What makes so many people

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@sabrinam (1204)
United States
November 4, 2006 1:42pm CST
dislike the United States and it's people so much?
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10 responses
• United States
4 Nov 06
Many people dislike the USA because of their freedom..perhaps..I would hope people don't like us for being free;)+
@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I get really frustrated at all the US bashing, in the news we're losing soldiers and those soldiers have families that must now make a life without them. I cannot fathom it. But there are people in other countries right now building bombs, with malice towards the people they don't know in this nation, they build bombs, make themselves into bombs, kill anyone that looks american. I see skits on MAD tv and Saturday Night Live and it's just really not that funny that so many people want us to die. It's a slap in the face when on the same token these countries not only ask but expect the US to aid them in their times of need in disaster and strife and widespread disease. Every person in this nation is aware of the Darfur struggle and their need for assistance, there are campaigns in this country for the AIDS struggle in Africa. That's just a small sample of the humanitarian work this nation and it's people put forth. Oprah?... So what is everyone's problem?
• United States
4 Nov 06
Remember when you were a kid and how you felt about someone that had something you wanted? People tend not to like things they are envy of. They just dont understand.
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@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I agree, it's hard to understand how a country can exist without someone holding their thumb over it's people. Independence is a mystery I suppose elsewhere. That's a sad thing.
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• United States
6 Nov 06
why yes it is. They must remember Freedom isn't free you have to work for it! Thanks
• Philippines
4 Nov 06
americans use to discriminate people. that's why most people don't like the USA unlike UK
@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Yes but when you look at your government and what it has potentially done to other countries, do you fault them for former leaders, past generations or do you live in the today and look toward the future of your country, and the world? I think too many people hold against the US past transgressions that should be long forgotten.
• Brazil
4 Nov 06
That and current transgressions that should not be ignored... Its only logical that ppl remember what happened in the past, it´s nature...If i hit you in the face today and offer you an icecream tomorrow does that make us friends?
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@sabrinam (1204)
• United States
4 Nov 06
No it doesn't, you're missing the point, what you speak of was generations ago, your perception of transgressions now, are not transgressions in my opinion.
@amsharma (1863)
• United States
6 Nov 06
Its all about jealousy. People want what we have, mostly freedom. When they cant have it, they act like big babies.
@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
6 Nov 06
so you think everyone wants to be just like America? Keep dreaming
@sevenseas (754)
• United States
6 Nov 06
The beauty of it all is, except for a few liberals, the majority of us really don't care if anyone likes us or not.
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I get a bit angry when I hear comments like these condemning all Americans for the acts of a few. As a common citizen, all I've ever done is pay my taxes so that our government has the money to send relief all over the globe. I guess if someone wants to hate me because of that, so be it.
@juicemilk (2291)
• Australia
6 Nov 06
I don't have anything against America and Americans....but just the fact that several people have answered jealosy comes across as arrogant. I know everyone thinks that their country is the best, but to think other people don;t like your country because they are jealous of it is pretty arrogant
@kataztrophy (1839)
• United States
6 Nov 06
The government, which doesn't represent us well at all.
• United States
4 Nov 06
Jealousy.
• Brazil
4 Nov 06
Just to make it clear I do not have any negative feeling towards the US ppl. What I have trouble with is governments like the US has now ....that are really intolerant and potentially dangerous.