I understand that there is a lot of criticism of the USA in this board and It is perfectly natural. Airliners.net has members from all around the world. And many are very patriotic about their countries and seek to defend their country's "honour" on the board.
If you look at the messages in this board you'll find: Anti-American, Anti-Israel, Anti-Europe, Anti-Democrat, Anti-Republican, Anti-XXX. This is because the members of A.net come from a very broad cross-section of the world and so there are bound to be different opinions and it is only certain that these opinions will clash.
Also for some of the members who have been very vocal in saying that their is a lot of Anti-American "Crap" on this board should take a breather and look at themselves for a minute. Some of you above have been attacking other ideas, other countries, other relgions. Look for example at Matt D's blatantly racist thread against muslims that was deleted IIRC. Many people replied with the likes of "lol" and some even extended the contents of the thread with more insulting material, and look what they said, they kept saying its a joke and that muslims on this board shouldn't take it seriously. This is the same with many other subjects. So how come I, a muslim have to take this as a joke and not take it seriously, and how come I have to put up with your opinions and you can't put up with other people's opinions?
In this thread you say that many members here hate the U.S. because of the opinions they expressed on the forums. You say that many Europeans take every oppurtunity to bask the U.S. then please look at the many Americans who take every oppurtunity to bash the Europeans, Asians, Arabs, Muslims, Africans etc... etc... Is it OK for the Americans to critisize others while when someone else critisizes or even bashes the U.S. he is labeled as being Anti-US, Terrorist Hugger or [Insert Term]?
There has been a lot bashing on A.net recently and a lot of negativity. This isn't because a certain country, a certain ideology or a certain person hasn't been perfect but this is because of the diversity of the people here in the forums, basically everyone is different. It is natural for a person to get defensive of who they are and what they stand for. It is also natural for a person to be critical, fearful, untrustful and generally weary of anything different and that is the stem of all the bashing and arguing.
Let me take America for example. All true Americans will stand for America so if someone verbally attacks America they sure will do there best to defend America. But within these Americans there are also groups, even though they share being Americans and standing for America there are still some differnces between them. For example you have Democrats and Republicans, and many of the people who are affiliated to one of the above mentioned parties critisize the other party. The within the party there also differneces, e.g. compassionate republicans and conservative republicans and these two groups will always argue.
Basically the world is divided into groups, and these groupes are also divided into sub-groups and the sub-groups into sub-sub-groups ad infinium. As long as mankind is divided into groups there will always be differences, always be arguments and always be critiscm.
What is the solution to all of this? Well I am no rocket scientist and so there is no solution to all of this. The only thing people can do is put aside their differences and go back to being human. Not American, not European, not pro-Boeing, not pro-Airbus but simply human. But of course many people, such as me hold dearly to their identity, their culture, their religion and their country and as long as that is the case we will all have to put up with this for the rest of our lifes.
I hope you can understand what I just wrote. It does seem kinda confusing. Anyway I hope you agree with what I said. For now I will take a little holiday from the non-aviation board. It seems so pointless to get worked up about something, raise your blood pressure, raise your stress level for a measly collection of 1's and 0's in the Internet. Take my advice, have a little break from the non-av forum. It does wonders to your Mind, Heart and Soul.