Same thing as other thread, but the other way around.
Gimme some specifics
For example, I'm ashamed at how corrupted our country is, ex-president was literally following orders from some guru and killed a bunch of young kids in a ferry.
I'm also ashamed of how many right-wing 친일파 there are.
If I have to say something specific, I would say the quality of life in Brazil it's terrible
it's actually hard to put specific things that makes Brazil a piece of shit
our people always elect corrupt politicians or memes
most of the people in Brazil are envious when we're talking about other people having good opportunities in life
the criminal rate are REALLY high
the salaries are trash, it's like 5 times below the necessary to live normally
justice is almost inexistent in our country
sounds a lot like my country 60 years ago
it's interesting how brazilians and portuguese are the extreme opposite, even though we've been the same people for centuries
Portugal one of the least violent and safest countries in the world... An average portuguese speaks spanish and english, and they are among the best english speakers in the world
while brazil has low education, can't even speak portuguese properly, and one of the most violent countries in the world
some sociologists like Jessé Souza say that it's a legacy from slavery that perpetuated inequality and violence in the country
what does 친일파 mean??
Pro-Imperial Japan Koreans. These people are the people who made major contributions in making the japanese occupation of Korea happen, selling their country and their own people for their own profit. The thing is, the descendants of these "친일파" are mostly living prosperous and wealthy lives currently without being persecuted.
It's just controversial bc their excellent QOL is commonly compared to the poor QOL of the descendants of many independent activists/war veterans.
how short we are
warmongering and arrogance i really live in a dogshit country
our people are very ignorant and they use ignorance as happiness
Everything, there's barely anything good about Bangladesh
i've been robbed 4 times
Ig the 400 year of Islamic rule and 200 year of British rule....the fact that the country couldn't defend itself because it was mostly divided into princely states and people from the same sects were extremely prejudiced against each other that they forgot that most of them share the same cultural history and would rather work with the foreign tyrants to overthrow their political enemy than to forget small grudges and protect their motherland from the abomination that was about to come
those are historical, i think modern day prolly hindu nationalism and discrimination based on the caste system would be big issues in India. Also i guess poor air quality and hygiene in general.
The thread is about, "What about your country makes you ashamed?"
I think that the above is his view on what he feels ashamed about.
ATM, the problems that you have addressed regarding Hindu Nationalism and discrimination based on caste system are not big issues hindering our country's progress. Hygiene in general is low, but when you have a billion people crowded within such a small space, this is the best that you can ask for.
As far as I know caste based discrimination is almost non existent with all the reservations and government policies in place, right?
You will need to look for it to find it yeah... it's less and it's mostly in the backward village parts of some states where u can find the caste system still in place...but it's sad to say that it still exists and is not completely gone from India and some innocent family might be suffering from it
british rule ended only like 75 years ago and they divided our brothers into 2 creating an era of militancy and division due to religion.. these are tough to recover from bro.. so not historical
Hindu nationalistic ideas came from the stuff I stated above.... because of how divided Hindus in the Indian Subcontinent were around the time of Muslim Invasions and stuff... people tend to promote supremacist ideas and have gone a bit too extreme to make up for the past differences between the different sects of Hindus. But again it's not that prevelant and will only be found in specific cities just like u can find Radical Muslim ideas in Kerela/Kashmir and some other parts of the country. Extremist ideas has been a part of India for quite some time now and it's usually a "they did it first so we are taking our revenge" kind of thing which is another thing that I'm ashamed of...also the caste system again is something u will find Only in specific parts of the country and I'm not saying it doesn't exist but it has been reduced a lot. I guess u are a foreigner and so u don't know most of the ground reality of India and is only aware of what ur media feeds u but it's not ur fault and neither ur responsibility to learn about my country.... I guess the main issue that's holding India back is a lot is the extreme prejudice amongst people...for e.g North India is extremely rude to South India and vice versa...also not a lot of people care about North East India due to which they don't feel connected to the country (this has changed a bit in recent times tho).
How discriminative many still tend to be and how parents will strongly push ideas on their kids without a choice. Suicide rates are also pretty awful
Funny I see no Americans on this thread.
