Is there even such a thing?


I think not
#1
Is there such a thing as being anti-American, anti-Canadian, anti-(insert nationality here)?

Does any one human being have the ability to hate an entire country and it's people?

If anti-anything does exist, how can you discern the difference between not liking certain aspects of that country and not liking an entire country?

Thoughts?
 
tracy
#2
I dunno. I do get tired of those labels being thrown around the second you say you disagree with something though... It just seems to be one more way to dismiss opposing opinions.
 
GreenGreta
#3
I was called Anti-American many times at another forum site I hung out in.

What do you think ITN, am I?
 
I think not
#4
Not really, I just think you're blunt!
 
Donuts
#5
there are a lot of anti-whatever rednecks around the globe, but most of them are sorta created or brainwashed by either religion or propaganda.

antiWhatever->extreme?insane:sane;
 
GreenGreta
#6
I am anti-redneck.
 
I think not
#7
But pro-nuked jellyfish, right?
 
yerxa
#8
There's lots of people who are Anti-Whatever. I strongly dislike America and most of the things it stands for, but I wouldn't consider myself anti-American.
 
I think not
#9
I personally use a guideline to distinguish anti-(insert country here).

1) An antagonism towards the country that is systemic, seeing it as being inevtiably flawed and/or evil.
2) Views that greatly exaggerate a country's shortcomings.
3) A misperception of a country's society which falsely portrays them as malevolent or ridiculous.

It's not very hard to see which posters do that (*hint*cough*), you can spot them in an instant.
 
Jay
#10
I'm really against Liechtenstein, but who isn't?
 
tracy
#11
%^$#@$*#* Liechensteinians....
 
Jay
#12
I know exactly what you mean!
 
darkbeaver
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by I think not

I personally use a guideline to distinguish anti-(insert country here).

1) An antagonism towards the country that is systemic, seeing it as being inevtiably flawed and/or evil.
2) Views that greatly exaggerate a country's shortcomings.
3) A misperception of a country's society which falsely portrays them as malevolent or ridiculous.

It's not very hard to see which posters do that (*hint*cough*), you can spot them in an instant.

Beautifull ITN, by your selective criteria, Americans must be,anti-Iraq
anti-Iran, anti-Vietnam, anti-Venesula, anti- Columbia, anti-Cuba, anti-syria, anti-North Korea, anti-Laos, anti-Cambodia, anti-Nicaragua,
etc; no nation hates like America, every country you have bombed, you have portrayed as flawed and evil, you have greatly
exagerated thier shortcomings and portrayed them as malevolent
and ridiculous.Why do Americans hate the world?
 
Jersay
#14
I think you could be anti-economic system, anti-sport, and anti-corporation but I don't think people can be

anti-religious, anti-racial, or anti a nationality.

Why?

Because you might say you hate a person and claim, I hate black people, but then you meet another black person and like that person.
 
I think not
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaver

Beautifull ITN, by your selective criteria, Americans must be,anti-Iraq
anti-Iran, anti-Vietnam, anti-Venesula, anti- Columbia, anti-Cuba, anti-syria, anti-North Korea, anti-Laos, anti-Cambodia, anti-Nicaragua,
etc; no nation hates like America, every country you have bombed, you have portrayed as flawed and evil, you have greatly
exagerated thier shortcomings and portrayed them as malevolent
and ridiculous.Why do Americans hate the world?

You mean the administration of George Bush is that right?
 
I think not
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Jersay

or anti a nationality.

You must have darkbeaver on your ignore list then
 
Jersay
#17
Agreed.
 
jimmoyer
#18
Sing with me oh Dark Beaver of the Night:

A long long time ago, I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe, they'd be happy for a while
But February made me shiver
With ev'ry paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the door step
I couldn't take one more step
I can't remember if I cried
When I read about this widowed bride
Something touched me deep inside
The day the music died, so

*Bye bye Miss American Pie
Drove my chevy to the levy
But the levy was dry
Then good old boys
Were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die

Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in god above
If the bible tells you so
Now do you believe in rock and roll
Can music save your mortal soul
And can you teach me
How to dance real slow
Well I know that you're in love with him
'Cause I saw you dancin' in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Then I digged those rhythm and blues
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
With a pink carnation and a pick up truck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died, I started singing

(Repeat *)

Now for ten years we've been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rollin' stone
But that's not how it used to be
When the jester sang for the king and queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
And a voice that came from you and me
Oh and while the king was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown
The courtroom was adjourned
No verdict was returned
And while Lenin read a book on Marx
A quartet practised in the park

And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died, we were singin'

(Repeat *)

Helter Skelter in a summer swelter
The birds fiew off with a fallout shelter
Eight miles high and fallin'fast
Plant a flower on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast
Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
While the sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
But we never got a chance
'Cause the players tried to take the field
The marching banmd refused to yield
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died, we started singin'

(Repeat *)

And there we were all in one place
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again
So come on Jack be nimble
Jack be quick, Jack flash sat on a candlestick
'Cause fire is the devil's only friend
And as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in hell could break
That Satan's spell
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I was satan laughing with delight
The day the music died, he was singin',

(Repeat *)

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd heard the music years before
But the men there said
The music wouldn't play
But in the streets the children screamed
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed
But not a world was spoken
The church bells all were broken
And the three man I admire most
The father son and holly ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died
And they were snigin'

(Repeat *)
 

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