Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Thursday, July 06, 2006
I'm Lovin' It
Or not.

LONDON (AFP) - People in Britain view the United States as a vulgar, crime-ridden society obsessed with money and led by an incompetent president whose Iraq policy is failing, according to a newspaper poll.
As Americans prepared to celebrate the 230th anniversary of their independence on Tuesday, the poll found that only 12 percent of Britons trust them to act wisely on the global stage. This is half the number who had faith in the Vietnam-scarred White House of 1975.
In answer to other questions, a majority of the Britons questions described Americans as uncaring, divided by class, awash in violent crime, vulgar, preoccupied with money, ignorant of the outside world, racially divided, uncultured and in the most overwhelming result (90 percent of respondents) dominated by big business.

Someone in the world is paying attention, it just isn't us. Then again, when a country can only manage to graduate 69% of its students on average, it's no wonder intellectual curiosity is not high on the average citizen's list of attributes.