why do so many people hate Americans? (352, permasaged)

81 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E 2005-09-10 03:21 ID:iHr30qzr

I don't think he cares.

Americans aren't sheep. The ones I've met were all capable of critical thought (although, admittedly, my sample is biased towards academia). <insert nasty side comment about the Bible Belt>

The problem comes from the information they're provided with. US media is one-sided and disgustingly empty. It's like MTV wearing a newsman's clothing. I can't stand watching CNN, FOX, MSNBC, et al because I have the strangest sensation my IQ is dropping by the minute. Yet this is the tripe Americans are fed with every day. Unless they actively seek out news sources in other countries, they're almost doomed to think a certain way.

Anybody who believes that someone who is constantly soaked in a particular worldview will seriously consider alternate possibilities outside of that worldview is deluding themselves. We are shaped by our environment. See: psychology.

FYI, Australian TV is just as bad. Argh! Kill!

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