Black People : Why America is Hated: A Worldview of the United States

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  1. Goddess Auset333

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    Why America is Hated: A Worldview of the United States
    The United States - considered an extension of the Western world - is under constant scrutiny by other countries. In relation to economic and foreign political policy, technological advancement, military strength, and cultural trends, there are strengths and weaknesses in America's image and impact around the world.

    Loyalist to America and its values contend that the United States is the greatest country in the world to live; the country of unfettered freedom, opportunity to fulfill dreams, and blessed of the most High God. As any native person to their land would, these loyalists' for America pledge themselves to defending and promoting the American way of life, as they are expected to. However, in recent years, belief in and loyalty to the American way of life is waning among its own citizens.

    According to a poll from the Washington Post, "73 percent of Americans said the country is pretty seriously on the wrong track, while 25 percent said things are going in the right direction," which is a large portion of the people. Worldwide, the numbers are even larger.

    Those who hold steady optimism are those who would rather not give up on the country and would rather believe that everything is honky dory [no pun intended]. They see no wrong in America's foreign and domestic policies and are convinced that if there are problems, the problems are not the cause of failed leadership or political policy, but rather, somehow, the fault of those who see things differently.

    In other words, there are some people in America who think that the problems of America and Americans are caused by the people themselves for lack of personal responsibility and not because of going trends of apathy among law and policy makers toward the masses. Job outsourcing and insecurity, immigrant amnesty over natural citizenship, and foreign affairs that drain domestic opportunity are some of the major concerns of the public.

    These same people arrogantly suppose and contend that America is the greatest country to live without regard to other countries where people live, survive, and succeed everyday, based on a lifestyle unlike that of the American lifestyle. They believe that there are people all around the world dying to abandon their homeland to come and live in the great America because their lands are filled with corruption, poverty, and disease. Yet this is deceptive thinking.

    Although there are people around the world who desire to live in America and possibly as a result of their situation in their own land, this is not the common sentiment among people of the world. In fact, most people are happy with their life in their own country. It is the way they were raised and is all they know so they are content.

    They see images and pictures of the American way of life and some are fascinated yet some are disgusted. Disgusted because some of the images are contrary to what they know as life and what they have learned as proper behavior.

    Many optimist of American life (including the president) claim via mainstream media that if America is hated, it is because of jealousy of America's freedoms, or because of America's progressiveness in technology of lifestyle: they argue that radicals and anti-American terrorist organizations hate America because it condemns oppression, dictatorship and government rule; however, if examined closely, America practices these same things only in a more organized and less noticeable way.

    Truth be told, (and testified by the recent poll of its own citizens) America is not hated because of the reasons quoted by mainstream optimist, but America is hated because America force their way of life on other countries and cultures disguised as Democracy and Freedom, regardless of whether that country desires America's ways or not.

    Many times, American journalists traveling in other countries ask citizens if they like America and want to live there. The response is always the same and as expected. Most people do not want to move to America because they are happy where they are, yet some people do want to move to America. Those who desire to live in America, however, are those who are attracted to the seductive images of America's fun-loving lifestyles, while others are content with their lives where they are.

    The optimist report the answers in favor of the American life as opposed to the reports of people who do not desire to live here for reasons of culture, dignity, and loyalty to their own country. Not everyone share the same views about America as the optimist in America does, furthermore, more people are adopting a more pessimistic view of American life, here and abroad.

    Constantly, the opinions of people of other countries and cultures condemn American lifestyle and culture and flag it as immoral. Issues that American politicians and citizens debate daily such as abortion, laws protecting alternative lifestyles of homosexuality, gun violence, divorce, corporate corruption, poverty among children and the elderly, rampant imprisonment of its population (particularly people of color), failing public schools, which have dropped to double digits in world competitions, are just some of the reasons people of other countries and cultures have negative views of America.

    When these views are formed into radical agendas to oppose and even wage war against America in order to protect their own cultures and lands, it is done not because of jealousy, but because of frustration and opposition to forced change, and in the case of culture, American culture is the culprit.

    When viewing foreign affairs, people in other countries see America as an imperialist state seeking to impose on their way of life. In times past, America has moved in and taken over lands, forcefully occupied cities and nations, and spread what they believe people desire, Democracy.

    According to the Eastern philosopher Oswald Spengler who authored the historical book "The Decline of the West", he said "Imperialism, of which petrifacts such as the Egyptian empire, the Roman, the Chinese, the Indian, may continue to exist for hundreds or thousands of years ... is to be taken as the typical symbol of the end. Imperialism is Civilization unadulterated. In this phenomenal form the destiny of the West is now irrevocably set." -- The Conclusion - Imperialism [p 27].

    Paraphrasing Spengler, the West, not learning from Dynasties in times past, America in its lead to spread Democracy is on a downward spiral toward its end as a result of attempting to imperialize the world. The course by nature is "irrevocably set" and there is little chance of turning back, especially after the U.S. entered Iraq in 2003 to disrupt the lives of Middle Easterners. Since then, American citizens and other peoples of the world see the U.S. in a much negative light.

    After 5 years of war and occupation in Iraq, "61 percent in this poll said the war was not worth fighting, and nearly two-thirds said the United States is not making significant progress restoring civil order in Iraq. However, there is no such general agreement about what to do." Yet the military remains there.

    Now stranded in the Middle East with no clear way out, the United States face even more scrutiny by the world and possible retaliation from various type anti-America terrorist groups and possible hostile countries that have vested interest in Middle East affairs, such as China and or Russia.

