Do a Little Dance, Make a Little Love, Get Down Tonight!

The quote below is credited to Spanish soldier Marcos de Isaba during the 1580s…

“These nations outside of Spain that are subjects, friends or allies of His Majesty, are by nature inconstant, unreliable, restive and seditious. The greatness of our king and blessed name of Spaniard have few friends. In the past Spaniards were well loved by all peoples, but for the last ninety years we are hated and detested and all because of the wars. Envy is a worm that does not rest, it is the cause of the resentment and hatred shown to us by Turks, Arabs, Jews, French, Italians, Germans, Czechs, English and Scots, who are all enemies of Spaniards. Even in the New World there is hatred and detestation for the valorous arms of this nation”.

apollo_11_1969During that time, Spain was a big superpower and very much like America today, it was also hated by many other people. In fact, you can pretty much substitute Spain with America, “His Majesty” for “Our Nation”, king for country, Spaniard for American, all the other countries mentioned for all the present countries with anti-American sentiments and the whole quote can easily be applied to the case for America today. So bashing big superpower nations and condemning them as big bully jerks aren’t really new. What is amazing is how anti-American activists seem to be bullying everyone into accepting their noise that America is the biggest terrorist nation today. Yeah, sure… bullying sucks and I’m sure the leftists, the peaceniks, the PC Police and the Muslim butt-kissers have a tally of American cases of bullying included in their long-winded diatribe against America. However, I would have to apologize for not bothering to look at that long list. This “Colonial Apologist” is too busy giving a melvin to the skinny nerd after taking his lunch money. Even for the nerd whose underwear gets jerked up so high sharply dividing his butt, getting a melvin would seem a lot more pleasurable than to dwell on a phony outrage as anti-Americanism. But oh well… different strokes for different folks, I suppose.

Yeah, Marcos de Isaba was correct. Envy is really such a bitch that does not rest. But for the case of America, is it really envy that drives it’s “enemies” to so much hatred towards it? It sure does drive America haters bonkers whenever they hear about “American Exceptionalism”. But what is it about America that makes its people proud and the target of envy of many other nations? Is it the country’s military strength? Is it the economy (despite its current problems)? Is it the scientific wonders it produced and continues to produce? Is it about its culture? Perhaps a combination of all of the above? Here’s what Bill Whittle has to say about that:

There you have it. So is it really any wonder why so many people still sacrifice life and property just to move to America to partake of the American Dream? If America is such an evil nation and if America is indeed the number one terrorist State in the world, then millions of refugees since 1990 coming from countries outside of the United States fleeing to America to seek protection from persecution in their countries of origin must be a bunch of sadists to be further subjected to more awful injustices coming from the worst terrorist nation in the world. Tens of millions of people must be really crazy to come to America even illegally just to be closer to a bunch of terrorists. Heck… forget about the crazy illegal aliens, how about those 14 million or so folks from 2000-2010 alone, there must be something wrong with those law abiding, peace-loving and decent folks to want to leave their great countries of origin just to be a part of the most shameful terrorist country the world has ever known.

Now let’s get real here. Beyond the anti-American vitriol spewed by the leftists lies the fact that the world still looks favorably towards America despite the noise of America’s haters. Even during the time of the very much reviled President George W. Bush, the publication The Economist reports that:

“…the Pew Research Centre published the broadest single opinion poll so far taken of national attitudes in 44 countries. In general, the findings bear out the president’s view, rather than Mr Kagan’s: more seems to unite America and its allies than divide them.

In 2002, 61% of Germans, 63% of the French and 75% of Britons said they had a favourable view of the United States. Majorities of the populations liked America in 35 of the 42 countries where this question was asked (it was banned in China).

It is true that America’s image has slipped a bit. The pro-American share of the population has fallen since 2000 by between four and 17 points in every west European country bar one (France, where opinion was least favourable to begin with). All the same, the reservoir of goodwill remains fairly deep and reports of sharply rising anti-Americanism in Europe seem to be exaggerated.

