The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20255   Message #209915
Posted By: GUEST,LDB
10-Apr-00 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: Do Americans know?
Subject: RE: Do Americans know?
Well, as an American, I am pretty sure that all the things you say other countries say about Americans, Americans also say about other Americans! Listen to our political debates on almost any issue and half the nation thinks the other half would have to double their IQ in order to make it up to stupid. Maybe it's the freedom of speech we prize so much that allows any hateful group to be heard that causes others to see us that way.

I agree with Joe that when I travel I get the distinct impression that when common people talk to common people whatever their nationality, they see very little difference "twixt them 'n us" (music portion - is there a song there?)