Yes, this again. Source: A Serbian Film. Why are you guys so anti dictators? Imagine if America was a dictatorship. l You could have fl/ ; of the people have al
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Yes, this again

Yes, this again. Source: A Serbian Film. Why are you guys so anti dictators? Imagine if America was a dictatorship. l You could have fl/ ; of the people have al

Source: A Serbian Film

Why are you guys so anti dictators?
Imagine if America was a dictatorship.
l You could have fl/ ; of the people have
all the nation' s wealth
if f i 1
You could help your rich friends get richer by cutting their
taxes, and bailing them out when they gamble and lose.
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You could ignore the needs of the poor for health care
and education.
Your media would appear free, but would secretly be
controlled by one person and his family
You could phones. You could torture foreign
prisoners. You could have rigged elections. You could
lie about why you go to war.
You could fill your prisons with one particular
racial group, and no one would complain.
You could use the media to scare the people into
supporting policies that are against their interests.
t!! llet
i know this is hard for you Americans to
imagine, but please try.
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#7 - felixjarl ONLINE (09/12/2013) [-]
#111 - jakefenris ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
#71 - sixty (09/13/2013) [-]
Yeah! America
Yeah! America
User avatar #85 to #71 - Sasher (09/13/2013) [-]
What was that movie called again? its been so long
User avatar #86 to #85 - sixty (09/13/2013) [-]
Team America: World Police
User avatar #87 to #86 - Sasher (09/13/2013) [-]
Thanks
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User avatar #130 to #57 - zorororonoa (09/13/2013) [-]
You are HIV aladeen
#121 to #57 - dreamcast (09/13/2013) [-]
After several hours of intense thinking I have decided.....I will take the ALADEEN news please. Or shhould I? Wait give me the ALADEEN news instead!
#128 - zorororonoa (09/13/2013) [-]
Don't hurt me it is a joke.
#23 - xdeathspawnx (09/13/2013) [-]
wait a minute...
User avatar #145 - mrgoodlove (09/13/2013) [-]
If OP's objective was to get people to watch "A Serbian Film" then bravo
User avatar #18 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (09/13/2013) [-]
Post mocking America and no one seems to give a **** yet.

Post mocking Europe and jimmies round the world instantly become rustled.
User avatar #160 to #18 - admiralen (09/13/2013) [-]
actually it just rustled people cause it had false **** in there, brittain didnt invade the falk lands
#191 to #18 - chromefile (09/13/2013) [-]
that's because we're adults
User avatar #193 to #191 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (09/13/2013) [-]
I never expected this comment to rustle so many jimmies either. My God, just look at all the butthurt here.
#194 to #193 - chromefile (09/13/2013) [-]
everybody angry should just refer to your original comment
User avatar #203 to #18 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
It's because our country really does suck that much, we're aware of it, and the only way to prevent ourselves from going completely insane and killing each other is to laugh at it.
User avatar #204 to #203 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (09/13/2013) [-]
Except it's really not that bad though. Sure, other countries beat us in many categories, but no one would expect any one country to fully dominate the cultural board right?
User avatar #205 to #204 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Not what I mean. I'm talking that most of these, with the exception of rigged presidential elections that haven't happened yet, are true about America.

American politics, life and overall happiness sucks right now and it's because politicians stopped caring about their country. Compared to other FIRST world countries, we might as well just be Syria and we'd probably be happier being Syria because at least we're trying to change.
User avatar #225 to #205 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
The ignorance is strong in this one..
User avatar #226 to #225 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Ignorance? No. Read something called "Uncovering My FBI file: My Life As a Terrorist" and you'll see why we should rather want to be back to square 1.
User avatar #227 to #226 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
Comparing the US to countries like Syria is beyond stupidity. Comparing a first world country where the majority of people have flat screen tvs and internet to countries where fifty percent are below the poverty line and live in shacks surrounded by starving people in gangs is kind of ignorant you know. And in terms of corruption? We're pretty much on par with most of Europe.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_by_country
User avatar #229 to #227 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
I'm saying we'd be better OFF as a country like that right now.

"You're a terrorist because we say so" is the TSA's current motto, and you're going to hand me this **** ? Get lost.
User avatar #233 to #229 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
Really? Do you have any evidence that it's the "official" motto? Just because there's more restrictions in air ports or get apprehended for saying stupid **** isn't comparable to what Stalin did in Soviet era Russia.
User avatar #236 to #233 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
As I said, go READ for a change in something that isn't in the media, and you'll find in "My Life as a Terrorist" that just because you right voicing your dissent on this country you have a file with the FBI. He was, because he was born in Yemen and traveled a lot and wrote books on politics from the 1800's, suspected to be the ******* Unabomber. When he finally sued the country and got his file, he was pissed to find it didn't even have the slightest bit of truth.

The NSA and the TSA infringe rights and won't even let you bring normal shampoo on a plane or walk down a street without surveillance. You unamericans are ruining this country,
User avatar #242 to #236 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
If that were the case, the majority of faggotjunk would be locked up. But nope, nobody gives a **** about edgy children thinking they're smart on funny websites. Oh really? "omg i cent bring mi fiv dolla shempoo on da playn" is kind of a dumb thing to whine about. Instead of whacking off to hentai, go study some more. If you're being imprisoned for simply not liking who's in charge or if your house is being bugged, then come back.
User avatar #244 to #242 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Who's the edgy one? Keep calling me a kid and you'll just keep looking like one.

You really have no idea what it's like, because you ARE a kid. Grow up.
User avatar #262 to #244 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
You're the one who's raging just because your mentality is being questioned.

