Do you hate Americans?

DO people really hate me? - This is the flag of the USA.
@jota176 (697)
United States
November 19, 2006 6:29pm CST
I am from the USA and I hear all the time that people from other countries hate us with a passion and want us all to die... is that true? Does everyone really hate us or no? What do you think of the USA?
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397 responses
• United States
20 Nov 06
well I am from the USA and I travel allot and from what I have seen there is good reason to hate americans they abuse people and have this problem with pushing their goverment on other while lieing to the people that live in america. America is not a free country far from it! We have been lied to and censored for so long we cannot see the truth! Get out of the USA see the truth!!!
@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
How do we abuse people? I dont hear anything about that. How are we not a free country? I can do whatever I want to do. Can you tell me the lies that we have been told? And my last question, if you dont like it then why dont you get the heck out of here?
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
20 Nov 06
We don't push our government on anyone. We only try to help them establish a government in which they can enjoy the freedoms which we have in the US. We Americans can gripe and criticize our Government all we want to but when push comes to shove all we do is talk....we do nothing to make it better. We elect the politicians and if we don't like what they are doing we can use our voting power to kick em out of office. And we can individually change things by changing the constitution.....look at that woman Madalyn what's her name that fought and won the case to amend the constitution to forbid prayer in our schools. Where else in the world can that happen?
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
thank you for your comment! you added a lot to this discussion.
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• India
20 Nov 06
i am from india and i dont hate americans on the contrary i actually like them than most indians. but u cannot stop hating some politician of ur country. and i think some guys r really jealous of u people.
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
thanks for your reply! that is really insightful
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• United States
20 Nov 06
They're just jealous and need to get over themselves. We're free and they're not, so ha.
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
yea i wish we could all be in the same class and all be rich but we arent so we need to get along no matter where we live and how we live.
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• United States
21 Nov 06
I LOVE MY COUNTRY....and i want to be in the Air Force Academy.....BUT i hate the people running it.unless ur a democrat
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
that is the stupidest thing I have ever hear. Even if there was a democrat president the war would not end. Well I guess now since democrats have got control of the house you can join! Thanks for serving this wonderful country. Btw, are you going to be flying planes. If you join today and are still in it when the next elections come around and the republicans take over you can fly your plane into a building to show your hate for the republicans. ok... what I am trying to say is that I think that is very immature for you to say that because your mom probably raised you as a democrat so you do not want to think for yourself so you just stayed with that party. I dont have anything against you but can you try and tell me why you would hate someone if they are not a democrat. So you hate over half the USA and probably over 90% of the rest of the world because how many democrats are in other countries. So with all this hate you must not have a good life. I am sorry for you and I hope everything works out for you even though you hate the people you are flying for!
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@remaster74 (4066)
• Greece
20 Nov 06
american leaders - american leaders
I don't hate Americans. The whole world hates their political leaders' actions.
@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
thanks for the answer and your opinion!
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@brettbum (304)
• United States
20 Nov 06
I don't hate Americans either. I may be a little biased as I'm an American. I don't think I'd ever pick another country even my own and say the opposite, "I really love those Scotsmen, or I love Estonians" Similarly, I don't really pick a country and deside to hate them with the possible exception of Fernando Poo, now there's a miserable country that has caused the world no end of pain and suffering . . .
@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
good point
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@mavisbike (1528)
• United States
20 Nov 06
people are just jealous
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
I think the same thing
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
yea we are pretty young... the other older countries are like gandma's and grandpa's to us haha.
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@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
20 Nov 06
america does not go around starting wars on people's soil..they tend to think they are the world-heros and get themselves involved with other people's fighting and tyranny...all other countries are just as meddling and shady as America, America is just more prolific and large due to it's growth and therefore is at the spotlight forefront more or less in violent dealins...everyone should just shut up and realize no one is better
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@brurib (1529)
• United States
20 Nov 06
they are people just me and you
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
thanks!
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• India
24 Dec 06
Do you know the slogan of america "god bless america and nobudy else" who they think them selvs.I say "God bless the world but not US".They don't think for others.
