Saturday, March 15, 2014

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sick and tired of my american friends who keep talking to me about how great america is, how it's the best country in the world etc etc etc. blahblahblah.

i know your country like woah, built so many skyscrapers in 1930s, and like woah, is doing technology for the rest of the world, and like woah, you've got great healthcare or whatever.

go tell it to someone from bolivia or honduras or something, don't tell it to me. sick of this american exceptionalism bullshit. all i know is, i rather you stay at the top, or at least think you're still at the top, just so you won't become insecure and childish and start shitting your pants everywhere.

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  1. So do your american friends talk crap about other countries? Or do they just push this thing called "american exceptionalism"? Most independents (ie. not liberal, not conservative) tend to be more objective -- America is good in some things but not in everything and there are many areas of society that could be improved.

    From my observations, it's hard core conservatives who blindly cling to this idea of american exceptionalism, even when it's not justified. The thing I find most perplexing is the idea that rich people deserve to be rich, because they work harder and the poor deserve to be poor because they do not. The rich never consider the advantageous privileges they were provided simply by being born into a life filled with many more opportunities and resources.

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    1. to clarify, it's actually only one guy who pushes this american exceptionalism bullshit with me all the time. and he keeps saying he's international cos he spent 8 years of his life in puerto rico. whatever. he's supes american and supes new yorker. its annoying because he's visiting asia soon and he wants me to travel with him but i can smell his white superiority from a mile away.

      most of my college friends are pretty objective. that being said, most of my college friends are minorities. they're either asian american, or international students from asia, europe, middle east etc. i don't have a lot of white friends. and yes, most of my WASP college acquaintances push the american exceptionalism agenda while looking down on every other country out there. there are a lot of liberals at my school definitely, but because a majority of the kids come from the fucking midwest, many are ridiculously religious (i once saw a comment thread on an acquaintance's facebook picture where guy A says "great smile!" and the dude replies "that's because jesus died for our sins!" I was genuinely having a wtf is this moment") or just ridiculously ignorant

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  2. As an American, I can tell you that America isn't as great as people seem. That great healthcare isn't available to everyone and is ridiculously expensive. The cost of a college education and the average amount of debt students owe upon graduation is shitty. The people working in those skyscrapers don't give a damn about the other 99%. I'm being completely pessimistic about it, there are good things too, but people tend to pretend like it's all good here. Just my two cents

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    1. definitely. every place has its pros and cons. americans should really go out there and explore more...

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