9 October 2003

Robin Williams Peace Plan?

According to snopes.com, this widely circulated piece was falsely attributed to Robin Williams.

I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So, here's one plan:

  1. The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past & present........ You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Noriega, Milosovich and the rest of those 'good ole boys.' We will never "interfere" again.

  2. We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany, South Korea and the Philippines. They don't want us there. We will station troops at our borders. No one sneaking through holes in the fence.

  3. All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave. We'll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where they are. France should welcome them.

  4. All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days unless given a special permit. No one from a terrorist nation would be allowed in. NO ONE! If you don't like it there, change it yourself and don't hide here. Asylum would never be available to anyone. We don't need any more cab drivers or 7-11 cashiers.

  5. No "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they don't attend classes, they get a "D" and it's back home baby.

  6. The US will make a strong effort to become self-sufficient energy wise. This will include developing non-polluting sources of energy but will require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou will have to cope for a while....... The Sierra Club, etc. will have to deal with it.

  7. Offer Saudi Arabia, and other oil producing countries, $10 a barrel for their oil. If they don't like it, we go some place else. They can go somewhere else to sell their production. (About a week of the wells filling up the storage sites would be enough.)

  8. If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we will not "interfere." They can pray to Allah, or whomever, for seeds, rain, cement or whatever they need..... Besides most of what we give them is stolen or given to the army. The people who need it most get very little, if anything.

  9. We will ship the UN Headquarters to an isolated island some place. We don't need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, the building would make a good homeless shelter, or lockup for illegal aliens.

  10. All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one can call us "Ugly Americans" any longer.

  11. The Statue of Liberty will no longer say "Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses longing to be free." She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, "You want a piece of me?"

Now, ain't that a winner of a plan?


Why is this article under "Humor"? Surely Common Sense and sound logic have not become laughingstocks in our time.
This is not as bad as Sam Kennison's remarks regarding the suffering in Africa. His idea was to "send them U-Hauls, nothing grows in a desert!!" Are the comedian's out of material and just don't realize they are proposing solutions that some think might be worth a try?
hey i don't care if this isn't by robin williams, i'd love to see it come true
Well, I didn't think it was by Robin Williams. This piece of jingoistic, racist crap sounds much more like John Askcroft or Michael Savage of the "Savage Nation."
So far this is the only plan that makes sense and has an amout of logic that even we humans can accept. I like it. Thumbs up to Robin
Robin is correct. No one but WASPs should be allowed in the US. kick everyone else out and let them screw up their own country.
Yeah! Close the borders! F*ck the rest of the world! And THEN find out that key components of your spy satellites are made in ...Europe.

Nice writing, Mr. Perle. And Robin (the real one) says hi.
Excellent ideas! This is the best thing I have heard yet. Other countries ask for our help, and we do what we can. Where were any of these countries after the tragedy of 9/11?
bout time the "Liberal Left Communists" among us come out with the truth. Nancy, as far as Michale Savage - he is the only one who tells it like it is, and his show is number one because many true Americans know it makes sense. Nancy I think you should pack your bags and go back to whatever “hell country” you came from – of course you will claim you are an American – the enemy within that is!

p.s. GOD BLESS YOU since he will be the only one able to forgive your nonsense!
The US military was kicked out of the Philippines in 1992. I like the diatribes, even though they were not written by Mr Williams.
Amazing that some people actually would view this racist, isolationist 50's-era claptrap as a serious idea. I'm sure Robin isn't the author since he appears to have more than the 60 IQ needed to conceive this - or accept it as truth. But Ashcroft? I'm sure he's already tried pushing some of this nonesense.
Rod, your name doesn't sound Native American to me, so maybe you should return to the old country with your old ideas.
It is obvious that this is falsely attributed to Robin Williams, Flaming Liberal that he is. But I absolutely LOVE the sentiment. Every great empire/Dynasty/country that has risen to great heights and fallen into the dust of history has had a corresponding drop in morals. This drop in morals preceded the fall into ruin by varying amounts of time. If we keep going the way we are it is only a matter of time before we are also part of the dust of history.
I fear that there are people out there that really believe that we can "Raise the Drawbridge" and seal ourselves off from the rest of the planet, as though the US has a "Great Wall" around it.

