I worked out there a couple of times and met both kind of Americans! the good ones and those who give the world a reason to dislike them! I was out on Nantucket and was asked by a customer what I though of the place? before I could answer she started to tell me that her ancesters were on the same boat as the pilgrim fathers and after a while her lot split off and found their way onto the island and have been there ever since, now son she said, a long while back an arsehole from the mainland came over and saw how nice it is out here, he went back and told the others and now we're inundated with arseholes and cant get rid of em!
so it's not just the rest of the world that dislikes American! there are the decent ones out there that are embarrassed by the worlds view of their fellow countrymen but are to polite to say anything