9 September 2009

To the USA: If you want to dispel your international image as a nation of idiots, then at least get your propagana right!

What, you didn't realise that the rest of the world sees you as a nation of idiots? Sure, it's a shitty stereotype, but that's what stereotypes are. Shitty. If you want to see what I mean, check this out. Then come back.

This, from the Investor's Business Daily, was one of the arguments made during the debate about universal Medicare in the USA:

"People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't stand a chance in the UK, where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless."

Notice the problem here?

Here is Stephen Hawkings response:
"I wouldn't be here today if it were not for the NSH. I have recieved a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived."

Yes, that's right. Stephen Hawking is, and always has been, British.

Surely, if you're going to create 'Reds under the Bed' propaganda about socialised health care, you'd want to avoid people picking you for a big fat liar as soon as you started?
It's not that hard to get your facts right. Here.

3 comments:

Stinkypaw said...

That's why I always travel with my little Canadian pin and flag (on luggage) because I don't want to be taken for an American!

It's unreal how bad (read dumb) some of them are - that clip is truly a poor reflection of them...

Stinkypaw said...

P.S. I haven't ignored the comment you left on my blog about French here, I've been brewing an answer! ;-)

Summer Rose said...

Lol! I can not believe some Americans can be so dumb, sure I'm american but this takes the cake of what other states do not know about our history or where other countries are located.
S.R.