posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:27 AM
Education has a big part to play in this: I'm not saying that Americans aren't educated, just the education seems to end at the US borders. When I
was in high school I was working at a fast food restaurant when a family from Maine arrived in fur coats looking for the closest place to go
I live in New Brunswick and this was in August.
Want another example? What caused the fires in 1814 that saw the White House and Congress burned to the ground. I was watching a show in the last week
about that very topic...
Americans know about the fires, but the cause is never discussed.
Without focusing on the bad, the 20th century saw the US acheive some fantastic things across a massive range of disciplines. Like the British before
them, the US has been a great force for progress in the world. Similarily like the Brits, there is an arrogance that to a degree has been earned.
It is when that arrogance turns into an ignorance of all things not American that there is a problem.
reply to post by Terapin
I assume you are refering to back bacon?
Those thinly sliced peices of heaven, lovingly trimmed with corn meal? Decadently salty but not sinfully so. Perfectly sized for patties of Alberta
beef and, dare I say it, PEI cheese.
I too long wondered the truth behind such a masterful creation: as years passed into decades I accepted that such epiphanies of culinary genius are
beyond my humble understanding.
Slap that sh#t on my plate and get to a safe distance.
Fingers have been lost due to carelessness.
[edit on 24-3-2010 by [davinci]]