This finding is at odds with the reams of editorialising about growing hostility between America and the rest of the world. But it is consistent with another recent survey by the German Marshall Fund and the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations (see chart 1 ). Asked to rate other countries on a scale of one to 100, the six European countries rated America at 64 (more than France), while Americans gave Europeans between 55 (for France) and 75 (for Britain). Feelings towards Israel diverge sharply: it is rated at only 38 in Europe, against 55 in America. But despite that divide, and whatever the elites may say, the ordinary folk on either side of the Atlantic continue to like one another.

The two sides also share a number of more specific similarities. The Pew study found that between two-thirds and three-quarters of Europeans support “the US-led war on terror”. Between two-thirds and four-fifths called Iraq a serious threat. Everyone admires American science, technology and popular culture.

In both the Marshall Fund and Pew studies, there were surprisingly few significant differences in public attitudes towards the armed forces (around three-quarters think their role in their countries is positive), nor was there much difference in public readiness to use force abroad. The Marshall study found that support for multilateral institutions like the United Nations or NATO is every bit as strong in America as Europe. In the Pew study, majorities in nearly every country said the world would be less safe if there were a rival superpower (see table below). This was true even in Russia.”

So down with American imperialism, fascism, terrorism and whatever-isms? Yeah sure, but I have this nagging feeling that the outrage for those isms is just as phony baloney as Kris Aquino’s “sacrifice” to quit showbiz. Why do I think the outrage of the noisy leftists and Muslim butt-kissers is phony baloney? Well, aside from the fact that American Exceptionalism can be a subject of envy by a lot of people in the world, it is also a fact that many people around the world still looks favorably towards America. In addition, the outrage is phony baloney because I think these leftists and Muslim butt-kissing peaceniks believe that thugs can be stopped through hugs and that it is so much easier to smear big America as a bully rather than to look at things in perspective.

The leftist and Muslim butt-kissers would probably deny that the world has a problem with totalitarian Islam and they will instead argue that it is really the literal interpretations of archaic literature (such as the Bible and the Quran) that is to blame. If only people were to junk literal interpretations of religious scriptures, people would come to their senses and the fighting would stop. That sounds great! If only we can have this purple dinosaur in real life, huh?

So target fundamentalism but not a particular religion. Yeah, I’m sure Barney would agree as well. But seriously folks, who are we really trying to impress with such a sophomoric notion? The problem with these peaceniks is that they fail (or refuse to) see the difference in various religious fundamentalisms. Sure, the Old Testament mentions about killing men who engage in homosexual acts but no priest, rabbi or pastor now will stand in front of their Church and call for the death of homosexuals. (Those who do like the Westboro Baptist Church are openly mocked and condemned by their fellow Christians. Heck, from what I am aware of, even the Westboro Baptist Church merely engage in anti-gay campaign and not actual gay killings.) Old testament passages may be cited to discourage or oppose same-sex marriage but there wouldn’t be any demand to round up all the homosexuals to be killed. By contrast, Muslim fundamentalists instruct women to lengthen their garments to cover themselves well for the sake of modesty (including the covering of their heads). This doesn’t seem to be much of a big deal since some Jewish men wear yarmulkes as a requirement in Judaism. But when fifteen young girls are left to die during a fire at a school in Mecca because the city’s religious police wouldn’t allow firefighters to rescue them because the girls weren’t wearing proper head coverings (and thus they couldn’t be seen in public), this kind of fundamentalism is just out of whack in my book. So as much as the leftist Muslim butt-kissing peaceniks would love to capture all religious fundamentalisms to be under one shade, it is really a matter of comparing apples and oranges. While it is true that there are lots of passages in the Bible for justifying injustice and atrocities very much like what we see in the Quran, the difference is that Jews and Christians have gotten past doing those while the Muslims haven’t. Even the most sophisticated Islamic apologetic acrobatics wouldn’t get rid of the fact that fatwas are still issued by Muslim clerics calling for the death of infidels. So would the unjust treatment for women and fatwa killings stop if we only give Islam a big hug? Is Islam fundamentalism not any different from Jewish or Christian fundamentalism? Yeah… phony baloney.

