Originally Posted by Sensi
The only people voicing these "Frenchman immediately surrendering" xenophobic "jokes" are conditioned bigots brainwashed enough to ignore the more than 1.500.000 french soldiers KIA fighting the Germans for the last century alone, that the French actually won for them their American Revolution at Yorktown, etc. What's just sad is that they seem -as you point out- incredibly numerous, reflecting the sorry state of education and History knowledge in the USA...
While we are on history lessons also ...
A lot of Americans I've met tend to think of Canadians and Brits as "wimps," "nice guys," "gay," or all of the above, but it was the Canadian/British military that handed the US it's ass on a plate in the first shooting war they ever engaged in.
Not taught in American schools much but, the first military action undertaken by the new United States of America, was to invade Canada, so they could bring "civilisation" to us (the fact that we consorted with natives and blacks made us uncivilised in their eyes, because in the America of that day only white folks were humans).
What actually happened was the Americans turned coward
in several key battles, gave up in a couple of others and were massacred in a few more. An American general was actually prosecuted for cowardice
and was due to be hung but escaped with his life because of family connections. Canada/Britain on the other hand, counter attacked and beat the Americans all the way to the headwaters of the Mississippi, and among other things burned the White House to the ground
. America surrendered, and we gave them all their land back because we are so polite up here.
But yeah, "Americans rule!" and Canadians, French, Natives, etc. they are all known "cowards."