Is it because they know there’s no justification for how awful America actually is? That its the richest country on Earth and yet many Americans are dying of opioids, are snapping and killing their classmates, are homeless on the streets?
Americans have a severe victim complex, their government goes all around the world sewing chaos, and Americans take pity on themselves and fail to understand why they’re utterly loathed. No other country has had this particular pathology, from what I’ve seen. Many countries have always manufactured reasons for war, but only Americans demand sympathy from the world they rule. Not tribute, not glory, sympathy.
Because Americans know there is no excuse, no justification, their country is evil and furthermore doesn’t care about them, and the only thing that Americans can do is pity themselves and pity their country. Sad.
Oh great another poster who formed their views by reading things on the internet. Media shapes the perspectives in those who choose to identify with a particular persona, an opinion, a fashion, an identity of particular political persuasion. Born out of the need to express moral relativism brought by the post modern nihilists, it got you no where closer to the truth when expressing such disdain to justify your own self loathing! It’s a misplaced opinion not rooted from experience but what was consumed from other opinions!
Would you tell that to the hordes of invader caravans breaching our southern border, PULEEZE let them know it’s not worth life and limb because they seem to be from the part of the world that didn’t get the message of how bad America is.
You need to get down there to southern border, all airports and sea ports of entry and the northern border to get this message out because people are coming in from all over the world. Where is your compassion man, GET TO IT and get that message out to the world!
This is not a stupid ass country. It’s a beautiful country. Have you been to the US?
Look at all the people that want to come here.
Even the ones who critisize it won’t leave.
Where country are you from?
I unironically believe most Americans suffer from collective schizophrenia. Even those critical of certain excesses of American capitalism and imperialism still uphold Americanism and their whole worldview is colored by it. And it seems that one of the few ways out of the delusion is to instead become rabidly anti-American which isn’t a healthy thought process either.
I believe that most Europeans suffer from collective cuckoldry.
Well American leftist progressive liberals definitely suffer from schizophrenia since every time they look in the mirror they see a different face, So of course they are deranged!
Considering what much of the world is like I’m perfectly fine being loathed. I would that we were free of baby killers, poofters, Islam and a whole host of things so we could be considered truly Deplorables as we clung to our Bibles and guns.
This is not being a victim, it is not giving a crap about what others elsewhere think. And rightly so!
Better an excess of capitalism than ANY socialism.
Americans, the Brits as well while we’re at it, should be thankful for what are locally called Robber Barons by the indoctrinated, for these men industrialized the nation on the backs of voluntary commerce long before they became excessive in their competitions amongst each other and they did so without filling the land with mass graves the way Socialists did in some places.
We became a wealthy nation with a rising standard of living before progressivism weaseled its way into power. Though of course being the merchant during and after two world wars in the 20th put us up to the point at which so-called “progressives” started thinking we had enough to piss away on their ever more socialist agenda (fools have money to be parted with because others weren’t fools before them).
The early so-called “progressives” were wrong about many things and one of them is that no one ever voted for a Robber Baron: but really they did! Every time they purchased their products the voted with their money, therefore their time to earn that money, far more often than they ever did those lawless progressives eager to overthrow the Constitution and put Arbitrary government in its place (as FDR finally succeeeded in doing).
This is the first time ARES has posted — let’s welcome them to our community!
This is the first time BrewMaster has posted — let’s welcome them to our community!
Banned retreads? Multiple accounts?
I should add, my post isn’t just on the topic of capitalism or imperialism. Even discussing food, music, history, psychology, literature etc. with Americans is almost always an unbearable experience, as well as with non-Americans who’ve taken the kool-aid. Americanism extends far beyond the borders of the USA. Check your friends for American thinking patterns and try rooting them out.
This reminds me of the manlet meltdown.
It’s ok little buddy. Your country- whatever it is - has dignity and value. No need to get all hurt. Now go back to Tim Hortons or your billabong commune or your fish and chips pub or wherever your fellow munchkins gather and tell your friends how you stood up to the Americans. They will surely ooh and ahhhh at your stories of bravery.
I love it when people think their petty regional pride should in any way get in the way of me expressing my petty regional pride.
With all our faults, all our warts, we are still the greatest country in the recorded history of the planet. Churchill said ( more or less ), America has the worst system in all of history, except for all the others.
Right… some warts are better than others.
Yes - both @ARES and I know one another as we have been kicked off most boards by spineless and sniveling Americans who can’t take criticism of their absolutely shit country.
Land of the free - with a bunch of whiners that can’t handle free speech. America sucks and Americans are brainlets.
Welcome @BrewMaster and @ARES
The conditions in the US are ripe for the creation of a highly reactionary society for a number of reasons, and I think Gramsci’s theories offer an excellent lens to examine it. First off, we need to understand that class struggle isn’t nearly as simple as it appears in some of Marx’s writings, and he acknowledges this in other works like the 18th Brumaire. Suffice to say that class relations are (usually) not a simple dictatorship based on brute force or even ideology and false consciousness. The rule of the bourgeoisie obviously requires a degree of acquiescence on the part of the workers, and this can’t rest solely on intimidation and propaganda. It requires that on some level the material interests of the workers be protected by the bourgeois order. This hegemonic arrangement of course doesn’t just happen, it is a product of concessions won through class struggle (strikes, unions, social democracy, etc.) resulting in the emergence of a labour aristocrat/petty bourgeoise middle class. This middle class then internalizes bourgeois ideology, since under the hegemonic order they are able to live relatively prosperous lives, and thus are able to be convinced that their interests are tied to the existing order. The US is an excellent example, and probably the most successful case of bourgeois hegemony. The labour struggles of the 19th and early 20th centuries eventually culminated in the postwar equilibrium under which workers were largely incorporated into bourgeois hegemony (thanks in large part to imperialism and the postwar boom), and this was done on a scale never before seen, to the point where the majority of white workers were included in this middle class. However capitalism is inherently unstable, and all sorts of events can destabilize the precarious balance of power that produces a particular hegemony. The middle class is especially vulnerable to shifts in the hegemonic order, since unlike the big bourgeoisie they lack the wealth to ensure economic security, and unlike the lower echelons of the working class they actually have something to lose. When the hegemony shifts in a way that effectively ejects the middle class from its position, their discontent inevitably manifests itself as a form of right wing populism, and under proper conditions can develop into Fascism. It manifests itself in this way because of the internalization of bourgeois ideology by the middle class. When the order which had previously secured their position begins to collapse, it’s far easier for them to blame some sinister other (■■■■■ bankers, liberals, immigrants, etc) rather than reject their entire previously established worldview. It’s not hard to see why somebody who had secured a prosperous existence under capitalism would blame something other than capitalism once that existence is threatened. The US today is undergoing this process, with the white working class being ejected from their previously secure and prosperous position within US bourgeois hegemony. The result is that their anger lashes out in multiple directions: at certain leaders they believe responsible for the loss of their position (establishment politicians in both parties), against immigrants and minorities (who they see as displacing them from their position), and against the left, who they have been taught to hate since birth. The mass basis of fascism in the US won’t be those retards in Charlottesville, it will be Fox News grandpas who small business or are skilled workers.