@dixielol (1581)
• United States
24 Dec 06
The slogan does not say that. It says "God Bless the USA" It does not say & "nobuddy" else. So get your facts straight please befor you post
@forfein (2509)
20 Nov 06
HATE?? No !! Dislike.... somewhat. I have met a lot of "Yanks" (for some reason you dont like being called that?) Most of them are really nice and good people, I have met a few that are like the "Sterotype" American that is what gives your Nation the "Bad Name" that it has, and they were very LOUD and BRASH (Capitals to re-inforce the point) But I dont think I have met anyone that wants you to "Die" You are still a "Young" country, and the policy back in the '30s of Isolationism we dont want again. Someone has to be the Worlds Policeman, and it seems that this Mantle is falling onto the Americans, as the only "Super Power" left in the World. You need to use your "Power" wisely, we Brits made a "mess" of it to a certain extent with our Colonialism, and I can tell you that a lot of people still resent that! It is known as the "Land of the Free" you need to keep it that way! Have a nice day
@norteh (615)
• Netherlands
20 Nov 06
Speaking about "Yanks". It's said that the name cames from to names from the Netherlands. "Jan" and "kees", pronounced as jankees or yanks. So the dutch are responsable for the name. But don't blame me. It's 300 years or so ago.
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• Canada
20 Nov 06
hey, here's some good advice!
@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
Sweet! you have a nice day too. You have a very good point here
@ruby1459 (2603)
• United States
20 Nov 06
I am originally from Japan and I don't hate Americans.There are also some americans who hates our country/people as well.I think it happens in any countries.
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
yea i think people are always going to hate on each other...
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@ruby1459 (2603)
• United States
20 Nov 06
That's true!!
@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
thanks for your response!
@wiseper (787)
• Philippines
20 Nov 06
yes, americans do tend to think of themselves as something more than the rest of the nations- oh, maybe besides the british- but hey, ur not that cool, u know. anyway, i dont hate americans. i just think they tend to look at themselves as something more than us. by the way, when u discriminate other nations, it just goes to show that ur not that learned. u think lowly of black people or the mexican, it just goes to show u still have a lot more to learn than what u already know...
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
thanks for your comment. I dont think I am better than anyone else. I think everyone is equal
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@shooie (4989)
• United States
24 Nov 06
See this comment right here gets me...I don't clump everyone together. So why do all Americans get clumped together. When I took a trip to the Middle East our bus was attacked in the City of Hebron and some other stuff that took place while we were there....I could have developed a hate or said something or took up an attitude...but I didn't. I went on and enjoyed my trip. When walking in the holy place I covered my head and made sure I was covered like the women over there because of the respect I have for other cultures. We Americans are not all the same so stop saying we are.
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
25 Nov 06
That is pretty sweet. Thanks for adding to this discussion.
• United States
20 Nov 06
I love My country (USA) Some countries do "hate" us or should I say certian groups and I dont mean all muslims or anything cause some muslims love the USA too Its those extremist that take it too far.
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
yea you have a really good point. thanks for your post!
@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
yea you have a really good point. thanks for your post!
20 Nov 06
I dont hate americans, but dont like their arrogance...
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaape dang America just got pwnd. haha
• Indonesia
20 Nov 06
no, but your political ways that sometimes make me don't like you. your country just like a cop that always right in everything. actually your country is like a bandit than a cop.
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
So do you not like me because of the government that runs my country that I have no control over? ouch... your post made me laugh lol. thanks!
@Undefeated (4793)
• Singapore
20 Nov 06
no i don , i like it ! =D
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
thanks I feel loved!
20 Nov 06
I don't think people can be jealous of where someone comes from but I do think it's stupid to steropeople because of where they come from and at the end of the day that's what's happening here - your getting sterotyped by people that have nothing better to do! It's pretty childish really.
@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
thanks! that was a really good response
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@cigano (1277)
• Nigeria
20 Nov 06
NO!! Nothing against american people!
