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Are Americans Really This Stupid?

 
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04/27/2011 08:59 AM
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Are Americans Really This Stupid?
wow



I guess that would explain a lot.
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04/27/2011 09:06 AM
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lmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmao
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04/27/2011 09:13 AM
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lmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmao
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Yes my dear Australian friend, I am afraid that the younger generation are a bunch of nincompoops. God help them if they ever have to write anything without a spell check. It is very embarrassing. I am sure the people in your country are much brighter. I know that they are a lot nicer as I have an Aussie friend.

peace
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04/27/2011 09:14 AM
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Their vote counts as much as yours.
Any doubt why democracies are bankrupt?
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04/27/2011 09:17 AM
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holeeeeeee shiiiiiiit. doomed.
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Yes my dear Australian friend, I am afraid that the younger generation are a bunch of nincompoops. God help them if they ever have to write anything without a spell check. It is very embarrassing. I am sure the people in your country are much brighter. I know that they are a lot nicer as I have an Aussie friend.

peace
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But half of those he interviewed were middle aged and seniors. It seems your entire society is retarded somehow.
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Sad but true. Our Government has successfully dumbed down its people.
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1359052


Yes my dear Australian friend, I am afraid that the younger generation are a bunch of nincompoops. God help them if they ever have to write anything without a spell check. It is very embarrassing. I am sure the people in your country are much brighter. I know that they are a lot nicer as I have an Aussie friend.

peace
 Quoting: snow_bunny


But half of those he interviewed were middle aged and seniors. It seems your entire society is retarded somehow.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1352185


Too many of the wrong kind of people were allowed to breed. That is the bottom line for our country today. We are dearly paying for it now in many ways. I really believe that people should have to pass an I.Q. test and have to meet certain requirements before they are allowed to conceive. But alas, it is too late. They are now getting what they deserve.

hf
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04/27/2011 09:39 AM
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so FUCKING epically doomed
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so FUCKING epically doomed
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Yes. The problem is... they vote. People should have to take a "basic knowledge" test to be able to vote. Its not only the lack of "world" knowledge, but these people could not even tell you about our own government. I love to ask young people, what are the 3 branches of our government..... they just stare at me.
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Stunts like that always edit out folks who don't make the joke work. That aside yes as far as I can tell Americans have no interest in geography and a purely financial interest in education at large. There are reasons for this though that have nothing to do with stupidity.

1) Most Americans never go abroad. It is too expensive. The rest of the world, at least since the Bush criminal regime have an unfavorable view of the U.S. and its people (can't imagine why cool2)

2) American public education is a disaster, bought and paid for by big business, with the express interest of keeping the electorate uninformed and buying useless crap.

3) We are taught from a young age that you go to school to get into college to get a good job to have a nice life. The narrative is hard to break free from even when you realize it is just a story. One of the effects though is an equation between education and financial gain. The result is if an American student does not believe that given data will result in tangible gain for them they disregard it.

4) There have been comments about the age of the person asked. This is irrelevant. There are well educated and motivated members of every generation. However the majority of every generation is just looking for work and a beer after 5:00p.

Take care peace

Last Edited by cetra8 on 04/27/2011 09:46 AM
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We never should have entrusted the education of our children to the government. The only thing the government should be doing is national defense and it does that quite well although they do waste tons of money.
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04/27/2011 09:47 AM
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Basic; you need to have a stupid population if you want them to feed you with their money and souls. Basic!
Here is why the left allways speaks about education!
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04/27/2011 09:48 AM
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We never should have entrusted the education of our children to the government. The only thing the government should be doing is national defense and it does that quite well although they do waste tons of money.
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bumpand maybe deliver the mail, but thats it lol
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04/27/2011 09:53 AM
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Re: Are Americans Really This Stupid?
50 years of municipal water fluoridation will
do this to people.

Fight it in your countries, or enjoy being a happy idiot.
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04/27/2011 09:53 AM
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Yes, it's true. This country has more than it's share of useless idiots. However, this video makes it look like all American's are idiots. That is false. They only show what they want to show in the video. You could go to any country on the planet and do the exact same thing.
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04/27/2011 09:54 AM
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You can find people this stupid everywhere in the world.
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so FUCKING epically doomed
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 830513


Yes. The problem is... they vote. People should have to take a "basic knowledge" test to be able to vote. Its not only the lack of "world" knowledge, but these people could not even tell you about our own government. I love to ask young people, what are the 3 branches of our government..... they just stare at me.
 Quoting: Gabriel


What do you define as young? I am in my mid twenties now but I could have answered your question, the legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial, when I was 10 for sure and possibly as early as 7.

Political discourse has been an interest of mine and several of my friends for many years. Age has nothing to do with it. Your generation whatever it may be is no better than mine. One of the problems that this country has now in terms of wisdom and education is older folks would rather complain about, and smugly feel superior to the youth rather then trying to teach them what they have learned with their wider experience.

If you are concerned about the youth please consider mentoring some. You won't be able to do that effectively though as long as you have that attitude. As I said I am in my mid-twenties I am part of mentoring program for teens and I assure you that my kids know the three branches of government. They know the news and more importantly they know how to question what they read and hear. They even know to question me. The youth today has as much potential as you did. The youth have not failed the old. The old have failed the youth.
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04/27/2011 09:55 AM
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Americans aren't that stupid.

