A German David Hasselhoff lover recently wrote 10 Common German Prejudices About The USA. I am deeply offended as an American and would like to take some time to clear the air.
“What’s with all the fast food?”
We are BUSY people. Have you looked at our GDP lately? It’s the highest in the world. You think we got there by taking the to time to cook boring meals at home? Give me animal fat and give it to me NOW. Maybe you’d be rich too if you spent your time working instead of making thick sausage or whatever it is you eat over there.
“Americans are war mongers”
The recent military operations in Iraq (both of them), Afghanistan, Panama, Kosovo, Somalia, and Grenada were all ACCIDENTS of history. We do not have imperial notions on this great Earth, and if you give honest examination to the periods between 1891 and 1897, you will see that we are a very peaceful people.
“Americans are extremely superficial…celebrity culture”
Wrong. We follow celebrities because they have achieved a level of enlightenment that commoners like you and I can only dream about. I’m talking about sex, clubbing, drugs, tell-all books, gotcha photography featuring nipples and shaved vaginas, and most importantly, FASHION. Quick: name a German-born celebrity. I thought so. If you had celebrities then you would be obsessing over their god-like status as well.
“Americans don’t give a shit about their poor people”
Now you’ve went too far. Look in any American city and you will see an area of very fine buildings that we have built EXCLUSIVELY for the poor. We give them schooling, food, and police protection, and make sure that they live far far away from the middle and upper classes, who may interfere with their admirable way of life. Poverty in the United States will be relegated to the history books as soon as we win the war on terror.
“Everything needs to be XXL (houses, cars, refrigerators, Burgers, breast implants,…)”
How’s that 300 square feet of living space in Germany doing for you? Other than the breast implants, which can be explained by evolution, we need large because our founding fathers, God rest their souls, want us to settle in a vast frontier of rich, bountiful land. Ever heard of the Homestead Act? Otherwise this land would just go to waste, and what’s the point of that? As for automobiles, I’d like to see you drive one of your fuel-efficient scooter smart cars on a real highway and see how long you survive as SUV monsters of American pride block your puny visual field.
As an American citizen, I just can’t stand by and watch as foreigners trash the country I’ve grown up in. Instead of acting out in a pointless jealous rage, I think this German should get a J-O-B so he can afford to buy one of our state-of-the-art plasma televisions. Just don’t forget to budget for the necessary Monster cables.Tweet Follow @rooshv
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Hurtful? You meant to say true right? Because all those stereotypes are facts.
“americans are warmongers”
wow. coming from a kraut that’s rich.
German-born celebrity = Heidi Klum
I love how people are missing the obvious sarcasm…
You took the words right out of my mouth, murdoc…and I thought I was clever.
I love David Hasselhoff’s video for whatever that song of his is called…”jump into my car”?
He’s such a douche.
XXL? Have you driven the new 7 series? Damn, thats a big car!
UGH the poor DO NOT live far enough away from me. ga-ross
German vehicle I would drive: Heidi Klum
Alpha driver of vehicle = Seal :(
I’m with Roissy on that one.
Right Sweat P.
Biggest misbehavin’ celeb = Hitler
Ditto, the dude.
The Germans are notorious for starting wars and killing randomly, though. They just haven’t since Hitler and the Berlin Wall cause uhm… ugh. Can’t be bothered to find out why. I’m sure it’s something to do with the rest of Europe having to baby sit them or something.
This is coming from someone who is, largely, of German descent.
1st..Heidi Klum can get it..Seal is a lucky bastard
2nd..How the fuck can anybody from Germany ever call somebody “warmonger”??? Didn’t they try to exterminate a whole segment of the human population?
3rd..Heidi Klum is fine…
4th..At least at our public sporting events are crowd doesn’t line up together to form swastika’s..
5th..Do Germans know of any other color outside of black and grey???? Whats up with the David Hasselhof infatuation???
Americans are totally not overweight, either. (A stereotype that was completely overlooked).
And, we never tried to exterminate a whole segment of the population *cough**cough** native americans **cough** cough**
Last time I checked our warmongering status saved the world from the Nazi Germans and the Imperial Japs.
And taking a close look at what the Europeans provide NATO milatary wise — a simple thank you would have to do.
If it wasn’t for us, Berlin would be the capital of Western Russia.
And other then some decent cars, Hiedi Klum, Boris Becker and Octoberfest — I can’t think of a single decent thing that Germany has contributed to this world.
Ok — maybe a decent world cup soccer team to watch every four years.
But other then that — nada.
germans are actually really awesome people. in fact, they were one of the most successful immigrant groups in the United States. They make great cars, great technology, and are incredibly efficient. Germany itself is beautiful! Just because they caused WW2 doesn’t mean other nations aren’t capable of autrocities like that. umm in fact, stalin was way worse than Hitler. This is coming from a Jew.
as for XXL and our fatties… My family has really good friends who are Germans and when they came here they took photos of morbidly obese people to show back home. They sent us a copy of the photo CD and I very much enjoyed it!
hahahaha! Brilliant. (god I hate fast food though)
God damned Germans.
I am going to pick up Wendy’s for dinner right now.
Irina — Germany is literally America Jr. That is why so many Americans *love* Germany. People there speak english, are very materialistic, arrogant people, and shopping everywhere.
Personally I think Germany sucks fat monkey balls. France, Hong Kong and Peru are fantastic countries in my opinion.
But what would I know. I went back to school and am stuck at home studying on a Friday night. Fuck…
YEah.. the more I think about it, the more Germany sucks.
If you’re in Berlin or Frankfurt you’re not really travelling.. you’re visiting a tourist trap.
I don’t really agree with the sarcasm of the article, but towards the comments? Germany gave the world Protestantism, which allowed for people to acknowledge the Earth revolved around the sun without getting their innards cooked as they stretched in the hot sun. Free thinkers everywhere should thank the Germans for that everyday… just, uh, have to overlook that whole Nazi incident last century…
One thing that always bugs me about these sorts of things is the whole “arrogant American” stereotype. Citizens of other countries can beat their chest and wave their flag and crow about how great their country is but the second an American does it, we’re jingoistic assholes. Honestly, I think we’re one of the most self-loathing countries in the world, especially people aged 30 and under. I’ve literally heard people say things like, “America is what’s wrong with the world”, “this is the worst country ever”, etc. I think if we all had a little more national pride would be a good thing.
all i an hear when I got to the US is Dunkin Donuts… dukin donuts.. peanut butter, tamoatoe sauce!! lol… sorry. but its true!
can i just say that the stereo types are true though. I mean, all we hear is america saying war war war! Theyve made the world a much more dangeous and unstable place. They dont really consider the rest of the people in the world.
in terms of fast food and portion size, well that usually the case too.
If u americans want to get rid of the stereo type then just dont do it!
Europeans have no right to bitch about America untill they are gay, poor, black, native and stuck in Neocon state. At least your contries have actual civil rights ohh wait unless you are African or Muslim. I have been to Europe and I saw plenty fat europeans and smelly tacky Euro trash. Lets not start about all the wars you started.
