I've lived in the Chicago-land area for my entire life, which is one of the largest cities in America.
With more than 7 billion people in the world, I oftentimes find myself wondering how I got so lucky to be born with so many natural advantages (white, American, male). I try not to take these things for granted, as there are many less fortunate individuals that struggle to make ends meat.
I believe that most would agree (although some would not like to admit it) that many people who live in other parts of the world are envious of Americans. With so many people from all over the world immigrating to the US, I would imagine that many people know somebody in their life who has moved here. And in many cases, that person who moved to the US was maybe less deserving than you.
And knowing that said person is now making more money and living a more successful life than you, despite maybe having a less desirable job, can feel unfair. Thus, people form negative opinions of the US and latch onto any negative press. In fact, hearing people say negative things about the US makes you feel a little bit better about your own situation.
It's common for people to dislike something that they themselves cannot be a part of. We see this everywhere.
"I own a PS4. I hate Xbox."
"I don't make a lot of money. I don't care about material things."
"I live in Europe. I don't like the US."
The United States is the most influential country on Earth.
Edit: Not trying to offend anyone here. I have no hard feelings for these individuals and can completely understand their frustration.Last edited by RaptorChrist - on 13 July 2018