Nice comeback, captain downie.
User avatar #263 to #262 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Says the person who started with the name calling. Insults don't make a man.
User avatar #267 to #263 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
You're the one with the increasingly hostile attitude. I'm just calling it like it is.
User avatar #269 to #267 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
"calling it like it is"

No, what you're doing is starting an argument. A bigger man or even a smart person would walk away from a differing opinion without a care. I'm clearly not the bigger or smarter man, but neither are you for trying to reason with a "stupid" person. Your unending replies also show that you're no better than me. You always need to get the last word, even if it's to call me a faggot, and that makes you even sadder than a guy with a day off from doing anything sitting around on a site made for 12 year olds.
User avatar #272 to #269 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
I'm simply educated the mentally challenged. Making the world a better place. Not acting out is what's killing the human race. What you're doing is spewing brainwashed garbage with no real sources saying you're right and everyone else is wrong. Saying we should be like a third world war torn country would be better for us is kind of insane. Apparently, you're throwing your frustrations and self afflictions at me. It seems you're the one who wants the last word, hence why you're responding at a rapid rate and throwing biased remarks.
User avatar #274 to #272 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
"Educated the mentally challenge"

So, is that a typo or are you also replying at the speed of light? I'm not throwing biased remarks any more than you are.

Right now I'm trying to make you shut up already, because ultimately, nobody cares about your or my sense of self worth. But when I stop replying, you reply to my comments and I get 5 notifications from you all butthurt and mad because you can't win.
User avatar #277 to #274 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
Congrats, the first typo you've seen. Noneoftheless, you make far more than what I've made. If no one cares, then why are you desperately pressing on? I give you five notifications? I'm replying one comment at a time it seems. You're replying with five comments after each of my one replies.
User avatar #282 to #277 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
K you win.
User avatar #284 to #282 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
"omg imma blok u cuz i disagre".
Lol, go ahead, I don't give a **** . I can still comment on here regardless.
User avatar #278 to #277 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
First? It's the first one I've commented on. And oh look, it's a typo.

I commented with two at the MAX after your replies, because that's my style. You comment on each one at the same rate. I'm not pressing on it seems, you are, by refusing to drop the argument and just let it go.

I'm going to now, regardless of what you say, ignore you. I'll give you the satisfaction of winning an internet argument, because in reality, you're still a looser.
User avatar #281 to #278 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
LOLOLOL. Obvious egotistical childish reply. No, I don't comment at the same rate. Because I think before I type. Unlike you, spreading garbage you've been told instead of thinking for yourself. Why would I let go of something that's amusing? And nice, you misspelled "loser" too. What a shame that you're from an English speaking country and YOU'RE WHITE. You just lost to a minority.
User avatar #228 to #227 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
I'm not comparing you idiot. And we aren't on par. Don't hand me some wikipedia or media-related **** and expect me to believe it.
User avatar #231 to #228 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
"we might as well just be Syria"
So being like a country that's in a WORSE state would be better? Damn, you're ******* retarded. And I'd rather believe a regulated site which millions of people use than some 12 year old liberal waboofag on a funny website who has no knowledge of the rest of the world.
User avatar #234 to #231 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Also, I'm not 12 and I'm currently studying abroad, so go shove yourself with more twinkies you stupid ass American.
User avatar #237 to #234 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
You must be one of the lowest scoring students then, or you're probably lying out of your ass like most children here. "Stupid as American". LOL, just earlier you were talking as if you are one. How stupid can you be?
User avatar #241 to #237 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
And as for ignorance, look who's talking, mr "i use the term ******* to describe everyone on welfare"

You're probably just some 14 year old ******** who grew up listening to his daddy bitch about subjects he knew nothing about.
User avatar #243 to #241 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
There is a difference between black people and ******* . You fool. I'm not even white, and I can admit minorities do cause some problems. But not all of them. But higher portions of them than whites. And the term " ****** " means an ignorant person. So therefore, by classification, you are a ****** .
User avatar #246 to #243 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
" ****** " is derogatory you dumbass. You're the ignorant. I'm going to stop talking to you now, because it's cancer like you that's killing american.
User avatar #250 to #246 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
AHAHAHAHA. Nice improper English you have there, liberal.
User avatar #253 to #250 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Typo, you cancerous twat.

Go back to trying to win more internet arguments with your narrow minded faggotry and leave people who know what they're doing, who are taking not only political science classes but anthropology/sociology classes as well, to try and sort out your mess without degenerating to putting you all in a room and letting you kill each other.
User avatar #256 to #253 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
Because you're trying too hard.

And if you say you aren't going to reply anymore, how come you're still here spamming many replies after another? And obviously, I wasn't even trying, this is too easy. You know what you're doing? Then how come you're whining about the government on a children's funny website instead of going out and doing something about it?
User avatar #258 to #256 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Because you want the last word and are too much of a child.

I'm studying to go do something about it. I'm done now, and you can go sit on your fat tween ass for all I care.
User avatar #260 to #258 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
I want the last word? LOL, I'm just simply correcting you and proving you wrong with each comment. You're the one spamming like five comments in a row. Fat tween ass? Says the waboo.
User avatar #261 to #260 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Actually, all you're proving is that you're a faggot who can't even go to a library and look at actual facts- and ooh, I'm doing it again. Now, to wrap this up. If I'm such a faggot, why are you still replying instead of ignoring? Be the bigger man if that's what you think in your tiny little head, that you're even in the slightest bit right.
User avatar #266 to #261 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
The only person you've proven to be a faggot is yourself. Flawed logic, no credible sources other than some idiot ranting, constant slander and egotistical defense mechanism. You honestly don't think I study this **** myself? I obviously know more than you do. You're probably one of those "college" hipsters.
User avatar #240 to #237 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
GPA of 3.9, cost me 500 to leave with scholarships.