Germans . . . Fucking European people are jelous
We’re da best
Sorry americans, but the german dude is SOOOOOOOOOOOO RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with johnson316; the population of the U.S. around the age of 30 and younger are actually really critical of the country. Again, we all need to realize that the government officials tell lies to get into office and then once their there, usually don’t live up to all of the things that they said they would do or improve. Yes, it was a huge mistake to elect Bush for a second term and I honestly don’t know how it happened, but we learn from our mistakes just like every other country. There are definitely things we can improve on, I do not disagree in the slightest, but I think that all of these cruel stereotypes flying around are just making for a most hostile world. What’s the point? We all live on this planet and die on this planet, can’t we at least try to be nice to one another and appreciate all of the things that we as different cultures have to offer?
wow my English sucked in that…sorry. “population IS” and “once THEY’RE in office.” Guess I blew that one, huh? haha.
haha he actually thinks Americas GDP has something to do with average noobs like him, that german is right, im totally with him
Im 100% German & all I can say is that I love America. Opinions of course differ, but in my mind, as considered “bad” stereotypes of American people aren’t too bad at all. Fast Food is an American Product, and its been the greatest Invention at all times. People keep complaining about Fast Food making people fat, but listen its not the Fast Food, it’s the amount of how often you eat Fast Food. Imagine you eat 3 times at McDonald’s a day, wouldn’t it be the same as eating 3 Full Racks of SpearRibs a day ? Fast Food industries mainly offer the same Product Range, if you eat in a Restaurant you have differences ( Chinese, Mexican, German …. :)) Concluding: What makes people fat isn’t the Fast Food, but the same stuff every day !
I just googled this page cuz I am looking for the American – German stereotypes in order to set up my University Work at Business Communication..
Whatever , just wanted to write something here :)
Have a good day
Florian from Germany ;)
on the fucking food….it is rediculous that you generalize our diets down to eating only fast food. the only reason that you see only advertisements for unhealthy food is that there are advertisers paying millions of dollars every year to sell that product. It is shameful that it is mostly true with all the Americans commenting on this. We’re trying to abolish steorotypes…not strengthen them.
on war…I just love to say right now that NOT every American is PRO-war. Some might place blame on president Bush….which unfortuneatly I do too…but it is unfortunate we have a man like this that is the leader of our nation that makes descions for us all…only for us to become seen as more hateful then we actually are to other countries.
on superficial americans…this actually sadens me because we DO have superficial americans. It makes people in America that are educated and don’t fall victim to celebrity obsession look bad. It is pathetic that a statement would be made supporting their “god-like status” as “sex, clubbing, drugs, tell-all books, gotcha photography featuring nipples and shaved vaginas, and most importantly, FASHION.” Once again you’re only supporting steoreotypes…
on American’s not ‘giving a shit obout their poor people’…I know that this could be percieved as a pretty ignorant statement but…some Americans are so blindsighted by caring about OTHER countries poverty that some tend to put other peoples problems ahead of their own…it is rediculous that it’s said that “we don’t care” cause we do.
on everything needs to be XXL…I actually have no problem whatsoever about this statement. There is nothing to protect because I fully believe in this aspect of our culture.
TO ROOSH V. YOU ARE A SAD EXAMPLE OF HOW AMERICANS SHOULD AND DO LIVE THEIR LIVES. YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR OTHER CULTURES AND BELIEFS. CLEARLY YOU BASH THEIR CUSTOMS JUST TO PROTECT OURS. YOU USE LOWER LEVEL THINKING IN YOUR JUSTIFICATION FOR THESE STEREOTYPES. I, AS AN AMERICAN, AM SADDENED BY YOUR, YES, SUPPERFICIAL COMMENTS. YOU WERE NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT WAS “DEEPLY OFFENDED” BECAUSE I’M NOT EVEN GERMAN AND I WAS PUT OFF BY YOUR UNINTELLIGENT “SARCASM.” THE REAL SAD PART THOUGH, WAS AMERICANS COMPLETELY AGREEING WITH YOUR BULLSHIT IN THEIR COMMENTS.
Great! Roosh, you really made my day! Thank you so much! You just gave the shortest and best proof of one of the most typical American stereotypes: being uneducated! ;-) or call it numb, superficial, whatever you want.
Hell, I´m gonna send this post to all of my friends (and I am not even German) to enjoy your ridiculous “arguments” -and if you would even know ANYTHING about German culture, inventions and history you would just be quiet, but obviously you just fulfilled your task in being, well, uneducated, superficial, numb..we already had that ;-)
but my real thanks go to My Name Is Nothing, who brought everything to a good ending and showed that not all Americans are like that.
I just want to say that I think this is all wrong. These are stereotypes we’re talking about which means they are not actually completely true. I think every nation has something to give. France is environmentely friendly, England has good education, China is a huge world economic factor, and so many other people from many countries have brought us to where we are today.All of our home countries have made mistakes. I think we would get a lot farther if we quite insulting each other. Some of what was said here has offended me, but hey, whatever, I know Im better than that.
Sorry to say it, but I’ll state the obvious and blame the Zionist led media for all negative American stereotypes. The one thing this country considers an export is it’s culture, and our culture has become disposable images and ideas. Just visit any “Jew” in their palaces and they will treat you as their hackneyed worldview dictates.
hmm and just how were all those invasions “accidents”?
ps – Hitler was Austrian, and it wasn’t him who nuked 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki…. most of which were innocent people
Our state-of-the-art plasma TVs? Japanese.
You do have the right to defend your country against nasty, hurtful stereotypes (remember, not all stereotypes are bad, that’s just a false stigma), but insulting Germans as retaliation to prove you are right definitely makes your argument questionable. Einstein was a German by the way.
The title is 10 Common German Prejudices About The USA, not 10 Common Truths.
tell me why thats all right, america is full of overweight people. im tired of looking at fat women everywhere i look!
I like how your upset by American stereotypes and then you call Germans sausage makers, and Hasselhoff fans. Being a hypocrite is hilarious. Dumb Americans trying to defend other dumb Americans is hilarious. Its ok to be lumped into these stereotypes, thats whats so great about this country. If you like fastfood eat it.
Why are you saying the Germans tried to wipe out the Jews. It was HITLER who wanted that, and that weird Goebbles or whatever he’s called. Most American stereotypes are true. Here is Northern Ireland, (no, I am not a leprechaun), our lives are busy and stressful. We do not eat fast food every day, we are able to eat proper food most days of the week, often all days.
So what’s wrong with Americans loving good food. I personally have only met three really big people in my entire life. It’s very rare that I actually see a fat person. The rest of the world is just pissed off because we Americans have really good metabolisms and can enjoy all the wonderfuly delicious food god created and still stay skinny. I weigh only 115 and eat mcdonalds for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I out eat everyone in my family except my dad and still gain no weight. Foreigners are just jealous. And not all of us are warmongers. Just like foreign countries who get a bad seed once in a while representing their country (Hitler), we too are gonna have a bad seed once in a while too. Just because Bush is an asshole warmonger, it doesn’t make the rest of the country just like him.
Has anyone realized that most of our country is made up of different people from different countries all over the world. So foreigners who call all of us dumb americans are talking about some people who are the same ethnicity as they are. So actually I would think the foreigner calling americans dumb is actually the one who is dumb!!!
There are ten times more muslims in the U.S. with big shiny cars, big houses, and big jewelry than any normal typical American. we are more conservative. It’s the foreigners who come to our country that feel the need to get big things to look like they out shine the typical American, thinking they are better than us. And then people who don’t now anything about us from other countries think that its us that need everything big. I live in Dearborn where the populaton is like 90% muslims straight off the boat and 10% white americans. All you see all over the place are huge black, expensive SUV’s driven by old, young, femal, male muslims with huge shiny jewlery. I just have a small 1993 buick regal, and I hate anything but small earings, and so do most white american females that don’t like to think their black. so got over yourselves and stop blaming the general american population for all this crap that you foreigners like to stereotype us on. the stereotypes that you place on us are actually all the foreigners in our country trying to make us look bad!
