Yes, our measuring system is different from the worlds. Haha, guess what, we're not the only country who has a different system. Will you tell the kids in our schools that they are "learning wrong" and are "fucking idiots"? I don't think so. You say we spell wrong. We don't add u's to a lot of our words. Just because we're different doesn't mean we're wrong and stupid, and before you say "dat iz how dey orignaily rote stuffz wen english wuz cretaed!1" then so be it. Many things have started out as one big thing and then things change. Take, I don't know, the Catholic Church. Different branches of religion. Will you call everybody but Catholics "wrong" because they don't do it "the original way?" Nope.
It is a country sans-racism in most parts. It is a country full of loving, helping people. It is a country of educated, creative, and insightful people. It is a very diverse country with probably every culture from around the world mingled into our big ol' melting pot of a country. It is a country that understands that the rest of the world is NOT full of smelly, snooty people. We understand that South America does not equal "Jungle wasteland with monkeys and tall amazonian womenz." We understand that Europe is not only inhabited by "snobby pricks with weird accents who hate america" (Admittedly, a nice chunk of Europe hates us.) We understand that Asia is a) Not a country, and b) Not consisting of "a bunch of slanty-eyed funny-accented math geeks."
We are not an ignorant people. Before you say "but ur newz stationz only sho u guyz newz corresponding to UR CUNTRY!111," we are well aware of that. We know what goes on in the world for the most part, thanks to the Internet and BBC America. We don't think of the French as smelly, nor of the English as snooty, nor of Australians as good surfers, nor of Asians as dorks, nor of Muslims as terrorists, nor of Brazilians as good soccer players, nor of Latinos as drug-smugglers who make spicy food, nor of Canadians as backwards liberalists, nor of Russians as commies, nor of Africans as aids-ridden mites, no matter what anybody else says. Yes we have our share of ignorant people who think like that, but are you going to tell me that America is the ONLY COUNTRY that has people who think like this? Not likely.
If our government is in the Middle-East for oil, that is our government, and NOT us, the populace. If our government plotted against us in the 9/11 attacks, that is our GOVERNMENT, not the populace. If our government takes people from other nations and torture them, that is our GOVERNMENT, and NOT us. If our government keeps sending countless amounts of men and women into the Middle-East for an oil war, that is, again, our GOVERNMENT, AND NOT US.
If you have encountered a stupid American traveling to your country, then don't let that be the only example of American that you use. I've met countless of ignorant British, Australian, French, Canadian tourists, but I know that they THEMSELVES are stupid, and NOT the people they represent.
We have great athletes, we have great schools,(Our public, PUBLIC, education system is bad, but we have some of the finest universities in the world.) we have wonderful artists, we have good businessmen/women. We have good and bad, just like YOUR country has good and bad.
Most of us love the world and its cultures. Most of the world hates us and our culture. As if we only had one definitive culture.
If you hate America, then you are an ignorant prick. I feel sorry for you. I will NEVER hate an entire people based on the actions of one group or one part of them. Get your act together.
I am from the USA.
good ol' corporations
The world according to the USA
Hey, if other countries can put up their flags here, I wonder if I can too.....
Example 2 - When the USA realized how much oil was in the middle east, they decided to make enemies instead of friends with the natives, concluding that its cheaper to steal then it is to buy.
Example 3 - I am an average working American, and I don't blame the world for hating the USA. I feel so stuck here.
Example 3 - The biggest idiots can become leaders in the USA. Thats a recipe for disaster.