clofarie
clofarie
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the-unpopular-opinions:

You aren’t superior just because you live in canada or are Canadian. Canada isn’t some mystical fairy world full of untold wonders like everyone proclaims. Just like every other country in the world, it has it’s good and bad sides. So can we please stop treating canada/Canadians like its flawless in every way? Thank you.
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the-unpopular-opinions:

To the biased, hypocritical submission posted earlier about how Americans love themselves and we think we’re the center of the world, you’d be amazed at how completely and utterly incorrect you are.  I’m submitting this because I’m tired of the fact that “America is the worst country ever wow geez!!!!” has pretty much become a popular opinion.
First of all, as an American, I don’t think anyone actually makes as many American stereotype jokes as we do.  The McDonalds jokes, the fat jokes, the lazy jokes, the first-world problems jokes—you name it, we probably talk about it far more than you do (and cringe).  Our self-awareness, despite the stereotypes of us being content with our flaws and unwilling to realize them, is pretty dang admirable. 
We absolutely do not see ourselves as “the centre of the world”; it’s important to understand that our government is pretty fucked up, and is not up to par with those of other developed countries around the world.  As “average citizens”, we differ extremely in our ideals and beliefs and wishes to those of our government, which, by the way, claims to have our best interest at heart but nine times out of ten doesn’t.  You stated you are Irish, so I’m assuming you’ve never lived in America, but somewhere along the way in that oh-so-superior educational system of yours, I hope at least someone’s had the sense to advise you not to equate a country’s government with it’s regular, everyday citizens.
 And speaking of educational systems, you can get off your high horse about how much smarter everyone else in the world apparently is compared to Americans, because we know we’ve got an awful educational system. You’re not some saint who’s JUST FIGURED THIS OUT LIKE WOW!!!  WHO KNEW!!!  You’re late to the party if you think we aren’t already aware.  And our poor educational system, again, is a result of our bizarre and lazy government at work, having so much fun as it jumps through hoops and runs in circles so as to avoid progressing towards better programs and systems for its people at the risk of the big dogs losing their money.
That being said, most Americans are actually very smart in terms of how aware we are of our country’s issues.  For a country with a dog-shit educational system, we’re pretty intelligent when it comes to recognizing our own faults and the reasons why other developed countries have their shit figured out much more than we do.  Yet again a reminder that our government isn’t exactly helping us to figure this stuff out—we’re pretty much on our own.
In reference to your complaint about how we’re all “evil assholes” because of our gun laws, I mean HOLY SHIT do you fucking think we DON’T REALIZE that our gun laws suck?  Do you, in all your uppity European glory, really think we’re so dumb that we don’t recognize that we have a lot of gun problems in our country, crime issue, and so on?  But WE don’t make the laws, our government does.  And even when we’re asked how we feel about certain issues, our voices don’t mean squat the second they conflict with the government’s precious ideals.
You also believes we “hate Mexicans” and other immigrants who come to our country, but if you take a look at your own continent you’d see there are plenty of European countries with issues concerning Muslims and immigrants “ruining their prosperity”.
The part in your ill-educated rant that made me cringe the most was when you stated that we “ignore” the fact that our country was founded through slavery and murder and suffering.  To that I can’t even fake politeness.  You’re clearly an ignorant cunt who thinks they know all there is to know about our shitty educational system, but obviously you’ve never educated yourself enough to know that we pour through lessons on the Civil War and every damn civil rights movement that has gone on in our country.  Our history classes will devote months to covering the details on important movements and wars and the sufferings of all involved in the progression of America’s history.  Don’t you EVER assume that we don’t know of the suffering that the founding of our country has caused.
 In conclusion, I guess, we know our country is fucked up and makes its mistakes, but please at least try to use that tiny amount of brainpower you might possess to understand that we, as the common American people, try very hard to change our country for the better, but our government really just hates the idea of enabling us to do such a thing. And you should take that disgustingly uneducated rant of yours and stuff it up your moldy green Irish asshole because honestly, your own level of stupidity is reflecting poorly on your country and you look terrible with your stereotyping and your unjustified criticisms.  You’re lucky I, unlike you, am smart enough to have learned for myself how kind and friendly the Irish people are; otherwise, I’d probably be doing what you did to my country and would be seriously declaring the Irish to be terrible, unfriendly people because of one person’s behavior.