I hate how Americans are so sensitive to stereotypes when in fact they seem to be the ones judging everybody else. I’ve seen that Americans generally don’t fall into most of those stereotypes, so just cool it. But I guess it’s with everybody. The bully has fun ruining other peoples lives, but gets angry when his is ruined.
@48, Lets say, me, being a Canadian, would go to the United States. Would you call me an American? No.
Every country has stereotypes that they have to shoot down and prove wrong. Why should America get it’s own article? And yes, I am an American.
I’m American and I eat home made food every day, I’m not obese, Im’ anti-war, I’m not obsesed with celebrities (they are really annoying), I donate my clothes, shoes, household items, or anything i do not use every few months, and I am not rich. I am actually embarassed because of the superficial comments left on this post and because of the people agreeing with them. I expect foreigners reading my post now understand that not all Americans alike.
Let’s just face it, stereotypes are usually true. They are stereotypes for a reason. I’m not saying all americans are like that, but most of them are. Let’s face it everything in that article about americans is true. And some people are commenting on how they almost never see a fat person. That’s weird since 2/3 of american adults are overweight. Americans probably don’t know anymore what the difference between fat and skinny is anymore.
I am from Germany, living in Ireland, and I like this thread.
I think America and Germany have a lot in common. Germany had a Hitler, America the Bush’s.
Germany had its Genocide with the Jews, America with the native Americans (and the terrorists and own soldiers).
Germany has an ugly and stupid chancellor (Merkel), and George B. is her male pendant in America.
A lot of Americans are fat, superficial idiots, and a lot of Germans, too.
What makes the germans different, is the fact that they are a bunch of scared, anxious people without spine and self esteem (and any sense of patriotism – they are not allowed), while the Americans seem to have an incredible self-esteem, as well as patriotism (for whatever reason…)
First, Hitler was there, more or less forcing people to like his ideas (unlike Americans, who seem to follow blindly their presidential dictators, as for example Bush…. ok, he had the “majority” with 49 % …)
And afterwards, the US (and the Central Committee of the Jews) making a whole nation feel guilty for more than 60 years, and pointing the finger at them for something that was imposed to them, and what they’ve never chosen for themselves.
What makes America different, is…. Hollywood. The film industry has managed to educate US population in many ways…. make them believe, even now, that the native Americans were the bad, and the cowboys the good ones who needed to protect their property (or better, the property they had stolen from the native americans….
Or that EVERY German was a Nazi, from own choice, and a fan of Hitler…..
However, everybody has a different opinion, which is good – but it shouldn’t be based on common belief, or something that one has heard from somebody who has heard from somebody who has heard that it would be like that. You know I’m sayin’ ??
keep on rocking, lads… I have to continue studying….
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA. Yeah, let’s just forget about the fact that honest Abe lied, America’s been at war with someone since before it was a country, and they did seem to forget the most obvious fact about Americans. THEIR AS STUPID AS FUCK!
HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA. Yeah, let’s just forget about the fact that honest Abe lied, America’s been at war with someone since before it was a country, and they did seem to forget the most obvious fact about Americans. THEIR AS STUPID AS FUCK!
There is truth to EVERY stereotype. Oh… and by the way: the last comment before this post used the incorrect form of “their”. Unless it was intentional, it is supposed to be They’re or They are.
Lol..retarded Americans :P..Fuck off and eat another burger.
Its because of topics like this that most countries HATE americans, Every country has fake stereotypes, which only the un-educated believe.
Huh, thank you for confirming all those stereotypes.
I’m American and I don’t agree with big everything, fast food, or that celebrities are living gods. I also read the papers and I like history. Furthermore, the Non-Americans who make up this stuff need to not assume that all Americans are like the ones on TV. Like England, Spain, Chile even, we are a diverse country with people who have different values and interests.
By the way, it’s pretty cool that we have patriotism. In Europe, this is nationalism, which is almost like racism. But, what race or nationality are we? In my own family we have five nationalities and three races. So, what does it mean if all these groups gather around to love the same flag? Nothing — well, except that it might be the only thing we have in common.
You people wouldn’t know satire if it hit you in the head.
I have pride in my country and our amazing fast food and our total domination at sports and the germans are just jealous that we live in the perfect country that is free…….plus GERMANS SPIT TERRIBLY WHEN THEY SPEAK. its gross wear a mask.
oh and by the way 59 anonymous, i will go eat another burger cause its delicious and your just pissed cause all you have are chicken dumplings and sourcrout or however the hell you spell it
oh and dont call us warmongers, if your country has tried to whipe out an entire race by torturing them, and especially if you didnt live in our country and experience 9-11<3 we went to the middle east to save the lives of our people who were innocently killed for no reason because of terrorism so this may sound childish but….THEY STARTED IT….what goes around comes around bitch……GOD BLESS ALLL OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN 9-11<3333 and never again will any of you be able to say we are warmongers without feeling like assholes, get a citizenship and then ill respect your opinion.FU
and you germans keep proving yourselves wrong, your saying that it was hitler who wanted that and that we are dumb for following bush, well you effing tarts are the ones who followed a mass murder hahahahahah you guys are dumbasses
haha this is great:
“we went to the middle east to save the lives of our people who were innocently killed”
Who would be so stupid to try that?
By the way…. “we went” does not seem to be correct here – or did YOU go there? I bet the US government would not even let you in the army if you paid for it, you moron.
“hahahahahah you guys are dumbasses”
Hmm, I think you are the dumbass. You bring shame on your country, maybe you go home now. And take Hitler with you. Or even better: try to save his live, he’s only been dead for 60 years now.
“especially if you didnt live in our country and experience 9-11″
No we all didn’t live in your country, but we all experienced it, I am sure. In fact, I saw it live on TV when it happened, because on all TV channels was nothing else when it occured. So you see, an event like that has nothing to do in which country you live, I suppose. And the whole world was suffering and felt that big loss. Including myself.
GOD BLESS ALL OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN 9-11
Yes, that’s true. But maybe we should also mention those who lost their lives AFTER 9-11. I think those were a lot more people than those who lost their lives IN 9-11. Why don’t you mention those? I think among those thousands of people were also many of YOUR OWN TRIBE!! Those were the people who
“went to the middle east to save the lives of our peoplewho were innocently killed for no reason”
I think they figured they cannot save the lives of the killed ones; and even worse, many of them were killed, too! Just because they wanted to something good.
Maybe there were even a lot of innocent muslims killed who have nothing to do with terrorism? Civilists? Women, children?
So let’s not forget those!!
GOD BLESS ALL OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES AFTER 9-11
Oh, and by the way: ALL is spelled A-L-L: remember, only 2 L.
Oh, and before I forget it:
“our people who were innocently killed for no reason”
I cannot imagine that the terrorists did not have a reason to do that…. maybe you just don’t know it?
