Top Ten Reasons People Think Americans Are Stupid

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But all of that seems inconsequential compared to the growing sentiment around the world that all American are idiots. Just watch a single episode of Top Gear and you're bound to find at least one example of the hosts going out of their way to insult American intelligence.

In all fairness, sentiments like this rarely appear out of nowhere. There are definitely characteristics of the United States that paint Americans in a bad light that are listed below. But before you start spouting off about how "all Americans" are this or do that, bear in mind that the United States is a country of over 300 million people stretching across 6 time zones. For every racist, inbred, obese, Bible-thumpin' nitwit, there is and educated, rational, enlightened, well-meaning citizen to balance them out. Now if we could just get Americans to stop voting the former into office.

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41 The U.S. is seemingly one of the most dangerous countries in the world

They're war mongers. Nothing appeals to an American than conflict and the "Glory" it brings for example WW2 the US impact on the war helped win the war quicker granted but it wasn't needed even if the the UK was struggling to hold the western front the USSR had the Eastern front in the bag. Al the US did was focus on Japan and would've lost to them if they didn't attempt genocide, scientists theorised that the A bomb could ignite the earths atmosphere and they dropped it anyway. And after WW2 the US invaded Vietnam for less than justified reason and lost but even though that is a fact a lot of Americans believe they won that conflict.

Yes they are, the are the worlds biggest hypocrites. They invaded Iraq for oil. They lied to the world about it and got caught (non existent weapons of mass destruction). How many millions of Iraqies citizens have died as a result. Then they run away as they always do and now we have ISIS. Just another Vietnam. Yanks will never learn and will keep making the same dangerous mistakes.

Seemingly? LMFAO! Yeah, because we have a lot of dumb hicks who start frothing at the mouth whenever you mention gun control, they are Legion, and about as charming as that Devil. These are the jokers who shoot people on their porches and go to jail for eighteen years, duh! Why were they born, why? Europe, we want to send that teeming refuse back to you! Like yesterday!

Only in Chicago

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42 Americans misuse the English language with wrong words and spelling

HEY! It's called a different dialect of language, not misusing. We only use different words. This reason does nothing to prove how we are stupid. - Slayerite

PETROL is liquid, stop calling it gas.

Okay, some but really? Not like every kid out there has never spelled wrong?

Only thing that matters is if you get the point

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43 They elect Republicans

The party whose platform denies science, including virtually unanimously accepted theories of evolution and climate change, and whose supporters want to shut down nearly all of the Federal government, including the things that were put in place to keep us from completely collapsing as a society - social security and medicare for our elderly, the EPA to keep poisons from our air, land and rivers, the Dept of Education to keep us from being even stupider, the IRS so we never have to pay taxes to pay for any of these commie programs... who would support a stupid party like that?

I have nothing against conservative users on this website, but I agree with this statement. I was raised as a liberal and I'm thankful that I know my choice isn't wrong. Maybe there is no right or wrong to this. It's just that Republicans need to change these things about them that won't be good for America in the long-term. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

They have not really many choices. It's one or the other. This is because their political system is corrupted. In Europe Democrat means political parties who are considered as left wing and left middle wing parties ( there are at least 20 different parties for that ) and Republicans stand for right wing and right middle wing parties ( who has also different parties for that ) but they are also considered as democratic parties. When more than one parties are elected by majority coalitions between the elected parties are formed ( meaning that different parties are the ruling government for the next four years ). This system is as a matter of fact much better than the American system. Because if Americans have choices between two parties they will also have the problem that if for those two parties two clowns are running for president, it's one clown or another clown! They notion about what democracy means is also corrupted. Democracy comes from the greek word " Demo-cratia " ...more

It's possible that there IS such a thing as a rational republican, but you'll never see his/her face, or hear his/her name. You'll only get anonymous comments in top ten lists. Republicans will turn on any such "infidel" who dares show such "moderation", and tear them to pieces. The so-called party of Accountability and Personal Responsibility KNOWS that it's always Obama's fault. Oh wait he's not up for re-election. So now the party-line is "It's the evil left-wing media's fault."

They don't know the meaning between liberal and liberalism. Liberalism or neo-liberalism is closer related to replubican programs because the principles of liberalism are capitalized. Liberal comes from the latin word Liber which means free. Who is against freedom? Or even economic freedom which democrats stand for? If you want economic trades that benefits only your country ( buying Americans products, making non-American products expensive by raising import taxes, not importing some foreign products etc... ) you are in fact close related to fascist or dictactural ideas.

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44 They idolize bad music artists

They have actually many good music artists but for some reasons those artists never gets the attention they deserving. They stay unknown. On the other hand they have many bad music artists and those ones gets all the attentions. So, yes it's true, they idolize bad music artists. There is one positive thing, that is that not " every " American Idolize the bad artists because luckely a very low percentage of Americans Idolize the good artists.

I know it's all subjective, but I judge people this way too. If I ever have hateful thoughts of America, this is why.

You brought Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood to the world! Dumbasses.