Now about bullying… well, it is always easier to call someone bigger a bully. Of course in the world of geo-politics, America is always accused of being the world’s biggest bully, despite America’s help and generosity it extends even to countries who give them crap. The United States gets lambasted by smaller countries even if these countries are themselves a bunch of jerks. Smaller countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, and North Korea can pester America and its allies but when America strikes back or protects its allies, the leftist peaceniks give the sympathy to the little buggers and America automatically looks like the big bad bully. So the American ally, Kuwait, was bullied by Iraq and there’s a deafening silence from the left about Iraq being bullies as well? How about Afghanistan under the Taliban, where’s the outrage from the left against the bullying of the Taliban against the powerless common Afghan folk? How about North Korea and how its dictator ruler controls the rights and freedoms of its citizens? Where’s the outrage from the left? Heck, how about in our own backyard? Where’s the outrage from these leftists when it comes to the bullying tactics of the yellow administration? The thing is, everyone (yes, the leftist Muslim butt-kissers included) claims to be bullied but no one owns to being a bully themselves, even at some point in their lives. I was a big fat kid in the fourth grade but I was bullied by this fifth grader jerk smaller than me. He used to push me around and tease me in the playground. But when I finally stood up to him and beat the crap out of him he told the teacher that I bullied him. Sure enough, because I looked bigger than the other kid, I was the big bad bully in the eyes of the teacher. So what’s the take home lesson from my pathetic school playground memories? Well, for one thing… we all can be bullied and be bullies as well. But size doesn’t necessarily determine how much more of a jerk one is compared to another. So again… the notion of America being the world’s biggest bully is phony baloney.

So down with American imperialism; down with American fascism; down with American terrorism; down with yadda-yadda-yadda. Yeah, sure… whatever! But to me the outrage is only good if it is real. If it is about envy, a gross exaggeration of the world’s disdain towards America, the peacenik notion of hugs for thugs, and playing the bully card… I would rather do a little dance, make a little love, and get down tonight.

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Jim Arndt
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I call it the Durian factor. They love to consume it but hate the smell.

Hector Gamboa
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Amen, Jim! 🙂

Legati
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The American Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The passage above is an American DNA. They believe it so much that it is a bequeath to humanity and every Immigrants for generations swear by it. Beside the envy that was brilliantly stated, America is hated because like what Michael Jackson said, “We Are The World.” Why? It is because of kamag-anak inc. If the kamag-anak in another part of… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
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Hi Legati,

I thought you might enjoy this…

http://youtu.be/32iCWzpDpKs

Legati
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Lol! A ‘toon G. Patton would love delivered eloquently. Imagine him delivering such statement at the UN and he would be fired for not being PC by the current American Administration. Much Thanks….. 😉

Libertas
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The european view of and relationship to the US is quite different to the rest of the world. Despite the economic ties and trade interdependency there is neither the degree of control nor the cultural influence which is prevalent in other countries – the philippines being the most americanised of any country, and that explains a lot, and is the root cause of many political and social problems where the US remains not only the master, but the role-model. Europeans have greater intellect, a stronger culture and fortunately few american visitors, and see americans more as a source of amusement… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
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Hi Libertas,

I came across an article that states that points to the difference in values of Americans and Europeans… kinda like a Mars and Venus kinda thing. I think both have their pros and cons. Anyway, here’s the article…

http://www.economist.com/node/1511812

Thanks for reading!

Libertas
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thanks. interesting
especially world value graphic.
philippines placed in proximity to iran!

Gerry
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Your assertion that Europeans have little desire to visit or work in the USA is false. Europeans find getting a work-visa’s in the USA extremely difficult to come by (as a matter of fact).Its almost impossible to get. Emigrating to the USA from a 3rd world country is much easier and that is the reality. If you listen to yourself you sound as if you are espousing your own views of AMERICANS and not that of Europeans who happen to like the ‘YANKEES’.IDK a single European that dis-likes Americans, not one! It is more the lot of the 3rd world… Read more »
joeld
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I found this for the citation ranking by country.

http://www.scimagojr.com/countryrank.php?area=0&category=0&region=all&year=all&order=ci&min=0&min_type=it

Philippines ranked number 62. Nigeria,Indonesia, Pakistan are on top of us, proud pinoys….

