Actually your bring up good points.
To be honest I would vote for you Sentinel lol.
Another reason why the bans could be because humans are changing and we are simply getting lazy and quite frank dumb. Remember in the old days that kids used to go outside? Talk to people? Not text or call people on phones? That's what they did in our fore father's days. People back then used to work, chop wood, etc. and there wasn't plants or people drinking starbucks made out of yellow 5 and bugs. People used to cook and sit down, not go to Mcdonalds or Papa Johns and the kids have conversations through facebook to their own parents. Or post everything online, including their home address and telephone number.
So foods back then were different than now as well as genetics.
Now we have tons of bad stuff and people not really doing their share to fix it. People drink a big gulp and a Luther burger and call it a day, but it's their body. The problem is due to humans and people in general being pack animals, what one person does ruins it for everyone else and people being selfish and self centered in general.
Someone dies because they drank too much water and got water poisoning? OH LETS BAN this and that and sue the heck out of this even though it was their fault, thus making it hard for other people. Someone is smoking around a baby? Oh I don't care the person shouldn't have been around in the first place; I can smoke were I want even though it's a public area! Oh the baby has lung cancer? I don't care it's the parent's fault not mine. So the government is stepping up before another idiot dies from jumping off a building from too much drinking or their parents sueing a pop company because their son or daughter drank nothing but that.
In a mismanaged way.
To answer why this country sucks so hard in other place's eyes; because we are a superpower. We are the only country that can get goods anywhere or shipped from anyplace, do whatever we want compared to other countries, and we brag about how we have this or that, which is why the other countries judge us so badly and go "well if you are so bad then help us out!"
Oh but there is a more arrogant country than what you named Sentinel, even though people don't realize it: Philippines. About a good 75% of people I talked to in tagalog (online,) were arrogant, spoiled, selfish kids and adults. Not all of them are like this, I have some Philippino friends, or Pinoy, but so many I talked to projected themselves like this that it was sad.
But ummm...I'm done. I'm with Kii. I'm surprised this thread lasted this long.
This post has been edited by The Fujoshi: 27 June 2012 - 09:38 PM