This article contains some language that is not suitable for children under 13, however this language is used to support the point I am making in this article.
Whether you are from this country or not, it is pretty much a given that there is someone in the United States of America that is directly or indirectly passing judgement on you. I know it may be a broad thing to say, and some may call me un-American for saying it, but sometimes the truth hurts. It does not make me un-American in any way for stating that America, as a nation, is judgemental. Sure, it currently is just my opinion, but from what I have seen and heard recently, we may as well state it as a fact.
There is so much name-calling, mud-slinging, and unnecessary anger towards unassuming people, which takes place most often in the United States of America. Today, I went to a thrift store to look for a pair of shorts, and a Hispanic American man walked into me by accident. Instead of apologizing, he muttered under his breath, "chico blanco en la basura," which is a broad Spanish translation meaning "white trash." This is a more specific example of Americans judging other Americans.
A broader example of Americans judging other Americans would be bundled terms that the people of this country have created, such as "sluts," and "faggots." The word "slut" is a commonly used label given to a girl who likes to have sexual intercourse with a lot of guys. Why is this frowned upon by our society? Maybe, it is because she is giving away her body to guys too easily. The fact of the matter is that it is her choice what she wants to do with her body! There is no need to call the girl a mean name just because she likes to have sexual intercourse. It is not your body. The word "faggot" is a derogatory term aimed towards a homosexual. Most people who use this word are uneducated or do not use the word correctly, aiming it towards anybody they feel deserves it. However, this word should not be used at all in our society, but we are just too judgemental of others to see it. All of the words you see above, in the way they are used today, are American concoctions.
America is well known for passing judgement on, not only its own people, but members of other countries as well. The nation, as a whole, tries to reform other countries' policies because they feel that its own policies are better than the other country's. There are quite a few times when this is the case, however, we never keep in mind that the other country may not want our help. America, as a whole, will judge other countries for having a different stance than them and having a weak government or economy. In many cases, America needs to keep its mouth shut and let things happen the way they are going to happen for that country. The other nation will ask for aid when it is truly needed.
The big question is: why are we this judgemental? Is it a problem with our society? Do we just think we are better than everyone else? I am going to blame our passing of judgement on people to the standards we have set for ourselves. America is a wonderful country, whose standards are much higher than many others, socially, economically, and politically. Our social standards make us look down on people who do not quite fit the status quo or diverge from the path that we set for them. You look down on a McDonalds manager, when you are a computer software engineer. In reality, all men are created equal, as the Declaration of Indpendence states, but some choose different paths. However, we do not treat each other as equals, in many cases, but rather as inferior beings. We are Americans, and we are proud. Sometimes, we end up being too proud; there is no crime for it. It is just the way it played out.
Now, there are going to be many who look at this article and get insulted. However, if you start taking shots at me, the author, then you are just proving my point further. Even writing this article has proven this point further, as I, too, have judged the American people as a whole. Do you see it now? Do you see how much of a problem this is? We are judgemental, as Americans. Then again, we are human, and I can tell you for a fact that it probably will not change.