Monday, September 15, 2008

Why "Europeans Don't Like the US"


They're ignorant.

More than 50 percent of Britons believe that polygamy is legal in the United States; in fact, it is illegal in all 50 states.

Almost one-third of Britons believe that Americans who have not paid their hospital fees or insurance premiums are not entitled to emergency medical care; in fact, such treatment must be provided by law.

Seventy percent of Britons think the United States has done a worse job than the European Union in reducing carbon emissions since 2000; in fact, America’s rate of growth of carbon emissions has decreased by almost ten percent since 2000, while that of the EU has increased by 2.3 percent

They also think that THEY speak English and that THEY won WWII, I suppose--and that Sh'aria Law is superior to common law.

HT Orwell's Picnic


John Foust said...

Ignorant? Think the average European knows more about the USA than the average American knows about Europe?

Dad29 said...

I didn't claim that.

Emily said...

You did call them ignorant, though. And, uh, some Europeans do speak English, and they did pitch in with that whole WWII thing. I've never heard a one who claimed to have won it on their own, either.

Dad29 said...

Obviously, sarcasm doesn't work without vocal inflection, Emily.

But I note that "Dr. House" is bi-lingual: British and 'merkin.