Maybe if citations were about the local showbiz (or politics, because they are the same banana), we would be number number 1.

Hector Gamboa
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I saw a youtube video showing that the Philippines is number one when it comes to text messages. 🙂

joeld
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And this, too. Taiwan and India (India!) is still ahead for scientific output. The figure doesnt include the Philippines. btw.

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david
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I’ll just comment on Bill Whittle: no time or space for the rest. Military: US budget $682 billion (4.4% of GDP). Next biggest China at $166 billion. More importantly US spending is 39% of total world spending on military. Together with Nato this increases to 70%. Throw in non Nato allies like Australia, Japan, Sth Korea and it rises to 76.7%. Exceptional? Sure, but exceptionally what? At what point does this exceptionally overarmed non existent empire think it has enough? BTW: Vietnam wasn’t an aggressor. That was a civil war that US wanted to get involved in for it’s own… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
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Well no one is forcing you to love America and believe in American Exceptionalism, david. America certainly isn’t a perfect place (there is no such place). But America, with all its faults and with all the crap you American haters love to dish out, the fact remains that it is still the number one country where most people would love to move to given the chance. It’s plain and simple… America is awesome. If you don’t like America (and Americans)… then that’s your call.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/153992/150-Million-Adults-Worldwide-Migrate.aspx

Gerry
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the Vietnam war was about rubber trees for tires in in Detroit, and heroin planting in inner cities(detroit again, the South-side!) had nothing to do with ideologies. Unless Ho Chi Minhs ideology of his country profiting from its own resources is what your referring to.

david
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There is another example of american exceptionalism: No. 1 ranking for per capita prison population. Exceptional policing and judicial system? Or a dysfunctional society?

Hector Gamboa
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Boy it’s really driving you bonkers, huh? 🙂

david
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Hahaha…sorry it really doesn’t bother me except that the US’s belief that it is exceptional is partly what drives its foreign policy…and that is something we all should be concerned about. Frankly I would move to the US as about number 10 on a list of other countries. I’m aussie and thanks very much for that. Part of americans belief that they are exceptional seems to be from ignorance…damn statistics are annoying at times aren’t they hector.

Hector Gamboa
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Sure, david… it doesn’t bother you. 🙂

Gerry
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if you dislike the ‘Yankee’ so much. stay in Australia.
Sounds like ur jealous of the states from where I am.

the sad fact about the prison population in the states is it is 80% black people that make up that prison population.or 1.6 million black-guys sitting in U.S. state-prisons.

david
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BTW. Your “all the crap you american haters love to dish out” is crap!. You don’t want to work for Fox News do you? Just because somebody counters a bullshit argument with some real facts doesn’t mean “they hate” america. Sounds like the type of argument used over and over by american politicians and paid gobs to shut up any negative comment on the US. It would seem that you really do have the american disease and take it rather personally.

Hector Gamboa
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Oh wow…. it took you this long to show your Fox Derangement syndrome? 🙂 hehehe No one is forcing you to shut up with your American bashing, david. Heck, Americans deal with your types everyday and even from those who live here in the States. But like I said, even with all the crap you anti-Americans dish out… well… America is still the number one place where most people in the world would rather move to. But hey… if you love Australia and would rather stay there then good for you!

david
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Fox Derangement Syndrome. That’s a chuckle. I won’t bore you with some stats on viewers of fox and their lack of knowledge of reality and their misinformed ideas. Enough to say that the guy that owns them was an asshole aussie. When Rupert moved to the US the average IQ of both countries increased. LOL. Have a good day there Hector.Keep your head down!

