You know what pisses me off...
The fact no one seems to have a basic grasp of geography. I know I could walk up to anyone anywhere in this country and would bet a decent amount of money that they cannot name every state in the country or country on the continent. This is where we fucking live and stupid fucktards don't know shit and its embarrassing beyond comprehension. Its not even like its hard stuff, at least half of the states are mentioned every week in the news for something or other. But when I look all over the internet and there are governors who dont know that Africa is not a country, senators that dont know the location of major antagonistic governments... come the fuck on has anyone ever looked at a map? I sat in my dorm with a fucking pad and in less than five minutes named every state in the country, the most anyone else could do was thirty-seven.
Is this a problem outside of here? Do people in Australia not know the 6 states? Do the English not know all the countries in the UK? Seriously, I wanna know.
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Yarr, indeed. Americans are quite stupid. Case in point, Jay Leno's "jaywalking" section on his show. He goes up to random people on the street and asks them questions everyone is supposed to know. Sometimes it's geography, sometimes it's other things, but all the time it reveals the stifling ignorance and stupidity of the average American. Quite embarrassing, really.
Yeah, I've come across the ol' US ignorance a few time. People convinced that Africa is all one country, asking me whether I need help using a tap because I obviously have never seen running water, all that jazz.
Geography is compulsory in our schools until the age of 15. If you haven't learned what the continents are and where most countries are by then, you never will.
Well, where I'm from people generally have an adequate grasp of basic geography. I must admit that there are morons who don't, but they are very much the exeption. At the very least no one here would think that Africa is a country.
And then there are people like me, who when in high school had an old and quite traditionalist lady as geography teacher. She handed out blank paper maps of every continent and had us look up and fill in the names of every single country and its capital. Then she did it again.
To this day I can still name every goddamn country in the world from a blank map. Sometimes this scares me.
... Anyone else learn the Fifty Nifty United States song in elementary school?
Aaaaaalabama, Alaska, Arizona, ... Yeah, memorization through the POWER OF MUSIC.
Edit: The dumbest people on Jay Leno's "Jaywalking" are the ones who couldn't tell him when the War of 1812 started...
Ya, Americans are stupid in terms of everything outside of the US.
Its sad, but maybe the internet is helping a bit to change this in the future.
Steal, I got an example that beats the average American hands down. Forever.
My mother, born in 1963, didn't know what the cold war was. She didn't have a clue that the Soviet Union fell. She didn't know what the Berlin Wall was about.
She thinks Hitler was converting and/or killing Christians over his Atheistic beliefs.
She thought Saddam Hussein was the one who bombed us on 9/11.
She thinks the reason our country is failing is because we can't pray in schools.
She even thinks AIDS is always spread by gay people.
Just for you, cause I know how much you love these kind of things: She thinks almost all people of African descent frequently engage in incest because they don't have actual family units.
Let's see where this goes...
^That one is no longer funny... I think that even if not intrested in other countys, everybody should at least know the most basics facts about the own country.
Though... I couldnīd name all the capitals of the gearman states and I couldnīt name every country in europe either (south west europe).
But I know when which part of my state belonged to germany, when to denmark, when it was part of germany but governed by denmarks king, and when and why the slavs where whiped out.
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I guess the problem is due to a lack of education... somehow. Maybe these people forgot their 8th grade history class or never went past the 8th grade. Or maybe they had a crappy education, who knows...
Itīs not just the U , S & A.
Here thereīs a radio "show" similar to what Mojo said and people are so dumb I just canīt understand.
They even asked who discovered America and they didnīt knew it.
I pray to freakin God that some of the answers were edited so that people look stupid,but if it ainīt so I only can say: Weīre fuckin doomed xD