I do my best to never talk poorly of another one's country. I try my best to be accepting of other cultures. I try my best to see the beauty in every part of the world and every person. I respect other's governements, I try to do all of these things, but for what? Airliners.net is my place to come and relax, read up on things about aviation and the world, but all I hear is people telling me how much my country sucks. How terrible we are, how WE, yes WE are the terrorists, even though we aren't doing the killing. You people try to find every thing you can to link my country to the funding and deployment of terrorism and you try and find every little thing you can to make me feel ashamed of being American. I should hope that you NEVER come here and visit our beautiful home, in fact, don't you ever think about coming here at all.
I am proud to be an American, and proud of the things we stand for. Why? Why, is it that I have to come here and there is always something against America? Why doesn't anyone talk badly about other countries? You know, there are plenty of wrong doings in other countries in Europe, Asia, Africa etc, but you hardly EVER hear an American saying bad things about them. You hardly ever hear us talking poorly of your government. I don't understand why you can constantly belittle us when we have provided the world with so many great things. Boeing, space exploration, coca cola, pizza hut........things that you all take for granted. A lot of them come from HERE! And its not just things, in the US there is so much diversity, and this diversity exists in peace, it is a model for other societies.
Listen, I appreciate your countries. I love to travel to Europe, been to China twice, Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, France, Italy, UK, I just don't understand why you think your countries never do anything wrong and why its always my country's fault. Now, Im not saying we are never wrong, but everyone focuses on the bad, its almost like you think we are satan and the root of all evil in this world. I am a nice person, full of the American ideal, I am not this "great satan" as our good friend calls me and other american citizens.
Honestly, this has gone very far, and it is wearing on me. I don't really like to come to Airliners.net that much anymore, because I am shunned for being an American. I have been at airliners.net for over two years, and this has just gotten out of hand. I believe in freedom of speech, but your comments really offend a lot of people, people who just want to talk to other people around the world, in a lady-like or gentlemanly-like way.
Its funny, because if you look at these discussions, it usually involves an American having to defend himself, and then you turn it around saying we started the fight.........stop guys....please. I love my country, but you make it so hard to even say that I am from America here.
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