Hector Gamboa
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Glad I made you chuckle, david. So who informed you about how dumb Fox News viewers are? MSNBC and the Occupy Crowd? 😀 LOL See it’s really funny how you American bashers are harping about how arrogant Americans are yet you continue to belittle the intelligence of Americans. You guys must really be so insecure and so envious of America that you just guys are just itching for every chance to bash America, huh? If you are proud of your country and you think it is better than America then I’m not stopping you to believe what you want to… Read more »
david
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Actually there are market surveys done that compare audience knowledge of current affairs with facts. I didn’t once use the word arrogant. Nor did I belittle american intelligence. I simply pointed out some salient facts…provided by international orgs and illustrious US institutions like Harvard, CDC etc. I can assure you that I habour no envy for america…in fact I find that to be a fanciful american belief that actually to my mind shows the insecurity of americans. I do find it a little offensive that americans believe we are all envious. It’s just plain crap! As for most people in… Read more »
david
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The total irony about Fox is that as a mouthpeice for the Republicans it was so intent on misinformation prior to the election that its viewers and republicans believed their own bullshit. Shock and awe when they got their asses kicked. What the fuck happened?. Fox commentators kept saying we had it in the bag…including asswipe Karl Rove. hahaha…it was a funny thing to watch. Comedy channel becomes the real news and Fox becomes the comedy channel. Only in america…god bless it!

Jim Arndt
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David get your facts straight. USA is a Center right country. Fact 40% conservative and 19% liberal. If Fox is so narrow in its focus why are the top five news shows Fox with MSNBC a distant second. Americans don’t think people in places like Europe envy the USA, we know that they look down on the USA so Americans jokes about them as with envy. The prison population is because of drug proliferation and nothing else. A recent poll taken last week said the 33% of Mexicans want to come to the USA. Maybe they enjoy being tortured (sarc).… Read more »
Gerry
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statistics can be made to do anything and manipulating alpha levels is as easy as an entry level statistics class.Stats should never be believed for that reason. even murder rates, without all the bodies, are erroneous.

America, the country everyone hates but wants to go to live.
except David who likes Australia. Well Dave, have fun there.
America will not miss you!

Jim Arndt
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Torture the data until it tells you what you want. 67% of all statistics are made up…lol

david
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Dear Jim, good joke! you are absolutely right, we should get the facts right. Sorry but i fail to see exactly what you are proving by stating US is 40% conservative and top five shows are Fox. The more important question is what % of the population watches fox? It could be a better example of those peoples engagement then anything else…especially if another 50% of the population are watching nothing. As for lying statistics, again you are correct. 50% of prisoners in Federal prisons are there for drug related offences. Unfortunately when populations incarcerated in State and county jails… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
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See that’s the thing about folks like you guys with inferiority complex. You can only feel better about yourselves by putting someone else down. Most Americans are proud of their country and they do not need to put some other country or people down to feel that way. Heck… a lot of them don’t even think of other countries to validate their patriotism. It seems that it really is bothering you that a lot of people would rather want to move to the States and you merely account this to their ignorance. Wow! I guess a lot of your entertainers… Read more »
david
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Hhaha. you can’t be serious. So, many talented aussies have made it big in hollywood. Why wouldn’t they go there and get the money helping to “internationalize” your culture. I’m sure they appreciate the opportunity to make the big money that no other movie industry offers. But have they moved there in that they are US citizens? I’ll think you will find just about every one of them is still an australian citizen. If you are saying we don’t have good food and US does then you’re just showing ignorance. BTW you are welcome to vegemite.. keep it! Try some… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
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You know david, if you hate America and Americans so much then there’s nothing I can do about it. But okay… maybe it’s not America or Americans as a whole that you hate… just the American Conservatives. But that’s the thing… it’s all about difference in ideology. Conservatives believe in small government, individualism and personal responsibility. You lefties believe in big government, collectivism and the nanny state. Hey, with you being a lefty I can see how Australia can be such a paradise for you and I really am happy for you there. I, being a political conservative, prefer America… Read more »
david
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Firstly let me tell you that I’m quite capable of connecting your dots. I am well aware of the writings of your adversary on GRP. No need to be so condescending, though I do note that is a tendency of yours. While I may have called Karl Rove an asswipe (as an example)and been a bit disparaging of certain other public figures, I don’t believe I have attacked you personally. I don’t believe you can claim the same. Firstly you claim I “hate america” yet nowhere have I said such a thing. You choose to interpret certain facts presented as… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
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Yeah whatever, dude…. see the funny thing is, “Mr. Facts”, that you think facts and facts alone is the end all be all. The problem is that people tend to seek out, recall, and interpret facts in a manner that sustains their beliefs. The interpretation of data is often deeply shaped by the beliefs of the researcher. These implicit beliefs are often so deeply held that they affect the way in which people process information and arrive at judgments. Overly patriotic Americans are susceptible to this flaw of course. So are anti-Americans like yourself. Both sides can be resistant to… Read more »
Gerry
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dillusional, huh? sounds like you take what the media in the USA says as the pulse of the American people, and that is so far from reality it might as well be an illegal alien. I know plenty of Americans who do not want Wars eating up the federal budget but have li’l say as to what there gov’t. says and does. Bill O’Reilly is not a good example of the American people. The anti-unionist is a member of ‘SAG’, the screen actors guild and has to be, Fox news is a closed shop.He also belongs to AFTRA and also… Read more »
david
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that’s what you get when you let an aussie reject meglomaniac buy your media!