There r no music artist today they all died in the 80's

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45 People actually believe Obama has something to do with gas prices

Wanna know what it really is, it is the big corporations, trying to make democrats look bad so more republicans can be in office, to vote for policies that support other big corporations

It's not Obama doing something with the prices. If the president had something to do with the gas prices, then the Oil Crisis of 1972 and '79 might happen again in the US. - Slayerite

He doesn't, the economy and the petroleum supply does!

Only thing Obama does is screw up the works better he stays out doing nothing as usual

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46 They pronounce dozens of words incorrectly

It's called an accent, dimwits. We don't have to be exactly alike.

We just speak it differently comment above me

How is this a problem? It's called accents. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

So what!

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47 They're jealous

People who don't even have houses? Are you so stupid to believe that only Americans have houses. You think that we in Europe don't have houses? We in Europe are free. You Americans believe that you are in a free country because you don't know better but every time I speak to an American here in Europe they suddenly admid that they're not that free compared to Europe. Most Americans who lived in Europe for a while don't wanna go back to the states because of the European freedom. They're jealous of our freedom but because of their arrogance they will not often admid it.

This. Proves. Nothing. At. ALL! - Slayerite

They sorta are... - Goatworlds

Americans think they are the only country on earth. they wan't to be the center of attention. believe me I am canadian and I hate it that the united states and canada call football soccer. like 98% of the others say it right. why can't america and canada say it right? also americans have stupid politicians like donald trump who is a big fat jerk. canada is better then america. we are like a better version of america. americans say canada is way to cold. we canadians only take the strong. so maybe people in florida texas and california should grow some chest hair and a beard and visit canada for a few days and see how glorious we are. donald trump also has a terrible relationship with muslims and mexicans and blacks. he is a jerk. and I hate it how americans think we live in igloos because we don't up here in canada when it is summer time we look like california in some places of the country. and we live in houses just like americans do. in some parts of canada in the summer it can ...more

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48 They're naive

I am American, many American people actually love to learn about cultures and different languages. We do not all think other cultures are vulger and ours is the only right one. Don't assume that all Americans hate other cultures and refuse to learn about them all because of stereotypes you've heard about us.

They ignore other cultures rudely

They make fun of other cultures with generic stereotypes and dislike when others return the favor.

49 Americans only care about themselves

"They are so dumb, but they think they are the greatest. Only a stupid useless race" -American isn't a race you idiot.

Americans are a very diverse people. In where I live, we are very welcoming to people. - Slayerite

Look at the mess the have made around the world! I think it's the best example.

They think that they own the world and they try to impose their laws in all other countries. They're against countries like China, Russia, S-Korea etc... just because these countries won't accept the " supreme control " of Americans.

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50 They value sport more than education

Might as well. Most of our education system is outdated or flat out lies anyway.

I care more for education than sport. Sports are only physical. Education is more mental and useful. Still not a dumb American. - Slayerite

"They value sport more than education"... relative to other countries. I think here education is still the highest priority, but that depends on where in America you are.

Because they make Million of $$ in sports, not many jobs pay that much for an to follow the money.

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51 They can't take care of themselves, when they have problems they need to see a psychiatrist.

This is because the " Healthcare Insurance " allow you to see a psychiatrist the first three times without paying him ( included in your Insurance ). After that the charges will be on your own. Another rip off by the Insurance companies. First three times are ok but after that even if you still paying your Insurance you lose the benefit. Many doctors will stimulate you to see a psy ( that's typical American ) if you have ( even minor ) psychological problems just for the purpose that you come back afterwards at the doctor again with a " professional " evaluation. This come and go benefits the Insurance companies because they can ask you a bigger Insurance to take if they see that you have " psychological " problems.

I'm guessing that the comment about Dr. Phil is sarcasm. But in a way it's unbelievable that many Americans ( I believe a high percentage because of the popularity of that show ) are really believing that they're learning from watching the " media " Doctor Phil. They treat psychiatrists like some kind of gods ( even the media psychiatrists ) thinking that they have the knowledge about the truth of life. They studied for years, we not, so they know what we don't know ( yes! Most Americans believe that! ).

Seeing a psych is common in the United States. Whenever they have a problem, they need to talk to a " professional ". It's like they are not able to solve their problems on their own.

I think that all voters for Donald Trump needs to see a psych. But what if the psychs themselves are voters of Donald Trump? This country will be screwed for needing help.

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52 Americans Made The Kardashians Famous

Not only the Kardashians. Talentless stupid people ( Paris Hilton etc... ) are famous for no reasons. Celebrities ( talented and no talented ) are treated like gods ( for good or bad ) by Americans because they are starstruck when they see one.

The Kardashians are nothing but stupid drama that nobody needs in their life


53 Americans can't tell that most people perceived as "saints" are really jerks

They adore and look up to the stupidest boy bands and celebrities

This includes the dumb politicians who love to brainwash people.

Incorrect. They adore jerks. They adore narcissists. The louder, the more vulgar, the better. The more sarcastic, the better. They make saints of those they consider "All American" or artists or sport figures, then they turn a blind eye on their imperfections. If they don't see a mirror image of themselves, then they rip them appart for their imperfections.

