posted on May, 12 2005 @ 12:24 PM
...........to paraphrase Doctor Doolittle
If any Americans are wishing to join the debates on the ATS aircraft board here are a few hard a fast rules which will make your time productive and
enjoyable, for you, but bloody annoying for everyone else but as they are foreign it doesn't matter.
Points to remember;
1, American is best - it matters not a jot what the subject matter is, this is a basic fundamental truth and you must stick to it tenaciously, even if
comparing the Spitfire to the Brewster Buffalo,l never be shaken from it, accept it.
2. America is pure - This is far less prevalent than point 1 which is almost universally held to be true, however, if it doesn't make you choke
always put across that America is fair and just and would never stoop to dirty tricks whilst other countries are at it all the time. No-one will
believe you except you, but hey, go with it.
3 Action counts! - this relates to the point where an invention that is being 'big-upped' to death by our US brethren is irrefutably proven to have
been designed, schemed or just plain thought of somwhere else on the planet first (Westland tilt rotor to V-22 is merely one example). The stance to
be taken by every true patriot here is that what really counts is is that America actually built it ( the influx of the original overseas designers
and engineers to oversee the programme is irrelevant and not to be accepted as grounds for credit in any way).
4 Intellectual property - this is the opposite of the above where another nation has produced something based on an original US idea (example - Boeing
YC-14 to An-72). Here the standpoint is that America is best because "we thought of it first". The word 'contradiction' does not exist here,
don't worry about it.
5 The Ace up the Sleeve- This is the ultimate weapon, only to be used as a last resort. In the unlikely event that the Foreign swine has argued you
into a corner regarding the merits of the 'Bloggs Wonderjet' and try as you might there is no superior US rival, very carefully deploy the "Ah yes.
but our secret black programmes are so far in front of you that you don't know what great stuff we are hiding" counterargument. It is of course
complete tosh and the point that you can't possibly know whether any such thing exists or not is another irrelevance to your winning the argument.
Thats the beauty of it! Its so ridiculous that nobody, and I mean nobody can argue against it.
result = You win, America is top dog and the world can sleep easy. God Bless America
[edit on 12-5-2005 by waynos]