And then, we will still have $10 a barrel oil get in through the secret passage.

I, for one, will miss all that imported fresh fruit from those Spanish Speakers who have the nerve to grow things when we say it's winter!

If I get Scurvy, can I sue Robin Williams?
I think that all these plans need to be seen in affect.
even though this list sounds perfect and logical when we first read it, the world politics and ecomomies are much more complicated. US political and finacial relationships with other countries create major pitfalls in this seemilgly bullet proof plan. however, this list may be necessary if US is to survive!
To nrising,
Racism, Racism, Racism! Das jus typical of someone what ain't got da sense Gawd give a knat. Dey ain't nuttin racist about it 'tall. You needs ta nrise yosef up ofn yo couch, get a job an quit livin' ofn alla my hard work an sweat. Ah knows what racism was, my ignrunt friend, an Ah knows what racism is now. Racism is what a lazy ignrunt fool screams when he see somebody about to pull da stool out from under his lazy ignrunt feet and put him ta work. It's what dummies yell when dey ain't got two good ideas in dey whole haid how ta help. Racism is what dat same dope whines when he actually is got an idea but is sceerd fer da death dat somebody is gonter make him get up ofn his donkey and do sometin wid it.
EVERYBODY!! Take a step back and chill out! This is a tongue-in-cheek 'list'. TAKE IT EASY!......
However... if everyone can't see the 'common sense' to a number of these 'suggestions', then you need to have your friggin' head examined. Because several of the suggestions are very insightful.

Peace Out Dawg!
Case in Okieland
Wow... I understand that the subject of how we are looked at/treated by other countries is a hot topic, but really...

Robin Williams did not write this little article. I'm glad, because I found it amusing but stupid, and I have more respect for Mr. Williams than that. I find it interesting that Mr. Williams name was attached to something so conservative, but that's how the internet works, I suppose.

A word of advice to all those who felt there were some good ideas in this article: contact your congressmen/women. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Don't fire at other people anonymously in the internet. To others like me, who read it, found it somewhat funny in a dumb sort of way: go back to your regular life, because there's no point in arguing with a bunch of people you've never met, and probably never will.
Actually...Robin Williams did say quite a bit of this on his latest DVD concert. I laughed when he said it then and am now still laughing as snopes and various other sites say he didn't. You can't always believe what you read on the internet but you can't always 100% believe snopes and myth busters either.

Although it has been a few months since I have seen it, it is pretty close to what he actually says.
Hey my name is Spanish, born in Yakima Washington, parents born in Texas with Native American, Spanish, French roots.

My kids are on their mom's side are English, Irish, and French. My oldest daughter married a guy who's half "Okie" as his mom likes to say and his dad if full Japanese. So my Grandchildren are English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Native American AND whatever an "Okie" is mixed with. (There some Sioux in there too)

Everyone is educated, works, pays taxes and owns homes. My family's all over the country too.

And having served in the Air Force traveling all over the world I echo what my dad said, who fought in WWII, said. "I may not agree with what you say but I'll fight to the death defending your right to say it."

