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America: Y ur peeps b so dum?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by FriendlyFire, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Jesus help America cause it is in trouble.

    I loved hes Book and Blogg (work). Such insights into american culture with hes own frank and dark humour. If your an American (or have an interest) do yourself a favour buy hes book.
     
  2. Scratch

    Scratch ça ne fait rien

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    I think it's the fluoridated water that's done it.
     
  3. Patroklos

    Patroklos Deity

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    I fail to see anything in that article is exclusive to Americans. I can't think of any society that doesn't have the same exact things going on with their own flavor based on circumstances.

    He mad a "newspeak" reference, thus the article and author should be instantly disregarded.
     
  4. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

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    Good point. Several items are global. Some are specifically American.
    Now you're speaking absolute nonsense. An article (let alone an author) should never be disregarded. Some are more interesting than others; just like some are closer to the truth than others.
     
  5. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    We miss you George.

    That quote was from 1992...
     
  6. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Is the article doubleplusungood?
     
  7. Rashiminos

    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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    The article does say some things about cherry-picking.
     
  8. onedreamer

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    w00t! I agree!!!
     
  9. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    I like how he takes the opinions of a small minority of people and projects them on the rest of the populace, as if they actually believe that stuff.

    EDIT: What we can sum up from this article is that this man is too busy perusing the headlines of the media to actually go out and talk to regular Americans and get their actual opinion on this stuff. Woo for ignorance! :goodjob:
     
  10. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    This is the United States.

    How did we become the largest economy on Earth?

    We surely didn't do it because we are all dum.
     
  11. Rashiminos

    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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    No, not all of us. Does not take that many masters though.
     
  12. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Because having the largest economy really has nothing to do with how ignorant and provincial the average American now is? That it really has much more to do with abundant natural resources, a population which used to be generally more educated than its counterparts, and two world wars which destroyed much of Europe?

    And not everybody is "dum". The US is now largely a class-based society where even the stupid kids of rich people get the best possible education, while those from poor families typically cannot afford to go to college.
     
  13. MobBoss

    MobBoss Off-Topic Overlord

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    Well, its like the old saying goes. If we get attacked by a bear, I dont have to outrun the bear...I simply have to outrun you.

    Is the US 'dum'?....in some ways absolutely. But in comparison to the rest of the world that still qualifies us to be leader of the pack.
     
  14. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    You're all just jealous.

     
  15. bhsup

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    Frak Joe Bageant. What's with that asinine title. He's an American as well, so why the title making it seem like he's some foreigner looking in? The only conclusion is because he is a self-hating American, so frak him. GTFO and don't let the door hit your ass on the way.

    Also cannot help miss the racial overtones, which mark him as an obvious extreme leftist who thinks everything revolves around race.
     
  16. Miles Teg

    Miles Teg Nuclear Powered Mentat

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    I spent two minutes reading that article. I'm considering suing FriendlyFire and Joe Bageant for the permanent damage to my retinas, cerebellum, and complete waste of time. The psychological damage of being exposed to that kind of stupidity is probably going to require therapy that I want them to pay for as well.
     
  17. NickyJ

    NickyJ Retired Narrator

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    Ditto. But I couldn't even make it two minutes.

    @FriendlyFire: $5 million dollar check to me, and this topic never happened. :)
     
  18. Arakhor

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    He does have a serious point though about small reference pools, celebrity culture and the crass commercialisation of every possible thing.
     
  19. Holycannoli

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    Sounds like a typical elitist leftist who puts down heartland americans as beneath him and flashes the race card at every available opportunity.
     
  20. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    Is degrading someone for being a 'leftist elitest who puts down heartland americans (whatever that means)' just as bad as someone who you view as flashing the race card at every opportunity?

    What do you mean by 'heartland americans'? Isn't asserting that one group is 'more american' then another ignoring the ideals of America?
     

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