Is it true that Americans FEEL that people outside US are not truly human?
- Stephanie FLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
That is silly. We are all Human. We are all just brought up different. Different nationalities, different cultures. Just because we live in the US and others do not doesn't make others not human. Each Human has their own personality and the way we are brought up and the choices we make are who we are today. Just brought up different. Different languages and customs. They can be interesting if you get to know them. Respect them as you want to be respected. Respect their culture as you want to respect yours. They are just as human as you are.
What is Human?
Humans, or human beings, are bipedal apes belonging to the mammalian species Homo sapiens (Latin for "wise man" or "knowing man") under the family Hominidae (known as the great apes). Humans have a highly developed brain capable of abstract reasoning, language and introspection. This, combined with an erect body carriage that frees their upper limbs for manipulating objects, has allowed humans to make greater use of tools than any other species. Humans or Homo sapiens as well as the whole Hominidae tree originated in Africa, but now inhabit every continent with a total population of over 6.5 billion as of 2006.
Like most primates, humans are social by nature. However, humans are particularly adept at utilizing systems of communication for self-expression and the exchange of ideas. Humans create complex social structures composed of co-operating and competing groups, ranging in scale from individual families to nations, and social interaction between humans has established a variety of traditions, rituals, ethics, values, social norms, and laws which form the basis of human society. Humans also have a marked appreciation for beauty and aesthetics which, combined with the human desire for self-expression, has led to cultural innovations such as art, literature and music.
Humans are also noted for their desire to understand and influence the world around them, seeking to explain and manipulate natural phenomena through religion, science, philosophy and mythology. This natural curiosity has led to the development of advanced tools and skills; humans are the only known species to build fires, cook their food, clothe themselves, and use numerous other technologies.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human
- WhiteLilac1Lv 61 decade ago
Wow - that's a new one to me.
The U.S. gives more aid to other nations that (I think) any other nation in the world does. People in the U.S. are generally horrified to think of some of the things that happen in other parts of the world. There are women in Missouri who have put together a whole group to donate mother's milk to orphanages in Africa in order to help starving babies thrive. Some people in the U.S. choose to adopt a baby from another country in order to "at least give one" a chance at a good life. People in the U.S. stress that most Americans have roots in some other country. I could go on and on and try to point out how much Americans value the people outside the U.S., but I won't.
What you may have heard is this: When it comes to anyone who acts in a barbaric way and causes horrible violence to innocent people, whether they're Americans or from their own country; that's when Americans often say they "aren't humans". People tend to say that about any American criminals who commit unspeakable violence against innocent victims as well.
The U.S. has its problems and its crime, but in general it is a very civilized country. It has a peaceful transfer of power when elections are over. It tries hard to make sure that people are treated fairly. People are free to practice their religious beliefs or criticize the government in public without fear of being attacked or imprisoned. I could go on and on, but, as I said, for the most part the U.S. is a civilized nation. Whether anyone agrees with the U.S. being in Iraq or not, many Americans believed going into Iraq would make the world safer and would free the Iraqi people from a tyrant and torture. Whether Americans are in favor of being there or not is a separate issue, but most Americans want peace and democracy and freedom for the people in Iraq too.
It is not true that Americans feel people outside the U.S. are not human. They do, though, believe that anyone capable of harming innocent people in violent ways are such damaged humans that they don't even act like they're human at all. When people are capable of acting as if they're not human - then, yes, those are the people Americans (and a good part of the rest of the world as well) come to see as "not human".
I don't know where you're from or what lies you've heard or what you've gotten mixed up; but I can assure you that what I've said is true.
- 1 decade ago
That cannot be an absolute truth. Although some Americans feel that they are super humans or the best humans ever, there are some of them that cherish people outside their territory that sees everybody on the same planetary ground with them. For instance, when bush was to go for war in Iraq, there was so much opposition that some top officials of his cabinet resigned from his government, including a CIA Director Porter Goss who abruptly resigned. Check the following websites for your perusal;Source(s): Ghantsa
- 1 decade ago
In general, no, though it's theoretically possible that some Americans feel that way.
Most Americans simply feel that foreigners are less interesting and important than they are, but most nationalities feel like that about others.
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- happy insideLv 61 decade ago
Is it true that people outside the US feel that Americans are not human?
Is my question as disturbing to you as your question is disturbing to me?
- ?Lv 61 decade ago
No. It is not true.
I am a red-blooded American born and raised and if anything, I feel most Americans nowadays aren't truly human.
- MsFancyLv 41 decade ago
Here is one opinion. I know that humans live on many different continents and I am an American.
- First LadyLv 71 decade ago
Most Americans do not FEEL that way at all.
- reynwaterLv 71 decade ago
Absolutely not! What in the world gave you that idea? Isn't the media an inlightening thing.
- 1 decade ago
why you say americans like we are all the same. no one, not americans, anyone has say in their government. most of the governments of the world are all friends, even when you think they are foes. america has no more democracy, and neither does any other government in the world. the leaders and militaries do as they please, the citizens have no say, they never have.Source(s): brain think.