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Editor's Note: Cruel and Vulgar

Monday, July 03, 2006

A recent poll published in the Daily Telegraph detailing what Britons think of Americans. The results are quite telling.

A majority of the Britons questions described Americans as uncaring, divided by class, awash in violent crime, vulgar, preoccupied with money, ignorant of the outside world, racially divided, uncultured and dominated by big business. And I would like to thank the British people for this. Yes, we refused to be ruled by big government communism and an elitist monarchy like you are. But not all of their opinions of the US were so favorable.

More than two thirds said that Americans were an imperial power seeking world domination and only twenty four percent thought that the US military was helping bring democracy to Iraq. This kind of attitude seems dangerous for a country that relies so much on the United States militarily. Perhaps you should keep your opinions to yourself before we bring democracy the hell out of you.

Also, 77 percent of the British people thought President Bush was a "pretty poor" or "terrible" leader. This just goes to show how poor the educational system is in Briton. Obviously, there is a high degree of illiteracy among the English people. They obviously read one of the options as "Terribly Brilliant". And no one would ever knowingly rate President Bush as "poor." While he doesn't have as much money as Dick Cheney, he has enough that he once forgot he owned a lumber company.

Finally, the poll found that 83 percent of people in Britain don't think that America cares what the world thinks. Well frankly England, you can believe that all you like, but we don't care what you think.

Dr. Ryan Maynard, Editor, NewsBlog 5000

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