Your a middle easterner going to school in the west (big suprise) so I don’t expect you to be anything else but anti-american. It’s all you’ve ever been exposed too. But stop trying to portray yourself as something besides biased and self indulgant. Please don’t claim you are not vehemently anti-american, it’s silly based on your avalanche of postings to the contrary.
I am not middle easterner, I am Moroccan. There is nothing middle or even eastern about where I come from. My mom is French and I attended French schools. So, you can’t say I’ve been exposed to anything that would make me inherently anti-American. What I have voluntarily exposed myself to are history books, places around the world and people with different point of views from my own. I know many Americans critical of Israeli actions who have been labeled anti-Semitic because of that (Ironically, some of them are Jews). The same thing seem to be catching up every time someone criticizes decisions of Washington.
I often said it and will repeat it if necessary: America is a great country with many great things. What I find unbearable is the aggressive foreign policy and the hypocrisy of your media towards that.
If I ever offended you in one of my posts, rest assured that it wasn’t intentional. My beef is with your elected reprentatives, not with you and not with your culture. Your way of life is another issue as it’s unsustainable by Earth ecosystem. It would be more constructive to make your point without resorting to ad-hominem attacks.
Being critical of American policies isn’t anti-Americanism. It is precisely because I believe in the greatness of your political system that I even bother. I know that you can influence your government if you really wanted to. A right that not every body is lucky enough to have. It just pisses me off when half of Americans don’t even bother voting in the most powerful land the Earth has ever seen.
I wear American clothes, read mostly American books, use American hardware, ride an American bike, hang out on American sites, watch exclusively American TV and bulk up using American supplements. Saying that I’m anti-American is simply not correct. It just pisses me off that the people who can do something about the mess that is your foreign policy end up hailing and applauding it.
Have a pleasant evening,
Ok so maybe I won’t put you on the “why bother” list because that was a well thought out post and I enjoyed reading it…damm it!
Although being of French descent most likely would expose you to more anti-americanism then less, in my opinion.
I think a lot of the criticism of American policy is biased and one sided and fails to take into account the risk of inaction. I’ve seen a lot of it on these boards, particularly from the euro’s…hence my position to the contrary.
You enjoy the evening also.