ANSWERS: 31
  • it doesnt bother me. americans are stupid. everyone knows canada is the best country in the world :3
  • Everyone likes to think they're the best, don't they? Us Brits keep a bit quieter, we know we haven't got a lot to brag about, but Americans are great self believers. I think it's wonderful that a country can feel so united in the fact that they are the best. Saying that I don't like to have it rammed down my throat, but there we go.
  • It makes me feel like they really need to travel! I live in Australia, and I don't think we're the best. I think we're up there but Asia and Europe have some amazing places with hundreds, thousands of years of culture and history. How can new settlements like Aus and US beat that?
  • It makes me think they are more patriotic than the rest of us and not afraid to say so - if I scream I am proud to be British I will be accused of racism and belonging to the BNP; it isn't worth the hassle to be that vocal about patriotism over here.....
  • It makes me feel they have not seen much. I love my country dearly, but I admit that there are better cities out there, better music and movies, better welfare state systems... I don't need to speak about the rest of the world is a hellhole to love my country.
  • To me, it's the equivalent of saying you belong to the best high school simply because you go there, even if you've never been anywhere else. It's more or less just uneducated team spirit... Though, I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing to be patriotic. It does help build a strong nation through teamwork. -shrugs- What can I say, I hated pep rallies when I was in school and didn't give a damn about how our football team did. lol
  • look america isnt perfect but were topdog when it comes to military and u.s girls are hot and other countries beat us there sometimes but california girls are the best and also why do u think mexicans keep hoping are border to get here its obviously not becuz they enjoy and food wise im sorry to say we are best but me personally i do think iataly austraullia and japan are awesome. O and havent u ever heard of the american dream so even if ur not american u want it and thats why america is best cuz u want to be like us in a bunch of ways.
  • It is their personal opinion, like I would consider my country as the greatest and I am allowed my opinion.Though in our films we do not talk of saving the world from destruction.LOL+
  • If I have found anything whilst being on Answerbag, it is that not all Americans feel that way. In fact, the majority of Americans I have spoken to, or read answers from, do not feel that at all. My thoughts about those who do feel that way - excessive and loud pride is very unattractive. Especially pride in a country, which is a nonsense to me. I often see that many of those with the greatest pride on Answerbag are mostly the ones who admit to not travelling much. No surprise there. They also tend to make more spelling mistakes, more grammatical errors and more unsubstantiated claims. That tells me something too. There is a difference between loving your country and being ignorant. Some people cross the line.
  • Americans say it because they love their country. How does this make me feel? Happy! There's still so much I've got to see!
  • I've said for years that their assumption of "most powerful nation on earth" is exactly that, an assumption, it's never been proven (cue the "you'd be speaking German" speech, yawn). The one that really gets on my nerves, is when the American President is called "Leader of the free world", pfft, he's not my bloody leader, and I seriously doubt anyone in Norway or Italy view them as their leader either, and we're all members of the free world. It's not just that it stinks to the high heavens of arrogance, it's that it's the worst kind of arrogance, unjustified arrogance. I have no problem with justified arrogance, if you're the best, boast away, but not unjustified arrogance, I can't stand that. Just to clarify, I don't hate Americans, or America, I say this because the shaming language brigade are bound to show up any time soon and say that I'm full of hate.
  • Having been to some shithole countries (Saudi, etc.) I have found America to be a damn sight better.
  • I find it funny how they like to call themselves 'Leaders of the free world' - Nobody else calls you that guys! It's like the fat kid at school who tries to make his own nickname 'Hey guyss, you can call me T-dawgg'... 'Fuck off lard arse, we'll call you lard arse and you'll like it!'
  • What are you, my frickin shrink?
  • All you need do is read many of the comments here and you see how America is thought of in other countries. It is sad but Americans have had it their way so long and are so indoctrinated into believing they are the only country in the world worth being in. - America is no better than any other country it is just they have some advantages others do not...but many forget America was built on the backs of those other countries.
  • I always say, it's the empty can that rattles the most!!!
  • a little jealousy goes a long way. pony
  • What country doesn't? Look at our history. American freedom has allowed much of the constituents of modern life to go from dream to reality. Freedom plus free enterprise without a lot of gov't control will do that. Too bad that formula no longer exists here.
