocentrical country. They think the world revolves around them. In some ways it does but with the recent state of the country, I think perhaps its people are starting to question their lives a bit. And blaming Obama for something that has been spiraling out of control for quite some time is pathetic. He has been left to pick up the pieces of a mess that has been going on for 8 years. America is lucky to have Obama.