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Written by Ted Rall Why are Americans so stupid? This story was updated Nov. But lots of Americans think that Americans are stupid, too. They think other Americans are stupid.
I know moronitude is ubiquitous, but … Moronitude exists everywhere, of course. Want to study astrophysics? No prom date for you!
Do you know that bogus story going around about Hillary Clinton selling Uranium to China is wrong? Never mind the facts. Maybe you are also a traitor. And what historians have documented as the tradition of anti-intellectualism in America seems to be pretty unique.
Even Australia, land of our cultural Anglo-Saxon brethren, where dwarf-tossing was a thing and for all I know it may still benever had an actual political party called the Know Nothing Party.
And not only that, but when historians reference the Know Nothingsno one ever chortles in derision. Instead they nod knowingly. The dumb and the proud just keep hanging on. Reality TV and televangelists aside, nothing epitomizes the national cult of stultification more clearly than our electoral politics.
When US president-elect Donald Trump claims that global warming is a myth China foisted on America in order to destroy our economy, listen, he knows better. Ted Cruz, no dummy he, pretends not to believe that climate change is caused by humans, too. Because that is what he correctly thinks his mostly uneducated base of lower middle class Americans and Bible thumpers want to hear.
And he is right. And forget about that nutty bunch of governors and senators — senators! Because ignorance is good for business.
Bush is actually smart. Just last week, a friend who hung out with George W. In a way, this comes as a relief, because: Also Yale and Harvard.
That stupid accent — all fake! Which reminded me of something Bush biographer Kitty Kelly reported: After losing a local election in Texas, Dubya swore, Scarlet-like, to never get out-countrified again.
Obama and Hillary Clinton purposely downscale their brains, too. President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton both apply a reverse-classist downscaling filter to their locutions. He sounds like a throwback from Welcome Back, Kotter once he gets going.
You see, even for Bernie, platform planks have taken a back seat to reality. Which really says something. Yes, I know Trump often sounds like an idiot in his speeches and especially on Twitter, where he tweets with the grammar and vocabulary of a fourth grader.The short answer is yes, as in many ways the British-Americans were fighting for 'freedom' and opposed to 'tyranny'.
A noble cause surely. Yet, for me, the short answer becomes no.
The American Revolution began in , as an open conflict between the United Thirteen Colonies and Great Britain. Many factors played a role in the colonists' desires to fight for their freedom.
The primary reason the colonists revolted was that they believed--correctly--that they had been denied their rights as Englishmen. There is some argument that after the French and Indian War. “White people are terrible,” “I have white privilege,” and “most of the world’s problems are caused by white people” are three general statements countless social justice warriors and their .
The French, the Indians, and the Americans. In , a worldwide imperial conflict called the Seven Years' War ended in resounding victory for the British Empire, which smashed its European rivals to emerge from the conflict as one of the largest and most powerful empires in world history.
Introd uction. Ever since humanity's ancestors left their native habitat in the tropical rainforests, they had to exploit new energy sources.
Whether it was tools to scavenge predator kills, weapons that made humans into super-predators, fur from human prey worn as clothing, felling trees and using deforested land to grow crops and pasture animals, the game was always about securing or.