Citizens of the United States of America usually are.

Remember: Canada, and Mexico both sit on "North America".
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Welcome to the Idiocracy.
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no offence but at 2:15, A middle aged couple pinned Australia when they were asked which country US should invade next and pin that country on the map, they both answered Iran...

LMFAO, those eliets are really good at dumping ppl.
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04/27/2011 09:57 AM
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You could walk around any country on Earth with a camera. film 200 people and only use footage of the dumb ones to make any nation seem like it's full of morons.

Has reality TV taught you nothing?
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Ah yes, thank you for reminding me why I dislike Americans. It's not the stupidity of the majority, really. There are some truly intelligent individuals and I welcome them with open arms. But what angers me most is that "Who cares?" attitude many (I don't say all) Americans have towards the rest of the world. I mean, really, the whole world doesn't revolve around you guys. You've got a lot of nerve acting like that, seeing as you're a country of immigrants, with only a few hundred years of history. I don't say all Americans are like that, I have some good friends there, but the majority of people that ARE like this really baffle me... It's just sad, really.
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so FUCKING epically doomed
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 830513


Yes. The problem is... they vote. People should have to take a "basic knowledge" test to be able to vote. Its not only the lack of "world" knowledge, but these people could not even tell you about our own government. I love to ask young people, what are the 3 branches of our government..... they just stare at me.
 Quoting: Gabriel


What do you define as young? I am in my mid twenties now but I could have answered your question, the legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial, when I was 10 for sure and possibly as early as 7.

Political discourse has been an interest of mine and several of my friends for many years. Age has nothing to do with it. Your generation whatever it may be is no better than mine. One of the problems that this country has now in terms of wisdom and education is older folks would rather complain about, and smugly feel superior to the youth rather then trying to teach them what they have learned with their wider experience.

If you are concerned about the youth please consider mentoring some. You won't be able to do that effectively though as long as you have that attitude. As I said I am in my mid-twenties I am part of mentoring program for teens and I assure you that my kids know the three branches of government. They know the news and more importantly they know how to question what they read and hear. They even know to question me. The youth today has as much potential as you did. The youth have not failed the old. The old have failed the youth.
 Quoting: cetra8


I consider young 30s and below. And of course your kids are smart, because you are obviously intelligent yourself and have done a great job with them as i have with my kids. But , in my opinion, the vast majority, don't know.

And i agree with you, its the fault of parenting... the old have failed the young.
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04/27/2011 10:04 AM
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lmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmao
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Yes my dear Australian friend, I am afraid that the younger generation are a bunch of nincompoops. God help them if they ever have to write anything without a spell check. It is very embarrassing. I am sure the people in your country are much brighter. I know that they are a lot nicer as I have an Aussie friend.

peace
 Quoting: snow_bunny


But half of those he interviewed were middle aged and seniors. It seems your entire society is retarded somehow.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1352185


Too many of the wrong kind of people were allowed to breed. That is the bottom line for our country today. We are dearly paying for it now in many ways. I really believe that people should have to pass an I.Q. test and have to meet certain requirements before they are allowed to conceive. But alas, it is too late. They are now getting what they deserve.

hf
 Quoting: snow_bunny


seems like a nazi.....
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04/27/2011 10:05 AM
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google Rick Mercer talking to Americans
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04/27/2011 10:06 AM
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OH MY G** !!!


THIS IS THE EXACT REASON WHY U.S. IS IN THE STATE IT'S IN, AND HEADED STRAIGHT TOWARDS A CHASM !!!
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04/27/2011 10:07 AM
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OMFG.... this is shit you learn in school.. geography.. social sciences..

And you guys wonder what is wrong with your country???

Are you still wondering???

<gives up and face plants the keyboard>
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04/27/2011 10:08 AM
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sheepsheep::sheep:sheepsheepsheepsheepsheepsheepexplosion:
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Stunts like that always edit out folks who don't make the joke work. That aside yes as far as I can tell Americans have no interest in geography and a purely financial interest in education at large. There are reasons for this though that have nothing to do with stupidity.

1) Most Americans never go abroad. It is too expensive. The rest of the world, at least since the Bush criminal regime have an unfavorable view of the U.S. and its people (can't imagine why cool2)

2) American public education is a disaster, bought and paid for by big business, with the express interest of keeping the electorate uninformed and buying useless crap.

3) We are taught from a young age that you go to school to get into college to get a good job to have a nice life. The narrative is hard to break free from even when you realize it is just a story. One of the effects though is an equation between education and financial gain. The result is if an American student does not believe that given data will result in tangible gain for them they disregard it.

4) There have been comments about the age of the person asked. This is irrelevant. There are well educated and motivated members of every generation. However the majority of every generation is just looking for work and a beer after 5:00p.

Take care peace
 Quoting: cetra8

i am amazed that most of the western countries were able to produce highly trained manpower for almost 300 years.
i am amazed usa invented many new technologies despite under rule of tyrannical church.
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i dont think so.the talent of americans still shines in higher education.they still do fantastic research.

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