Non-American people always notice, that there is a BIG difference between the US-government and US-citizens themselves.
The US-government is acting like a bully or a braggart against other nations. Not so much difference from China.
When travelling overseas for the first time, often US citizens expect to be received with hostility, even here in Japan.
This is however rarely the case - and US-citizens living abroad for a longer time all agree, that US-external politics, but also the entire justice system within USA is a total mess and a huge waste of money.
Many also expected after arrival in Asia to find 'poverty everywhere' and are somehow astonished when they see the first time large Asian cities and how people are living here.
They soon understand that something is wrong with the 'American Dream'.
For sure, US-citizens with some experience beyond their US-territory can only laugh when they see a picture of the US-president with a banana in his mouth on the wall of the US-consulate in Moscow.
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on August 9th, 2014, 4:59 am, edited 1 time in total.