"Â¿QuÃ©? I know nothing..." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_(Fawlty_Towers) Are you of the opinion that there are many with ORGANIZED political agendas participating on the forums here on ET? I see in particular the fuelling of polarization between extremists views of anti-Europeanism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia... As for anti-Americanism - well, we all know the US is in a shitload of trouble, and no positivist thinking is going to change that. The US will be in debt for a looooooooong time now, and no matter of apologetic rhetoric is going to change that. Also, the Bush presidency has been the biggest pile of shit in modern history since the Nazis - there I said it, but I don't think that is anti-American, because there is a healthy debate going on in the US and around the world. Given, the world is changing and the US will not be living with the same economic, political influence of before. That is not hate of the US, it is simply stating the facts and seeing the trends for what they are. Even Bill Gates and other capitalists like Warren Buffet understand this. Of course there is also plain anti-Americanism present --- but does it really seem organized? What has really happened over the last almost 100 years is that the economic structures of the world have been aligned into a self-serving greedy supportive power network, where in previous times colonies were applied - we now see strongest political influence and social control through economic dominance. This has been the case during the Cold War and especially after its end - where it seemed like economic greed went into overdrive and focused on the "old nemesis" of the middle east and Islam. It is mildly put upsetting to see all of this unfolding, but worse is being part of it all... not understanding it may be because of lacking educational focus and suppression from the media and cultural focus, but it certainly is present. My interests are primarily into epistemology and philosophy - i.e knowledge and the formation, usage of your mental capacity for learning, reasoning and processing information. I do not hold strict political views, certainly not partisan of any kind, but view things from an individual stance and from my personal understanding of the world. That does not mean that I differ significantly from many others in my views, but I back up my views with reasoning that I myself have contributed - not copying of others. However, many seem driven to a frenzy by influence by others - especially when organizing themselves politically.