Maybe they just wanted to save the lives of their ancestors who were killed by US soldiers? :D
BECAUSE IF WE DIDNT GO OVER THERE THEY WOULDVE ATTACKED US AGAIN!you people are so fucking retarted, they werent going to stop if we didnt go over there and who knows if you would even be aliveright now if we didnt. AND YES MY BOYFRIEND IS IN THE ARMY! and i miss him dearly<3 i know first hand what it feels like
and wow your such a fricken communist its not even funny. if you dont respect our country then LEAVE!
and you cant say you experienced 911 if you dont live in the us unless you have family over here, i lost my grandfather in 9111 and im damm glad we went overseas so that i didnt lose anyone else, your retarted dont speak your opinions for my country if you dont live here, we went over there for a reason and that reason was to protect ourselves from terrorists and your trying to tell me that the terrorists must of had a reason to kill innocent people? haha righhtttt that makes a wholeee lot of sense. LETS NOT FORGET THEY TRIED IT IN 92 too, so such your fricken mouth.
and my boyfriend has said and i quote “i joined the army for a reason, and im going to have to do what i signed up for to fight for my country” the soldiers knew what they were getting into and theyve accepted it because they know its right for our country, its not like we had a draft or anything, we didnt force these people to join the army
think among those thousands of people were also many of YOUR OWN TRIBE!!
<====what does that even mean, i mean i think its cool that you tried to use a thesaurus and everything to try and find another word for culture and came up with tribe, but it honestly makes no sense because not everyone over here is part of a tribe?
omg hahahahahahahahahaha your so dumb!
all of you are just jealous cause America kicks ass at sports.
How Americans Became The Fattest People In the world
WHY ARE AMERICANS SO FAT?
Why people hate fat Americans
“all of you are just jealous cause America kicks ass at sports”
==> Did you mean eating and couching EXTREME??
I bet you are one of those watching sports in TV while eating half a cow made-by-McDo and drinking Coke from a 10 liter bucket…
And I bet the real reason why your BF joined the army was his annoying GF (the only way to get rid of her for a while) – think about that.
Wow! This is just getting better and better! Please don’t stop! Come on, haha this is great, don’t you have anything else to say? You are so hilarious it must be a real talent — you are truly blessed with the gift of amazing stupidity. Thank you for your priceless insights. Got any more?
whatever, im pretty sure all the olympics have proven that statement true. but nice try, and any country that doesnt have football are a bunch of p*ssy’s
Never judge a culture by one man and never judge a man by popular culture.
can everyone please stop insulting each other??
I won’t argue with anyone here. mainly because I read up on Murphy’s Law and had a laugh for this: Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference.
In other words, while I have many opinions on the subject of the sarcasm presented as well as just how serious everyone is taking it, I would prefer not to join in any insulting just to be heard.
However, I do have to agree with the 80th comment. Personally, I don’t think you should judge a culture at all but get to know the person you want to judge. We all have different morals and values that affect who we are and if you can’t deal with that… then why are you bothering? It’s people like Hitler who we need to face our hatred towards. Or others, though Hitler is one of the best known for his leadership and the fact that he was one of the only political leaders who delivered a large amount of his promises.
Lastly, because I had to laugh at the comment– Comment 49 by Anonymous: If you ever come back, I hope you’ll answer, but have you ever played rugby?
I totally agree with the fast food thing. When I go to other countries, I think, “Damn, these people eat so healthy.” Then I realize, “I don’t have the time to eat that healthy, I’m always too buisy to cook a good meal.” I’d rather do something more exciting with my time than sit around for two hours cooking a meal.
jesus christ. all american stereotypes are true. guess what i am american and i’m not offended by them and i used to be german. born and raised in germany and i immigrated to the US when i was 18 and got my citizenship. Most stereotypes about germany are true too except the hasselhoff one. As to the whole war thing. most countries have been involved in some pretty gruesome and sometimes unjustified wars. People in germany are extremely well educated about what horrible things germany was involved in and they will never forget. Americans should be a little less proud of their history that’s all i have to say. But dont get me wrong – I am proud to be an american :)
if you were born here you’d be offended by them, but you weren’t so your not….if i moved to germany and got my citizenship i would still care less what people said about germans
I have nothing wrong against patriotism, so what you are doing is admirable, but you cannot possibly believe that America is the shining beckon of hope and cultural enrichment it was in the 1950′s? America is fighting an upward battle to remain an economical powerhouse in the face of China and India’s rapid growth. If you are to have legitimate pride in your nation, not delusions of grandeur stemming from the concoction of propaganda you were obviously engrossed in throughout your primary years of schooling, America must trim the fat, in more instances then one.
In direct response to the war monger point, it is true America has presented some valid arguments in support of their international occupations, yet America has always considered it’s self a conquering God amoung mere mortals, yet it hasn’t won a war since WWII. I would also like to point towards Americas concept of Manifest Destiny.
Im an American thats been living in Europe now for 4 years, and we all must admit that there is always a bit of truth in stereotypes, but it doesnt make us what we are.
At the end of the day there are two types of Americans,
Ones that have never left and still think America is the greatest
And the ones that have gone out and seen the world and realized theres more out there than the states.
And as far as the war mongers thing, dont judge an entire population by what their government does, we voted for them, but we dont control them. Its like saying all Germans are Nazis, just plain ignorant, well I guess its true then…
IGNORANCE IS BLISS
I’m with you on almost everything except your comments about “Everything needs to be XXL”. Germans (and Europeans for that matter) are on to something with the idea that smaller is better. They are much more environmentally friendly with their smaller cars and I hate to point this out, but our “bountiful land” is basically gone. We don’t have many more places to go, unless you want to destroy our cropland, live in the desert, or cut down hundred year old forests. On a similar note, our population is still growing while Germany’s is holding steady/declining. In an age where food scarcity is right around the corner due to the massive world population, Germans have the right idea.
I JUST BROKE IT OFF WITH A GERMAN SON OF A BITCH AND HE WAS THE WEIRDEST, THIEVINIST, MOST LYING, CHEAPEST, MEANEST,NO CLASS, MANIPULATING BASTARD EVER TO WALK THE PLANET, SEX WAS THE GREATEST THOUGH. DON’T BELIEVE #31, AM SURE HE JUST WANTS SOMETHING FOR NOTHING. AND YES, HE HAD BLOND HAIR AND BLUE EYES AND WAS NOTHING MUCH MORE THAN SATAN HIMSELF.
I buy my meat by the half a cow, BECAUSE I’M AMERICAN!!!
i went to america last year, spend more money you guys spend in a week just in 2 h. did a couple of you fine breast implant women really easy ladies,the worst ive ever had, i was called a beaner im from Spain by the way, beat the crap out of that arrogant racist, i rented a bmw cause those suv are useless on a highway you spend more for nothing, they moved aside when they see me coming since bumping that car is more expensive than that plastic crap they have, at the of my trip i was sick of all that lard crap you call food, the good thing is i meet good americans EDUCATED americans that actually knew were USA was located in america,i also had the pleasure of meeting a beautiful lady ,american, that had education and now lives in Spain studying law and hates america and their fake life, the only reason ill go back to that disgusting country is for business you guys buy everything, you look flashy light and colors and you love it almost like fish, love you americans
Stereotypes are simply a lot of fun. Being English I often hear (mostly from americans) how our teeth are bad, our food is awful and we’re snobs. Laugh it off and show people it’s not true.
Hurtful? Man up a bit fella!
I’m a 12 year old American, and I have to admit that from what I just read, I am extremely shocked at the irony in the tone of this “Roosh” person. While trying to save our country’s good name, he’s pretty much destroying it with the obnoxious insults.
Let me set this a bit straighter to all of you wondering what most Americans are really like according to the region I live in;
-Most of the people I have met here are not perfectly skinny, but I have never met ANYONE that was extremely obese. Is it still a problem here? Yes.
-Loud? Probably to many foreigners we may come off as being obnoxiously loud, however this is being pretty stereotypical.
-Stupid…Definately depends on where in America. I hate to say this, but a lot of Americans are farily uneducated. Children now, though, are overall very intelligent.