You're just some southern ass American, because I refuse to consider myself one anymore due to people like you, who doesn't understand that his country is currently the worst corrupted in all first world countries.
User avatar #252 to #240 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
Lol, I've seen that excuse posted hundreds of time on this site. If it were any true, 99.9% of fgay would be filled with scholars and geniuses. But that isn't the case. It doesn't matter if it's the south or the north, the federal government regulates all the states. Worse corruption in the first world? Look at the ******* link I posted. It has a ******* chart. SPAIN has more corruption than we do. So does most of East Europe. ******* grow up kid.
User avatar #268 to #252 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
You want a credible source? I already gave you one. It's a story you can find in Harper's magazine, a political/literary magazine credible by college professors. Any other sources you want can be found in a library, but you apparently don't know what that is. All I'm seeing is someone who wants to believe in what the media makes him believe. I can also give you proof I study these things, where as all you can tell me is yeah... i do too cos I go on wikipedia and read **** that might be false.

I've proven you a faggot more than enough times for me to declare this over, will you stop replying with your nonsensical insults? They hurt me just so much.
User avatar #270 to #268 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
LOL. Aren't magazines a form of media? And you know schools/public libraries are limited to what they can offer right? So in a way, you're following the same bogus "media brainwashing" you claim others are doing.
I've said this once, and I'll say it again. You proved yourself to be a faggot, and perhaps beyond retarded. And apparently they do, since you're responding at quite a fast pace with grammatical flaws.
#271 to #270 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
HARPERS is a magazine that has no editing from outside sources and takes, quite literally, a story or art piece from the artist with permission and posts it in the magazine. There's some conservative stuff in there too. You'd never know, though, because you've never been in a libary.

Grammatical flaws? It's called a typo. Like you've never even made one. You've also proved yourself to be an even bigger faggot by arguing with what you perceive to be a faggot.

I'm typing fast because I have more things to do than argue with you. I come here to laugh, not be called names at by a kid who knows nothing about politics beyond what he plays in games. Shoo.
User avatar #275 to #271 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
AHAHAHAHA. You don't even know what media is do you? And classic "no u" remark. An obvious sign from someone who's losing. "more things to do"? That would make the outcome the opposite, you'd be replying at a slower pace than faster. You need to lay off the internet hentai and go outside.
User avatar #276 to #275 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
You're doing the exact same thing, kid.

Also, that's not a classic "no u." That's a classic shut up because you're getting annoying. I really should just block you.

NOBODY wins in these arguments you twit. And I don't consider Harper's to be media anymore than you consider wikipedia to be media. I'm just posting the better source of the two.
User avatar #279 to #276 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
LOL, you newfag. Blocking would just prohibit me from personal messaging you, and keep me from your profile. God damn, you're an idiot. At least I don't rage hard enough to block anybody with opposing opinions. Lol, "better source". So one guy is a better source than millions of people? A guy that has to obey the rules of what he can and cannot post?
User avatar #280 to #279 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Yes, you do. You started this mess by saying I'm ignorant for my opinion.

What a little twit, go into settings and change it so you can no longer receive notifications from the blocked list.

As I said before, from here on out, you win and get to be a looser in reality.
User avatar #283 to #280 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
I said you're ignorant because you refuse to see the big picture. And you think being like a third world country would be better. Which is the opposite of what most people want to achieve, regardless if they're conservative or liberal. If you want to be like Europe, then taking away welfare and raising taxes would make us more like then. But that's what you, and many libtards seem to be against.
User avatar #255 to #252 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Also, READ YOU ******* ILLITERATE TWAT.
User avatar #257 to #255 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
Obviously, I speak and read English better than you do.
User avatar #273 to #257 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
You're going to go on and on with that because I made a typo? Weak. You're only doing that because you want to feel superior. It's sad really.
User avatar #254 to #252 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Yeah, because everything posted online and in the media is soooo true.

Go back to seventh grade and learn this **** , especially that wikipedia isn't a valid source for anything except filling one's personal agenda with "facts."
User avatar #259 to #254 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
I'd rather believe a wiki than some random children believing conspiracies with no evidence any day. And since anybody can edit them, they're probably not entirely media.
User avatar #232 to #231 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
It would be better because at least we'd be fighting for a change! All you stupid conservatives do is sit around arguing all day when you can't even ******* feed our poor, a number that is skyrocketing, all the while ignoring the fact that this country is currently breaking human rights laws while dumbing you down with less important issues!

Syria is fighting for it's rights and you can't even lift up a ******* book and do some research.
User avatar #235 to #232 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
Syria? Fighting for change? AHAHAHA. Feed our poor? Oh yeah, so those ******* who hog up welfare and spend it on "bling" and shoes are definitely suffering. If we should be like Europe, then we should take away ******* welfare. In most of Europe, if you don't work, you're ****** .
User avatar #239 to #235 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Also people who abuse welfare are a TINY fraction, and your use of ******* shows YOU'RE the ignorant twit talking out of your ass.
User avatar #245 to #239 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
Tiny fraction? Go do research, you'd be surprised. Especially in my town, where the majority are hispanic.
User avatar #249 to #245 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
RACE MEANS NOTHING YOU IGNORANT LITTLE **** .

