Skip to comments.Embarrassingly Stupid Americans, the Video!
Posted on 07/18/2010 3:21:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
I couldve also titled this piece Cringe-Worthy and Mind-Numbingly Painful to Watch. Um, the video youre about to see is that awful for two reasons: 1) Its a clear reminder that were losing our ethos and heritage as a country and 2) Wow, oh wow, our education system is quite the disaster. So heres the deal: On the cusp of the Fourth of July, late-night comedian Jay Leno filmed one of his usual Jaywalking segments, this time testing the historical knowledge of Americans on American history in light of America celebrating her triumph over tyranny.
Alas, the stupidity is all there
America gained independence from Greece! Martha Washington sewed the first American Flag! Winston Churchill was the general who led the Revolutionary War! There were 30 original colonies! America came to being in the year 1922! (That gem, mind you, came from a college professor. Seriously.)
This Leno clip may be funny, but as youll see following the video, the answers contained therein really do mirror the dumbing down of the American mind. See for yourself.
(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...
In another of Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking” videos, Jay asked someone which former President had once been a peanut farmer and the interviewee answered “George Washington Carver.”
These kind of videos are funny, but what we don’t know is how many people did Leno have to go through who knew the right answers before he found the morons for his clip?
And 95 percent of these idiots vote, or will vote when they grow up, for the Rats.
Would love to see Leno ask Obama the same questions!
He should start with how many states there are.
Sounds like the usual idiots over at Digg and Reddit
Exactly. It’s what we don’t see that can often tell much much more.
Well, Obama thinks there are 57 states.
Heh... My guess is that he had to go through several just to get semi-right answers! I just don’t believe that he had to work at this much to get stupid answers.
Actually, it is worse that you think... If the majority of people have no idea about liberty and the Constitution, just where will we be in 20-30 years? Scary, isn’t it?
When he asked the grandfather at the end and he knew all the answers it proved to me that schools haven’t been teaching history for a long time. I know we can’t have literacy tests, but you should be able to answer those basic questions before you’re allowed to vote. If they made you answer those types of BASIC questions before a you could vote, “The 0ne” would be back in Chicago organizing riots.
Why did Washington cross the Delaware?
To get on the other side.
I knew that was coming, I could see it a mile away.
OMG! - these people vote
Exactly what the progressives want - to keep the masses dummied down & stupid! I think with the next election, we should also come up with a different selection method for our kids’ school books...which keep them out of the liberal hands!
Don't need to think about 20-30 years from now, we're here, there or whatever way you want to put it ;(
Yes, you’re right, I can just imagine a few years down the road... I guess I am a bit short-sighted...
The real story there is - always listen to Grandpa!!
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