Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Katana_Geldar, Sep 8, 2005.
Michael Moore is a complete idiot. I live in America, and I know that more than half of this country can't stand him. Even more than that KNOW he is nothing more than a propaganda artist. If Moore really wanted to help people understand his point of view, or a true issue, why does he ask $35,000 dollars to speak at a college? Greater men than him do it for free all the time.
Geez, seems like a lot of folks don't like Americans here. Ouch! I think everyone I know likes Australia. My Dad is from Canberra, and I have been to Australia a few times. The folks there are always really cool, and very welcoming. Australia is a great example of how a lot of places in the world should try to be. I think that if a lot of you guys here actually came to America, the people for the most part would be really cool to you. But there are probably a few elitist morons that would turn their nose up at you, so I have to apologize for them.
Yes, but to be fair LINQ none of them actually have been to America or know Americans; they just regurgitate some other trendy lefty anti-American opinion they picked up somewhere.
Oh come off it E_S. You're guilty of US bashing just as much as anyone here is. In the Senate you're renown for it.
It's simply a case of tall poppy syndrome
When we are referring to 'them' ES, i'd be interested to see who you include. After all, it wouldn't hurt to name names, and I really don't think there would be that many US-bashers.
It should be noted at this point that the official VicFF motto refers only to Americans who refuse to take a bath, and to be honest who wouldn't be proud of not being them?
Yeah. For some reason though, they don't seem to take me seriously when I PM back that answer (after their complaints)
Bull, U, I mean Loopster.
Neither of those statements are true, but your attempt at tall poppy cutdown is noted and dismissed.
Tall poppy? You?
I criticse things that are wrong with US policy, I'm not Capt. Blanket Anti-American Statements so I'm actually going to call PPOR.
I've been to American more times than I care to remember and if nothing else there is one generalisation that I must (without malice) say is true - most Americans are globally blind. As a result they tend to do silly things like assume people can't see through their facade of policies to the truth of human greed.
Gun control thread in the Senate.
Would that be where I suggested that they were different from us and thus couldn't apply their standards of firearm ownership to us?
I've been accused plenty of times of being anti-American, despite any evidence to back it up, and the PPOR usually gets the same result it did here.
You've been accused of being anti-American plenty of times but my assertion you're renown for it is wrong huh?
Sorry, but I'm not trawling through hundreds of pages of posts to find your individual ones. Don't believe me? Whatever, let's just leave it alone.
As I couldn't be arsed looking though threads for examples, please consider this a full and total retraction.
most Americans are globally blind. As a result they tend to do silly things like assume people can't see through their facade of policies to the truth of human greed.
It's just that on the whole, America is idealistic. It comes from us being largely insulated from world affairs by virtue of the oceans, but at the same time, being thrust into the world leadership role.
Let's look at a rather mundane example. How would a "Captain Australia" be viewed by those within Australia itself?
Yet, America is filled with all the "Captain Americas, Rambos," etc.. one can shake a stick at. It's not just that Captain America is a cool character, it's that most believe in the ideals he represents.
I think with the bipolar world over, America is getting better at adopting a global mindset, but it also takes cooperation from everyone.
As has been mentioned, I don't think one view is automatically "better" than the other, they're just different, and what makes us all unique in our own way.
Everyone can learn from everyone else, and our differences can certainly be turned into strengths.
(Not only do I agree, but I'd suggest that post is better if you play "Hope and Glory" in the background )
I think it also comes down to the human emotion of fearing the unknown. Well, maybe not "fearing" in all situations, but differences always stand out more than something that is mundane.
As an example, I can't help but think of a family friend of an old girlfriend I had, who was from Australia, and who stayed with my girlfriend's family here in the States for quite a while. (she met my girlfriend's sister in nanny college and came back to the States for work)
Anyway, Ruth was from Launceston, and she was the nicest girl one could meet. However, Ruth also had racial attitudes that would make Hitler himself blush, which were quite shocking when she got on a roll.
I don't know what kind of city Launceston is. But I certainly didn't judge all Australians for the attitudes that Ruth had. I didn't even judge Ruth for those attitudes beyond what they were.
Every person is who they are, with both strengths and weakness.
Actaully, the Australian city of Launceston is a good example for this thread as well. As I understand it, Launceston was named after the original British city. However, due to regional dialects, the two have come to be pronounced differently.
In Australia, it's Lon-cess-ton.
In the original English, it's Lawnston.
The fact that Australians pronounce it differently doesn't make them stupid, it's just that the regional dialects are different, which add to the character. It's no different than if an American version of a movie changed "quid" to "dollars."
Well said. As you note, respect for others can only help.
Vegemite for Morons =/= arguing about Senate posting habits. I'd expect better from a mod.
I thought the two were related
Not to fight someone else's battle, but the discussion on the Senate issue ended four hours before you posted Hawk - and Ender didn't even start the "argument"!