For years and years the blame-America-first crowd has done everything under the sun to spread the Bad American image. I remember beginning in the 1960’s they started spreading their vile poison.
They think that by destroying American businesses and America’s reputation other countries are in some way elevated in their stature in the world. In reality (the BAF people often stray from the real world) the United States supports all of the countries in the world
I challenge you to fine one that we don’t send money to, with the possible exceptions of Cuba, North Korea or Iran. Even those countries occasionally get our “humanitarian aid”, but I have a sneaky suspicion that the aid gets sold to buy trinkets for the despots.
So we can say without a doubt that destroying America would injure the whole world system.
I have heard for years that American tourists are the most hated in the world. Tales would be spread in the print media (this was before the Internet, Emails and blogs) about the “Ugly American” visiting all of our friends in Europe, especially France. American tourists would come back from France claiming they were mistreated (especially in France).
I personally know of several people who traveled to France and Belgium fifteen to twenty years ago and came back with the same stories, except that Belgium had a slightly better attitude toward Americans. I have been to Belgium around fifteen years ago and had nothing but great reception by everyone I met. I was having some mussels in Brussels, just to be able to say I did, and had one friendly native remark the mussels were as big as my nose! We all had a laugh, but the truth be told, those mussels were slightly bigger than my nose (and I do have a big nose). It was actually the best meal for the price I have ever had.
For full disclosure, outside from my Brussels trip, I have had no other European travel. So the question remains: Are the Americans the worst?
The answer is not surprising for me; the answer is no. If you do not believe me read this Reuters report fro, of all places, Paris!
The French are the very worst tourists! I would not have thought that.