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Originally posted by prevenge
there are stupid people everywhere.
you can focus on one group of stupid people and magnify how dumb they are all you want.
doesn't make them more dumb.
or does "dumb" even have degrees of itself?
the main reason i think the U.S. is shown to have dumb people in it is because everybody looks there for anything.
even dumb people.
you don't see videos about "OMG LOOK AT HOW STUPID UGANDANS ARE HAHAHAH!"
you see american videos about dumb people because it's almost like.. some kind of cruel ironic oxy-moron.. the world's leading country is filled with many uneducated civilians.
yes it's embarassing.
but it's an illusion as well.
remember...there are many idiots everywhere.
Originally posted by Jeasaaone
blah blah blah you idiots from other countries to love to laugh at the "stupid things americans do" but i GUARANTEE YOU if you went around the streets of your own country asking these questions you'd get some pretty stupid responses too. Its not just america the world is full of idiots.
Originally posted by bsbray11
For anyone who thinks their country is any better than the US, just wait until it bottoms out and see how your country is affected.
I think you'll find our banks, politicians and military industries have made it such that most of the civilized world (ie if you are using the internet, probably you) needs us to survive. It's very stupid but it won't be very funny. When the dollar goes, and when our infrastructure goes, a lot of other things go with them, all over the world. Because our banks, companies, etc. have intentionally done this; they have intentionally gotten their hands into so many other peoples' business, it is all very related now.
Btw, before you blame us, you let it happen to your countries yourself. You let us come in and do all kinds of dirty business with your country. Just like we have passively allowed our own country to be taken by crooks. We are all guilty of the same thing: not doing anything about it.
[edit on 14-6-2009 by bsbray11]
Originally posted by kindred
reply to post by fooffstarr
I personally think you're being harsh. It wasn't the American people who went to war, it was their corrupt government. Quite a lot of American's are simply not interested, simply because they have no control over what their government does. After all it makes no difference whose in power, be they Republicans or Democrats, as they are both as bad as each other and serve the same evil. It's exactly the same here in the UK or elsewhere. Do you honestly think that most people here in the UK care about what's going on in Iraq. It probably doesn't even cross their minds unless they have loved ones serving in the army, airforce or navy.
Of course everyone should take more of an interest in world news, politics & specifically what their government has done or is doing, but most people simply don't, mainly because like everyone else they feel completely powerless when it comes to changing things for the better. The only power for change we have is when we vote & voting for the other guy makes no difference whatsoever, because we simply end up with the same s###, just a different asshole and the same evil pulling their strings.
If you ask me, the stupid people are those who support & are quite happy to go along with whatever their government does. These people throw a fit if you ever question the actions of their government. Trust me, I've met plenty of these people and ironically most of them come from educated backgrounds or serve in the army etc. Some of them are seriously brainwashed & dumbed down.
he didnt fairly win those elections though... atleast in my opionon and its pretty obviosu to everyone. There is no way in hell he fairly won those elections. Only people I've ever heard of (and people I gladly don't associate with) that voted for him are stupid southern hicks... people on the west and east coast did not vote for bush. Bush winning is no way a indicator of american intelligence either.
Originally posted by aorAki
As a New Zealander it wouldn't be fair to comment on Australians other than to say that a former Prime Minister of ours (Rob Muldoon) said (when talking about NZers emigrating to Australia) that it 'raised the IQ on both sides of the Tasman"