I’ll begin this post with an apology to my American readers. I did not make this up … it was reported on the AP wire.
“U.S. Feared Canadian Poppy Quarter’ … that was/is the headline (full story here). You are not reading it wrong, the US Defence Department feared the Canadian poppy quarter. They … now wait for it … thought it contained nanotechnology and was being used to spy on and bug Americans!?
Now, I have traveled the United States extensively in my time. I’ve met many, many Americans (not all granted, but many). We even owned a home in Sarasota, Florida for 10 years so I have some familiarity with the US and Americans. And you know what? … stories like this just reconfirm my longheld view America ain’t the brightest star in the solar system … to put that kindly and mildly.
Ah, that last statement should read: Individually, SOME OF US, shine as bright as the sun. GWB is one of our dimmer bulbs.
That was proven a long time ago with the election of George Bush. If you look at Americans as a group, yeah, we can seem pretty stupid. America shines in the individuals, not in the country as a whole. I’m an American and proud of it, but I’m not proud of many of the things our country has done…generally by our governments in the name of our country. I’ve been reading a book titled “Living in Sin” by John Shelby Spong and learned a lot about a patriarchal society. Any country or people that hold the Bible in such high regard is going to be screwed up…America leads the pack on that one. As a whole, we are pretty stupid. Individually, we can shine as bright as the sun.
Okay, I have to agree with you. Bush was elected by the Americans so that should say something. And I do feel the attack on the Canadian coin is another attempt to keep the people away from the issues at home – poverty, the elderly, unemployment and the disappearing of the middle class – to name a few.
I read the story in Globe and Star but still can’t believe it.
I think the US Defense department should actually look into discovering other cultures instead of being blissfully ignorant in their bubble.
hahaha sadly, i must admit that you are correct, many americans are sadly lacking in their mental capabilities…