Just watch the news from there,
I wanted YOU to do it just to make sure we are on the same page.
No I don't
You do if you want me to take your argument seriously. You don't if you want to evade debate. I see the pattern in your behavior on this forum. You rather satisfy yourself with expressing all kinds of sentiments without any logical and factual coherence behind it. Hence I'm not surprised. Have a good day.
At lest you're being honest about it. I see that a process of your acculturation in Poland goes smoothly. As this direct and assertive yet curtail of any peasantries answer would indicate. :)
I don't think Americans understand Britain, To address the topic. I think all that common history, kinship, similarities and the same language and influences that circulate both ways are quite misleading. Regardless of similarities and things that overlap there is more of so issues and realties that an average American doesn't understand about Britain. Nor does he need to.
In a long and hopefully fruitful and a productive live people focus on a task at hand. To really understand something beside what is needed for a successful life is a luxury few can or want to indulge into. Most are satisfied with some simplified shards of a whole picture. To understand one need not only to study it but to experience as well to some degree. Who beside few scholars and specialists would devote his time and resources to do that?
That cut both ways. I don't think that on average Brits really get USA. Although there is this assumption on their part (those few who care at all) that THEY actually do. contrary to their colonial cousins who are just simpletons in comparison. :)
Beside who is really concerned by that issue? Most people are happy enough to live their quiet little life unmolest by the issues larger that their neighbor's cat emptying its bowels on their painstakingly cultivated flower bed.
I understand OP motivation but the internet forums are thriving on conflicts.
Those little storms under caps Lok are what brings people closer to understand each other. Unless someone is dumb enough to take it too seriously and got himself a stroke. lol~
Into account need to be taken all kind of sad people with serious mental issues that prey on those forums. I think that actually a good thing, hopefully they can find their fulfillment trolling rather than go after animals or vulnerable people in the real life.
Not do get philosophical but that question need to be asked - what do you mean by the word - 'understand'? To understand others one need to understand himself and how many of us can tell with any degree of certainty that we really do understand ourselves.
To end on a cheerful note. I think those differences are overtly not that great. People are just focus on them more because there of similarities that gives an impression of intimate closeness. Which leads to false assumptions. IF those assumptions get busted on a contact with reality its when disappointment takes over leading to resentment.