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Which country has the most bland, ignorant and stupid and voters?

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Poll expires: May 26, 2016  
  • 66% (6)
    USA
  • 0% (0)
    Nigeria
  • 0% (0)
    Botswana
  • 11% (1)
    Italy
  • 11% (1)
    Greece
  • 0% (0)
    Spain
  • 0% (0)
    India
  • 0% (0)
    Australia
  • 11% (1)
    UK
  • 0% (0)
    Other
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post #1 of 10
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post #2 of 10
First, interesting collection of countries there.

Second, bland?

Third, I'd imagine it is the country whose voters keep doing ignorant and stupid (and bland) things. For example, US voters elected Barack Obama (and will probably re-elect him) thinking he would be substantially different (and better) than his predecessor. That probably qualifies as fairly stupid and ignorant*. There are other examples of their ignorance and stupidity of course.

Fourth, which one do you think it is (and why)?


*Though I'm sure we'll hear about how their choice of Barack Obama was an act of profound intelligence and inspired wisdom, while the same voters electing Bush was an act profound stupidity and deep foolishness.

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First, interesting collection of countries there.

Second, bland?

Third, I'd imagine it is the country whose voters keep doing ignorant and stupid (and bland) things. For example, US voters elected Barack Obama (and will probably re-elect him) thinking he would be substantially different (and better) than his predecessor. That probably qualifies as fairly stupid and ignorant*. There are other examples of their ignorance and stupidity of course.

Fourth, which one do you think it is (and why)?


*Though I'm sure we'll hear about how their choice of Barack Obama was an act of profound intelligence and inspired wisdom, while the same voters electing Bush was an act profound stupidity and deep foolishness.

I chose the dumbest countries first because I figured the dumbest people wouldn't bother to read the rest.

Bland is fitting. When you have ignorance and stupidity combined the one thing you can be sure of is the reason for that is a lack of stimulation or inspiration on their part to learn something outside of their small lives.

Politics in the US is sold, as it is in other places, just much more so. It's a capitalist country and in the realm of business it makes sense to hype up and simplify events. Hook, line and sinker. But this served news is damaging.

I genuinely think you jazz sdw trumptman want a meaningfull discussion here, but what gets clicks, sells ads on tv and radio etc is not information it's hyponitic war chants, which is ironic, because like you suggest, there's not really that much difference between a Bush or Obama.
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I chose the dumbest countries first because I figured the dumbest people wouldn't bother to read the rest.

Ahhhh.


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Bland is fitting. When you have ignorance and stupidity combined the one thing you can be sure of is the reason for that is a lack of stimulation or inspiration on their part to learn something outside of their small lives.

OK. I see.


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Politics in the US is sold, as it is in other places, just much more so. It's a capitalist country and in the realm of business it makes sense to hype up and simplify events. Hook, line and sinker. But this served news is damaging.

Mostly agreed except that the US is really a quasi-capitalist/socialist/fascist country trending away from free-market capitalism.


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I genuinely think you jazz sdw trumptman want a meaningfull discussion here,

I know I do and I have little doubt that jazzguru and trumptman do also.


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but what gets clicks, sells ads on tv and radio etc is not information it's hyponitic war chants, which is ironic, because like you suggest, there's not really that much difference between a Bush or Obama.

Well not just war chants. I mean it's been this for a long time, but the old adage that "if it bleeds it leads" is probably derived from some understanding of human nature and appealing to people's base fears. Not just war, but strife, bad news, etc. of all kinds.

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post #5 of 10
The thing is... at least in any one person's lifetime... within the U.S.A., you can get away with voting ignorantly, stupidly, or not at all.

Our constitution is designed such that substantial change to the way things are done takes a LONG time.

So regardless of who (or what party) is "in power"... a person that's willing to work hard and keep trying, has a pretty good chance of living an above-average lifestyle here! (Even the professional welfare lifestyle does fantastically well compared to most of the world's population.)

So voting is relatively unimportant to most of the people in the U.S. (As evidenced by the consistently mediocre-at-best turnout for every election.) It just has very little effect on them regardless of "who" wins.
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post #6 of 10
Where do we go to taste the voters from each of these countries? I don't think US voters will be bland. Perhaps salty and fatty but not bland. Are UK voters partially pickled already?

