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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Dude, dont you think I am familar with European propaganda as well? I will tell you something, I certainly am. American propaganda is mindnumbing, European propaganda is just annoying(and doesnt dominate society like in the US).
    Well, having spent half my life on both sides of the pond... I can tell you Europeans have little in the way of vibrant political discussion. (I mean Europe, not The Island).

    Go from one network to the next and you get the same goop pouring out of the pipe. There is no talk radio, there is no FOXNEWS, there is no vibrant right wing, and their schools are even worse hotbeds for breeding socialism.

    I have great fun discussing politics with these hollow heads, as they are stunned when you rebut them... they're so used to reinforcing each other with the crap they've heard on TV, radio, or read in the rags.

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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Well, having spent half my life on both sides of the pond... I can tell you Europeans have little in the way of vibrant political discussion. (I mean Europe, not The Island).

    Go from one network to the next and you get the same goop pouring out of the pipe. There is no talk radio, there is no FOXNEWS, there is no vibrant right wing, and their schools are even worse hotbeds for breeding socialism.
    I think a more balanced and less polarized society is a positive thing.

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I have great fun discussing politics with these hollow heads, as they are stunned when you rebut them... they're so used to reinforcing each other with the crap they've heard on TV, radio, or read in the rags.
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    You mean the extremists like FoxNews or the right wing in the US or the people in Europe who share in general the same ideas?
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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    The video could have been a lot better without the amount of "old" conspiracy in it. And what do you expect from a bunch of people who attend WWE? Of course they are going to be screaming USA. Thier rednecks.
    Wait. What is WWE? And my neck is only slightly pink... what does that mean?

    Edit to add: I don't Americans have the market cornered on brainwashed.. I do believe that people in general are stupid.
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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    dont you need a brain first?
    I guess that's why this can't happen in Europe.
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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I think a more balanced and less polarized society is a positive thing.



    You mean the extremists like FoxNews or the right wing in the US or the people in Europe who share in general the same ideas?
    How do you rationally follow that first sentence here with the second one? With one or two exceptions in which a rightwinger was really over the top on a panel or in an interview on Fox News, the only extremists I have observed there were on the left side of the equation.
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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Folks, Maximus has done us a marvelous favor by providing, in a couple of paragraphs, a very good example of the narrow Euro mentality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I think a more balanced and less polarized society is a positive thing.
    Nothing like a bunch of lemmings. It's the symbolic bird for the EU. Only the left and hard left allowed.

    You mean the extremists like FoxNews or the right wing in the US or the people in Europe who share in general the same ideas?
    What is extreme about FOXNEWS? It is extreme because it challenges Socialists? Well damn, we can't have any of that... can we now.

    FOXNEWS, the number 1 rated cable news network by a wide margin in the US. Given the choice... people tune in. Why? because they provide balanced coverage.

    Europe lacks a FOXNEWS... instead there is a monotony of lemming-like coverage for the lemming-like public. Narrow minded, narrowly focused... propaganda.

    As Maximus duly notes with his "more balanced, less polarized" statement, the people are ill equipped to debate because the news networks are not in the business of providing new, but propagandizing.

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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by jr602az View Post
    Please watch this amazing video about Americans being brainwashed.
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    from the moment americans enter school they are brain washed with nationalist/patriotic propaganda. almost every public school that i knows will shove the pledge of allegiance down everyones throat.

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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by cope2 View Post
    from the moment americans enter school they are brain washed with nationalist/patriotic propaganda. almost every public school that i knows will shove the pledge of allegiance down everyones throat.
    What's wrong with that? People should be taught to be proud of their country, america is not the only country that does that, you'll find most countries do
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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by K-1 View Post
    It's not partisan. It is factual. Liberals are overwhelmingly brainwashed. And the sad thing is that all it takes is for a teleprompter-reading hack like Obama to assiduously say the words "hope" and "change" in order to do it.
    And it's factual that Conservative believe that their opinions are facts. And the sad thing is that all it takes is a pitbull with lipstick and a crying TelePrompTer-reading hack like Beck to tell them what to do.

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    Re: Are Americans Brainwashed?

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    And it's factual that Conservative believe that their opinions are facts. And the sad thing is that all it takes is a pitbull with lipstick and a crying TelePrompTer-reading hack like Beck to tell them what to do.
    No, it is liberals who think their opinions are facts, just because they say them. Case in point: your president.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ad-fqqjFhI"]YouTube- Lamar Alexander to President Obama: Premiums Will Rise Under Democratic Health Bill[/ame]

    As for Glenn Beck, I am a conservative, and I don't like, or watch, him. Nice try, though.

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