originally posted by: TatTvamAsi
originally posted by: HolgerTheDane2
Surely that is an american survey.
Ahhh. Grow Up!
and I would work on manners if I were in your pants...
You are absolutely right. How rude of me. I apologize.
It is of course rude of me to divert the question of whether we actually only have the effective use of 10% of our potential mental capacity into a
snide attack on America.
I should of course have mentioned some of the reasoning behind the comment.
But then again I thought I'd get an awful lot of flak for pointing out such things as... Oh dear....
I don't know where to start
We could start with the american obsession with the second amendment. To the point where they discard the supreme court who declares that the "right
to bear arms and the well regulated militia" does not inherently mean that you can own all the guns you like and certainly not without some sort of
You would do well to remember that the amendments set forth in The Bill of Rights are a reflection of the inadequacy of the constitution. And even the
amendments might be wrong and they certainly didn't stand the test of time and perversion by big business.
That you allow the church to interfere with education to the point where scientific books are labeled some sort of message that evolution is a theory
and as such is less valid than the fantasy of creation as described in The Bible.
In fact you defend the right to be free of religious persecution while at the same time allow the christians attacking those who are not christian.
That you allow businesses to become "legal persons" so that policy and decision makers within a company can evade responsibility for decisions. Yet
you persecute people who got caught up in dictatureships and had to follow orders or get shot. They are not excempt from responsibility even if their
"company" was to blame.
You take the two singlemost polluting privately owned vehicles (SUV and Trucks) and excempt them from the "Gas Guzzler tax).
You fight tooth and nail against a health system which will benefit the less than rich who happens to have an employer who doesn't see medical
benefits as part of the employment. And if you loose your job - you're screwed.
In the land of the free you are still fighting against "leftist" ideas, even if those ideas are there as an exstension of being free.
That you invade other countries because you decide it is the right thing to do. Afghanistan, Grenada, Iraq and others. The reason being that you
protect the people. Where were you when Idi Amin was in power? What did you do about apartheid in South Africa? Rwanda anyone?
When you protect the right of the indvidual to be a general pain in the butt towards neighbors and fellow americans, why don't you protect the fellow
amercans and their rights to be free of harassment from those people? When we hear the shouting "IT'S MY RIGHT! THIS IS AMERICA", where are the rights
of the victims?
Why do you keep extending the limitation of copyright whenever Disney needs it?
The limitation of copyrights and patenets are there to further business and inventions and.
Why do you protect medical companies right to demand exorbitant prices for some of the most important medicines in the world? Don't your citicens
health mean anything to you? Do you REALLY believe it is good that families go bankrupt and end in lifelong debt because some greedy bastards want
another jet and want to buy an island for their sons birthday?
Will you still defend the system when you end up unemployed and your mother dies because noone could pay for her medicine?
Is it a sign of a healthy nation that so much of their tv programs are all about guns, blowing things up and "testing myths" that you would know to be
falacies from the very start of the program (if you had a decent education)? AND blowing things up because "it is always fun to blow things up".
That nature programs have shifted from learning about wildlife all over the world to seeing yet another idiot seek out the big snakes, lions,
crocodiles and sharks.
Not to mention "documentaries" about bigfoot, skunk ape, mermaids, megalodons etc.
How come you seem to think it is OK to be responsible for powerty in other countries simply because you don't like their goverment? Cuba springs to
How can you have presidents like Bush juniour and still demand respect from the world?
How can you wonder about the attcks on US installations abroad when you should ask what the blazes they were doing there in the first place? You don't
get respect because you stomp on people.
Don't confuse "respect" with "fear".
Why do you find it to be a good idea to ruin your educational system to the point where a lot of countries wonder where you will find intelligent
people enough to run the good ol' US in less than 20 years?
Why are you still destroying everything around you in the persuit of fossil fuels? Shouldn't you use less on your meddling war machine and more on
research to secure the future?
Why are you so naiive that you let yourself be manipulated by big business to actively help them destroy your nation and drag you down in the
Why do you still allow Israel to perpetrate war atrocities without even a raised eyebrow? And if you don't "really" allow it, why do you support them
rather than those who actually suffer in the Midlle East?
And the list could go on. And on.
Suffice to say, I and a good many others with me, do not think of Americans as smart. We rather think of them as the class bullies, that might be
powerful and that they "Stand upon the shoulds of others".
Just remember that those shoulders most often are foreign nationals working in the US.
So back to the 10%
You very well might use around 10% of your potential mental capabilities in the US.
In other countries the percentage is much higher.
edit on 25-10-2015 by HolgerTheDane2 because: (no reason given)