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The Hero Gotham Deserves

this is a repost most likely, it is not mine

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Submitted: 09/02/2012
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#5 - sparkofinsanity (09/03/2012) [+] (11 replies)
I'm American, but that man is completely right in every way
I'm American, but that man is completely right in every way
#109 - siksteen (09/03/2012) [-]
mfw people try to prove the video wrong.
#101 - puccypirateisback **User deleted account** (09/03/2012) [-]
To think that same guy was in Dumb and Dumber.
To think that same guy was in Dumb and Dumber.
#448 - ireallyhateorphans (09/03/2012) [+] (2 replies)
Im 'fraid I dint understand a word that man says, cuz I don' speak TERRORIST
User avatar #219 - snowshark (09/03/2012) [+] (12 replies)
Guess, what, I'm not American. I'm British. However I 'know' that America has so much good about it. Your founding fathers were some of the most enlightened men not just of their time but of all time. They wanted to create a country where freedom wasn't a word, but an Idea. Where religion was a footnote, not a compulsion. Where laws were passed because people had the right to that freedom, not because what some guy from 2000 years ago did or did not say.

Back then, when people thought of the freemasons they thought of the men and women who designed some of the greatest architecture of the past 200 years. They thought of forward-thinking radicals who had the bare-faced audacity to say to a world of the blind that they could see if only they had the courage to open their eyes.

The greatest war of all time ends and what do you decide? The weapons invented by the Brits and turned against them by the Germans that rained death and destruction and caused so much sorrow would be the herald of the most fantastic achievement of all time.

America was once merely another nation we had under our thumbs and not for a second do I lament that we lost control because of all the good that came from that. The inspiring stories of the underdogs that defeated the greatest empire ever to exist, that carved the faces of their heroes into a mountain just because they could.

America today is just like Britain. Violently clinging on to the great victories we had in the past and offended when we are reminded that that is exactly where those victories are staying.

George Washington managed to ignite the birth of a country with nought but an ideal. It seems to me that in an age where anyone can access the sum total of human history as well as most every other human in your country, wrestling your corrupt government out of it's seat of power should be easier than ever before.

Food for thought.
#294 - bannanpojk (09/03/2012) [+] (12 replies)
"America is not the greatest country in the world anymore"
What the fuck is he talking about. America has never been the greatest.
No country is the greatest, cause every country suck in some way.
#11 - ataliania (09/03/2012) [+] (16 replies)
I'm an American hating America. He has a huge point.
#446 - bannanpojk (09/03/2012) [+] (5 replies)
I'm going to post something I wrote as a reply.

"America is not the greatest country in the world anymore"
No country is the greatest, cause every country has flaws in some way.
I for example live in Sweden, I do consider Sweden to be a pretty great country.
Free health care, free education etc. Now these are traits that makes a country "good" (I think so at least), but we have one of the highest rates of reported rape in Europe.
Every country has some mayor set back, every single one.
And if you are willing to overlook rape for free health care and education then that is by your standard. You can think that your country (or any other) is the greatest in the world, but the truth is every single country has a flaw that some people can overlook and others can't. So the question "what is the greatest country in the world?" can only get an arrogant and opinion based answer.
#207 - forevertrombone (09/03/2012) [+] (1 reply)
My response.
My response.
User avatar #17 - grayrhino (09/03/2012) [+] (4 replies)
I am an American that wants to live somewhere else because there are too many fucking morons screaming out "Oh yeah! Merica! Fuck yeah! We are the best! Fuck everyone else we have freedom!" It disappoints me that there are morons like that...
#505 - bigmanfifty (09/03/2012) [-]
at some point China, India and Indonesia will all have bigger economies than the US.    
   
But then you can be like us Brits! Weeping over how you used to be top dog.
at some point China, India and Indonesia will all have bigger economies than the US.

