spun skoke: I mean, seriously, who gives a fuck if it is or isn't the best country ever? How does that impact you? If it is a suck-ass country, does that make you a suck-ass person? If it is an awesome country, does that mean you are awesome? How immature, who bases their self esteem on what they think of their country?
I will try and be brief on this reply. I was stationed over in Germany in the early 70's. I was lucky enough to live off base. My landlord was a elderly German lady, who when we first met she found out I was from Chicago. She was SCARED!!! She thought I was a member of Al Capone's gang and would go around pretending to shoot a machine gun. No matter how nice I was to her she was sure I was a gangster and made sure that somebody was around when I was there. I could not have a pleasent conversation with her as she was always bringing up Al Capone. I was just trying to be friendly and brought her some biscuits or cookies from time to time and be friendly. I was getting discharged and was she happy that I was leaving. She was a sweet old lady and I hated the fact that her idea of all chicagoans belonged to Al Capones gang. Ever since I have been
less than eager to watch the Untouchables or any other gangster type shows as I know it eventually gets to the other countries of the world and people percieve some Americans are gangsters.