Quote: Originally Posted by wallyj
I beg to differ,there is many on this forum who constantly put down America. This thread is an example of this.Better dead than American,that says to me that someone really has a hate on for the states.
Context is everything. At the moment America isn't doing a great job of standing up for the values that made it a great country and one that the rest of the world can look to as a model for the future. This doesn't mean that there are no good qualities, just that a couple of really bad ones are hogging the spot light.
So when you ask who would want to be American instead of Canadian, you are asking who supports war without justice, prison without trial, action without consequences and exported greed.
This isn't at all a complete picture of America, but it's a popular one at the moment.
As I mentioned it's not the country it's the people. And some Americans do a lot of damage to the rest of the world when they get together and gain control of the direction the country moves in. The Civil War is slowly returning to cold war status. This time it's not north and south but red and blue. Now that isn't a very comfortable thought is it? So why would anyone want to join up and where do you get off calling people bigots if they don't?
It's like the "Support the troops" crap. If you try to use it so that it means agree with me or you don't support the troops, then you are yourself working against all that they mean to fight for.