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." -George Orwell

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Truthfully speaking the U.S. I say because people in general don't care who is going to win this presidential election in 2012. They only care about dumb sports ! There is no nationalistic attitude in the states today that really cares and loves this country. Ii is all about money and power and greed very sad indeed.
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Truthfully speaking the U.S. I say because people in general don't care who is going to win this presidential election in 2012. They only care about dumb sports ! There is no nationalistic attitude in the states today that really cares and loves this country. Ii is all about money and power and greed very sad indeed.

 

Yeah, thankfully Australia is not that bad because Federal voting is compulsory for all citizens.

 

There are two major parties but a history of small parties and independents. 

 

Right now here the governing party is kinda screwed because they require the support of a few independents to stay in government. 

 

Also, because the Prime Minister is not directly elected, he/she can be anyone from the governing party, usually the head of the governing party. The previous Prime Minister was replaced by the current in what is seen as a "coup" within the governing party, so some people are pissed off at that. Nothing illegal AFAIK, because it was a caucus decision, and actually another vote within the past few months because the guy that got booted from Prime Ministership wanted it back. He lost the 2nd caucus vote.

 

But this seems to encourage people, hopefully, to think more about what they will do within the next year when the next election comes, because people here seem to dislike a "half-assed" government with no real mandate to take big steps they need to. As well as the strange ping-pong game of leadership within the governing party.

 

Honestly I think the governing party is doing the best under the circumstances but they are likely to be decimated in the next election.

 

Also with a population of around 20million people+ it's easy enough to think of the Prime Minister as the person who represents the country so people are relatively passionate whether they like him/her or not.

 

Also I think any citizen can become Prime Minister regardless of birthplace. In fact, the current Australian Prime Minister was born in Wales. That helps because we are a nation of immigrants. Funny, I thought the US was also a nation of immigrants. Maybe Donald Trump forgot.

 

For any country of immigrants (eg. USA, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore) I imagine citizenship is always more important than birthplace.

 

Sadly, I am not a citizen here yet (just a legal migrant) but hopefully in 4 years time I will apply (they recently changed the laws, used to be 2). Also then I can travel to the US to visit my friends there without needing things like 3 month waiting periods and other stuff because of my Malaysian passport.

 

In Malaysian parlance, I am "seperti kacang lupakan kulit", loosely translated as a peanut that forgot its shell. But that is the immigrants' dilemma, and also the foundations of great (and perhaps once-great) new countries.

 

In Australia we have a redheaded woman from the British Isles as a Prime Minister. Maybe someday a Malaysian-born half-Chinese half-Indian Australian citizen (I'll let you guess who I'm referring to). 


Edited by nvidia2008 - 6/1/12 at 5:21am
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Where do we go to taste the voters from each of these countries? I don't think US voters will be bland. Perhaps salty and fatty but not bland. Are UK voters partially pickled already?

 

Yes, Greek voters go well with lamb dishes, Indian voters are particularly spicy and richly textured, while Spanish voters are just all unemployed.

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Truthfully speaking the U.S. I say because people in general don't care who is going to win this presidential election in 2012. They only care about dumb sports ! There is no nationalistic attitude in the states today that really cares and loves this country. Ii is all about money and power and greed very sad indeed.

 

Yup, da cha-ching cha-ching and ba-bling ba-bling. Where a 50-year-old starlet seems to be some sort of monstrous being (thanks to Hollywood plastic surgery gone to incomprehensible depravity) rather than a graceful mature lady. News Flash lady, you still look old, only more obviously so now.

 

Speaking of youth, somehow the women that are supposed to be "hot" seem more malnourished than an Ethiopian baby. I don't care if she's "super-hot", even if I managed to "get" her I'd feel I'm getting a Kindle instead of an iPad.

 

I'd never thought I'd be the generation that says it, but if you thought Gen Y was bad, tell you what, it ain't pretty, whatever's coming after us.

 

You have 10,000 Facebook friends and organised a Justin Bieber flashmob? Wow. I'm floored. Now f*ck off and make me my latte.


Edited by nvidia2008 - 6/1/12 at 5:32am
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