(If you have seen Jay Walking on Jay Leno, you might notice all the Americans interviewed know nothing, right? Well, have you ever thought that most of the people he talks to answer correctly, but to prove his point on how idiotic we all are, he cuts those individuals out?)
I personally think that many of the stereotypes given to us by other countries, though most insulting, are actually pretty funny to hear. They also make me think how far we’ve come as a species. (Being: not far at all)
I hope this helped a bit on my perspective.
You guys all know that these are all opinions of the poster and the Germans, right?
Everyone will be blamed for things they’re government do. Like how we blame Germany and call them mad people who only wish to fight? Hitler does not represent every German that has ever existed.
I read a stareotype that French people have about Americans saying that we don’t understand any one’s culture but our own.
That’s correct for nearly 99% of the people I have ever met in my 14 years. All Americans, of course.
I love reading things like this because it just shows how bad countries see us.
But we see the other countries poorly, too.
Think about Mexicans. What type of person comes to mind?
Sure, I love living in America because things are so big and exciting to a small child such as myself, but I really do wish to live in a different, smaller country when I’m old enough to be on my own.
Lots of Americans aren’t like this.
I personally love Germany!! All the best cars are German, for one thing. They can drink beer in schools LOL! And the AUTOBAHN rocks. You can drive 300 km/hour if you want to.
What a ridiculous representation of Americans.
To: Roosh V and all your “followers”,
You make me embarrassed to be called an american. Your closed minded, self-righteous opinions and comments paint a fine picture of the “ugly american”. Thanks guys, you really did us justice. Good work.
Oh well. GDP per capita in USA is 46,000$, compared to 36,000$ in Germany however, in “Standard of Living Index”, Germany ranks 4 while USA ranks 7 (2009). Two of the US-regarding facts that Europeans might find ridiculous, are the fear of regulations and the praise of hard work. I mean, EU (or the countries within) probably impose a lot of unnecessary regulations, nevertheless, some of them are undoubtedly rational – namely the ones protecting public interests. These include – 1) healthy child development (6-7 months of paid maternity leave and additional two years of unpaid leave, while protecting the mother’s job), 2) general health of people (compulsory health insurance, and regular check-ups), 3) balance between work and leisure (4-5 weeks of vacation), 4) job security (1-2 months notice), 5) affordable education etc. Some of these could be implemented better and save the employers several obstacles however, most Europeans are glad for having these benefits and they find weird that many Americans are proud that their economy does not provide them. Having mentioned the vacation time, it is needless to say that the general view of work in Europe is that it provides resources for the more pleasant part of life – leisure. Surely, you get more money by working more, letting you send your kids to Harvard, for example. There are two things to say. First, Oxford for Europeans is about 8 times cheaper than Harvard for Americans. Second, does a degree from Harvard guarantee future happiness any more than any reasonably good German university?
I’m laughing at these offensive comments because almost everyone here is a liar or an idiot. come on, why are you offended about stereotypes people?? if you are not those things then don’t worry about those no-longer nazi germans that are pretty much the same as us.
C’mon people! This article was either blatantly ignorant and contradictory, or it was SATIRE. The Americans on this page are strengthening these stereotypes just by posting on this page. Stereotypes are always broad generalizations. If you don’t fit in with what was listed, then don’t worry, you are just like millions of other Americans. There are just as many people in America that I agree with, as there are Americans I strongly disagree with.
And once again! THIS WAS A FUNNY SATIRICAL PIECE. If you are offended by his attack on Germans, you obviously don’t realize that he was making fun of Americans… not Germans. *sigh* and yes Im an American.
you are possibly the stupidest person alive and im ashamed to be american because of people like you :)
if were obsessed with ourselves , how could we be fat in the same sentence ? im lost . . .
From the stereotypes itself to the comments I find this all to be very very hilarious. At first I was going to post something in response to all of this, but i decided against it. Every person commenting that are “arguing” about the stereotypes or trying to belittle one nation or another. All are falling into some stereotype. :)
Only thing I personally think is that most stereotypes are big generalizations. Such as the ones above both German and American alike.
Oh yea and @Australian National if im not mistaken the US has not been in any “wars” for say since WWII. All hem things you call wars, we americans call conflicts. :)
You can argue the Cold War but now really? That wasnt even enough to be called a conflict or anything at all. And the Current wars in the Middle East have been continual.
Yes I know this was pointless, but I’m bored.
I apologize for my criticism,and I’m not sure if this article is sarcastic or not, but this is my little addition;
1)Fast Food. Yes, it does cause obesity. Yes, it does allow us to do things faster. It has ups and downs. Accept it.
2)War mongers. I see alot of stuff against Germany down here, so let me clear this up; WW2 was last century. They are no longer crazed Nazis. Also, yes, we do kind of stick our noses where they don’t belong.
3)Heidi Klum. And no, we shouldn’t obsess over celebrities. They are mostly not a good influence. Fashion is fine I guess, but superficialism is something that describes us rather well.
4)I actually can’t answer this one. I live in a place where you don’t really see poverty, and I don’t hear a whole lot about it either. So, I pass.
5)No. Here the author is wrong. I think we don’t understand what ‘limits’ are. We don’t have unlimited land. The SUV’s are bullcrap. I’m not super-eco person, but I do own a car, and I know that you’re are pointlessly using up our gas and heightening prices just to be a smug bastard. Homestead Act? A few centuries ago, when we had land to spare. Now we are rapidly running out of room to expand. Downsizing is a good idea.
Lastly the title. If these stereotypes are hurtful to you, get over it! As if you aren’t stereotypical. These aren’t even slightly hurtful. They’re slightly truthful, slightly annoying, and slightly amusing. Suck it up like the rest of the word does for you.
I agree with haha this is great-eater and I am american. I believe that haha this is great needs to also pull her head out of the protective ‘america is perfect’ bubble and listen to what’s actually going on. And 9/11 wouldn’t happen again because we learned from it. Don’t get me wrong-I don’t hate this country. It’s just that I hate our main export: dumbasses.
“one of our state-of-the-art plasma televisions”, we make televisions? I didn’t know Taiwan was part of the U.S.
You know, you’ve just proved every point that German David Hasselhoff fan was making, well done you!
This is all complete bullshit, im am tired of this, you cant judge an entire country for how a few people choose to live their life, and you shouldn’t judge the ones who live like that either,IT IS WRONG, im not saying America and Americans are perfect, im just saying no place or person is, so who gives you the right to judge us.
This article made me laugh (particularly the comment 1891-1897 comment haha!) As funny as this satire is, it also is sadly true in many regards.
But don’t forget you Germans that these are stereotypes, not all of us make a nightly run in our SUV to McDonald’s to get a Big Mac and read Star magazine… :). Just like all of you don’t have beer bellies, beards, and love rules.
By the way, I am an 18-year old American girl and CAN take a freakin joke (unlike some people here) ….sheesh.
On behalf of the Americans who were being ridiculous and actually perpetuating the dumbass stereotype… WE ARE ALL not nationalist ignorant closed-minded people. (to whom ever said we went to the middle east to make sure 9/11 doesn’t happen again? Are you referring to the Iraq war? What exactly did Iraq have to do with 9/11? Oh oil? hmm)
this article is hilarious, bravo!
I think Roosh was quite wrong, wasn’t he? Now some time after starting this discussion things have changed a little. The GDP doesn’t look so well anymore, and people are not that busy anymore… maybe because they don’t have a job? How is it actually going for you, Roosh? Everything ok over there?