It's impossible to be truely isolated, but North Korea's trying and see where that's gotten them, but we can do a better job dealing with our problems. And while some of these suggestions falsely attributed to Robin Williams make sense, most of them have little connecting them to reality.
So there!! Nyah, nyah!
If this makes so much sense and stands on its merits, why did "they" feel it was necessary to attribute this to Robin Williams? Because no one could take this bit of anti-American nonsense seriously unless we were shocked by its author? Yes, I said un-American. Our forefathers-all white and educated-envisioned a country of equality and inclusion. Whenever we allow other
peoples or countries or actions be a select few to change this vision and subjugate our rights and amend our constitution, we are in effect saying that they are more powerful than our constitution and its framers. And you know what? I haven't seen anyone that even comes close to having that kind of power.
Be Careful with this one Robin Williams, in as much as actually making sense and sounding like it's a down to earth proposal might find tremendous problems with the Government of today.
Personally I think your idea is a riot!
All humor aside i actually believe this is a good idea and could work. It would take some time to make the complete transition but hey it may be worth it. I am tired of trying to please every country out there, leaving my family to go fight for somethig i may believe in but am not appreciated for by my country nor they country i feel we are helping. If the US does nothing we are criticized, if the US does do something we are criticized. So it is a lose lose situation. Personally i think it is sad that our military isnt supported by our people. You dont always have to agree with what we do, But the least you can do is support us. By complaining and criticizing about we are doing how about take part as much as you can to help us. Go to post office and try to send us care packages to help remind us of home and such. Just cause you aint in military doesnt mean you cant help and support us. All well that is my opinion call me anti american or whatever. But in All if we arent wanted anywhere then why not just come home and help make our country better. It isnt that i disagree with what we are doing but why do something if you arent appreciated for what you do. Reguardless in what most may think if wwe are told to go to another country and do something we have to do it by criticizing it all you are doing is hurting the troops over there. Instead of criticizing why dont people try thanking. So back to the original topic although humorous maybe not such a bad idea.
Thank you Mr Williams
You are now a permanet part of my computer and I will be very happy to show you off to all who need there questions answered--you have covered it all--
ps -I feel better already-
This "peace plan" used to be posted at http://www.kkk.com right above the current banner that says:

"While MTV has their "Fight for Your Rights" - homosexual and race mixing campaign -there are still numerous young people who will fight for the right to be "White and Proud"! Whether they're in the North, South, East or West, the heritage of white Christians is under attack. One teen said she doesn?t think its wrong to stand up for what you believe in. After all, its love not hate! We couldn't agree more!"
You know, in those Red States they do a lot of farming, all paid for with subsidies so they can compete in the global market. Why do they need to compete in the global market? Because they produce far more than the US can use. Why subsidies? Because they do it for far more than it costs elsewhere.

And just about everything we buy, we import. Why? Because all those uneducated Red States do is farm, paid for by taxes in the Blue States.

So, is The Plan that we revert back to an agrarian society? And without mexican laborers to do the work, are you going to go out there and till the soil?

It's a great Plan. Just as backwards as every other item on the conservative agenda.

It's a global economy and will become only more so, not less. So, please, if you want someplace closed off from the rest of the world where you can pretend you're better than everyone else, find an island somewhere, put up a fence, sink the boat that brought you there and make sure you have no connection to the internet... might run into some foriegners on there...
Thank you Aaron for sharing a few intelligent thoughts. I applaud you.

Many of you have absolutely no understanding of global economics. It's time for a few of you cave dwellers to crawl back into hiding.
I cant believe that there are people out there that really think that this is a real proposal!!!!!! Obviously the intelligence of that particular side of this country has been severly diminished by all of the EXTREMIST liberals that are out there. Even if Robin Williams didn't write it, it is merely a comment relating to how quickly the rest of the world forgets about the help that the U.S. has given to the appropriate countries. I am not saying that the U.S. hasn't made far more than it's fair share of mistakes, I am just saying that it is a shame that people are so quick to forget and so quick to judge.
It is my sincere hope that we all as a nation will take a deep look inward, and realize that even though we don't live in a perfect nation, we do live in the greatest nation in the world. We then need to stand behind all of troops fighting over seas. It is not the soldier, marine, sailor or airman's fault that they are over there, they are just doing their duty to their country and my country. I also am a veteran of the U.S. Army - 5 1/2 years of active duty. I had freinds that died while I was in. In my mind those that do not use their heads in not realizing that the above was merely a "comment" and not an actual plan, and don't support our troops are dishonoring the memory of my freinds. Shame on all you.
So, when we murder people it is a mistake, but when other people murder people it is a travesty?

Imagine if I was German and said:
The Holocaust, it was just one big mistake.
Oops sorry.

What, in your mind is the difference between a mistake and a travesty?

Does it really boil down to when America does it, it is a mistake, and when other countries do it, it is a travesty?

