I’m sure you’ve all had that experience where you’re talking to someone from another country about politics and they just don’t get it. They don’t understand why we do things the way we do, and they don’t understand our history or culture. It can be really frustrating.
Well, today I want to talk about why I hate when people from another country talk about our politics. It’s not because I don’t think they’re interested or because I think they’re ignorant
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The Arrogance of It
I was talking to a guy from Italy the other day about politics and he started to tell me how he thought our country was going about things all wrong. I politely listened for a few minutes and then asked him what his qualifications were for thinking he knew anything about our politics.
People who don’t live here don’t understand our politics
I get it, we’re not perfect. Far from it actually. But I guarantee you that the people who live here understand our politics far better than those who don’t. And yet, time and time again, I see people from other countries wade into our political debates as if they know what they’re talking about.
It’s arrogant, and it’s insulting. You don’t get to tell us how to run our country when you don’t even live here. You don’t know what it’s like to deal with our politicians or our media. You don’t understand the nuances of our laws or our history. So please, for the love of all that is good and holy, stop talking about our politics like you know what you’re talking about.
Yes, we need all the help we can get when it comes to fixing our political system. But that help should come from those of us who actually live here and understand it. Not from outsiders who think they know better but don’t have a clue what they’re talking about.
They don’t understand our history
When people from other countries talk about our politics, I can’t help but feel a sense of annoyance. It’s not that I don’t think they’re allowed to have an opinion, but rather that I find it incredibly arrogant for them to do so.
First and foremost, they simply don’t understand our history. To them, the United States is this young, brash country that doesn’t know its place in the world. They don’t realize that we’ve been through a lot over the past241 years, and that we’ve learned a lot along the way.
Second, they often times don’t understand the complexities of our political system. For example, they might not realize that we have a two-party system, or that our president is not actually the most powerful person in our government.
And third, they usually haven’t lived through the same things that we have. They haven’t had to deal with the same challenges and problems that we face on a daily basis. As such, their opinions are often times uninformed and naïve.
So next time someone from another country starts talking about our politics, just remember that they probably don’t know what they’re talking about. And instead of getting angry or defensive, try to educate them instead. Who knows, you might just change their mind.
The Hypocrisy of It
I was born and raised in the United States. I am a patriotic person and I love my country. I am very proud of our history, our accomplishments, and our way of life. With that said, I can’t stand it when people from other countries talk about our politics.
People from other countries are often the biggest offenders
It seems like every day, I see another post on social media from someone in another country talking about how bad our politics are. And while I agree that our politics are far from perfect, I can’t help but think that these people are being hypocrites.
Let’s face it, most countries have their own problems with politics. In fact, I would argue that many countries have worse problems than we do. So why is it that people from other countries seem to think they know better than us when it comes to our politics?
I’m not saying that people from other countries can’t have valid opinions on our politics. But I am saying that it’s hypocritical for them to sit back and judge us when they have their own political problems to deal with.
They lecture us on our politics while their own countries are in turmoil
It seems like every day, I see another video or read another article about how bad America is. And it’s always coming from someone from another country. I’m not saying that America is perfect, by any means. We have a lot of problems that need to be fixed. But I do think it’s hypocritical for someone from another country to lecture us on our politics when their own countries are in turmoil.
For example, I recently saw a video of a woman from France talking about how bad American politics are. But what she failed to mention is that her own country is in the midst of a political crisis, with mass protests happening almost every week. And just last year, her country was in the headlines for having riots that left dozens of people dead. So I don’t think she’s in a position to lecture us on our politics.
I also saw a video of a man from Brazil talking about how terrible American politics are. But he conveniently left out the fact that his country is currently going through a major corruption scandal, with the president and many other top officials being implicated. And his country also has one of the highest murder rates in the world. So again, I don’t think he’s in a position to lecture us on our politics.
It’s easy to sit back and criticize America when you’re not living here and you’re not affected by our problems. But the people who are actually living here and dealing with our problems every day, we’re the ones who should be allowed to decide what’s best for our country.
The Ignorance of It
I can’t stand when people from another country talk about our politics. It’s so ignorant and shows a lack of understanding of the situation. I’m not saying that people from other countries can’t have an opinion, but when they do it’s usually based on misinformation.
People from other countries often don’t know anything about our politics
It really grinds my gears when people from other countries come to the United States and think they know everything about our politics. Chances are, they don’t know anything about our political system and how it works.
Here’s the thing: our political system is really complicated. It’s taken us centuries to figure out how it works, and we’re still constantly tweaking it. So, for somebody from another country to come in and act like they know everything is just ignorant.
Just because someone is from another country doesn’t mean they’re automatically an expert on our politics. So, please, spare me the lectures and save your opinion for someone who cares.
They rely on stereotypes and generalizations
There’s a lot of things I hate. People who TEXT during movies, drivers who don’t use turn signals, and when people from another country talk about our politics.
Now, I know that there are a lot of things wrong with our political system. I’m not saying that it’s perfect by any means. But, when people from another country talk about it, they rely on stereotypes and generalizations that just aren’t accurate.
For example, they often say that all Americans are “gun-crazy” or “violent.” This is just not true. Yes, there are some Americans who are gun-crazy and violent, but there are also plenty of Americans who aren’t. To lump all of us into one group is just ignorant and lazy.
Another example is the notion that all Americans are “selfish” or “greedy.” Again, this is just not true. Yes, there are some Americans who fit this description, but there are also plenty of Americans who don’t. To say that all of us are selfish or greedy is just ignorant and lazy.
So next time you’re tempted to talk about our politics with someone from another country, think twice. chances are they don’t really know what they’re talking about.
The Entitlement of It
People from other countries think they know better than us
I am so sick of people from other countries telling us how we should run our country. I mean, who do they think they are? They don’t even live here! And yet, for some reason, they think they know better than us.
I get it, I really do. I understand that there are a lot of things wrong with our country. But that doesn’t mean that people from other countries have the right to come in and tell us what to do. We are a sovereign nation, and we have the right to make our own decisions.
So, the next time you’re tempted to tell us how to live our lives, just remember one thing: we don’t need your help. We can figure it out on our own.
They think they can tell us what to do
I get it, other countries have it better in some ways. They have free healthcare, free education, and higher taxes on the wealthy. We should definitely strive to be more like them in those ways. But that doesn’t mean they can tell us what to do when it comes to our politics.
It’s like they think because they have a better system, they know what’s best for us and they can just dictate what we should do. But that’s not how it works. We are a sovereign nation and we will make our own decisions about what’s best for us.
So please, stop telling us what to do. We don’t need your help.