  • Why do you assume all Americans are identical? I have traveled the world extensively and have found both good and bad everywhere I have gone and there are only a few places I won't return to. The medias job is to stir up your emotions. Whatever emotional responses you feel are likely the ones you are meant to feel making you a bit like their puppet. Forget sound bites and seek out the facts, remove emotion from the equation and make up your own mind as to what is the truth....Another way to look at this is to look at your own country, do you believe all the same things everyone else does? Do all people there have the same opinions on everything? If someone claimed something about you that was false would that automatically make it true?
  • Most Americans dont have a passport.... the point explains itself
  • I am not American but I do feel it is a good thing to have national pride and work together to make your country great. Enthusiasm can take you a long way.
  • America has this God complex that I don't understand. Look at their views on WWII and see who they say was involved. Look up who actually got beaten in Vietnam.
  • It's all in the attitude. It makes me feel great that my fellow Americans believe the way we do...I work with a lady from Bosnia, who believes her country is better...who am I to argue...she takes pride in hers, I take pride in mine...and I'm very sorry for the people in other countries who don't feel about their homes the way that we do.
  • God forbid Americans take off their blinders and see that not everyone thinks their cities are made of gold. :S EDIT: Oh lawd I think I just commited thought crime.
  • I say everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even about their own country. How does that make me feel? Just normal.
  • Unless they are tossing rocks at my face at the same time I pretty sure I really don't care. Should I start? +5
  • America, in my opinion, is and has been the most generous, caring, and sacrificing country ever to exist in the history of the world. It makes me proud to be an American that I've been fortunate enough to live in this time in this country. Those that have a guilt complex or have been indoctrinated in "higher" education that this is a baaaaad country should feel fortunate, also, that they have the right to bad-mouth their country. Because that's what they do....angerly bad-mouth things. They are so full of hate and self-guilt, they cannot help it. It's pitiful, really.
  • They say it becuase they believe it. It makes me feel that they love their country, which also happens to be my country. If someone from a different country said it, I would feel the same way (unless they lived in a third world country or something. Then I might think they had lost their mind.) I do not take offense when I hear someone say their country is the best any more than I take offense when someone says their family is the best in the world. I know that their feelings on the matter are (generally) not intended to denigrate other countries (or families). I know that, from an outside, objective opinion, they may be considered incorrect. I do not consider them stupid, ignorant, arrogant, etc. the way some do. What I do find interesting are those who get very offended over it. I don't really understand that. I think many of them may feel insecure about their own countries. That would make sense. It would also explain why they seem to feel they have to tear down other countries to make themselves feel better. Some may have a big superiority complex that compels them to forcefully attack anyone who doesn't recognize how great their country is. Either way, it is a bit fascinating to me but I generally try not to engage. It just isn't worth it.
  • Americans are crazy people and its all about Patriotism and all that (Most of them.) ps. some more reasons 01. A pizza gets to our house faster than an ambulance. 02. There are handicap parking places in front of skating rinks. 03. Drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. 04. People order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke. 05. Banks leave two sets of front doors unlocked and open and then chain their pens to the counters. 06. We leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage. 07. We use answering machines to screen calls and then have "call waiting" so we won't miss a call from someone we don't want to talk to in the first place. 08. We buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in package of eight. 09. We use the word "politics" to precisely describe our crazy process: "Poli" in Latin means "many" and "tics" means "bloodsucking creatures". 10. We have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.
  • As an American, I think that my country is great. That's not to say there are things that I would not change within it, or that I think it is better than any other place on this green Earth. As someone who has never left their home country, I can certainly say that there are places around the globe that I would like to visit (and one day I will). But I feel a connection with this country, and feel that I would never want to leave (on a permanent basis).
  • Because many Americans are proud of their country, and this is what they have heard from people in other countries all their lives. I'm not saying it's right or wrong. Personally, if I went to another country, I wouldn't be saying it to anyone's face, as I believe it's rude to do so. Every country in the world has something for which to be proud. It seems to me that many of the more "civilized" countries have more than a few things. I would believe, also, that many people would be proud of their countries, for whatever reason. There's so many things, natural, man-made, historical, etc., to see in the US... I'm proud to be an American. ;-)

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