Go do some research on the US overall and you'll find the ones that use it are either the ones that can't get jobs because of little ***** like you, or are restricted.

We have more of these people in jail because you little men can't get the **** over yourselves. It's people like you which make me glad I'm leaving this country before you finally ruin it, you idiots.

Now stop replying faggot.
#264 to #249 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (09/13/2013) [-]
My God, one comment from me and so very much ass pain has resulted. I feel proud.
User avatar #285 to #264 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
Oh please, I'm use to huge debates. And I know how to rile them up.
#265 to #264 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
Let me play the song of my fellow butthurters
Let me play the song of my fellow butthurters
User avatar #238 to #235 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
So then disabled vets, the homeless with mental conditions, are ****** because you can't even give them free healthcare.

Shut the **** up and start researching more, maybe GO to syria and see the rebellion taking place. Twit.
User avatar #248 to #238 - Conquistador (09/13/2013) [-]
Lol, someone's panties are in a bunch. Healthcare would't exactly be "free" if it were payed for via taxes, would it? And if they were vets, they could get ******* healthcare from the government.
User avatar #251 to #248 - elcreepo (09/13/2013) [-]
No actually they can't. There's a reason for that. DO SOME RESEARCH LITTLE BOY.
User avatar #207 to #205 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (09/13/2013) [-]
We're just having a bad time with Congress right now. The last couple years have seen way too much blockage due to them being out of touch with those that elected them because of all the lobbying that goes on. The media's always been ****** here, but most everyone knows about it, or at least which outlets are the most biased. And don't say you'd rather be in Syria because you really, really don't. ****** cray over there. At least here you can consistently expect to have food on the table, housing, and some form of income.
#19 to #18 - floopin (09/13/2013) [-]
>implying you aren't american
>implying you don't clearly give a ****
User avatar #25 to #19 - Laddie (09/13/2013) [-]
But he's right. How many European jokes do you see on the front page on a weekly basis? No offense, but it seems like some Europeans just can't take a joke. Sure, some Americans also can't take a joke, but I've seen way more Europeans get mad about jokes against their country than Americans. It's just something I've noticed over the years.

I still love you Europe.
#123 to #25 - anon (09/13/2013) [-]
I think it has a lot to with the way America and its people present themselves. Many other countries appear and presnt more modestly by comparison. People love to see the the arrogant fall. I'm sorry if this offends but its just my southern hemisphere perception. Want to see a real world example happening now (besides the wars), google Americas cup San Fran.
#195 to #25 - anon (09/13/2013) [-]
It's because these "jokes" against Europe are actually rants with zero humour in them. Take the Quagmire one last week for example, that wasn't a joke, that was an ill-informed attack.
#73 to #25 - wecanworkitout (09/13/2013) [-]
no for me it's just that americans seem to think they are so much better than everyone else so it's kind of fun to prove them wrong
User avatar #21 to #19 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (09/13/2013) [-]
I just think it's funny that Americans have become so used to being the butt of jokes on here that they can enjoy the joke and have a laugh at it (most of the time) in good fun, but if anyone talks **** about Europe around here flame wars start all over the place.
User avatar #72 to #21 - blokrokker ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
And god forbid you have a post about "football" and call it "soccer".
User avatar #98 to #72 - WtfStrawberries (09/13/2013) [-]
same with inches and cm, and dates. on every single post. Flame wars, on every single ******* post that states a measurement.
#91 to #72 - pwnmissilereborn **User deleted account** (09/13/2013) [-]
Shhh!!! Don't say that word! Are you trying to start a fight?
User avatar #43 to #18 - hydraetis (09/13/2013) [-]
I wouldn't really call this mocking though
User avatar #45 to #43 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (09/13/2013) [-]
Eh, I'd disagree, but it's still funny.
User avatar #127 to #18 - robertolee (09/13/2013) [-]
I found it used to be the other way around, I'm English by the way. Don't know how this has happened. Everyone just needs to stop crying like a little bitch when their country/continent is insulted.
User avatar #144 to #18 - kolsinder (09/13/2013) [-]
I said this last time when I happened to lay my weary eyes upon a "post mocking Europe" and I'll say it again. Europe is not one ******* entity! Wouldn't you agree it would be farcical to disparage North America on the basis of scores of people leaving Mexico, but then emigrating to the US? I thought so. Well the post in question actually had a panel, wherein Quagmire noted astutely that "HARR HARR YUROP HAS FANCY CULTURE BUT ALSO PROBLEM WITH HOOLIGANISM". The general consensus is it's fine if you "mock" individual countries, which is perfectly sound the way I see it. For example, I'm Russian and come across "posts mocking Russia" every now and then, and find most of them funny!

For the record, the content I am referring to was about twice as long, meanwhile this is an actual film caption. Moreover, it's natural for there to be more Europeans on this site than Americans; Europe is an entire continent, for flip's sake!
User avatar #286 to #144 - xdeathspawnx (09/13/2013) [-]
there is still a difference between comparing north america and Europe because most of Europe is tied together in the EU. This can't be said about north america or any other continent. I don't dislike or hate Europe at all, but you have to agree that most "country mocking" posts are directed towards the US, and that Americans tend to handle their country or continent being mocked much better on average (at least on FJ)
User avatar #289 to #286 - kolsinder (09/13/2013) [-]
Okay, I'll concede that my example may not have been the most poignant, yet the cultural, political, economical, historical etc. differences observed across the continent are profoundly immense. Ergo, mocking Yurop is simply foolish. I agree that America tends to be the butt of most country bashing jokes, for reasons unbeknownst to me, so it's not surprised they're more used to it. In my mind, it's difficult to denigrate Europe and do so in an amusing manner.
User avatar #133 to #18 - AngryRedMidget (09/13/2013) [-]
Most other cultures have a ingrained history and acceptance of self mockery. Russia and America are some of the few that don't relentlessly bash themselves at every opportunity, and America is the only one that freaks the **** out whenever they are insulted.