Too much to talk about?
Ill have a jab at it
Mainstream media and mass censorship
Corrupted financial institutions with extreme malpractice
Fake democracy ran by corporations
History of slavery and colonization
World exporter of arms, warmongering
I think thats the jist of it
Gun violence. 309 instances, many at schools, and you still have politicians trying to blame the number of doors
overstated, statistics will tell u overall violence in the US isnt that much higher than other developed countries
The US is much worse than any developed nation when it comes to gun violence, the percentages are closer to that of a third world country
Here’s an article comparing them to other developed countries: https://www.healthdata.org/acting-data/gun-violence-united-states-outlier
The way the US also calculates gun deaths. It includes suicides, accidental discharges, and legitimate self defense into that, which make up more than half of all gun related deaths. Mass shootings are also a really small percentage compared to even single homocide instances.
There are still 309 mass shootings in just half a year. I doubt many suicides, accidental discharges, or self defense cases fall under that category. 309 is still a worrying number.
alot of suicides because of how much late stage capitalism is affecting us
America negs, all countries do that but worse, our country just shoves it in your face cause u eat western media for breakfast, lunch, and dinner u hungry cuc
lol not the korean talking, says brainwashed when you disagree
one day you will grow up, and realize how dumb u were for defending america lol
and one day u will grow up and realize u shit on a country because u get fed the same shit everyday and that korea is a shithole
im not saying US doesnt have problems but my life is really nice here and there are way shitier countries
america is ass, from an american
then go live in some of the other countries these people are talking about
no, go live in finland, the netherlands, norway, these are countries that are doing things right and you can see how that affects the people and qol
these are all countries with the most homogenous, small populations that work because of that and that only
Yeah and america only works because of how strong their military is which reinforces the US dollar which lets them print trillions, also they have a abundance of natural resources from the land they stole from the Indigenous people
My guy needs to understand how the real world works
that has no relevance to my comment
because of the lack of diversity and how small the population is, they have little to no problems, they're living in a fantasy land
also, every country invaded others to get their land and the US is strong because of its capitalist society and South Korea piggy backs off the US so don't talk trash about ur daddy
SK’s media is actual dogshit don’t even get me started.
Yes the financial institutions that made the U.S. one of the most prosperous counties in the world
“Fake democracy ran by corporations”; good try buddy it’s cute that you think you know so much
SK abolished slavery 30 years after the U.S. did and it took them another 40 years to “completely” while it out.
And while we’re on the discussion of discrimination, SK is notoriously bad about being unaccepting of any LGBTQ rights.
The U.S. gave you your freedom
Global hemegony suggests our ability to influence EVERY other country with political, financial, or military power. Ask Ukrain if we are seriously influencing Russia.
Debauchery: this is very true i’ll give you that
Arrogance, ignorance, and complacency is everywhere in the world. I mean look at you. You have the arrogance to sit here and say several things about another country, that from the sounds of it you don’t live in, that are simply untrue thus resulting in ignorance. See? You did the same thing you accused the general population of the U.S. of.
pretty sure koreanoverlord is actually american but a big korean esports fan or i think they moved to korea
we kidnap women to make them into our wifes and they have to accept or else it is wrong.
I will get into big trouble if I say it
Well i live in America but Im armenian so I will just explain Armenia.
Thats really it. the food, culture and everything else there is perfect
Just wondering what Armenians view on there previous war with Azerbaijan
Well I mean it was a horrible war. I learned that to just not trust turkish and azeri people. I dont have anything against them its just they are bad people in my culture.
Media, youth, how people are obsessed with beautification, young people are sometimes racist :/ etc
can't think of anything
u guys created israel and hong kong, that could be a start
We live in a world where,
Legos have a "do not eat" tag on them
But British food doesn't 😔
Outlandish and disrespectful culture
The government giving unregulated power to the states to take away / suppress rights of minorities
Economic system providing corporations free reign to set living/health/environment standards to their profit motives
Patriotic/nativism society/world view
Downplaying the American Indian extermination/slavery/oppression of minorities/colonialism/undemocratic overthrows of governments etc…
Downplaying the abuses to the indigenous population
Crazy politicians and moderate view of substantial change.
