I have a problem when I am labeled because of the country I am from, and that is what I think this thread is about. Like, "Americans don't understand this kind of humor" or "Americans have this kind of attitude" etc. I don't like to be told how I think or feel. I know that it often comes with the tag "present company excluded, of course" or something akin to that, but that really doesn't mean a thing, it's like saying "I was just joking," so that the person you are insulting/pigeonholing "can't" get mad.
As far as bashing US politics, that is reasonable and understandable. I do to. I don't like living in a country with such backwards policies and warmongering leaders.
I often get fed up with people in this country (I probably would anywhere, but I am here), but I don't think they are worse than people, on average, anywhere. The majority of people do not think for themselves, and the fact that in some places it seems like more people think for themselves, it means that they are being encouraged to think for themselves, which in the end is just doing what they are told if they do think for themselves. Maybe that doesn't make sense, it is hard to put this in writing. It is like Otomiks example of the McDonalds in France. It is not Americas fault that there is a McDonalds in France, in fact you could say that Americans are the first victims of the trends that start here.
People are just animals.