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    Could you please elaborate? That's rather vague. What kind of humor? Which ideals? What kind of tolerance? Religious tolerance?
    The thing is your ideals paved almost 80 years of peace in the major parts of the world and if you dont believe it, study history. That has never happened before.

    From now on we have to pull it together to improve the world further.

    American Culture is a fact and no matter how hard you try, its to late, you really got an identity now
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
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    The thing is your ideals paved almost 80 years of peace in the major part of the world and if you dont believe it, study history. That has never happened before.

    From now on we have to pull it together to improve the world further.

    American Culture is a fact and no matter how hard you try, its to late, you really got an identity now
    You're telling me what we did, I know we brought peace during WWII, but you're not explaining WHICH ideals. America has several ideals, which ones brought peace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    Maybe the informal side is, but I wouldn't know. I tend not to pay much attention to anything that isn't "official."

    Also, the southwest is a region. I was asking about the nation as a whole, but I'll take it that you agree that that perspective is too large.

    I suppose that's correct. They do all tend to remain distinct rather than blending well, now that I think about it... hmm.
    Well, yes, I was referring to culture, not government.
    And while I think that there is obviously a distinct American culture (especially from a foreigner's perspective, I am sure), defining it as mostly Anglo based seems off the mark. I think more Americans have a German heritage than a British one, for example. Even a lot of "American" foods are German inspired.

    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    You can think if you want about sausages and beer as fast food and drugs aswell.

    I really hate you for being so hard on yourself, but maybe that's exactly the thing I can learn from you. Not being arrogant
    Americans aren't arrogant?

    :yim_rolling_on_the_

    Just teasing . I also dislike how it became cool to bag on Americans (considering I am one).
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    oh gosh cry me a river, i need a beer
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    American culture is a pretty loosely defined concept. I mean, isn't America where a lot of cultural blending comes in? I've kind of thought of it that way. Think about America: we didn't have government here until the 17th century! How can be hava our own unique culture when he have been stumbling along for the last 250 years. We were mied up and backwards in 1776, in 1865, in 1945, and still to this day, America is still pretty mixed up.

    I believe in the ideals that America was founded upon. The Founding Fathers were nothing special, but their ideas were Revolutionary and shouldn't be forgotten. That we're all promised life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness...of the people, by the people, for the people...We the People...I'd say we're pretty unique in this manner.

    I get sick of the amout of criticism that America gets today. It's like there are a few people making poor decisions and the rest of the country has to pay for it. You may call Americans fat and dumb but that doesn't mean we aren't human. That doesn't mean you have the right to criticize us and think ill of us. Becuase our culture is different. Not wrong.

    So next time you go and poke fun of American ideals and culture (Entropie), consdier these things. Remember where we came from, who we are, and that you can think of us in any way you want, but it doesn't mean our ways or less than yours, that our ideas are less important than yours, or that our culture is unacceptable and laughable.

    I mean, Americans really have something to believe in. It's sad that so many of Americans have forgot this. But remember that people fought to the death for our independence and uniqueness as a culture and country, and to abandom or disagree with these things is an insult to the Americans of today, the Americans of yesterday, and the Americans of tomorrow!

    There. I think I made my point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    oh gosh cry me a river, i need a beer
    Cheap pork-snout meat-flavored sausage shaped food product and watered down donkey piss beer for everyone! Wahoo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    Cheap pork-snout meat-flavored sausage shaped food product and watered down donkey piss beer for everyone! Wahoo!
    It's a feat to accept compliment, you will learn that.

    I wish I could proud myself with having ur history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by entropie View Post
    It's a feat to accept compliment, you will learn that.
    pshaw, no way. I'm too American.

    I know. American culture: More, better, faster, stronger, now, now, NOW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    pshaw, no way. I'm too American.

    I know. American culture: More, better, faster, stronger, now, now, NOW.
    You must see it changing right now. Culture is always in a fluent state. But your ideals stay the same. You learn from mistakes and then improve.

    Heck how old are you again ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Well, yes, I was referring to culture, not government.
    And while I think that there is obviously a distinct American culture (especially from a foreigner's perspective, I am sure), defining it as mostly Anglo based seems off the mark. I think more Americans have a German heritage than a British one, for example. Even a lot of "American" foods are German inspired.
    Ah, yes. Hamburgers are actually original despite what the name would imply, but Frankfurters aren't. French Fries aren't that original either (I think they came from Belgium).

    I think we did come up with Apple Pie, though.

    I'm really having trouble seeing anything unofficial or informal as valid, though. Perhaps I'm just too J to see the culture clearly because I'm not willing to behave or think in an informal manner, and expect to see something that applies to the entire US rather than something local.

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