Just look at their celebrities of reality shows, media doctors, their music artists, their T.V.-shows hosts, their sports celebs etc... The more stupid they are, the better they are.

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54 Americans think that they're Irish

I am from Northern Ireland and there is nothing more annoying than Americans claiming that they're Irish! (American accent) "Hey, my great great great great Granddads best friends older cousin is from Ireland that means I'm half Irish! " < Every American on st paddy's day. - wolphert

So Irish that they don't know Ireland is split into two countries - wolphert

I have every right to say I'm Irish. My proof: I'm 1/8th Irish, my mother's 1/4th, grandfather is 1/2, and not sure which great it is, but they're Irish. So that means I'm 4th generation Irish. The island Ireland is on is situated that most of the southern portion is independent, the northern half is still aligned with UK. That prove I'm not stupid? - Slayerite

Pollock here

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55 Americans like McDonalds

As if people in other countries don't eat at McDonalds? Seriously though, this isn't a reason to call somebody stupid. They just like a certain food for God's sake. I could use the argument, 'Chinese people are stupid because they eat at Hua Lai Shi.'

Really, have you ever looked around and see what it good food?

I am not an American, but I like McDonald's! This is the stupidest reason to call people stupid!

Opinion? - TeamRocket747

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56 They think Obama is a Muslim

My neighbor told me that Hillary Clinton is a Muslim who's telling Isis our plans. Also that she's a terrorist and that Obama was born in Kenya ugh what an idiot

Not true Obama is the best

Just "lol" - idiots.


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57 Poor and middle class families vote for Republicans

The ideology of republicans are very close as the ancient Roman empire. " Give them bread and games to keep them happy ". The rich and the upperclass don't care about republicans or democrats. They only care for the economic power in their country and for capitalism. The poor and middle class believe in the ancient propaganda " bread and games " which republicans promise them ( in other words and contexts ) with so many fancy " stories " during their election campaigns. Another reason is " racism ". Many poor Americans blame ( because the republicans say so ) foreigners and immigrants for their situation ( " they are taking our jobs away. There are plenty of Americans without a job and we give them first at immigrants instead of us ". ). But saying that every poor American is a racist because of their situation isn't true. That's just republican propaganda. Also, don't forget that in fact many rich Americans are racists ( and also ...more

That's because Republicans are pro-gun, pro-war, anti-Muslims, anti-abortion, anti-children, so what if the cater to wealth, think poverty is a choice and have no problem destroying this country for the "root of all evil" and than call themselves Christians. I have yet to find one republican to come up with a logical reason on why they vote and support the republicans. The only answer they can come up with is trash talk, name calling, blame gaming, hate stating, and lies that don't make any sense about the democrats, Obama, and now Hillary Clinton. Republicans would vote themselves into cardboard boxes to protect their take from the poor give to the rich political party it is the strangest thing I have every seen.

In the South, Republicans teach their children that they are patriotic and in favor of America and if you vote differently you are a traitor. As adults they have the inner conflict named cognitive dissonance in which even if you are presented with arguments such as "your candidate is racist, homophobic, xenophobic and misogynistic" they will find some type of incoherent logic to justify their inner ethical conflict.

Ignorant and uneducated people are voting for rich snobs!

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58 Americans think all Aryans are supposed to have blue eyes and blonde hair

Funny how this post is criticizing Americans for making generalizations about a country by making generalizations about us in just the same way.

What's an Aryan?

I'm pale, blonde and blue-eyed...and I'm. Slovenian.

Wow, nice knowing about the sea of idiots to shining sea of morons.

That is what Americans can tgink because they can not make the right decisions

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59 Americans are conformists, they don't like progression

The word is a disguise for having someone control you

Make America great " again ". That's not progression, that's regression. Who wants a cold war again? racism like in the sixties and before that? etc... When was America great? To be great, America has to come with progressive ideas and plans and not trying to go back in their terrible history.

What word is a disguise? Comformist or progression? Progression is trying new things, comformism is staying in a zone you are used to without trying or even think about new things. I'm guessing that you mean that as long you stay put without willing to change another is at ease to control you.

You don't even have to look at social issues. Just look at the metric system. They don't wanna change ( and they have thousands of excuses for it ; the cost, the years that it will took, the changings that should be made at tools etc... ). They used to it, so something new ( and the metric system is actually old now ) is out of the question. No progressions should be made if something works for them ( even if the progression will actually benefit them after the changes ).

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60 Americans still haven't outlawed GMOs

Almost all of Europe did it and they are as obese, and are way more healthy, and the poor countries are fighting it off, meanwhile clueless Americans, don't realize unsustainable, and extremely dangerous chemical foods are being made and sold for way less than actually natural healthy foods.

Genetic modified organisms in food will maybe modify your own DNA structure in your body after a long time. That's also maybe the reason why the United States didn't ban it yet. They are still testing the results to see what it does to behaviours in human beings. After that they will be able to control people.

We have been told GMO and all the other world wide banned food additives that have made us the sickest country in the entire world are good for us and most believe! Crappy deadly food and cancer makes the American capitalist wealthier then ever!

What does GMO Stand for, anybody, anybody?

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