good point about generalization there. I think that in a lot of ways the opposition against americans
in general over here in Scandinavia has gone a bit too far. It is always the politicians and industrial leaders/backmen et.al who are responsible. But only slightly so, because in a democracy there are no civilians, in the sense that we, the public, in our different countries are also responsible for who gets elected. The duty of every citizen in a free country is to always be vigilant towards the upper echelons of power. Now, what i fear is the common grudge held against U.S citizens is the notion that they really do not care about (or enough about) what consequences the actions of their leaders can have on the lives of overseas people. Or maybe that they`re just throwing up their hands and saying "what can I do? They are the leaders"
Time has to a degree shown that some changes come slow over there, even though it has massive public support. No offense though
And a main point, maybe the most important, is the U.S hand being held over Israel. I myself really dont agree with a nation subduing another people just because their ancestors used to live there over 2000 years ago.
I am a sound believer in that Religion should be as far removed from the affairs of the state as possible. So are most young scandinavians i think.
We should, however, agree on the fact that not everyone thinks this way in my country and far from every american fits the description above. We who know history have all to often encountered what foul repercussions national pride and mistrust among nations can have. And when my fellow countrymen just slags off the average american it kinda pisses me off. It reminds me of the naive and degenerate view europeans had of eachother in the years prior to WW1. And look what that brought
Lets just oust the bad politicians, religious leaders, share a beer and dance a little