[THS] Study concludes Americans are the stupidest people on the planet
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Study concludes Americans are the stupidest people on the planet
By Carmen Yarrusso
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Sep 22, 2010, 00:11
Every country on earth has its stupid people. But a recent Rand study examining 160
countries concludes America now has the highest percentage of stupid people in all
10 internationally recognized categories of stupidity. This is unprecedented.
Percentage wise, America now has (in order of increasing stupidity) more
nincompoops, jerks, numb nuts, shitheads, utter halfwits, morons, imbeciles, idiots,
assholes and complete assholes than any other country in the world (in fairness,
America just edged out France in utter halfwits and barely beat the UK in complete
This comprehensive study examined multiple factors and conditions contributing to
the various categories of stupidity. By far the factor contributing most to the final
rankings in all categories was the competence (or lack thereof) of the government
sustained by the people of each country. The study clearly shows the competence of
a countrys government directly reflects the mental competence of the people it
represents (conversely, the stupider a governments policies, the stupider the people
Americans proudly claim their government is of the people, by the people, for the
people. So what better way to evaluate the mental competence of the American
people than by evaluating the reasonableness of their governments policies?
The study found every government supports at least a few stupid policies. Several
really stupid policies were the norm in nearly half of the 160 countries, and further,
every really stupid policy and every really, really stupid policy was shared by at least
10 other countries. So America isnt alone in supporting patently asinine policies.
But the US government was off the charts in the total number, the vast extent, and
the negative worldwide impact of its really, really, stupid policies (head-stuck-way-up-
your-ass type policies). In fact, many of the worlds head-stuck-way-up-your-ass
policies were created by the US government and exported to other countries (often
using military and/or monetary threats).
Top three US head-stuck-way-up-your-ass policies
Drug war: The study called drug prohibition the most obvious example of a head-
stuck-way-up-your-ass policy that America exported worldwide using threats and
coercion. Sound thinking people aside, the study found a very high percentage of
Americas morons, imbeciles, and even idiots understood why drug prohibition is
utterly stupid (and clearly counterproductive).
Nearly 98 percent of American idiots surveyed could easily explain why drug
prohibition is an extreme waste of taxpayer money, why it causes vast suffering and
death around the world (look at Mexico), and why its guaranteed to perpetually fail
(duh, maybe because it guarantees massive profits to anyone in the world who can
produce and deliver these drugs?). Only assholes or complete assholes could believe
a government policy that guarantees MASSIVE profits for any activity will result in less
of that activity. Duh!
America has spent more than a TRILLION tax dollars on the drug war. Any idiot
knows prohibited drugs are cheaper, purer, and more readily available than ever.
Only assholes or complete assholes would expect a different result. But among
Americas voters, even the morons, imbeciles, and idiots are far outnumbered by
assholes and complete assholes. Thus, the insanely stupid drug war continues
Two-party political system OPENLY owned by big corporations
The vast majority of Americans actually believe they get to choose their government
representatives. What assholes! Theyre simply too stupid to comprehend the two
political parties collaborate to severely limit their choices to pre-chosen candidates
who pledge to work within the extremely corrupt money-driven US political system.
These imbeciles have no clue why both political parties continue to rob them blind
year after year. Duh!
The only choice these stupid Americans get is how theyre going to get screwed
(they can choose Democrats who will ram it deep in their left ear or choose
Republicans who will drive it home in their right ear). The only real choice these
American idiots get is which segment of the middle class gets screwed the most.
Moronic Americans will soon flock to the polls shouting, Im tired of getting screwed
in my left ear; I want to get screwed in my right ear for awhile.
Americans sustain a blatantly corrupt political system and wonder why they always
get screwed no matter who they choose. Duh! Being a jerk, or utter halfwit, or
even a moron or an imbecile, isnt enough. You have to be a complete asshole to
think an extremely corrupt money-driven political system (with tens of thousands of
high-paid lobbyists OPENLY buying political influence) could EVER produce a
government that looks out for the best interests of the American people. America is
clearly a nation of raving assholes! Duh!
Insanely out-of-control US war machine
In the last 10 years, defense contractors spent nearly a BILLION dollars openly
buying political influence from so-called representatives of the American people. In
return they got lucrative contracts worth hundreds of billions. But most Americans are
WAY too stupid to see a connection between these obvious legal bribes and Americas
endless wars of aggression (and the overwhelming US military presence around the
America now spends more on outrageously expensive weapons of war than all other
countries on earth COMBINED! It spends hundreds of billions sustaining military
bases in 63 foreign countries! Its by far the number one purveyor of weapons of
mass destruction throughout the world (apparently, this is Americas way of
spreading peace and goodwill to all mankind).
The US is about to sell Saudi Arabia $60 billion in weapons of mass destruction. What
a great humanitarian gesture! Its sure to promote peace in the Middle East.
Americans are very clearly the mental midgets of humanity.
If that werent enough, to maximize its war profits, America spends billions more
supporting violently oppressive regimes around the globe (especially in Muslim-
occupied countries). America very deliberately creates enemies faster than it can kill
them (profits are obviously far more important than people).
The study estimates America has about sixty million assholes and about forty million
complete assholes. Among Americas professions, mainstream media journalists had
the highest percentage in both categories. Their job is to keep the American people
in a zombie-like stupor (obviously they do a great job).
If it scares you to think how incredibly stupid the average American is, just ponder
the fact that half of them are even stupider! If brains were dynamite, Americans
would have just about enough to tip their hats.
Carmen Yarrusso lives on a river in a small town in New Hampshire. He often writes
about uncomfortable truths.
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