“I think this German should get a J-O-B so he can afford to buy one of our state-of-the-art plasma televisions”
Yeah, this fella has a job again. The best thing is, he could even pay in cash for one of your state-of-the-art plasma televisions and didn’t have to buy it on credit :-)
Only 1/3 americans are overweight which is very close to the number of germans and english that are overweight and me being american have only seen 1 or 2 obese people in my life so far. I’m not saying this because I’m offended by the untrue steryotypes or because I feel like I have to prove that america is a great country, I’m mostly writing this so people can get there facts right because for some reason some people think that americans are much more overweight then they really are.
I want to slap someone.
Oh, I’m sorry! Was that the warmonger in me rearing it’s ugly, mid-western head?
Seriously, though. How can so few of you have caught the fact that this response was DRIPPING WITH SATIRE? And I mean DRIPPING! Like a lesbian Girl Scouts troop leader.
This only helps to confirm two of my greatest fears:
1. That the Ignorant American stereotype[which the soft, friendly, I swear-I'm-not-a-Nazi German guy left out of his list] is actually true.
2. Seeing as how people on both sides of the argument missed[militantly ignored?] this, that America’s ignorance is probably only due to a severe hereditary illness. I believe it’s called Homo Sapienism.
Ok, but enough of me using big[by that, I mean I have no idea what they actually mean] words and pretending to be smart. I’m just an idiot. But like how they say you can’t bullshit a bullshitter… well… you’re IDIOTS! All of you!
To my fellow Americans: Just shut the **** up, please. PLEASE. You’re not helping anything. At the very least, finish chewing that cheeseburger before trying to form a coherent sentence.
To the Germans: YOU KILLED THE JEWS! [haha, I know, none of you actually had anything to do with it, but it's still our go-to insult. It's like our "You're gay!" on the playground. Like our nuke in h- errm... nevermind that last one...]
And lastly, to everyone: Geeze, man, just chill out, OK? It’s a joke. Satire is meant to be funny. Stereotype-based humor is meant to be offensive, but only in good, uncomfortable fun. Just like all the crap I just said.
[except the part about idiots. Seriously, some of these comments make me fear not only for the survival of my country- meh, it's doomed anyways- but that of my species]
Hey this is great eater
You limey lil basterd soldiers die every day fighting so America can stay the best contrie in the world and your just insulting them maybe you should join the army it would put your pos life back on track, and if you take my advice I hope some firkin allaban terrorist sends a 7.62 through your Bain
Peacefull people. Who came in america-killed all the native ppl and are in war since I can remember.
German celebrity-Heidi fucking Klum, Claudia Shiffer and a lot of other ppl that you as an american dont know.
umm… people who are arguing that there country is better… its not helping your cause… i am a american and i love Germans i have many friends all over the world. also saying one country is worse or is… evil or corrupt well you just make your self look like a ass. one day we wont be american or german we will be humans…or earthians… earthonions… something like that. hopefully soon
It seems you got hit pretty hard by stereotypes. However, it also seems that you are agreeing to every single stereotype up there. Plus, you mixed your own stereotypes too. From my point of view, you’re more of a hypocrite than anything else. I AM American, but still, reading all those, I admit they’re ALL true, and on type of that, you have no right to use stereotypes if you’re going to bag on the same side jokes foreigners use.
I totally agree wit u dude!!!!!! America rox! Just to remind people, who started 2 world wars? germany
lighten up you anally retentive monster. im american too and was offended by zero of those. its called “stereotypes” not “facts” u idiot
so so so so true
I have nothing against American and I am not German whatsoever, but your arguments are terrible.
With this horribly constructed list to “fight off” American stereotypes you showed everyone that you’re culturally “well informed” with comments like “instead of making thick sausage or whatever it is you eat over there.” That won’t convince anyone, how about a little research? How do you know that people eat fast food because of their GDP? It’s a fact that American is ONE of the few countries in the world that eat more than the proper share of food.
Secondly, the follow comment: “Quick: name a German-born celebrity. I thought so. If you had celebrities then you would be obsessing over their god-like status as well.” I’m sorry, Germans have celebrities in their country and they, too, are obsessed with their celebrity culture. The difference is that Hollywood is the largest entertainment industry and it is catered primarly towards Americans.
“We give them schooling, food, and police protection, and make sure that they live far far away from the middle and upper classes, who may interfere with their admirable way of life.” This does not account for all poor people in America, nor those outside of America. “they live far far away from the middle and upper classes” <- that sounds more like segregation to me, the poor can't afford good homes and therefore, cannot live around richer people.
"Poverty in the United States will be relegated to the history books as soon as we win the war on terror." I highly doubt that. And also, you only proved that Americans are too obsessed with 'fighting against terrorism'. Peaceful, indeed.
"“Everything needs to be XXL (houses, cars, refrigerators, Burgers, breast implants,…)”" Your arguments under this section were poorly made. It sounds like you are condoning the destruction of wildlife and breast implants have little to do with 'evolution' and has more to do with materialistic views that some richer Americans have.
I'm not bashing America at all, there are some good things about America but there are also some bad. Just as there are about Germany and many other countries. But your "enlightening" message to combat American stereotypes only reinforces stereotypes that Americans are culturally insensitive, arrogant, and idiots.
Really? The majority, if not all of the American commenters are proving the stereotypes true. *sigh* Instead of getting angry and vehemently defending the stereotypes, etc; simply accept that not everyone thinks America is ****ing AWESOME! There are many cultural differences between countries and regions, and we can’t really get rid of them. And no, just because you and your friends aren’t war mongers and pro-capitalists doesn’t mean that other countries won’t see America as such. Stereotypes are based on the loudest of the bunch. That’s why everyone who isn’t a Republican thinks that all Republicans are bible thumping, crazy, wealthy people. Unfortunately, keeping with the American stereotypes, I can safely assume that the only ones who will read and accept this are the ones that don’t need to. The rest of you will say something like, “Nuh-UH!!! U dont no wat amerrica is rely lik.”
Yes, yes I do know what the United States of America is really like. I live there. I was born there. And though I love my country, I do not believe it is perfect. There are plenty of wonderful things about the US, and there are definitely many areas that could be improved.
Also, to clear a few things up, with a mini history lesson:
America WAS not pro war before WWII. We believed in isolationism, as we tried to heed George Washington’s instructions in his farewell speech. While England, Germany and France (the major players) were imperialistic and taking over “uncivilized” nations in the mid to late 1800′s, the US stayed at home and developed industrially (part of what made us such a power in the world wars). We only got involved in Central and South America because we feared that other countries would try to get too close to us. Admittedly, we wanted some spoils too.
Germany did not start WWI. WWI was started mainly as a dispute between Austria-Hungary and Serbia. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand is what immediately kicked off a war. Thanks to a convoluted web of alliances throughout Europe, all the major countries were dragged in. Germany was forced to help Austria-Hungary, making Russia intervene on the side of the Serbians. France and England then had to help Russia. Italy helped Germany, but kept switching sides. America tried to stay out of the fighting, since it was a completely European affair, but were dragged in after several incidents, most specifically the sinking of the Lusitania. The Zimmerman telegraph also helped spur American action, though it was probably a ploy by the English to get the US to join. After the war, the US isolated itself again, but was dragged into WWII, after which it became a world power.
Germany did start WWII, but WWI was a major reason. If France had not demanded massive reparations from Germany at the end of WWI (they claimed the entire war was Germany’s fault, but really just wanted Germany’s colonies), Germany wouldn’t have faced such massive debt, and wouldn’t turn to Hitler’s inspiring speeches. Many Germans didn’t know about the Final Solution (pretended government lies were true), and those who did feared to say anything. Some were helpful though, helping Jews, gypsies, Romanians, etc; escape. Remember Anne Frank? She was protected by Germans. Many Germans now aren’t patriotic because the Nazi past is shameful to them.