"we do live in the greatest nation in the world."

Usually the people that holler this the loudest have never actually been abroad, have you?
(Looks like you probably have in the military-- although the friends of mine who have been in the military rarely socialize with anyone outside of Americans...)

"We then need to stand behind all of troops fighting over seas. "

Isn't one of the best ways to stand behind our soilders is try to get them home? Despite the EXTREMIST neconservatives.

Shame on you for what APPEARS like double standards and typical American hypocricy.
whoever wrote this, obviously was trying to be sarcastic. Its a real tragedy when both conservatives and liberals take a peice of satire and try to get real-life solutions out of it
Even as a lowly highschool senior, I see great logic in this plan. As a future attendee of M.I.T. I hope to gain the inteligence to put this plan into action. Its time for my generation to realize that it is time for us to step up and face the challenges the world is placing on us, and if the USA can't do the right thing with out the rest of the world griping and complaining, then let them support Africa on there own, let them fund a cure for AIDS, let them send relief workers to help millions effected by a tsunami, let them remove a genocidal tyrant (liberals would say, "he only killed 500,000 people, he's not as bad as Hitler"). If the world has a problem with the US's decisions, then it is time for them to stand up, and take the responsiblity instead of being a backseat driver to the USA. Whoever wrote this had a genious idea, now he needs to figure out how to empliment it in a successful manner, if he can do that, he'll have my vote!
The great rehashed lie.
Oh yes, America is the "beacon of light" to the world. Pleazzzee...You are probably one of those jingoists who believe that America spends 20% of its GDP on international aid, when the reality is it spends less than 1%, much less than most of the other industrialized countries.(1)

In addition, much of the aid given to these countries helps American farmers, and many of these countries are middle income countries, strategic allies of America. 25% of this foreign aid was military assistance and training, half was ''security aid.''So roughly half of America's "foriegn aid" was for weapons.(2)

What America IS generous about is selling its weapons. It sells more weapons than any other country, and sells more weapons to developing countries than any other nation.

Foster wrote:
liberals would say, "he only killed 500,000 people, he's not as bad as Hitler"

This liberal would say that America created Saddam, and that he was a wonderful ally when he was gassing the Kurds. This liberal would say that the CIA gave Saddam a list of people to kill (as it has done in many countries) after Saddam's baath party came to power, which he gleefully killed everyone on the list. This liberal would say that many of those deaths happened when America encouraged the Shia to rise up against Saddam, but refused to give the people Saddam's weapons. It is a great thing that Saddam is no longer in power, but who put him in power?

The problem is my dear jingoist, is that you are blinded by your own narrow ideology. You can only see the paltry "good" that America does but none of the devistating bad. America created many of the problems that this world has today. I fully support America stepping back from the international scene, in many cases, it would be much better for the world as a whole, particularly the third world.

notes to follow...

Note 1:
The American government is notoriously stingy with its foreign aid, giving just 0.2% of GDP to poor countries every year. Even when Americans’ ample private donations are added in, America still falls near the bottom of the rich-nation pack in generosity to those abroad. Yet American voters believe they are absurdly generous. A 2001 poll showed that they think 24% of their federal budget goes on foreign aid, a figure that would amount to more than 4% of America’s GDP. Given that perception, it would be difficult for Mr Bush to agree to substantial spending increases, much less get such an agreement through Congress—especially with a budget deficit expected to top $400 billion this year.
--Economist "Agreeing on Africa, up to a point" Jun 11th 2005
The [United Nations Development Program] report singled out the United States as a major laggard in foreign aid. Unlike the Scandinavian countries, which contribute almost 1% of their gross national product to foreign aid, the United States contributes only 0.15%. And most of this is military aid to Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Pakistan and the Philippines.
--Los Angeles Times, "U.S. Rated 7th in Human Development Benefits" May 23, 1991

