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Dim-Witted Americans Clueless on Independence, Founding Fathers, etc.

Videos like this–seemingly intended to be humorous while at the same time showcasing American stupidity–often get uploaded to the Internet. RT dabbles in this kind of cultural critique from time to time, and each time I come across it I find myself wondering–did the reporter or video producer edit out all the people who gave intelligent responses in order to lavish plenty of camera time on the dumbest? What’s unusual about this video, is the interviewer does include–toward the end of the video–some Americans who do demonstrate an above-kindergarten-level familiarity with history and who don’t embarrass themselves with their answers. Sadly, however, there appears no shortage of those deserving of the dunce cap. (Hat tip Ariadna).

5 thoughts on “Dim-Witted Americans Clueless on Independence, Founding Fathers, etc.

  1. understandable
    history has changed
    independence in the trash
    new founding fathers for jmurderka

    • The new founding fathers are Justin Bieber and Britney Spears. The guy should have limited his questions to sports and entertainment.

  2. Fear not my American cousins,we too have a dumbed down culture in the UK, you are not alone,some people are over are just as ignorant as those in the vid,but its scarey to think that so many of the plebescite are soo unknowing of the basic tenets of history, in both your country and mine,two countries bound by history….Bread and circus indeed

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