Hector Gamboa
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Yeah, if I was an American voter I would go for candidates who would stick to what the Constitution says about wars. I like what Ron Paul said that America should only go to war if such a war is approved by Congress and America should not play the part of World Police anymore. The cost is just draining the country a lot.

david
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I agree with your suggestion of Ron Paul. Gee…how is that possible, that doesn’t gel with your idea that I support “nanny states” and that I’m a “lefty”. But of course it is easily seen in your writings that any dissent is interpreted as “american hating crap” and baseless or whoopdeedo invented statistics or worse some deranged socialist mind. You should read your own shit back sometimes!

Gerry
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ur right about Fox news. they are FOS. a lot of Americans know that too!
Hugh Jackman lives in NYC, Angus Young lives in Europe and both of them have their strongest fan base in the North-Eastern USA!They know where their bread is buttered best, the U.S.A..

BUT BUT BUT, the USA has no shortage of talent….they just don’t.
the people who go to the states from ‘down under’ do so because there is more opportunity on Broadway, or Hollywood. it is a fact.

david
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I said exactly that, that they go for opportunity….BUT…they aren’t american! I only said about shortage of talent to take the piss…cheers

Hector Gamboa
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So yeah… that’s another thing that’s great about America. It’s the land of opportunity, baby! 🙂

david
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Dear oh dear!

“Not Everyone Wants To Live in America” Forbes, 06.04.10.

“if every national border in the world was opened up, and people had the opportunity to live anywhere they wanted what would the world end up looking like”…using “potential net immigration index (PNMI)”…

“The US has a PNMI of 60%, less than a quarter of the top ranked Singapore (260%). Other countries that rank higher than the United States include New Zealand (175%), Canada (170%), Australia (145%), France (70%), and the UK (65%).”

Hector Gamboa
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Sure, go tell those people who don’t want to go to the US to stay away! Australia can take them for all I care. 🙂 hehehe

But your point is…???? That since not everyone wants to live in America that America isn’t a great country or even as great as how Americans feel it is? Again, what do you care? If you believe that then go knock yourself out! Again… going through great lengths to deflate pride in America or the notion of American Exceptionalism? Gee…. get a life!

david
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I’m truly amazed at your response. A thread through this article and responses to it has been the proposition that much of the world wants to go and live in the US. If you support that idea and the facts don’t support it does that automatically mean I only intend to deflate pride in america…geez…