Total annual U.S. aid for all of Africa is about $3 billion, equivalent to about two days of Pentagon spending. About $1 billion pays for emergency food aid, of which half is for transport. About $1.5 billion is for ''technical cooperation,'' essentially salaries of U.S. consultants. Only about $500 million a year -- less than $1 per African -- finances clinics, schools, food production, roads, power, Internet connectivity, safe drinking water, sanitation, family planning and lifesaving health interventions to fight malaria, AIDS and other diseases.
--Miami Herald: U.S. Does Little as Others Pitch In
Note 2:

“71.6% of the US bilateral aid commitments were tied to the purchase of goods and services from the US.” That is, where the US did give aid, it was most often tied to foreign policy objectives that would help the US.
--The US and Foreign Aid Assistance
Since 1973, Israel has cost the United States about $1.6 trillion.

The total cost to the US of its backing of Israel in its drawn-out, violent dispute with the Palestinians. So far, he figures, the bill adds up to more than twice the cost of the Vietnam War.

--The Christian Science Monitor:Economist tallies swelling cost of Israel to US
The total U.S. foreign aid bill for 1997 came to about 13.6 billion dollars. Of the total amount of aid provided in 1997:

27 percent, or about 3.7 billion dollars, was devoted to straight military assistance and training, and

22 percent, or just over three billion dollars, went to a more ambiguous category called ''security aid.''

Most of the latter consisted of …cash transfers (often to pay for U.S. weapons) …and aid (including weapons) used in the global fight against drugs and terrorism.
-- Inter Press Service:Half of US Foreign Aid Devoted to Military
Notes 3

Congressional Research Service:The United States is Still #1 in Arms Sales

Inter Press Service: U.S. Dominates Arms Sales to Third World

Associated Press: U.S. Sells the Most Weapons to Developing Nations

The Sunday Herald (Scotland) :When It Comes to Africa, [America] has More on His Mind Than Aid June 12, 2005


A ridiculously small amount of US aid, far less than 1% of its total aid budget, is spent in sub-Saharan Africa, the poorest place on Earth. A lot of the funds go to Pakistan, to Israel, to countries that assist in the US's strategic interests. In that respect, foreign aid is, as it always was, a tool of foreign policy.

In stark contrast to Britain, which brought a wealth of diplomatic and technical know-how to post-colonial Africa, and France, which bought influence throughout the continent with generous financial support, for most of the 20th century the United States brought only guns.

The US bears a historical responsibility for numerous regional and tribal conflicts that have destabilized countries such as Angola, Liberia, Congo and Somalia.

Dictators have received billions of dollars of military aid and there are enough small arms in the continent for one in 20 people to have their own personal weapon...

Manganese for steel, cobalt for chrome and alloys, gold, fluorspar and germanium for industrial diamonds - Africa remains a treasure trove for the world's sophisticated economies. The US continues to rely on Africa for raw materials, and for American companies there are tremendous profits in the current trade agreements that continue the age-old exploitation of the continent by the rich world.

Sub-Saharan Africa, the world's poorest place, is also its most profitable investment destination. According to the World Bank's 2003 global development finance report, the huge continent offers "the highest returns on foreign direct investment of any region in the world"...

"There is obviously poverty reduction rhetoric but when you look closely at the way aid is tied to contracts for US companies you can see that it is a different way of benefiting the domestic economy. It is being done for the benefit of US business and not for the poor of the countries receiving the aid," says Peter Hardstaff, head of policy at the UK-based World Development Movement.

The exploitation of Africa has a long and sordid history, dripping in blood and corruption and with enough blame and guilt to share between all the participants - Western governments, multinational companies and national leaders. On trade the US still does extremely well from the plunder of Africa's raw materials....

...The African Growth and Opportunity Act, which sounds like a benevolent multilateral trade agreement between the US and Africa, forces participants to remove subsides from their industries (while allowing the US to subsidize its own) and insists on privatization of social services such as water even in countries that face drought.

The non-government organizations working in the continent have described the agreement as a colonial imposition that provides the US with cheap labor and goods and tax-free energy. Of course, over 90% of the sales under the agreement in its first nine months were oil exports from Nigeria and Gabon.

