James, if we're so ignorant why is anyone questioning whether he's dead or not? I would imagine that we're not so much different than other developed countries. Some people follow blindly, others question. That has less to do with our culture than with human nature.
I'd like some examples to back up your claims. I'm talking hard evidence, not a link to some conspiracy theorist's website. Prove that what you say is historically accurate. If you can't, and I suspect this will be the case, you're doing nothing more than spreading your opinion as if it were fact. STFU with that bullshit
There are people out there who will hate Americans no matter what we do. I gather you're one of those people. Myself, I'm not too fond of the way we do things here. I dream longingly of escape, only to realize that it doesn't really matter where I go (unless I lose myself in a jungle somewhere), there's no getting away from it. Politics are politics and bullshit is a worldwide epidemic (one you're obviously familiar with, given the bullshit you just spouted). The only reason you assholes are so obsessed with the faults of Americans is because we're the baddest bully in the schoolyard. If it wasn't us, it'd be someone else. I'm not saying I think it's right, but that's the way it is. If you really want to do something, go look in the fucking mirror. The world is not going to change until people change themselves, but one may as well cut that sentence off at "The world is not going to change", because people are too concerned with what's going on next door and not paying attention to what's going on in their own backyard. People would much rather blame someone else, whether it be the big, bad American government for fucking up the world even though that responsibility falls on ALL of humanity, or the person who budged in the coffee line for making you late to work even though you were running late already and shouldn't have even stopped for that coffee. It's a game of excuses -- any excuse to not have to face ourselves and our own faults and mistakes. It makes me sick.
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