Why do some people bad mouth the country they move to?

United States
February 20, 2007 8:47am CST
OK, I'm putting myself on a limb, I'd bet my star rating will go down. But, why do people move to a country, take welfare from it, and then bad mouth it? I knew a woman who was on all kinds of welfare, never had to work, but constantly told me how much she wished we were all dead. I've also had neighbors who were refuges from one country, getting welfare, and then cheering when thousands died on 9/11. I mean, yes, they have a right to say what they want. But would you tell someone how much you'd want to kill them while they give you money to eat and see a doctor? I hear all the time about how much better their home country is, yet they refuse to live there and their countrymen die trying to get into mine. I'm not going to name specific countries, because I don't want this to be a country-bashing discussion. I just wonder if other people have had similar experiences.
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5 responses
@yarntales (639)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I agree. I can't say I've had bad experiences. But I think that if you want to move to the USA you should appreciate it. AND learn the language. To refuse to learn English is just stubborn. I know it is hard but try!
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• United States
21 Feb 07
I not only feel this way about the USA, but moving to any country and bad mouthing it to a citizen is wrong. I think this is especially true when you are receiving services that you would never have gotten if you were back in your home country.
• United States
25 Feb 07
This should not make your ratings go down. I feel the same way that you do. I have experienced some similar things too. That always disgusts me. But even worse are people who will bash their own country. We in America truly have a good place to live...with all it's problems. There are other places where things are so terrible, I can't even begin to imagine. There are countries who do terrible things, but I could never celebrate people who kill others for whatever reasoning they might give. You don't have to love everything or support everything your country does, but if you can't show loyalty or all you do is put your own country down...then you should find another place to live that will make you happy...but remember the saying...the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence...until you get there.
• United States
25 Feb 07
I agree. I give a little more leeway to citizens to critize the country than non-citizens. I feel non-citizens are here at the invitation of the people already here. They know their homelands are, which is why they're here to begin with. But, if citizens are truly unhappy here, then they should try to live elsewhere. I'd bet they would find out how different it is out there. Or, if they really like it somewhere else, they live there permanantly. Again, like I said before, some people are going to be unhappy wherever they live.
• United States
25 Feb 07
Of course, if I heard anything that a citizen said that was anything like some of the other bad mouthing I've heard, I would definately have a problem with it.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
25 Feb 07
I guess they are the so-called 'infidels' then!;) These people do not know how to appreciate what their adoptive country has done for them, all they think about is themselves. They keep on whining about their rights, but they don't even think how they are being taken-cared for. If they think that their country is more beautiful or more pleasurable for them to settle, then better to give them plane tickets to get back from where they came from thatn hearing them on their meaningless complaints. If I were you, I will really do that. Or better if they are reported and let the authorities deport or deal with them..
• United States
25 Feb 07
Thanks for your response. But, you can't really deport someone because of what they say, unless it was a threat against someone. If they committed a crime, then they might be deported. Bad mouthing is not a crime here. It's more of a social issue. But, I appreciate your response.
@astroo13 (965)
• India
23 Feb 07
I truly agree what you are saying. Most people who want to migrate to other countries try to build things which remind him of his home country and this usually ends with creating a small home country with in his new country. If people love their countries so much they should stay in their home countries. I love where I am and I don't want to live any where else. But I understand and share your concern. Regards
• United States
24 Feb 07
Thank you. I love my country, too. But, I've also thought about moving to another country for a little while, too. But, I definately wouldn't talk bad about it's people, especially to their face. If I did, I would move back to my home country immediately.
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
these people went from a country that does not have a system to care of them to a country that does but because of the welfare system that they got use to ,over the years of stay.they still demand more. they feel it is their right to demand since they are already a citizen of the country. rhese people are never satisfied. they find ways to complain to get what they want.i know what you mean.
• United States
21 Feb 07
Thanks for responding. It's funny, the ones who come here and do well seem to be very grateful. It's seems to be the only ones that I hear a lot of hate-speak from are those who aren't able to make it on their own. They blame all the people in the country for making their lives miserable. I know I didn't do anything to them and I don't think I deserve to be talked to that way.