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    Why you don't like Americans. (Those from United States)

    Hi there:

    I would like to hear from those who do not like Americans. In particular, Russians who do not like those from the United States. Can you please explain thoroughly why it is you do not like Americans? Also, can you list some reasons that colleagues of yours do not like Americans?

    Of course, perhaps you like Americans, in which case you should not reply to this post.

    Also, this is not intended to be an argument, I would simply like to hear from those who do not like us. So please feel free to include any opinions or prejudices you have. I am not going to attempt to devalue or refute your ideas.

    Also, is it that you do not like Americans in aggregate, or individual Americans? One more thing, are there any Russians who do not like Russians if they are in America? If so, why. And when they get back to Russia do you like them again, or are they now considered disliked Americans? (Honestly that may seem a bit rhetorical, but I assure you that is not my intention.)

    I am most interested to hearing from you. Don't worry about being offensive, just tell me what you think.

    Thanks.
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    Carperdiem, it seems to be the case, but can you just clarify:

    you mean -> people who don't like American people (presumably those they've actually met),

    and not -> people not liking the American government or its policies

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    you mean -> people who don't like American people (presumably those they've actually met),
    Yes yes! Please limit the comments to AMERICAN PEOPLE. However, you need not have met them. I would also like to hear presumptions and things of that nature which would be precluded by having met an American. So, if you have never met an American, your comments are welcome! If you have met and American, your comments are welcome! Either way, please don't bring the government into this. Just keep in mind, however, that the majority of Americans are responsible for the current administration being in power.
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    I hate Americans!

    Of course, I am a misanthrope. So I hate all the rest of y'all too. Color, citizenship, religion, it doesn't signify. Everyone sucks. Sluuuuurp.


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    Re: Why you don't like Americans. (Those from United States)

    Quote Originally Posted by carperdiem
    Hi there:

    I would like to hear from those who do not like Americans.
    Americans are lovely: ready smiles and pearly teeth. If I have my reservations, they are centred upon:

    - a certain deficiency with regard to understanding/responding to irony. Not a problem you exhibit yourself, carper.
    - an tendency towards insularity of mindset (my American friend said to me on Thursday evening: 'It makes a nice change to see them bombing someone else this time.')
    - Mariah Carey.

    Stereotyping, of course, is bad and wrong and dreadful. Just say no.
    А если отнять еще одну?

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    You know what? I take back what I said before. I hate everyone...except joysof and Carper. I think I love them.

    So what am I so afraid of?
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    The love there is no cure foooooooor

    PS: Mariah Carey isn't an American, she's from outer space

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    Quote Originally Posted by carperdiem
    Just keep in mind, however, that the majority of Americans are responsible for the current administration being in power.
    Umm that's not strictly true, is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwing
    Quote Originally Posted by carperdiem
    Just keep in mind, however, that the majority of Americans are responsible for the current administration being in power.
    Umm that's not strictly true, is it?
    Yes. Yes it is. Every single last one of us actively conspired and marched in the streets and waved flags and sacrificed goats. And we eat the poor. Mmmm, yummy poor.

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    Umm that's not strictly true, is it?
    Yes, well you have a point there regarding the electoral college system. So, I retract and replace with "most." It was very very close election however (like .51 to .49 of the VOTING public), but right you are. Bush did not recieve the majority vote, only the most electoral votes(which is also not necissarily true because of the silly seniors of Florida, ой.. боже мой...).

    Anyway, I take full responsibility for this digression. Now back to original topic.

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    If and when I dislike an American, it's because he or she is a tube, not because he or she is an American.

    Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carperdiem
    Yes, well you have a point there regarding the electoral college system. So, I retract and replace with "most." It was very very close election however (like .51 to .49 of the VOTING public), but right you are. Bush did not recieve the majority vote, only the most electoral votes(which is also not necissarily true because of the silly seniors of Florida, ой.. боже мой...).
    Carper is lying. The seniors of Florida eat the poor, Carper eats the poor, I eat the poor, we all eat the poor. Because they are succulent, as Jonathan Swift will tell you! Mmmmmmmmm.

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    That's cool! I'm also infatuated with Линдзи!

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    Computerised voting machines caused most of the problems in Florida's primary election. Did you know that the control cards they use in 60% of the USAs national vote are made by a company in Chicago run by a Russian? maybe Russians are controlling the outcome of computerised elections in the States? Weird, eh?

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    So, I'm gonna kinda get back to the original topic. Well, not really, because I am an American who sometimes doesn't like Americans. Here's why (take it with a grain of salt, I sometimes don't like myself either for these very reasons):

    1. We have too much, and we don't appreciate it. We always want more. We forget that even our poor are better off than the majority of the world's population.
    2. Loud, obnoxious. I have seen many Americans in Moscow climbing all over statues, making lots of noise in otherwise quiet, peaceful places, and acting like children in public. Sometimes I want to walk up to them and ask if what they're doing is really necessary.
    3. Hold lots of stereotypes. Really. We have our opinions of other people before we meet them, and try to claim that we don't. Come on guys, just admit you have them and then you can change them.
    4. The world must follow our example. Yep, screw learning the language when you go to a new place (I realize that the majority of our forum users are exempt from this one), because everyone there should be learning English anyway. If not, you can always talk louder, or even yell to them to make them understand you. Right - that's why we're such an uncultured nation.

    I'm sure I'll come up with more later. Anyway, I realize that there are exceptions to my American stereotypes, and I sure hope that I'm one of those exceptions.
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    I hate American SOBs just as much as I hate any other SOB, so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollandski Yozh
    I hate American SOBs just as much as I hate any other SOB, so...
    Three cheers for the hedgehog! Ura ura ura!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emka71aln
    3. Hold lots of stereotypes. Really. We have our opinions of other people before we meet them, and try to claim that we don't. Come on guys, just admit you have them and then you can change them.


    It's a list of stereotypes about Americans, written by an American, and one of the stereotypes is that we stereotype too much.

    Anyway, I think the important thing to remember here is that

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    I am an American, but I dont act as the idiots my country contains. It bothers me that people cant get over the 9/11 attacks but almost no one knows that about 6 months ago over 250,000 Irainians died in a massive earthquake. And they think that all Iraqis are evil just because their former leader was evil.

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    2 carperdiem:
    The question is wrong! It sounds like "(we, americans, are so kind and so good)Why you (naughty people) don't like Americans? I guess the right question should be "What you don't like Americans for?". When you ask specific question the answer will be specific too.
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    Well, the answer to "What you don't like Americans for?" would be "why you don't like Americans."

    I think this is just a misunderstanding. We are really asking the same question. I certainly did not intend to have it turn out like this. The reason I asked the question was so that I could understand the reasons behind the feelings in order to have some level of empathy. In no way was the question intended to degrade you.

    I LIKE several Russians! LIKE LIKE LIKE!!!!!! Many Russians on this board are extremely helpful and polite including you, and the fact that you are Russian escapes me most of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carperdiem
    The reason I asked the question was so that I could understand the reasons behind the feelings in order to have some level of empathy.
    I thought that assassin-dentists felt no empathy? Are you now about to tell us that you, an assassin-dentist, are only human? Pshaw, I say, pshaw.

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