Criticizing America

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  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 6 years ago

    What do you personally think of people who constantly have something negative to say about the good old United States of America?   America has more good than bad aspects.   What gives with those who ALWAYS have something bad to say about this great nation?   I know that I would not want to live anywhere else or as one political analyst state pick a better nation!   Let's discuss this! What do YOU have to say to those who constantly badmouth America?

    1. Josak profile image60
      Josakposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My reply: America is a great country with more good things about it than bad, but there are serious problems and we should be grateful that people highlight those so we can fix them.

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image65
        Ralph Deedsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with Josak. America is a great country but far from perfect.

        1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
          Patty Inglish, MSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I agree with Ralph and Josak. Further, we have the chance to fix problems, change laws, and elect new officials regularly, while those are not choices that the people of many other nations have.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How many other countries have you visited?  How many other countries have you lived in?

      Americans get a very distorted picture of the rest of the world from their media. I'm amazed at the number of Americans who claim their country is the best in the world, without ever having visited other developed countries.

      You can't make a judgment unless you've actually travelled. I think you might be shocked if you did.

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        Casimiroposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        This is so true. Americans may be the least traveled people of developed nations, it's sad to say. I know one person who even refuses to visit Canada! Another who did travel and was *surprised* that basically people live just like they do. I now live in Costa Rica (not because I hate the U.S., btw) and have had people wonder where it is and isn't it a U.S. territory? Sheesh!

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      Justsilvieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No critique from me other than many Americans are quick to offer rides to the airport if someone says anything negative about the US which as you pointed out yourself has many good and bad points, like every other country. And most often people who say they would not live any other place, never have. Lots of other lovely places on the planet.

    4. Reality Bytes profile image86
      Reality Bytesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is America, Speak your mind!

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        And we can and do!  I speak up for things I don't like, and try to be solution oriented instead of continually criticizing.

    5. rhamson profile image74
      rhamsonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't hate the US but am appalled at the blindness many have when it comes to being responsible for how it is run and what it does in the world that causes other countries to take pause with our forms of "help". This country has done unimmaginable harm in supporting and "setting" up other countries to carry out our "interests" in foreign policy and conquests. We scare the hell out of smaller countries and in many cases buy our way into other dictatorships that prove to be ruthless and murderous and when the when time comes we cut them loose and either kill them ourselves or leave their fate up to the citizenry or the particular country in question. We rail against socialists yet appoint corrupt mobsters to run these other nations so we don't have to deal with a democracy that we espouse as the end all be all for everyone. All the other countries have to do is look at us as an example of how the greed and money whoring runs us and they want to run away like their hair is on fire!

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    khmohsinposted 6 years ago

    gmwilliams,

    It is no doubt to say that American are not too bad. Basically the policies like war and on terrorism are so much contradictory that every one want to discuss it badly about the Americans. I personally think that most of the Americans have good thoughts about the humanity that leads them towards a great nation

  3. pisean282311 profile image61
    pisean282311posted 6 years ago

    in my personal opinion america is one of best things which happened to human beings...democracy,freedom of speech to extent that one can criticize even christ , rule of law , land of opportunities...it is real great nation...

  4. Wayne Brown profile image85
    Wayne Brownposted 6 years ago

    I think it is fine to disagree with the direction in which one's country might be headed.  At present, I doth protest fiercely for I do not see America having a future on our present path...not as the USA anyway.  That does not mean that I hate or deplore the country or its history and culture.  It also does not mean that I am in disagreement with th principles that have made us Americans since the founding of our great nation.  What is does mean is that we have made some temporary bad decisions must be addressed and rectified if we are to continue with America as we know it.  There is far more good than bad in this country  and regardless of what we do in terms of a "fundamental transformation" some of that greed, bend of laws, etc. will always have a presence in the society....it is the human factor and cannot be remove without exterminating all of us.  ~WB

  5. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    I don't think this is necessarily true of all of our media but this is equally true of those who have never spent time or lived in America.  Have you visited America? The US is a large country in proportion to many other western countries.  It is vast and diverse, almost like mini countries within one.  Comparing Montana to Florida is quite a contrast, or Boston to San Francisco.  Politics differ throughout the country as well as cultural customs and lifestyles.

    For those who are quick and constantly finding fault with the US,  I would guess that they are trying to find fault.  And then there are those who simply enjoy finding fault.  And many do. I think constant complainers find 'empowerment' in criticism.

 
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