Re: Death to America......Nov 18th, 2006
Read my post again and try very hard not to start your spin before you understand what I was saying....
Americans do not care because they are going to be called many names by many nations. Even you from your lofty perch pontificate gratuitously: US are bad sometimes, but it NEVER require death. You then go on to say you are not god... how eloquent. Perhaps being the Nag to the North is enough - more humane than god. What would Canadians do without their constant bashing of the people to the south? Play hockey? Drink? Beat their chests in self congratulations? What do you do that makes you "better" than another nation?
Americans do not always "feel they are right" - that is coming from your personal opinion. If they were always right - why is there such heavy bickering between the two major parties vying for the peoples' votes and power? They are the first to admit errors, in public, on the media, in another country, not whispering and gossiping on internet forums.
Know why the U.S. gets bashed? They get involved - not to change the world into democracy but for various reasons:
There were directed by the U.N. to be involved, or they were asked to take part in an event, they are protecting their financial and economic interests aborad...or they were injured themselves. There have been over 29 terrorist incidents perpetrated against Americans since the Munich Olympic Games in 1972 - probably before then but I didn't research it fully.
9/11? The young men who flew the American planes into American sites were trained in the U.S. by Americans so they could competently do the savagery they put out on the people in the country. They entered the U.S. through the open door policy that everyone is a welcome visitor or potential citizen to the land if that is their goal and they wish to take part in the great experiment called a united peoples. They especially welcome and assist students from other nations who wish to study within the their nation. That is how the Saudi terrorist pilots were able to sign on for flight training.
I often wonder why Canada escapes with such a good reputation and reading smart remarks like yours I realize yet again an old adage :
Stay out of it - save your trouble and energy - don't take part - and nobody will blame you - be liked by other nations - don't be "American".
It seems so odd that among the Canadian anti-American rhetoric we are always treated to "You guys were late joining in WWI and WWII"..... and yet we are reviled for getting involved in VietNam and the Middle East when there were no offers on the table.
Americans don't care what is said about them - they don't need to care - they are too busy taking care of themselves and others who need help........ the sideliners and blame-layers aren't important.