(I’m sure there’s other things but I haven’t lived there in years and I went to an American high school )
Andrew Tate and the fact that everyone thinks of Romanians as thieves :(
TATE IS THE GOAT
inherent casteism of our country. idolising the made up concept of meritocracy where there is a large wealth gap between different sections of the society
Meritocracy is made up? News to me.
Plus if you were going to support reservations by citing the wealth gap, it won't work since reservations could easily be based on the annual income instead of which family you were born in.
u think people from marginalized castes dont get discriminated upon if they are from a rich backdrop. u realise u r living in a brahmanical bubble right? caste reservation is less about giving economic handouts and more about giving equal representation to different sects of the society. as far as poor people are concerned even they have reserved seats for them
We kinda started both wars and Hitler also is from austria
Scomo, Bogan Culture and Rundle Mall
arrogance? we think very highly of ourselves but then again we are one of the best countries in the world
In what perspective? There are easily 15 countries better than you in most metrics.
I would say even though we have cultural diversity and stuff it's just that there are a lot of instances of like communal violence I am sure most of the Indians in the chat would agree. Corruption exists.And there is inequality where like there is a huge difference between the rich and the poor. There are some more but am not gonna list them :)
Some racism, every politics things, how ppl here have a high beauty standards, and yeah that.
the people's food habits
I feel like this is the shit I noticed as a kid too while stuff like gun violence etc. is more an "if it happens to me that's fucked" situation
Low self esteem as a country and hating each other while sucking any foreigner's dick unless that foreigner is from Venezuela. Plus the normal ignorance and crime
the fact we can have 60 mass shootings in a month and then my lawmakers think that we shouldnt change our gun laws is fucking absurd. immigrating in a few years when my military contract is done
People with mentality from years ago, keeping racism for no reason. Still when I'm on the bus people prefer to stand up instead of sitting next to me 🙂 when it is full. Feels like a punch on the stomach but I already got used to it, they look at me but don't seat 👍. Sometimes I go to restaurants, ppl look at me too much for no reason but alright.
Corruption, idk if it's coincidence but many ex-portuguese colonies seem to have corruption as a problem as well.
I'm sorry for saying but "sucking on doctors", the grades necessary to go to an Uni in order to be a Doctor really high compared to some countries and sometimes even if u have them sometimes you can't go to the uni u want. They have great salaries compared to others which i think is more and less justified cuz of the amount of years spent studying. People switch when they meet a doctor, for example my mom when they notice she is a doctor they be acting different and suddenly tend to become nicer and try to get her number.
If you're black when you go to an interview of work sometimes you can have better grades and capacities than others, and still have others be chosen over you or be underpaid. One of the few exceptions are doctors ig.
About newzealand, nothing, near perfect place to live
Low corruption,high HDI , high happiness index, high gdp per capita, high freedom of press, high freedom of expression index and most importantly its one of the only two countries in the world to have prime minister from the labour/green party ( other then iceland I believe?).
About my birthplace tho.....
I can't decide where to start.
It's way more developed than most countries. I am more ashamed of our internet tbh
Where I live I current,y have no connection whatsoever. But just like two days ago I was try a visit a village that’s about 5km away w pt, and it took fkin 3 hours and I had to walk 3km in the end
Chaebol - basically your typical cyberpunk megacorporation is real. Samsung is such a huge factor in our economy that if it were to fail our country would collapse. This is what happens when you invest in a few big companies to drive you to the top.
Materialistic desire - lots of Koreans have an unhealthy view on society. You must be rich, you must be attractive, you must wear good clothing and drive an expensive car. You must own a good house. A lot of success depends on how much wealth you have. Either that, or it depends on how academically proven you are (notice how I didn't say smart, or intelligent - Korea's education system is quite dependant on memorisation over critical thinking. I got a 1580 on the SAT and attend a prestigious university in the States, yet if I were to have applied to Korean universities I would probably be attending some third-rate college in a rural area. I also attended public school in Korea, so I was not at all likely to apply to a US university instead of a Korean one.)