I'm Canadian.

I don't like Tim Hortons, and think myself to be quite metro, and am offended when I'm called a Hortons worshipping lumberjack, yet outside of this comment, you'd never see me admit to such.

The main thing about posts "mocking" Euros, is not that its they are the butt of a joke, its that the joke itself tends to be relentlessly crude, such as that idiotic Quagmire GIF posted yesterday. Yes, the USA sends the most foreign aid of any country in the world, but only by virtue of having the highest GDP. I could go on, but I simply hope to make a point.

If you make a joke about bad teeth, Brits will have a chuckle and think about how far stereotypes have missed their mark with the country. If you say Asians have tiny dicks, they will think about how that joke was associated with undernourishment of peasants, and about how the average is only a bit less then a white guy.

And if you hear a joke about how Americans are addicted to Mcdonalds, you should simply link an article pointing to the 95% overweight rate of Naaru, and not call the poster a faggot. Because while its not true that America is the fattest country, it is true that it is a very heavy country (74.3% overweight), and the birthplace of fast food, the poster child of obesity.
User avatar #162 to #133 - milthyfoustache (09/13/2013) [-]
Speaking on behalf of Americans from a none bias view point (I'm English) I think most Americans don't give a **** when you take the piss out of them, just some of them do like in any country it's just because most people on this site are American so you're gonna get a let more Americans who are utter penises
User avatar #175 to #133 - nigeltheoutlaw (09/13/2013) [-]
It's not 74.3%, it's 68.8%. Still far too much, but not as generous as you say. Also Americans don't freak the **** out when insulted, you just happen to be on an American website so the number of people overreacting is greater, even if the proportion is the same.

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User avatar #146 to #133 - kolsinder (09/13/2013) [-]
In respect of your first point, I wouldn't say Russians are particularly self-conscious of the banter concerning them. We always get a laugh or two out of the way we are perceived in the West, in the same manner as we in turn laugh at stereotypical American jokes, and so forth.
#158 to #18 - mans (09/13/2013) [-]
You can mock a country, not a continent. You can't just say Europe. name countries, EU, UN, then we would understand. otherwise it just comes out as blatant and ignorant. (I kind of feel the same way when people say america instead of "the US", but still, states and countries are a huge difference, culturally.)   
   
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You can mock a country, not a continent. You can't just say Europe. name countries, EU, UN, then we would understand. otherwise it just comes out as blatant and ignorant. (I kind of feel the same way when people say america instead of "the US", but still, states and countries are a huge difference, culturally.)

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this sounds very familiar
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User avatar #178 - golemnardah ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
I might be missing the joke but... Is he saying america is a dictatorship?
User avatar #218 to #178 - noket (09/13/2013) [-]
actually in the movie she was pretty serious, trying to defend his dictatorship as the ruler of his country.. but it turned out to be pretty ironic like that and people thought that he was being ironic
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#100 - yuukoku (09/13/2013) [-]
The only part I disagree with is education. We provide education to everybody. Thousands of kids, however, choose not to take advantage of it. Health care is highly subjective to people's opinions, so I'm not going into that in order to avoid conflict on this thread.   
   
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The only part I disagree with is education. We provide education to everybody. Thousands of kids, however, choose not to take advantage of it. Health care is highly subjective to people's opinions, so I'm not going into that in order to avoid conflict on this thread.

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#131 to #100 - cornman (09/13/2013) [-]
You're right, but a lot of school, well at lest in Illinois, are broke and many Chicago Schools were already closed last year. We're not really funding education much.
User avatar #292 to #131 - yuukoku (09/13/2013) [-]
I had these problems in my highschool, too. They cut Chinese and Debate, both of which I was taking. I don't exactly know where the money is going, but we know it's not going into the education system.
User avatar #150 to #100 - metalmind (09/13/2013) [-]
Only in some states.
Especially in Biology and all sciences you provide terribly poor education.
User avatar #291 to #150 - yuukoku (09/13/2013) [-]
Actually, most of my friends going into Biology majors take advanced placement classes and study their fields outside of school. Even if the school doesn't teach it, that doesn't stop kids from learning on the internet or something. However, there are flaws in the fact that not all teachers are great and a lot of them just don't teach anything. You're right, however, that education differs from state to state.
User avatar #293 to #291 - metalmind (09/13/2013) [-]
In our country education varies from state to state somewhat too.
BUt in my country teachers actually have to study the subject they later teach as well as pedagogy at university, while in the US as far as I've heard e.g. science teachers don't actally have to study biology, or physics, or chemestry.
Or am I wrong?
User avatar #294 to #293 - yuukoku (09/13/2013) [-]
No, that's wrong. My physics teacher last year worked for a chemical engineering company (had extremely dangerous stories to tell, especially about how he lost his eyebrows) before he went to teaching because of layoffs. The others that wanted to become teachers specifically studied physics and the theories behind it. My previous chemistry teacher taught chemistry at a university before she taught at the highschool level. My biology teacher...

uh... Well, she didn't believe in the theory of evolution...

