Why we hate America- six more good reasons
2009/04/16 § 4 Comments
#1 Americans boast about their wealth, but the US is not the wealthiest nation, as many seem to believe . It is annoying if people brag about something that is not even true. 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…
#2 Along these lines: you often hear Americans brag about their generosity when it comes to giving foreign aid. But in reality the US is one of the nations who give least, when compared to other industrial nation!
“[Americans] are regularly told by politicians and the media, that America is the world’s most generous nation. This is one of the most conventional pieces of ‘knowledgeable ignorance’. According to the OECD, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the US gave between $6 and $15 billion in foreign aid in the period between 1995 and 1999. In absolute terms, Japan gives more than the US, between $9 and $15 billion in the same period. But the absolute figures are less significant than the proportion of gross domestic product (GDP, or national wealth) that a country devotes to foreign aid. On that league table, the US ranks twenty-second of the 22 most developed nations. As former President Jimmy Carter commented: ‘We are the stingiest nation of all’. Denmark is top of the table, giving 1.01% of GDP, while the US manages just 0.1%. The United Nations has long established the target of 0.7% GDP for development assistance, although only four countries actually achieve this: Denmark, 1.01%; Norway, 0.91%; the Netherlands, 0.79%; Sweden, 0.7%. Apart from being the least generous nation, the US is highly selective in who receives its aid. Over 50% of its aid budget is spent on middle-income countries in the Middle East, with Israel being the recipient of the largest single share” [2, 3]
#3 The US are an intolerant nation. If you are an atheist in the US you are in trouble . A minority of Americans would vote for a president who is atheist. That despite the fact that atheist commit less crime [5, 6] and are the “smarter fraction” of the population  as many studies have shown!
#4 Americans have a notoriously bad attitude towards international institutions. In numbers this is best expressed by the huge amount of money that the US owe the UN. Despite many Americans believing that their nation finances the UN heavily the truth is that they never pay what they are supposed to. The current debt of the US towards the UN is more than one billion US$! 
#5 One of the main reasons for hating the USA of course is that they interfere with nations’ internal business often ignoring international laws and going against UN resolutions. Examples include the Vietnam war, where the US even invented an attack on their ships that never actually happened , in order to justify their attack on Vietnam! Outrageous! Naturally some feel that the US got what they deserved in that war.
Other examples include Nicaragua, where Reagan even violated the US constitution in order to wage war , Panama  and Iraq, where close to 100,000 civilians have been killed to date due to the US invasion, probably already as many as have been killed by Sadam Hussein! Or take the illegal war on Serbia  where the US yet once more went against international law. And so on, and so on, and so on…
#6 While the decadence and negative cultural influence of Hollywood and its products can be a matter of argument, their tendency to fake even historical facts in order to make the US look good can not. One of the most preposterous examples can be found in the movie “Enigma”. The movie tells a story based on historical facts but does it in such a way as to give the US credit where it actually belongs to the British . I guess the US’ actual achievements are so poor that they even have to invent them. The problem with this is that the poorly educated and dumbed down US public is likely going to believe these inaccurate movies. Making them yet once more proud of a nation for reasons that actually do not even exist, instead of- as we would expect- for once being humble in the face of the plenitude of their failures!
2)”Why do people hate America?” by Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies, 2002. p79