Recently, I've been running into one borderline-Anti-American question here on GAG and before that, I have seen more Anti-American questions. I mean I can understand that people from other countries get aggravated of some of us shoving down our own patriotism of our country down their throats but lets be real, the vast majority of other foreign people aren't any much different from us when it comes to being prideful of their country. In fact, I've traveled around 7-8 different countries and out of those 7-8 countries, China, Brazil and Russia (yes, two countries that comes the very closest to the US in terms of military power) are the far most patriotic ones, even more so than Americans of their own country.
The only difference is that if you dare try to make any criticisms of your own country in China and Russia, you can legally get in trouble for it by the law, while in Brazil it's not illegal but you'll possibly get jumped by a few people. The worst that will happen to you in the US if you greatly criticize your own country is a receiving social scorns from other citizens and physical threats behind a computer in a very few case scenarios. However, you're more likely to get beat up in Brazil for such criticisms in their country than by Americans in the US.
That's my experience as an American traveling worldwide and dealing with the unfortunate double standard of being singled out for jingoism because of where I come from, when there are other countries that are more jingoistic than the US.
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