Don't ask me. I live in kind of a backwards place. I'm being totally serious, though. She taught us about biology without believing in the theory of evolution. I'm pretty sure she studied biology, though.
User avatar #295 to #294 - metalmind (09/13/2013) [-]
Alright.
Thanks for correcting me.
User avatar #157 to #100 - hudis (09/13/2013) [-]
Did you miss the part about parents having to save money for years just to make sure their kids can get an adequate education?
User avatar #290 to #157 - yuukoku (09/13/2013) [-]
You mean for college? Yeah, if you apply yourself in public school, then you can get scholarships or even full rides if you're an athlete or something. I know that there are bad family situations out there, but generally speaking it's pretty fair game for anybody.
User avatar #297 to #290 - metalmind (09/14/2013) [-]
Yeah, because athletes really are the people you need to waste an advanced education on, not on smart kids.
User avatar #299 to #297 - yuukoku (09/14/2013) [-]
From what I've seen, athletes usually have more of a drive than kids that don't do any other extracurricular activities. Remember that the term "athlete" doesn't just extend to football ass holes, who aren't always stupid, and that in order to actually be a student athlete, you have to maintain a certain grade.
Also, this extends past just athletes. Kids who just do extracurricular activities in general can get full rides or scholarships. Debate teams, robotics teams, etc.
User avatar #301 to #299 - metalmind (09/14/2013) [-]
Well, I still think free college for all is better.
And I do stand by orevious remarks, even if you do not like them.
User avatar #302 to #301 - yuukoku (09/14/2013) [-]
Alright. You have your idea and I have mine.
I find it deplorable that you would relegate all athletes to your preconceived notions, however. I hope you understand that not all athletes are idiots, though there are quite a few that are.
As for me, I'll always keep the idea in mind that only the worthy should be subjected to a higher education.
User avatar #308 to #302 - metalmind (09/14/2013) [-]
Well, not only the worthy should be subjected to a higher education, but if the given capacities force you to only grant this possibility to some, you should consider which people would benefit the most from a higher education, and which people would benefit the society most if they recieved a higher education.
And I do not mean to imply that all athletes are dimwhitted, and I'm certainly not saying that you should deprive them of a college education, but that you rather judge them by the same criteria as the rest.
Since athletics are not an academic skill, they should not be factored in into the decision about who should recieve an free university education, if a free university grade education is not accesable to all.
User avatar #310 to #308 - yuukoku (09/14/2013) [-]
To an extent, we do use tests like the SAT to determine one's worth. If somebody from the lower class scores incredibly well, then they will be looked at by colleges and maybe given a better deal. The whole point of this is to make the college look better, not society as a whole. That's the reason athletes and such are given full rides; because they make the school look good by playing college games. That also pulls in its fair share of money.
I, too, believe that being an athlete doesn't entitle one to anything more than other students, but colleges decide who will attend based on how good the students will make them look and sports goes a long way.
I don't like the fact that schools do this, but it's just the way it goes. Maybe it could be a little easier for kids to get a higher education, but I think that having a free education before college is good enough for students to prove themselves.
User avatar #312 to #310 - metalmind (09/14/2013) [-]
"Maybe given a better deal".
Shouldn't in a more perfect society , resulting from a more perfect union, all people be treated equal in their pursuit for happiness, no matter what social background they stem from?
I mean, I may be priviledged, so I don't get to claim that I have many insights innto the problems that most people have, but where I live, Germany, it doesn't matter how much money you have, or how much influence your parents have.
Here the results are what count.
Here universities are free.
Here worker rights are guaranteed in our constitution.
Here we work only 1397 hours instead of 1790, which means that most people get their 6 weeks of holiday a year, and have a higher average hourly wage than you do in the USA.
Here many things are done by the over 3.000.000 family or privately owned buissinesses.
Here we have come closer to achieving a more perfect union than you ever have.
Here university is free, like it was in your country, before your government started cutting away your rights, one by one, empowering big coorporations and the small, wealthy elite more and more.
And do you honestly think that most "kids" don't aspire to be more than mere workers?
Don't you think the pursuit of happiness sould be possible for everybody?
Isn't that one of the principles your country was founded on?
And why do you think that it is only about "proving oneself"?
Isn't that belitteling the hopes and aspirations of so many people?
By denying them the best education that they could reach if they were free from the financial burden that holds them back, you are preventing them from ever using their full potential.
No wonder that your society hasn't sprouted many good things.
User avatar #296 to #290 - hudis (09/13/2013) [-]
You -can-, yes, but the majority of people -don't- get a full education. That's a problem. Education is one of the cornerstones of civilization, but most people are not given the opportunity because their families' finances don't allow it.

You can't expect kids to work their asses off in school to get a scholarship with the stakes being their entire lives. The adolescent brain doesn't work like that. It doesn't matter if you think people should work hard to get what other people get for money, it's just not a durable principle.
User avatar #300 to #296 - yuukoku (09/14/2013) [-]
Okay, then if they don't have the drive when they're young adults, then why do you think they'll have the drive when they're adults? It's just the way the world works. You either act fast or don't act at all and even then not everybody will make it. I know guys who have worked to be successful from middle school and even elementary school. They're going to make it. If you sit around not knowing what you want to do or not trying, you don't deserve to make it.
User avatar #303 to #300 - hudis (09/14/2013) [-]
No, it's not that simple, it's psychology. The majority of teens will not be able to work as hard as you think they should to get a scholarship and deserve a decent living. Naturally a lot of teens still do get a college and university education, but that's at the cost of their parents' saved money (which often causes families to live in poverty or close enough) and places them in debt for half or more of their lives to boot.

