Is it true that some citizens of the UK look down on citizens of the US? If so, why?
Answered by: Matt Taylor,former Corporal at Royal Marines (1999-2009)
Of course they do, but to be honest, I feel as if this question can essentially be answered by another of my answers in response to a broad, sweeping generalization about the English and the Scottish.
Matt Taylor's answer to What are the social differences between Scotland and England?
The short version is simply this.
The world is smaller than ever before, communications are instantaneous, and as such, the world has divided by ideological rather than national lines.
Brits that have an irrational and pathological hatred for Americans, will, at this moment in time, doubtless be of the left on the political spectrum.
They hate Americans because Americans elected Donald Trump, and thus, they foolishly believe “Americans” (despite the fact there are 320 million of the fuckers, and some of them are like me, European by birth and only moved here recently) are ideologically similar.
As with all forms of bigotry, it is utterly illogical, they had a bitterly contested election for fucks sake! Even if there was only two political ideologies rather than dozens, it still suggests that the American you take issue with only has a 50% of being that which you despise.
So Right-wing Europeans and Libertarians that fucking love Trump, will doubtless like Americans, support their foreign policy, their current leaders “America First” policies, and will stop them in pubs and go “I wish our leaders looked out for us like your President does!”
And lefty Europeans, Guardian readers, Marxists, postmodernist “studies” students and everybody else, will hate Americans because they think they are uncouth, nationalistic, right-wing reactionaries.
As I said, it is utterly illogical and doesn’t even stand up to a moments critical thought.
John Locke solved all of this shit centuries ago.
Ironically, individualism is the key to bringing all nations back together, by uniting everyone around their common values and a reverence for each person to behave as they please while uniting around a loose set of ideals.
We must strive to cease completely the absurd idea that you can collectivize hundreds of millions of people by anything as trivial as nationality, race, religion, sexuality, gender, or any other immutable characteristic you can name.
Ultimately we all know my words to be true deep down. For example, Its pretty fashionable to hate on white blokes at the minute, and yet, everybody knows that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump share very little in common!
归根结底，我们都知道我的话在内心深处是正确的。例如，眼下憎恨白人是相当流行的，然而，每个人都知道伯尼·桑德斯(Bernie Sanders)和唐纳德·特朗普(Donald Trump)几乎没有共同点！
To sum up, as I always leave a caption, I shall illustrate the point via this medium.
“Time to pack up and go home guys… Some middle-class Guardian reader from Islington just said we are all hate black folk!”