An Indian Civilizational Perspective

The Stupid Americans

They say that Americans are stupid.. I didn’t believe it.. but this one video on CNNN changed it all for for me!

The guy poses as John Howard, PM of Australia and people are taking pictures with him! Some funny questions:

What is the religion of Buddhist Monks? No answer!
Which state is KFC from? mmmm.. New york? What is KFC’s full form? Kentucky Fried Chicken!
No One knew who/what kyrgyzstan was.. but if US had to attack.. they would support George Bush!
And Kofi Annan is obviously a DRINK! You didnt know what Coffee is?
“I am confused between Palestinians and Israelis.. who are the ones who are throwing the rocks?”

Well.. I wont mess up the fun for you.. just watch and enjoy!!

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2 Comments
  1. Amit says

    It’s true that a lot of Americans are unaware (different from stupid) of world issues, and for them USA is the world. But that does not mean all Americans are unaware. I can point to Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Ralph Nader – all Americans. It’s very easy to edit a video to include material that supports one’s point, and leave out anything that disproves it.

    If the same/similar questions were put to common Indians on the street (or for that matter people of any country), I doubt if the results would be any different in the hands of a smart editor.

    -Amit

  2. Amit says

    It’s true that a lot of Americans are unaware (different from stupid) of world issues, and for them USA is the world. But that does not mean all Americans are unaware. I can point to Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Ralph Nader – all Americans. It’s very easy to edit a video to include material that supports one’s point, and leave out anything that disproves it.

    If the same/similar questions were put to common Indians on the street (or for that matter people of any country), I doubt if the results would be any different in the hands of a smart editor.

    -Amit

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