Almost 20% of American children live in poverty. One fifth. And that's not even counting those who are well on their way to poverty as we speak because of the current depression of the economy, nor the thousands and thousands of children who live in abusive households or grow up in environments of drug abuse. Millions of children don't stand a chance, yet you think that they should somehow work hard enough to earn a scholarship just because your principles say so anyway? The only ones who can manage that (barring some few exceptions) are those who already have enough money to be relatively well off.

You can't provide education to those with the capital and neglect those who don't. In no way does that help anyone except those fortunate enough to be in the upper echelons. The American dream doesn't exist.
User avatar #304 to #303 - yuukoku (09/14/2013) [-]
There's ways out of poverty. Joining the military, through hard work, or through all the government aid that's being spent on them. Do you think that we should wait until these kids turn twenty to start wondering weather or not they have the drive to work? Everybody has their own sob story, but you can't save all the people in the world. You can't not have a lower class in any society. That's just how it is. That's simple history. There can be no classless society.

You're talking to someone who's family came here from China. We had absolutely nothing after the Communists took everything. My grandfather slept on a bench in a church until he made enough money to bring the rest of his family over, and then he had to claw his way into the middle class. He never accepted a penny of government money and made it. The reason that I made it here and have opportunities is because the American dream exists. If you work hard and are smart, you can make opportunities for your family. It doesn't have to be only about you. Even if you don't get a good education, you can still try hard and work for the next generation to do well. With capitalism, we are allowed to operate our own businesses and make our own decisions. It may not be perfect, but it's better than being handed everything and just being content.

Either you have the drive to be successful or you don't. It's very simple and anybody who thinks that the lower class is being pushed down really needs to look into the system again. I don't think that hard work gets you somewhere, I know that hard work pays off. You don't get anywhere by sitting on your ass and letting the government give you everything. You stand up and fight.
User avatar #305 to #304 - hudis (09/14/2013) [-]
I'd say you were lucky, but you and I may have some philosophical differences. My point is that education should not be a privilege, it should be a right. My country for example, though our population is far below that of the U.S., provides education more or less for free as long as you dedicate yourself to your studies and do all the things that come with a proper education. It works very well and it does not make people work any less hard, nor does it make people leech off of the government any more than anywhere else. That's socialism in contrast to capitalism, I suppose - but there is no need to use labels here. Capitalism can remain capitalism if that's what you want to call it, but education really ought to be available for everyone. That would create more stability than you may think.

Either way, you are wrong if you believe that socialism means being given everything by the government. That's not how it works.
User avatar #306 to #305 - yuukoku (09/14/2013) [-]
It works well because it's working in on a small scale. If you were to try it on a large scale, such as the United States, you would find that socialism falls apart pretty easily. Even China's working with Capitalism like nobody's business these days, and look at how well they're doing. The U.S. is declining because we've adopted more socialist ideas. I understand how it's helped people, but it does nothing good for the economy.

Education should be a privilege. John Locke had absolutely nothing to say about any rights to education. There are no natural rights to education. Sure, living in a community and paying taxes should open education to you, but you are not entitled to anything but life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

I know these are all very American ideas and in your country you probably don't submit to all of these ideas, but this is what I believe in and it's what I'm sticking with.
User avatar #307 to #306 - hudis (09/14/2013) [-]
You don't know that, is the thing. The main argument against socialism is almost always "It only works in Scandinavia because you are so few" - but it's never been tried like this on a large scale. Additionally, some would say that the only reason the U.S. works is because it's been riding on the back of minorities and the lower class for decades. The economy may prosper (which it doesn't), but it brings suffering to so many people.

Those are very American ides, you are right, and I don't care what John Locke said or didn't say; all I'm saying is that education helps reduce crime, rehabilitate both criminals and addicts, frees people from static poverty and brings more stability to impoverished areas, and on a larger scale entire countries. It helps, and it would be money better spent than on military defenses against Islamic bogeymen blown out of proportion.

The discussion is pretty much over, it seems, as both you and I have views we will stubbornly stick to, but I just wanted to convey the above in a perhaps final post.
User avatar #309 to #307 - yuukoku (09/14/2013) [-]
The reason people say that it works because you're so small is because you have a homogenized population in a crowded area of land. It's scientifically and historically proven that a group of people who have descended from the same race and are all crowded in one place will usually think alike. A place like the United States, where people come from almost every different racial, religious, and and idealistic group to exist, couldn't support socialism because we don't like each other. Do you understand? Not all of us want to pay for others to prosper. In fact, we don't entirely care what happens to another group, as long as it is not our group. Sure, we organize in government and military matters regardless of race or heritage, but socially, we don't.

Maybe if you want to deal with the U.S. attacking Muslim countries, you should talk to Israel. The only reason we attack them is because Israel sends money to politicians and because those politicians promote attacks on Muslim countries to the large lower class- the class that you think is so smart, but in reality, it's a bunch of animals that sit there being brainwashed by mainstream news media. I don't feel that a group of people that can be brainwashed and act like animals so easily should be educated.

Oh, and about how the U.S. has built itself on the suffering of others; Look around. Every country that matters has built themselves on other people's misery whether it be a race, religion, or class. Look at China and tell me that those kids playing next to the flaming vats of mercury aren't miserable. Look at India and tell me that the Caste System is totally just. Look at Israel and tell me that killing and stealing from Muslims is alright.

