January 23, 2007

Hypocrites or Stupid?

Darned nearly everyone in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Britain, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United States thinks that the US pretty much sucks on just about everything.

So says the latest “how much does everyone hate America” poll.


Follow the bouncing ball with me for a minute: the results for things that America has done are much the same as for things that America hasn’t done. In the latter camp, we can lump climate change, the war in Lebanon last year, and the Korean and Iranian nuclear programs.

Ergo: damned if they do stuff; damned if they don’t do stuff.

Am I misunderstanding something?

4 comments:

  1. What did they do that was so wrong in last year's war in Lebanon? I'd say their diplomatic influence most likely shortened the war.

    This poll just goes to show that most people are stupid and prone to knee-jerk opinion forming.

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  2. Imagine if Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Britain, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United States, and not to mention the rest of the world had a poll about a tiny little country tucked away in an obscure corner of the world like ...

    Svalbard!

    What has Svalbard done towards peace in the Middle East lately, I wonder?

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  3. Oh puhleeeeeeeze! If life in the USA was so bad, we'd have to stop people from leaving instead of stopping them from crossing our borders every which way. Get real.

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  4. Borders?! Ha! I should be so lucky. I'd have to swim such a long way to visit you Cubicle, and when I arrived I'd probably be greeted by one of your aligators.

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