    Once public sentiment has reached such a low level of opinion, it signals a time for change. However, drastic change in policy by America's political leaders is something far from happening simply because those political leaders are the ones who are benefitting most politically and financially from the indifference of America oppression.

    Control of the population is a necessity now to maintain a level of social divide among the leaders and the masses, which is a sure sign of modern day government fascism, oppression, and public control. At some point, the public sentiment will change outright and the mainstream media will not find positive people to profile on camera, and they will have to hire people to be positive, if they have not already done so.

    Source from: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content /article/2007/06/04/AR2007060401230_2.html?referrer=email

    © June 2007 By CR Hamilton
     
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    There's an old saying that goes "you get the kind of government you deserve". President Bush is probably the worse president we have ever had in this country. The polls reflecting those negative opinions of America are mostly about him and his administration. It's encouraging to know that even American citizens themselves are saying that we are on the wrong track. That means that something will be done about it when we get to vote for the next group of leaders. Hilary and Obama leading in the polls for the Democrats sends a message. We are tired of the same old faces, and the same old rhetoric.

    I don't see the country as being in decline. I think we are overburdened with world affairs and meddling in business and cultures we don't understand. We will eventually withdraw from that after we become energy independent. We shouldn't be in the middle east fighting to steal their oil, we need to use other fuels. They can fight among themselves all they want to, once we've left.

    I've read some of Bin Laden's speeches, and I do believe that jealousy is a big part of why the terrorist hate us so much. They really resent that this country can provide jobs, food and housing, and a level of freedom, while they can't do the same.

    I don't see another country coming close to what this country has to offer in terms of economic benefits. From where I sit as an Officer with Homeland Security, most of the foreigners I encounter will do anything to come here and live, and they are from all over the world. But it is mostly for the economic benefits and not the culture or predominant religion. They still practice their own religions and culture after they arrive here.

    There really is no other place to go right now. I see India and China as two large countries that will eventually rival us, but we won't disappear because of it. The world is a much smaller place than it was in ancient times, we can go around the world in a matter of hours now.

    We don't have any insurmontable problems here, we just need leadership that focuses more on our internal problems and less on foreign ones.
     
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    Let's see between America and Europe we have 20% of the world's poplulation consuming 80% of the world's resources which means the 80% of the world's population is subsisting on 20$ of the world's resources. Then when they complain we say they're just jealous. Does that strike you as fair? Yes, America has all the goodies but at what price to the rest of the world? You read bin Laden's speeches and totally ignore the circumstances that make his complaints valid.

    Until we become energy independent." when is that going to happen? We tell the world that when we finish kicking their @$$es and sucking all the blood we need we will pull the syringe out of their veins and put a bandaide on it. But until we get our own supply of blood they should just shut up and wait.

    If he doesn't get assassinated first Bush has another year and a half to finish running this country into the ground. But America's sins did not start with Bush nor did the world's negative opinion of America. It has been brewing for a long long time but it can't brew forever without coming to a head. Yes, America has pulled through worse problems in the past but remember the last straw is not necessarily the heaviest one.
     
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    Bro Mrron

    Bro Mrron- This is a brother who totally missed the point. America has drained other countries of their resources, blocked progress of other nations, and underdeveloped other countries so they can have all the goods. It's like robbing your neighbor so your kids can have a good life. Yes, your kids have a good life but the neighbors are suffering. Does this make you a great person? America would have people believe that this does make them great because they "have it all" but like the post before, at the expense of the rest of the world. America has the chance to withdraw from other people's business and mind their own. You do not see canada, brazil, norway, japan, or any other countries all in peoples business instigating wars, joining wars, fighting wars, and in all kinds of conflict around the world except america. What does that tell you. Like the article says, its not jealousy, its anger and resentment

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    Question off the subject...why was the website that published the article blocked (which is a black website) yet the washington post site was allowed to remain? I guess whity has priority over here also

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    Beloved Mighty warrior writes: Bro Mrron- This is a brother who totally missed the point. America has drained other countries of their resources, blocked progress of other nations, and underdeveloped other countries so they can have all the goods. It's like robbing your neighbor so your kids can have a good life. Yes, your kids have a good life but the neighbors are suffering. Does this make you a great person? America would have people believe that this does make them great because they "have it all" but like the post before, at the expense of the rest of the world. America has the chance to withdraw from other people's business and mind their own. You do not see canada, brazil, norway, japan, or any other countries all in peoples business instigating wars, joining wars, fighting wars, and in all kinds of conflict around the world except america. What does that tell you. Like the article says, its not jealousy, its anger and resentment
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    Beloved cartelq :

    I agree with you. It has nothing to do with jealousy. Who would be jealousy of whorish...and then some Nation america?

    There are two types of Afrikans blacks in america. One is the Afrikan-american who could care less about Afrika and our past history, the butchering of other Nations by america, and they will protect the Rouge Nation america at all cost, because some people love their abuser.

    Then of course we have our black Afrikans Living in america, those of us who know as Hon. Bob Marley said. I am just a Buffalo Soldier, stolen from Afrika, bought to the america/mainland.

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    Beloved QG Destee:

    Is the website blocked on Destee end?

    I notified the website owner and asked them why is his site being blocked.

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    Beloved Qg Destee:

    I went back and re-read your reply. I think I am going to C my way out of this.

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