After WWII, America became a world power and started trying to control everything, since no one could stop us. The other countries involved in WWII were too busy trying to fix themselves. Remember, America only got bombed at Pearl Harbor. England was devastated by bombings, and France was in ruins after the occupation. We were doing fine, since our military was providing us with more industry.
I’m not defending anyone’s actions in the wars, nor condoning them, I’m just giving the facts, with a bit of a bias thrown in, since I’m human as well.
Also, America definitely participated in genocide. Have you seen any native americans lately? No? Hmm, that’s strange.
Stereotypes are stereotypes. They’re built from the truth but they’re not the truth themselves. I’d like to see a person who believes all Americans like things “big” in my dirt-poor town and its impressive population of trailer parks. I’ve dealt with the American people and their money – or lack thereof – for long enough to know THAT one isn’t true.
Oh, and I’m not overweight – but I am a little lazy. Hey, the roads are too dangerous to walk on around here without repenting of your sins first. I get more exercise when I’m out of the high hills.
OH, and I’m not a war-monger. I just happen to live in a country with an unfortunate past and present situation. If I could snap my fingers and solve it all, I would have by now. I’m just one individual, and I does what I cans. *leaves on account of not a big fan of looping bash wars*
I just love how you just make fun of him back! :( The poor people live FAR, FAR away from middle and upper classes… You realize you’re just saying things that he already said, and just changing them to make them sound better (not really denying them).
It nearly had me rolling on the ground laughing.
Oh, and look at 1891 to 1897! We were peaceful for 6 years! :)
Now, I’m not saying all Americans are like the stereotypes make you out to be, but it doesn’t help when people like you prove them right (example: ignorant, obnoxious etc.)
But thank you, I found this very entertaining.
America is superficial and sucks…
Western Europe actually rules.
All you Americans should travel more then you would see in what a miserable place you are living.
No offense intended.
There’s just another American stereotype that this thread proves to be true:
Americans really do not understand German irony…
whatever, i’ll try be more serious now.
all this bickering misses the point with stereotypes, which is that they cannot be changed by argumentation!
Everyone making use of any given stereotype knows that it is not total truth but a generalization, so the personal opinion of anyone does not solve anything.
Stereotypes are a product of global diversity and therefore they always contain a small amount of truth, and also a small amount of cultural identification. So, for Germany AND the USA are democratic countries, we all should be able to grasp the concept of majority supervision, meaning, a stereotype will always be technically true, if it goes for the majority of a culture.
Negatively connotated stereotypes can therefore only be overcome by most people getting rid of those stereotypical habits.
Of course this is a long term process, just think of the fact that Germany stopped being racist 66yrs ago! But that is the only way to get rid of stereotypes. (To speed up the process produce new stereotypes to replace the old ones)
This is all very theoretical and i know it doesn’t help much in this discussion, but think of government elections: you have one voice amongst millions of people, so how much does your voice count? – In the eyes of every one who (like me) believes in democracy, it counts for all of them!
So, if you do not like being offended by people from other countries, the best thing you could do is NOT DO the things described in the offense and hope that others will follow your lead!
Furthermore, I would like to recommend all of you, for the purpose of enhancing the speed of the process of falsifying stereotypes, to check your own stereotypes synchronically, meaning, check whether they are still as true as they were some years ago!
No American living today committed FirstNation genocide, and no German living today sent any Jew into a concentration camp (least I hope those who did reached hell by now -if you believe in such a thing)!
Oh, and if you’d still like to hear my personal opinion:
I think all the described stereotypes are a mere result of cultural differences – which nobody can be blamed for, even if they were true.
Hey America-haters, you know that Apple product you have, Youtube, or Facebook? Well, they were all invented by Americans. The truth is, we aren’t dumb, some of us may be ignorant, but our country has some of the smartest and life-changing people in the world.
Every counrty has its faults! You cannot deny that. Steryotypes do NOT represent a country as a whole! That’s just the way it is.
I’m American, and proud. When I hear a patriotic song, I sometimes cry. And that’s because I think of all the people who have died for our rights, and how happy I am to live in this beautiful counrty.
hm i bet you know some german inventions like
cars, computers and hamburgers (!!! invented in the german city “hamburg”) also germany is way richer than usa but you never go outside your country and will never believe that usa is not some kind of the “worlds leading nation” ( thats japan ;) )
i like how so many countries always bitch about America, and yet almost all of those countries America has either saved their asses or kicked their asses.
amercan are mbile and bast
I hate to say this, and I am American. A lot of stereotypes are true! A lot of us are FAT, and a lot of us seem to have this mentality that everything should be handed to us, look how much money with spend on lazy ass people that don’t want to work. A lot of us do not know about the world, many think the world is America and everyone acts, or should act like us. When we go to another country we are just so shock they don’t act like us or the rules of that country don’t apply to us, because “We are Americans” which Americans should not think like that. I hate to say this, but a lot us don’t think shit can happen and it does.
And it does seem we worship celebrities, we have to hear everything that going on with them. Just turn on your TV or the read the newspaper.
Where a lot of Europeans live in apartments and not in houses, a lot Americans think it is so wrong to live in apartment it has to be a house, or we need this or that. A lot of us seem like we can’t live without our TVs. Compare to a lot of other countries, we have really big kitchens, refrigerator and so on. A lot of these stereotypes we put on ourselves, we have a lot of crappy reality shows that makes us look bad to the world.
War mongers we are not. Most people in other countries won’t understand this. We are one of the very few countries that will stand up for ourselves in a time of need. It has become apparent to the world that if one stands up for their country they are seen as evil, creators of war and so on and so on.
If we don’t want people to see us in such a bad light, then we should watch what we do.
This is a very judgemental list. Don’t be a hypocrite.
stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason.
I’m sorry but I have to disagree on the XXL comment and the celebrities one. So, you’re saying that we should take up everything just because the founding fathers said so? America is so freaking polluted already! You’re saying that we should take up beutiful places like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon for big houses?
Secondly, Americans need to learn to mind their own freaking businesses. I have never once heard someone say in an interview that they love to have boob shots or gotcha moments. Tabloids are an invasion of privacy when used in such ways.
America is a lie. People come here to look for better life only to find it expensive, unhospitable, and lazy.
The List HE Made Were TRUE STEREOTYPES That Come To Mind. He Mentioned That Most, If Not All, Were Wrong, And Explained Our Side Even Though He Was German.
You Don’t Have To Agree, But You Can Take The Topic In A Kinder Light Like He Did.
What You Just Wrote Was Racist.
And I’m Offended By What You Just Wrote.
Ok so im a 15 year old AMERICAN living in Germany . Not by choice. But being away from America and visiting all of the other countries in Europe has made me realize how fucking amazing America is… Other countries might call us ignorant but we call it confidence. America has been through hell and back but we always bounce back. And that’s what makes our country the best. I’m proud to be an American. No matter what yall ignorant bitches say ;)
OMG!!! The author is exactly what “stupid, arrogant and ignorant” American looks like……so damn dumb……….