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
sweetness! I feel loved
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Nov 06
No I do not I have a lot of American Friends on here who are lovely and great People so no I don't and I never have
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
thank you
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• Australia
20 Nov 06
Hi jota ... I'm an Aussie and I don't dislike Americans as individuals, but as a race Yanks are over confident and force their values upon the rest of the world. America needs to take a back step and have a good long look at itself before forcing their ideas/ ideals upon the rest of us. As a whole Americans are loud, forcefull and full of their own self importance.
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• Australia
20 Nov 06
.... btw, the best thing to come out of America is their 60's & 70's muscle cars.eg. the 428 Boss Mustang.
@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
thanks I appreciate your response!
@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
21 Nov 06
First we are all races....all races and nationalities live in the United States. Some one once called it the Melting Pot. I take umbrance to the point that we force our values upon the rest of the world. We believe that our government (not the administrations that run it) is the best system for us. We were the first country to have a "Written" constitution and it is the longest running constitution in the world despite the fact that we are only 228 years old. Our government has never been overthrown nor have we had any dictators. What we seek is that other countries can enjoy the same freedoms that we do whether it be a Constitutional Government, a Monarchy, a Sheikdom or whatever.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
20 Nov 06
I am a US citizen as well and I have lived in and travelled to over 20 countries in this world of ours. While I have heard many people say that they don't like Americans it's not true. It's the government and what it represents that they resent. There have been just as many who have said they like Americans. However, I have to add that I have been ashamed of many American tourists in foreign countries who act as though they were better than their hosts. I have to explain to them that if they were to know them in their own home towns they would have a different opinion. Fortunately for me I have many, many friends in foreign lands and, modestly, I have to admit that I have changed their way of thinking. I could go on all night on this subject but will leave it here.
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@gifana (4838)
• Portugal
20 Nov 06
PS....good luck on rating the best response on this one. I don't envy you.
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
21 Nov 06
haha yea thanks... i am thinking of who I am going to give it to...
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
21 Nov 06
it's funny u say that because i was watching the amazing race and one contestant was getting mad because he was in Thailand or some country like that and he was upset no one could understand him, he's like gosh doesn't any 1 speak english around here, i was getting so mad, because i was like u can not go to another country and expect them to bow down to u and expect them to know english! please that was very disrespectful!!
@tamanash (952)
• India
20 Nov 06
friendship - friendship
i am from india.i can tell you indian view.people of india like americans they dint have any ill feeling about american public but they tend to think that their negeibour pakistan where there is always anti american wave is very close friend of USA.where as india is not so close to them.can you reply why?
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@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
I am not very sure on that subject. I have nothing against you guys or anyone else from that part of the world.
@jota176 (697)
• United States
20 Nov 06
sorry i am no help to you... maybe you could clarify your question?
@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
21 Nov 06
i think what he's saying is why is america good friends with pakistan even though pakistan is anti-american vs. india who likes america aren't as close to america!
@Kelian (768)
• Trinidad And Tobago
21 Nov 06
I don’t hate Americans. I’m not jealous either - FYI mavisbike, dipsethoney and company. But you see that attitude, that other people “SHOULD” be jealous shows the superiority complex and arrogant attitude people from other countries have to deal with all the time. There are nice, reasonable Americans who are willing to recognize the validity of all other nationalities … and then there are those like the above who believe everyone wants to, and ought to be like America. I prefer to hang around with the wiser, more educated and open minded individuals. I’m not too impressed with America’s strong-armed bully “pre-emptive” foreign policy. However anyone who believes that this is reason to kill and terrorize is warped and seriously wrong. It just worsens the world situation. What I do like is that some Americans are eager to learn about other cultures, and can be friendly and open-minded. Sometimes I encounter those who are defensive and hostile to anyone foreign. That sort of behavior turns me off.
@jota176 (697)
• United States
25 Nov 06
Thanks for this comment. You get some "++"
• United States
9 Dec 06
Excellent response, Kelian.
@yorgaki (678)
• Romania
31 Dec 06
sorry, man, I didnt heard that many americans wants to know about cultures of the other countries, or even learn foreign languages. they seems to be worst than old communist countries which had an unique state policy toward other countries, who were treated like "foreign countries", ( stranger or even enemies ). A wise country wouldn't have enemies. Period.