Insane extremism - the country is socially divided between men and women. A lot of men in Korea DESPISE women, and feminism. This is because the early feminists in Korea were feminazis instead of promoters of equality. They would often talk misandry and essentially ruined the foundation for healthy social activism in regards to gender equality. As a result, there is a strong anti-woman mentality in Korea, and it really makes life for women hell. Another case of extremism is the Internet culture. A lot of people have been driven to suicide due to harassment online. And the Korean language really cuts into your soul, unlike English. This shit HURTS. Idk how to explain it but it's like a fucking dagger.
A famous Streamer called Jaemmi 잼미 committed suicide recently because of online harassment. Her mother was driven to suicide weeks/months prior due to the same kind of harassment.
"And then I lost my mother. I know I haven’t really talked about my mother’s death until now, but she took her own life… She, too, had been battling depression, caused by menopause. But after seeing me struggle, I think it [got worse]. I think she may have died because of me. I killed her. Had I not been a streamer, she would be alive…"
Korea has a serious dark side.
I dont even live in korea rn but surely media is a absolute shithole here
so precise the exremism is more than extreme so many men and women are against each other and its hard to find ppl with correct minds
yeah, it's really fucked. A side of the country that should be discussed more often - and you can only tell if you've been here for a decent while, because it's quite subliminal.
State full of sellouts and "clients"
The only thing that makes any political party win is promisingg the most property/capital to their friends. Every governmental body services their friends.
Turkish guys in this site who cannot even speak english properly
Boris Johnson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p-Ta83V7iw just watch this
Barbaric tourists +snobbish
the state of parliament rn - way too many scandals, its being run by clowns
colonialism - and how hard the british school system refuses to teach us about it and its an optional subject too.
English defence league
Any foreigner who want to riview my country will surely get high views.
normalised racism (people casually say the N word thinking it's cool cause they saw it in movies), lack of honor/dignity in politics (even Tories in UK are more honorable than Polish politicans), high bureaucracy and shitty currency
Belgium, where I'm from:
Being known for a lot of pedophiles.
Also ashamed that we have a part that speaks French. It's embarrassing
UK, where I live:
The terrible lad culture, and how Brits on holiday are not very welcome due to the reputation of stag and hen parties. Brits really have an image problem in Europe
Lack of patience in almost everyone
fake news,brainwashing by the goverment,people's living standards are under too much pressure
"nothing, communism is perfect"
The fact that religion is still more important than a lot of major issues present in the country, corruption, scammers, non-hygienic.etc....also I wish we didn't have a population of 1.4 bil
(India)Politics and politicians
Ruling party might change but leaders will never change
All are mf's
Football fans, I hate English football fans and so does the rest of the world
That we are the best contry in the world and are not able to share our greatness with others
Our fucking leader
How people truly think that they need arms to save themselves from a "tyrannical government".
We kinda did a big no no some 70 years ago...
But we chilling now, trust
somewhat strict laws, selling gum is illegal here and weed has a death penalty
socially our country is one of the most divided (in gender)
beauty standards are absolutely insane, this was very eye opening when i lived in the US
education. just. dont even get me started on it. i was able to get into a top university in the US despite being an "average" student in korea. i was VERY glad that i chose to study abroad.
im ashamed/hate how anti-intellectual the Philippines is.
filipinos shame other filipinos if they bring an intelligent opinion/point into the conversation. if ever they say something knowledgeable people will just brush it off and say:
"edi wow" (kinda like "oh wow" but with a sarcastic tone)
"ikaw na magaling" ("you're the best" again with a sarcastic tone)
"wa may nangutana"(this is in bisaya but other regional languages have their equivalent to this it translates as "nobody asked")
Filipinos and a lot of asian countries are collectivist in value that's why if someone stands out society tends to pull them back down.
im ashamed by our lack of unity, we arent a perfect country and we dont agree on a lot but we dont have to hate each other for it, the United States are divided and they shouldnt be, because we live in a great country with a lot of opportunity and lots of good people
How we try to be a "first world country" and be cocky about it in South America, when in reality we don't even have a good health and educational system.