Reading What Sucks

Jun 20, 2006 14:13 # 43112

yoshi314 * is unsure about...

Knowledge of the world in the us

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I've seen many people bashing americans etc. I'm not really into it. But this is really something scary. Just watch.

http://video.fosfor.se/next-country-to-invade

Not only the knowledge of geography is terrible in the us, but what really struck me was that nobody could clearly answer "why would we need to invade that country?". but they would happily pick where the us should strike.

That's pretty scary thought. Even if the interviev is just a scam, it gives me the creeps. people from less significant countries know more about the world, than those from bigger ones. same with towns. people from a small town know about the bigger ones, but not the reverse.

well it's pretty sad that this is not limited to towns only :(

"Life is a queue. You come in, hang around for a bit, get some service, then depart."

This post was edited by yoshi314 on Jun 20, 2006.

Jun 21, 2006 04:19 # 43117

zen *** replies...

Re: Knowledge of the world in the us

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I read the responses below the video. One of the comments was that a sampling of 10 people is not an accurate representation of the American populace.
This is true. However, my personal experience is that this is an accurate representation of the true state of the American educational system.
The sad thing is that this is as accurate a survey as one is bound to find. These are average citizens and they aren't any different from your or my neighbors.
In My opinion, Americans are some of the dumbest individuals on the face of the planet. The reelection of G.W.Bush only seeks to prove that.

Once Fred Neitszche declared God is Dead, f*ck became the most important word in the English languag

Jun 23, 2006 02:55 # 43136

charlie *** replies...

Re: Knowledge of the world in the us

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One of the comments was that a sampling of 10 people is not an accurate representation of the American populace.
This is true. However, my personal experience is that this is an accurate representation of the true state of the American educational system.
The sad thing is that this is as accurate a survey as one is bound to find. These are average citizens and they aren't any different from your or my neighbors.

I would hope my neighbors wouldn't be presumtuous enough to chose a country to invade next, but I wouldn't put it past them.

In My opinion, Americans are some of the dumbest individuals on the face of the planet. The reelection of G.W.Bush only seeks to prove that.

Hey now, let's have a little self respect. Everyone is free to make their own choice, and there are some people in the USA who made foolish choices. There are even more people in US who have given up on the system and didn't vote at all.

The re-election of George W. also shows how terribly flawed the electoral college and other parts of the voting system are.

His election also shows how badly big business has taken hold in the USA. Forget seperation of church and state - church is just a mask Bush used to win support *cough* abortion *cough* *cough* - let's start working on seperation of corporation and state.

We pride ourselves on being the beginning of democracy. But, as in most things, the oldest tool is the most flawed. I think nearly any other democracy in the world does a better job at executing the will of the people.

Please contiune to vote AND post.

Jun 23, 2006 13:56 # 43141

Bassman * replies...

Re: Knowledge of the world in the us

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The two most startling things about it

"I don't read what's handed to me" George W Bush

one, the most powerful man in America, maybe the entire world, is an invalid that dosn't read what's handed to him.

"Describing Americans to the Daily Mirror, "They are possibly the dumbest people on the planet... in thrall to conniving, thieving, smug pricks. We Americans suffer from an enforced ignorance. We don't know about anything that's happening outside our country. Our stupidity is embarrassing. National Geographic produced a survey which showed that 60 percent of 18-25 year olds don't know where Great Britain is on a map. And 92 percent of us don't own a passport" michael moore

and two,60 percent of 18-25 year olds see eye to eye with him.

Here I am and here I will Explode!

Nov 02, 2006 15:10 # 43576

Hawkeye *** replies...

Re: Knowledge of the world in the us

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Yes, I'll be the first to admit it. America has its share of (albeit incredibly) stupid citizens, but doesn't every country to some extent? To see a group of americans ramble about how they would most likely want to see france (pointing to australia) wiped off the map is only a sad display of the ignorance of such people, but nothing more.

I doubt it would have been entertaining to watch a video of americans properly locate a country to invade, much less deliberate on the point of whether or not we *should* invade any country at all (which based on bush's latest popularity poll would imply that more than half of the country doesn't support such ventures).

Could I make a video of 10 Germans saying idiocies regarding bush or any other topic? I imagine it would be about as difficult as it would to do as such with 10 Americans.

If the world should blow itself up,the last audible voice would be an expert saying it can't be done


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