Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Rest of the World is Evil

I am not sure why I even asked the question.  But I did.  And of course as usual, Google had more answers than I cared to check.  The first one I checked made me stop and consider just how whacked many of us Americans are, just how ethno-centric and holier than thou many of us feel about the rest of the World.

My search started innocently enough.  Three words, "Thanksgiving, other countries" typed in the little Google blank at the top right of the screen.  Google had 10.1 million answers in .27 seconds. 

My tendency when using Google is to not open the first in line.  I always hated the kid who always raised his hand first?  So I went to the bottom of the page and opened one entitled "Why don't other countries celebrate Thanksgiving?"

"Betterknown" then expands the question with - "Are we Americans the only ones to celebrate because we are the only ones that God loves and the only ones that have strong moral and family values? Or is it just because they hate America and our freedoms? "

My first thought was that "betterknown" was tossing out some bait.  Seemed a classic trolling technique.  And maybe it was.  Didn't matter because the second answer from a user named "Tolstoy" swallowed the bait hook, line and sinker.

"Tolstoy" wrote in response - "It would be nice to know who "they" are in the question above. It would also be interesting to find out exactly how not celebrating Thanksgiving means that they hate America and our freedoms. Thanksgiving was something that was made up at the beginning of the twentieth century - a day of taking time to say thanks - by the U.S. government.

Regarding the other part of the question: yes, I believe that Americans are the only ones that God loves and the only ones that have strong moral and family values. America is an island of righteousness in the big soup of evil that is the rest of the world."

The rest of the World is evil?  We are the only country with strong moral and family values?


Well I guess I have something to be thankful for after all.  I live in the land of the Righteous and Good.  I feel better already.

You all have a good day today and thank someone for something.  God works I guess.  But I would call the parents, a friend, a relative or maybe even a boss first.  God's voice mail seems to be full up at the moment.



The Blog Fodder said...

Don't know whether to laugh or cry. I can only hope that people like you make up a majority of Americans and people like Tolstoy a very minute number in Nutbar corner. My fear is that the Tolstoys will take over the country and turn it into a religious version of Nazi Germany, with no compunction about nuking the rest of the dirty evil world to bring forward the Kingdom of God - another 1000 year Reich.

Phil said...

Here in the UK, we're not all evil. But then, there's the rest of Europe to consider ;)

Demeur said...

Fodder I'm beginning to think that there's a virus loose in this country and its' name is Stupid and it's spreading fast. Anyone out there have a cure please send it this way.

jadedj said...

Well yeah, it stands to reason that "God" would create "man" in "His" image and approximately 99% of "His" creation would turn out to be "evil". And of course the good ones would be concentrated in one place on the planet. Moron.

Chef Cthulhu said...

I don't believe most 'murrikans feel that way. Most of the loudest do, though.

What I do believe is that the dude that turkey is trying to stuff has a rather expansive taint.

Kulkuri said...

"Well yeah, it stands to reason that "God" would create "man" in "His" image and approximately 99% of "His" creation would turn out to be "evil"."

This is ass backwards, "man" created "God" in "his" image and therefore is as evil as man.

As for the rest of the world not celebrating Thanksgiving, who gives a shit, we don't celebrate Bastille Day or Tet!!

Love your cartoon!!

jadedj said...

Hey Kulkuri, I was quoting the Christian take on the fable.

Mauigirl said...

Amazing - it's pretty damn arrogant to think only Americans are blessed by God and moral and upstanding. It amazes me people are out there who say stuff like that with a straight face, and actually believe it.