Hector Gamboa
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Well I don’t give a shit about what you mean to intend. What you write pretty much tells people what your thoughts are. If you do not want people to think you hate America (and Americans) and if you do not want people to think you are merely about deflating pride in America then do a better job in expressing yourself. You can deny all your anti-Americanism all you want but hey… as the saying goes… if it looks like a duck, if it walks like a duck, if it sounds like a duck, well… I’m sure your superior Australian… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
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Fidel Castro said “A revolution is not a bed of roses”. I agree… gee… that means I must be a nut socialist too, huh? See, david, if you are going to be cute, at least try to do a better job. Agreeing with something from the opposite camp does not necessarily mean belonging to that camp. Heck, I agree with some liberal stuff too like gay marriage (although I don’t think it is the State’s business to be involved in defining it). You are perceived to be an American hater because what you write and project are pretty much all… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
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Hi Jim, Yeah… the problem with folks like david is that they have this desperate need to be (or at least appear to be) more superior. Sure, many Americans have this feeling of superiority but many of them don’t need to put someone down just to feel superior. So folks like david would engage in sarcasm and insults to belittle the other side. Then if they get back the same crap they dish out, they’d complain to the other side of being condescending?! Gee… pathetic! And stats and “facts”? Gee… they must think everyone they debate with were born yesterday.… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
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“Ever since Homo sapiens first wandered out of Africa, the story of humanity has been one of constant migration. Today is no different – 213 million people leave their countries every year, according to U.N. statistics. Just ten countries absorb the majority of that migration, with the U.S. leading the pack by a wide margin.”

Gee… the U.S. leading the pack by a wide margin?! Even if America is such a terrible place, filled with ignorant and arrogant dipshits? Worse… even if it is the number one terrorist State in the world? Hmmm….

http://www.livescience.com/6358-country-immigrants.html

david
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It’s too easy to see Hector that your mind only sees a dichotomy of thought. I’m actually fairly indifferent to the US, like most Aussies. In fact I had no intention of mentioning any stats on Aus until you did. We see the good and the not so good. I assure you I didn’t comment to show any superiority or deflate any pride. While you say I’m being cute or whatever…let’s look…my first comment was simply to point out somethings in the bit on exceptionalism. Your immediate response to that was…” with all the crap you american haters love to… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
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Oh you’re analyzing my psyche now… who the hell do you think you are, Dr. Phil? 😀 LOL Oh I’m sorry… did you just say you didn’t use stats in your first response? Boy… you must be high! 😀 hahaha Oh and you weren’t cute with your response? Gee… maybe you should take your own advice to read through the shit you write. My goodness… you have a problem with the term “all the crap”? This is what started you to drop the bombs?! Boy you must be a really touchy (and insecure) fellow. Look…. even after all the bombs… Read more »
david
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If you look at my comments then look how right from the start you label as american hating then continue it, it’s plain that you only see it one of two ways…someone either loves america or they are an america hater. Did I say i didn’t use stats in my first response? If truly astounds me the leaps of logic you use and how you paraphrase things into more than they are. “bombarding and insulting..” All I will say now Hector is you seem to have a bad case of transference. Sorry if I fucked your glory up by commenting… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
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You fucked up my glory? You flatter yourself too much, Aussie boy. 😀 hahaha I think this is actually the first time I have ever been nasty to a commenter. I usually prefer to be mellow but for this case you got me to exercise and improve on my “attitude” which a lot of my other fellow GRP writers are very good at. Darn… it feels good! I gotta do this more often to asswipes like you. 😀 LOL Funny…. you engage in potshots and insults then you bitch about my condescending attitude when I hit you back? 😀 LOL… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
Guest
Oh… by the way, david old “buddy”…. you don’t have inferiority complex simply because you offer a differing opinion. It is more about how you project yourself to have the need to overcompensate. You go through great lengths to gather up “facts” to convince the readers (and perhaps yourself) that America is shit and Americans have such a far worse dysfunctional society. Seems like you are so insecure about your own country’s merit that you have this need to bash America (and Americans) just to show that America ain’t as great as many people think it is. You see, Libertas… Read more »
Jim Arndt
Guest

You know you won when all he can do is filibuster the thread.

Hector Gamboa
Guest
Thanks, Jim. Although I wasn’t looking at it as some sort of a pissing contest unlike how it appeared he was treating it. Initially I didn’t want to argue with him because the article was really directed at crackpot leftist loons who love to engage in anti-American histrionics. For the record, I don’t think david is in that category (yet), although I think he is just annoyed at the notion of American Exceptionalism and he merely wants to deflate American pride. So I pretty much said he can believe in what he wants to believe in and it really doesn’t… Read more »
Hector Gamboa
Guest

Oh david… technically speaking Canada is still my country. Can I expect you to kiss Canada’s ass instead? Please? 😀 LOL