People who dislike America are folks who are holding it to an impossible standard of perfection. Other countries wouldn't be any better in its position. Refer to page 6, posts 171 and 172 on this forum for more elaboration: http://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/69431/6/
Also, I think it depends on who an american is talking to. An american explaining the US to a foreigner would likely talk about it in a positive way. But, they would probably criticize the USA with other americans.
@triangle.128k you know billionaires that represent corporation? Their legally able to bribe candidates when running for office by giving them money for advertisement, etc so that when their actually in office they can carry out what the corporations asked for.
I assume you're referring to the vaccination/autism thing. That guy was a fraud, and it was proven he was a fraud in great detail. If the science is false, it will be exposed as such in fairly short order.
@reece, when polititons accept bribes that is illegal, and they are found out and sent to jail. When they are given money by people who want to fund people's ads, and advertisement fees, it is generally because the person running has the same ideas as the contributor, because you want the person who supports your ideals to win. It would cost less and also it would be more efficient, than giving someone who has the opposite views as you to have your views. And if you have all that money, why don't you just run? Take the billionaire Donald Trump for example, he has no political experience, and hes running.
@reece The US is currently in 17th place as one of the least corrupt nations on the planet (and thats a little deceiving because we are in a 6 way tie for 11th). And you are a little misguided on how money effects voting in America. The direct bribery of a politician or any member of their staff is illegal and is treated as a very serious offense. What you are thinking of is when politicians get donations from individuals to help in their campaign. None of the money can go to the politician personally and the money is all willingly given. In fact the Democratic party actually gets more donations on an average congressional election than Republicans (most of it coming from small donations from poor and middle class Americans, not Corporations. Even the Republicans get more money from the people than from corporations)
@58539672 It's not corruption when it's legalized. http://www.debate.org/polls/do-you-support-a-constitutional-amendment-to-get-money-out-of-politics-and-do-you-think-it-is-possible-with-the-state-of-our-country-were-in
@tajshar2k Agreed. Though I think that excess exposure to anti-american news, our recent wars, and simple jealousy have a lot to do with how some of them get these negative views. A lot of it also has to do with people forgetting everything the US has done for the world (like stopping communism).
@reece Im well aware of that poll, but that still doesn't nullify the point that you have ALOT of misconceptions about the US. Then again you are from all those green areas of non-America, so I can't really blame you for it.
@reece Of the 192 countries on the planet, 42 are classified as developed. That puts the US in the top 7% on the meter of happiness. And if your just counting the developed nations, that puts the US in the top 35%. I don't care what list it is, being anywhere near the top 20-30 is an accomplishment. And the US is consistently above that threshold.
Its you who controls your happiness. If you always do drugs, and are a high school dropout, chances are you aren't going to be happy when you are an adult, and thats for any country. Even with something like fat people, just because a lot of them are fat, doesn't mean you have to be fat.