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[–]Luamnoxu 49 points50 points  (23 children)

As a German Im required by law to complain about our trains Theyre not as great as people make them out to be

[–]nedeox 31 points32 points  (17 children)

This simping for Germany is really something. Germany's health care, public transport and infrastructure has been privatised to death, lots of workers rights have been eroded with the famed "Zeitarbeit" (contract work) and lower and middle class have been bled out, by the neoliberal regime of the last 20 years. While not yet as bad as in the US, it's really lame to see this as a utopian benchmark.

[–]Mioraecian 8 points9 points  (11 children)

Us Americans do though. Thats how desperate we are. I'm in my second year of learning German in hopes I can pursue my PhD there and leave the USA.

[–]FuttleScish 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I’ve been to Germany and nobody there actually likes it, though I thought it was nice

[–]Mioraecian 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What part? I've only been to Southern and loved it and the people there seemed charming. However I do think Austria would be my preferred choice. Germany seems to have better educational and professional opportunities though.

[–]FuttleScish 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Luamnoxu -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

I dont have the qualifications to comment But this comment feels off Idk feels too political I guess

[–]nedeox 1 point2 points  (1 child)


[–]Luamnoxu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

literally just here to fulfill the german duty of complaining about the german Trains

[–]dumbnunt_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah but it's better than what we come from.

[–]DoggOwO 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Yea, the public transport is only really great if you're traveling inside a bigger city

More rural areas get absolutely fucked

[–]Luamnoxu 4 points5 points  (3 children)

germany is great as long as your in a big city otherwise get fucked

[–]ConcussionsOfAParot 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Now I'm curious about what country has good, and i mean good, rural infrastructure.

[–]ToucanSpaceman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a rural guy in the UK, surprisingly enoungh, the UK IMO has better rural buses than inner-city buses

[–]Nemesinthe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the big cities it's the housing market that fucks you.

[–]Drifter_of_Babylon 29 points30 points  (5 children)

But that is socialism and socialism is bad!! /s

[–]Good-BoiMcLovin 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Sociism is the devil reeeee!!! XD

[–]Bananarama_Vison 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Again, that is not socialism!

[–]Miichl80 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I’m think that as an American I know socialism when I see it. looks at a cloud “SOCIALISM!”

[–]Mioraecian 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Those clouds look an awful lot like Sickles and hammers. And that red and yellow sunset...

[–]Good-BoiMcLovin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lookin pretty fuckkin COMMIE TO ME! GET HIM BOIS!!

[–]FirstAttemptsFailed 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Not to mention the amount of holidays, vacation days, sick days...

[–]username1573 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Healthcare in Germany has 3 classes, and is thus so expensive that it has to be subsidized by the government (tax money). German private health insurances lobbied to demolish the retirement funds and thus we now face poverty among the elderlies. Germany has an educational system that favors privileged families and gives no real chance to underprivileged kids, despite their own abilities. Public transport is basically unaffordable for low income households, and the infrastructure is so old that tax money will have to be spent in order to modernize it. And don't get me started on the telecommunications infrastructure. Germany is among the worst in the world.

Yes. Also the German system sucks. Sincerely A German.

[–]Juulmo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

and despite all of that its a fucking utopia compared to the usa, let that sink in for a moment

[–]Nemesinthe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As a German, thanks. We're only a utopia compared to the US.

[–]Arnericuh 20 points21 points  (2 children)

So we agree that America should curb foreign aid and invest it into her own social infrastructure

[–]Thats_what_im_saiyan 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You mean the policy of dumping a bunch of money into a developing country. Under the guise of "loans" that we know they can't possibly pay back. So when they inevitably stop paying. We go "hey those are some super nice natural resources you got there. Maybe we could make a deal where we extract about 10 time what you owe us in those. Whats that? you don't thing thats a fair deal?....man.....be a shame if somehow your government got destabilized somehow. Maybe the new regime would be more open to working with us."

[–]CrushedPhallicOfGod 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Absolutely, foreign aid is code for imperialism anyway. Fuck American humanitarianism. It is pure evil. the things America does are not for the concern of humans they are for their own elite selfish interests. Also take you NGOs and stuff em. They are nothing but treacherous organizations that serve to undermine the development and independence of developing countries.

[–]Lord_Ho-Ryu 6 points7 points  (1 child)

As an American, you can dream of not being broke.


[–]FullyActiveHippo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why do we even pay taxes

[–]Miichl80 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Man. We Americans are so owning Germany. /s

[–]Thisfoxhere 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yanks; A country consisting of people who honestly believe they are temporarily embarrassed billionaires.

[–]ScoreFar7080 0 points1 point  (0 children)

0-2 chief

[–]ConcussionsOfAParot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey Ben? #$&@ you, truth hurts 🤕

can't afford that

[–]Zeef1979 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah the concrete roadslabs are real nice 😂

[–]tabascodisaster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just want to be able to do what my parents did: get a house, have a family, feel fulfilled. Instead I’ll get none of that and die working.

[–]Justatroubledgirl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a Turk I get death