Why we hate the USA
2009/03/01 § 4 Comments
Or sometimes someone asks: Why do they hate America?
Well, that right there is one of the first reasons. We have largely adopted your arrogant denomination of your country, the USA, calling it “America”. As if there were no other nations on this continent, and as if there was no south America neither?
Well, but these are peanuts-topics compared to why we really despise your country. And no: we do not hate you for your lifestyle, as you seem to always assume. Where do you even get such non-sense from? We hate you for what you do to maintain your lifestyle.
In discussions with US-Americans about why everyone on the planet seems to hate them, I usually encounter an attitude of extreme self-defense, a complete lack of understanding. I have rarely met someone from the USA who listens to the arguments made about the failure of their nation, but instead they start some pseudo counter-attack. As if it makes their nation any better.
My favorite counter attack was a response to my attack of Bush as a near-totalitarian leader. The guy answered that Germany (obviously trying to attack my native) had had Hitler. Good comparison in fact, but even I did not want to go that far in attacking Bush… 😀
But seriously, if you need a quick top ten list of why we hate you, here we go. I will attempt to show you that the nation you think is so great is not all that great after all. There are plenty of nations on the face of the earth doing various things much better. And I will also give some examples of your reckless behavior that endangers all of us, enhances poverty and leads to military conflicts.
The USA consumes 1/4 of the worlds oil reserves  and gives a damn about human rights in order to get to them . Or do you really think that Iraq had nothing at all to do with the future oil supply of the US? The US reacted complete disproportional to 9/11 by resorting to torture and ignoring the Geneva convention.
The USA protects war criminals by not ratifying the treaty of the International criminal court, which has been accepted by the world community to the largest extend. The US decided to join leading democracies like Russia and China by not joining .
The US fails to admit to a large number of world wide initiatives to make the planet a safer, cleaner and better place. The US failure to submit to the Kyoto protocol is only one in a long line of them. Generally speaking the US is the dirtiest country of them all, both in total emission of CO2, energy consumption and many others and per capita. The average US American pollutes the planet more than citizens of any other nation .
Despite the wealth of the USA you do not manage to provide your citizens with a decent health care. You only rank 24 in the world by life expectancy , and in 2000 your health care system ranked on place 72 as compared to all other nations . Lame. It reflects your egoistic society where money rules all.
Your society is anachronistic. When comparing the equality of men and women it turns out you rank on 27, just behind Cuba and Barbados and merely ahead of Namibia . Well done!
The USA is a prison state. Nowhere in the world are more people arrested, both in total numbers and per capita . Your society is incapable dealing with social issues, hence all you have left is authoritarian control of your people. How 18th century is that? It does not reflect a modern democratic society.
You are war mongers. On the global peace index of nations most at peace and striving for peace, assembled by the Economist, you rank 96, not surprisingly . The US has not been at peace any time since the second world war. I will not even go into all the catastrophic interferences of troups and/or the CIA into foreign affairs in south America, Asia, Africa and other parts of the world…just read “An economic hit man” as a starter!
On a ranking for freedom of press 20 nations do better than you . This is the more painful as you boast at every opportunity that your freedom of press is so great. In fact almost all European nations are better, I.e. freer than you.
You do not know shit about the rest of the world. Young US Americans scored second to last in an international comparison of geography knowledge . And no, Peter, it is no excuse that the USA is a relatively speaking big country. Peter’s argument was that due to the size of the US people care less about the rest of the world. If that were true Russians wouldn’t have to know any other country. Ignorance can not be excuse by anything… And this is just an example, US American ignorance reaches further than just geography.
The biggest reason of them all why we hat the USA and all its people is simply that all the above are facts, yet you still believe you are better than the rest of us. You are not, and if you were a bit humble about it we might start to like you.
Trust me, a brown president is not going to change jack about it!
Little addition due to a comment I got:
The US is not the wealthiest nation, as many seem to believe. Obviously you must look at wealth per capita, when doing so, the following nations are richer than the USA: Luxembourg, Qatar, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Ireland, Iceland, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Austria, Australia, Belgium, France, Canada, only then follows the United States almost on par with Germany. Hope that does not shake your self-esteem too much… (check: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GDP_per_capita)