But then you can be like us Brits! Weeping over how you used to be top dog.
User avatar #89 - moevleboevle (09/03/2012) [+] (3 replies)
why not try to make the world better instead of making your country the best in the world?
#71 - marlkarxthethird (09/03/2012) [+] (5 replies)
America may no longer be the "greatest country in the world," if it ever was. And you know what? I'm perfectly okay with that. I don't need the part of the world I live in, arbitrarily demarcated by imaginary lines on a map, to be number one in every statistic in order for me to be happy. Despite what stuffy economists and out-of-touch philosophers focusing on the big picture may think, my quality of life isn't determined by my country's infant mortality rate. Things like GDP matter to me, sure, but I don't give two fucks about infant mortality rates or literacy rates as long as I can find some literate people to engage in conversation, which, given the treasure troves that are the internet and the institution of higher learning, hasn't been a problem for me. Modern Westerners live in an age where everything is amazing, but we keep looking for reasons to be unhappy. As I type this (which is amazing all by itself), i'm listening to music from the internet, a massive digital infrastructure for sharing information and communicating across the globe. I'm sitting on the 9th floor of a dormitory - an artificial construct built to house. Hell, there's such a thing as students! The fact that we are so secure as a species in our ecosystem that we can have individuals devote their time to learning is amazing! Yet people care that their spot on the map isn't associated with the best of the best of the best. Who gives a fuck? The character in this video is ballsy, and we need more people like him, people who say what they mean and make no apologies for it. But nostalgia for a bygone era when our numbers were better than everyone else's is bass-ackwards thinking that will only limit us by sticking our heads up our asses, or worse, our ancestor's asses.

TL;DR? I don't fucking blame you. Long story short, America's numbers and the highest any more, but there's nothing wrong with that. Things are more amazing for everyone now than they were when we were on top, and that's good.
#243 - germankillzone (09/03/2012) [+] (1 reply)
You would have never have guessed that guy played Harry Dunne
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#116 to #113 - blackjackmack (09/03/2012) [-]
Just because this particular event isn't real, doesn't mean everything he said isn't true.
User avatar #541 - DancingReaper (09/03/2012) [-]
:l that gave me an educated feel
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#236 to #230 - bigsaltyballs (09/03/2012) [-]
you do the same thing any american does. its the human thing to do. prove me wrong that you're proud of your country or remember a tragic happening. so the next time you complian and whine about another country being proud of who they are just take a step back and look at what you do.

inb4 tl;dr quit being a cunt
#198 - anonymous (09/03/2012) [+] (5 replies)
why isn't he the president?
#209 to #204 - anonymous (09/03/2012) [-]
whats the difference?
#343 - badwolfdestruction (09/03/2012) [-]
The first time I saw this I was a little taken back because Uncle Joey was cursing.
The first time I saw this I was a little taken back because Uncle Joey was cursing.
#126 - I Am Monkey (09/03/2012) [+] (21 replies)
More HBO anti-America bullshit.
Let's break down this statistics:
Infant Mortality: We are one of the only countries that count infant deaths by birth complications. Other countries throw out these deaths to boost their rank.
Low School Scores: In America everyone is required to receive an education. Students with learning disabilities, ESL students, even kids who refuse to show up to school. Their scores are all averaged in with the rest of the students, effectively tanking our perceived education quality.
The other accusations are hardly worth entertaining; 3rd in income? 4th in labor force? There are 195 countries in the world, anything in the top few is splitting hairs. 4th in Exports? We're the largest economy in the world, it's 3 times larger than China's and they have 3 times our population, you do the math.

Lastly, he dances around the military, instead referring to it only in terms of defense spending. He does this because like it or not, military might has historically been the yard stick of the current world leader (look at Rome, The English Empire). Military spending is far from wasteful, most technology used by civilians was either directly created or greatly advanced by someone's military. Our space program (best in the world, apparently he left that one out) is the product of a military arms race.
User avatar #149 to #140 - I Am Monkey (09/03/2012) [-]
Please point to where in that comment I said America is the greatest country in the world. The case the video is making is clearly not just that america isn't the greatest country in the world, it's completely trashing. I think that's bullshit, hence rebuttal.
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