There's absolutely no way to end poverty. It's pretentious and just snide for someone who is not even a U.S. citizen to proclaim that the American Dream is not real and it is disgusting that somebody could think that the entire world should bend to one group's ideals.
User avatar #311 to #309 - hudis (09/14/2013) [-]
I'm not sure I follow. Everything points towards the fact that widely available education improves stability and provides more people with better means to live good lives. Why would you be against that?

It's strange that what you say contradicts much of what I know about the U.S. Assimilation, patriotism and unity are all key words in the image the U.S. shows the rest of the world, and it's also something I and others noticed was a key part in your society upon our visits to the U.S. In contrast, your lack of compassion appears selfish and unethical, and bears little resemblance to the ideals your nation represents, so it makes me very skeptical to your credibility.

The impoverished lower class will always show aggression that upper classes may not. It's part of the social and economical factor they are subject That is no fair reason to call them animals; nature doesn't care about class and doesn't give rich parents smart children any more than it gives poor parents stupid children. Education is the key to changing the behaviour you observe. It's been proven, time and time again throughout history.

Also, Scandinavia is far from homogeneous. Sweden, where I'm from, has a net migration of 1.65 migrants per 1000 citizens, compared to the U.S. with 3.6 migrants per 1000 citizens, so the difference isn't massive.

My chief criticism is either way probably the unwillingness to "pay for others to prosper", because it's not even about that. The high taxes in socialist nations do not mean that we give money away to the unemployed; it means that we insure a safe and always available medical care, education that is an option for everyone and of high quality, and social security that ascertains that even those who hit rock bottom will have a chance at getting up instead of dying on the street.

I don't know about you, but for me, life, liberty and the availability of the pursuit of happiness means having the option to survive and prosper without being held down.
User avatar #313 to #311 - yuukoku (09/15/2013) [-]
I'm against the idea of handing out higher education because not everybody deserves it. They already have free primary school, so why should they also be given free college? If they don't have the drive to work for it, why should they have free college? There's programs everywhere for kids to get into college.

We don't want a "safe and assured" anything. There's no human right to have medical care, there's no right to have education, there's only basic, standard rights. That's like saying that I have the right to own a car because everybody else does. It's a privilege to have good health care and a good education because it's paid for with the money that you worked for. I don't want more of the money that I make to go to the government because they waste it on stupid, fruitless crap. Maybe your government is more responsible with their money, but my government isn't and needs to work on that before they raise any taxes.

Okay, maybe I didn't explain the part about groups correctly. We don't care for each other economically, but we act humanely to each other in person. Also, have you seen how people act when they're flustered? Whenever there's a natural disaster or anything that impairs society from functioning, the first to start looting stores and killing each other is the lower class. I know that you say education can help that, but that behavior is built into them through their families and their culture. Do you suggest that we try to change a culture? Because that always works out so well. What; do we take children away from their parents because they're uneducated? There's not much room from improvement there unless the child decides to work out of the lower class regardless of the culture.

I think that the pursuit of happiness is very available, it only takes commitment and will.
User avatar #314 to #313 - hudis (09/15/2013) [-]
Well, I'll just say this; there's extensive research that suggests that education helps. It doesn't force change upon anyone's culture (nor is violence part of being poor by default, it's just easier to slip into it because of desperation), it just helps to change things from the inside out. Educate three out of five ghetto inhabitants and it won't be a ghetto anymore, so to speak. Drastic measures like stealing children from their parents are not needed.

And what is the deciding factor in what people deserve, anyway? Yes, they may work hard, but what if they did so dishonestly? What if lied and cheated their way to success? What if they ruined lives in their own pursuit of happiness? Do they still deserve anything?

The more obvious flaw is that a system revolving around handing out scholarships to those who deserve it doesn't work for everyone. Even if every one, every single American, worked just as hard as you demand of them, a majority would still not be rewarded the means for a proper education. What we do here is that we assume (unrealistically, and we know that) that everyone will work hard and do their best, and that is expected of them, and in return they are given a free education to better serve themselves and the nation.

It just sounds like you are being idealistic. It doesn't just take some hard work to get out of the lower class, it's damn near impossible for most who live under capitalism. Education is not an option for the lower class most of the time because there just isn't enough time or money to get there. I don't know if you realise, but I'm talking about kids here who in some cases live on the street. Even using the full extent of their capabilities it's unlikely that they will get anywhere. They're trapped, and no one is going to help them. That's the effect of capitalism and education that is reserved for those who can afford to pay for it.

Give people a chance, in my opinion. Then you can judge what they are worthy of, if even then.
User avatar #129 to #100 - crutos (09/13/2013) [-]
yeah to kids.. but college and university will end you in unreasonable amounts of debts, while here in denmark, I get paid for it.
#199 - acunit (09/13/2013) [-]
>Implying Americans lock up ******* for the hell of it.
#198 - randomserb (09/13/2013) [-]
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#185 - sickboi (09/13/2013) [-]
Lol-ing at the source

go watch that **** if you havent already
User avatar #186 to #185 - anonymoose ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
I don't have time for a wank!
#167 - niggastolemyname ONLINE (09/13/2013) [-]
read elections as electrons
muh sciences
User avatar #141 - infinitereaper (09/13/2013) [-]
Man his movie was terrible, which is a shame because it had potential and good satire. Came off to me as a poor mans Zohan.
User avatar #152 - LocoJoe (09/13/2013) [-]
Because blacks and hispanics totally don't have the highest crime rates at all. Must be the evil white man's fault that Tyrone shot Lil Coozie for stepping on his Js.
User avatar #17 - axeul (09/13/2013) [-]
Whew! Thank god it's not like that here in the good ol' U.S. of A!
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