And proud of it ;)
hey guys as i read this site first i was pretty shocked because of all these stereotypes but now i am just sad because in my eyes there are no real differences between you and me you may argue that your from america and i am from germany but who cares ? are you better or worse than me ? absolutely not we are both humans why cant we just act like ones :( i dont know why you are offended in such a way just stay over this stereotypes. stereotypes are just stereotypes not more they are no facts and they are not build on truth i think we should just act like real humans. not like fighters
hey guys as i read this, first i was pretty shocked because of all these stereotypes but now i am just sad because in my eyes there are no real differences between you and me you may argue that your from america and i am from germany but who cares ? are you better or worse than me ? absolutely not we are both humans why cant we just act like ones :( i dont know why you are offended in such a way just stay over this stereotypes. stereotypes are just stereotypes not more they are no facts and they are not build on truth i think we should just act like real humans. not like fighters
Wow. Some of these comments kinda make me angry. I agree with the person above me. We are all human. We all make mistakes. We all love our countries. I love America, yet I love Germany, where much of my family origanates. I dont know what they teach in your countries educational system, but here in america, equality is very important. I would help any one in need if they came to my door, dispite race, language, social status. Thats how I was raised, and as an American at that. Yes, I agree that there are many ignorant people in America, but there are just as many in your country, because when it comes down to it we are all the same. I think that this whole article is hypocritical. Differnt people from differnt countries are claiming that another country is just awful, while saying some very hurtful things. This is all coming from a 14 year old american.
this is actually a good example that something during evolution went out wrong what is war good for ? absolutely nothing ;) we just fight each other but i cant really understand why for example all that shit with ww2 happened almost 60 ago and now there are people almost killing each other just because of a dumb stereotype they heard somewhere
Shaniag, good for you good for you. ;)
What has always bothered me with stereotypes, is that people don’t have to be convinced to believe them. They say I’m fat because I’m american but I’m not fat. They say I’m ugly because I’m American, now I’m not sure if I’m good looking or not but I think I’m pretty good. People say I’m an ignorant jackass because I’m American, I’m not a “jackass” (unless provoked) I am also very open to ideas. One of my favorite stereotypes is “Americans think they’re so special and they want to nuke everything”, uh no I don’t I’m very self conscious, nor would want to nuke people. There’s also that one “American” patriot that makes us all look bad, and the s.o.b. makes me so angry that I want to reach through the computer screen strangles him/her to death!
Also there are Americans who are ashamed of themselves because of what our government has done, we Americans… I’m sorry we the people can change the government “There are bodies but no spirits willing to fill them to change anything” ~ me, you can quote me if you like ;). Don’t trust the man in the elections for president who says ” I’ll do this, I’ll do that blablabla” trust the man who says I’ll try.
All that I said I mean, I’m fifteen years old and proud to be American, you don’t need to trust America’s government try trusting in what it was founded upon.
That German citizen who said we are warmongers must be full of himself I’m not a warmonger I don’t eat, sleep, breathe war. The German people aren’t warmongers either but a lot of their ancestors were involved with the holocaust. Just like the wars our government has started, some of my family are in the war but they’re not fighting for oil, money, or power they’re fighting to bring back our soldiers. The German soldier was doing that also in WWII they were fighting for each other and their country not for Hitler. True some did believe in Hitler’s talk about the Jews, but is that really any different from what is happening now? Think about it.
yeah except in some details there is no big difference between wars they are more or less all the same i am from germany and i can actually not understand why any german can say americans are warmongers it was not their fault it was bushs or in a german example it was hitlers but the important point is that many americans helped us germans by helping to stop the nazis this is what the world needs tolerance friendship and a life thats worth living i do think this german guy should apologyze saying such idiotic things to americans ir other people in general
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Ohhhh my god. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many people have to get their ass over there and see that Germans are not Nazis at all. There are so much more racists in America. Im German and do you think I like the American stereotypes of fat beer drinking Nazis with no sense of humor?
I love the US though
conclusion: Dont be stupid and small-minded enough to be offended by this.
Other countries: if you don’t like America, stfu and gtfo
If you morons have ever been to the USA , you would realize that those stereotypes are a bunch of horse shit. I’m not American so shut up, they look and have a lot of the same ideals that my people do they are good people.
I swear I live in a world full of nothing but a bunch of dumbasses. The USA is not a third world country I should know I’ve been there and live there now better than my old country. And there are just as many fat people here as there are in my old country.
What we have found in this country, and maybe we’re more aware of it now, is one problem that we’ve had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice. It’s not the homeless that never had the chance to make something out of themselves we hate it’s the ones who think everyone owes them because they didn’t work when the chance was given to them. And when they happen to get a little money from the government they think that they’re Jesus compared to the rest of us. But if I see a man who’s down on his luck if I can spare it I’ll toss him some money just to understand who he/she is.
Actually I never eat fast food and most Americans actually can control their eating. You other guys just looooove to stereotype others. You guys only think that about us because the only things you ever hear about us is from popular media designed to poke fun at Americans. I would really appreciate it if you stop judging others by limited information. Trust me I see enough judging at school to know that half the time stereotypes are false. My final point, America is so large that culture varies by each state, there are so many different ideas and cultures in The USA that it’s insulting for you other countries to try and stereotype us.
You guys are racist. Why do you all hate us? You’ve never met me. I eat very healthy, I am not fat. I’m hardworking. I’m not ignorant, I read world news daily. Oh and I’m a 14 year old American girl. I’m proud of my country, as is everyone. I’m usually a calm person but reading some of these comments make me feel sick to my stomach. It’s people like you racist commenters that have built walls between the world’s countries. You don’t choice who you’re born, American, German whatever but you can choose how you treat others and how you choose to judge them. All this arguing in the comments is sad, we are all humans under the same sun.
I’m sorry but I DO NOT agree! I would rather not be lumped in with people like you, Mr/Ms Roosh. Your twisting it all around. Do you even have any respect for other countries? And I can see how the poster of ’10 Common German Prejudices About The USA’ was wrong but you are just as wrong. I think it’s just terrible that a 14 year old girl can see what’s wrong with this stuff you people post while twenty or even thirty year olds think it’s perfectly fine and doesn’t see a thing wrong with it. I live in America and will stand up for my country, but I WILL NOT bad mouth any other country to do so! I am proud to live in America but I am also a mutt meaning I German blood in me aswell as a few others. So If you disrespect Germany or America your disrespecting me, and I do not appreciate being direspected. It makes me so angry and sad to read these posts. :’(
People say America has no culture well… That’s absalutely wrong this country is made up of nothing but culture the entire worlds culture actually. Let’s say someone said the the whole of Europe has more culture than America they’re wrong we have that culture and the rest of the worlds culture. America is made up of people all over the world French,English,African,etc. So to insult an American because their American is really just like insulting yourself and your own people, so if you call me an idiot your a idiot as well.
I never reply to these type of things but there was a comment that made my blood boil! I am an American and very proud of this fact. I come from German and Irish decent but that has nothing to do with the country I live in and appreciate. There are things wrong here but I have found the people that hate them most has never voted, written to their congress or attended any type of a forum that they could speak up for what they believe is wrong. Too me it is the greatest place in the world to live and to be able to call home. For those of you who do not love this country get out of it and go live in another place that you think would be better. I would be willing to bet you will never be able to find that place. But you are taking up space and probably a job,move over and let someone else who is proud to be an American take the things you do not appreciate. You will only be missed because of all the complaining that you do.
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I’m American and this isn’t rude for all Americans, not even most. I don’t fit in any of these stereotypes but I was raised in an African family so these dont really apply to me. To the other people that said these are true, shame on you. You like stereotyping and hurting other people. You guys should know that stereotyping is very hurtful and also counts as bullying.