The over-riding American concern in Africa, as it is across the entire globe, is oil security. Oil, its extraction and supply, will always be the top priority for the US. The biggest returns, and the most important product out of Africa for the coming decades, will be petroleum. The returns are not for Africans though. While 70% of Nigerians exist on a dollar a day, Shell continues to make megaprofits from oil drilling in the country, taking an estimated $30bn out of the ground since the 1950s.

At present 12% of US oil comes from Africa and by 2015, when the UN's Millennium Goals to halve world poverty will be laughably incomplete, that proportion will have reached 25%...

Poverty and the needs of the African population will take second place to US geo-political strategy. In the lexicon of aid and trade, the NEPAD agreements and the AGOA, there are only three letters that really matter to the US in Africa, they are O-I-L.
This isnt meant to be taken seriously, its more like taking everyones fears and combinding them into a single, over the top piece of writting. Some of the stuff rings true, but without immigrents the country will lose 25+ precent of its labor force, that means;Cut your own grass, fix your own car, pump your own gas, build your own house, fix your own locks, repair your own walls and pick your own fruit. "You want a piece of this?" is right, we'd all try to immigrate to Canada if something like this happened, hell, they have free healthcare for everyone. Robin Williams isnt a racist and isnt a Isolationist, so think before you take everything seriously.
anyone who shares the ideas of the writer of this piece or ridiculously jingoistic, racist piece should follow up the events in new orleans and then maybe decide whether america can survive without its immigrant/working population. and by the way, just when do you decide to start calling immigrants "illegal aliens" ? When the number of people immigrating to the u.s. is overwhelmingly "non white"?
Of course Robin Williams didn't write this crap because he knowns that if it were implemented America, the America that the jingoistic author of this garbage wants to see in place, would actually be destroyed. Only uneducated fools can think that America, or any country, can survive in isolation.
It's not merely the ludicrous/impractical nature of the 'plan' (obviously falsly attributed to Mr. Williams) that stands out, but more importantly, the severely racist undertones, and more significant yet, the rather large group of ignorant Americans that would subscribe to such a plan. Get out yer guns and let the dogs out, UncleDad, the fawraynors are a comin'...!

Kudos to Trav for adding a note of realism (no offence meant to those who were unable to read or understand it) to this 'discussion' pertaining to a very real and serious topic -- racism towards, and intolerance for, those foreign to our 'safe and cozy little country'. Get real, ya rednecks, and join the rest of us in the 21st century!!
Wow, I got this last year and knew that it wasn't Robin Williams, because he seems to have a brain. All of the ideas are ridiculously simplistic, mean-spirited or just dumb. Someone above called the list "jingoistic" which is exaclty what it is. How about reading once in a while and learning a little about the complexity of the world -- that might actually be a good start to world peace!
OK, let's take it a point at a time:

1. The names Bush, Blair and Howard should be added to this list of "good ole boys."

2. The US's deplorable attitude to its Mexican neighbour has created such inequity
that people continue to risk their lives trying to get through "holes in the fence".

3. The term 'alien' is usually used to refer to extra-terrestrial life forms, not fellow human
beings. The US is supposed to be founded on Christian principles, the most basic
of which is to love other people regardless of race or creed. If people are staying
illegally in a country they should be quietly and efficiently deported. No need for this
sort of ranting.

4. No-one from a 'Terrorist nation' allowed in? What are they going to do- get rid of all
US citizens?

5. See previous points.

6. Alaskan oil is not a non-polluting source of energy.

7. The US is the richest country in the world. Stop whining.

8. Because the people who need the stuff the most don't get it we won't send any more?
What was that about Christian principles?

9. Who cares where the UN meets as long as it still does?

10. The languages that Americans speak, like it or not, are English and Spanish.

I think it's pretty likely that the author of this is not Robin Williams, but whoever wrote it
seems to have a fairly fascist agenda. It's ugly, unthinking stuff, designed to appeal to
people's most basic fears and insecurities. Hopefully there are are numbers of rational Americans
who don't buy this stuff.
well i have no clue who wrote the plan,but in my own respect,if America felt this way from the beginning of time,who would really be left in the U.S? We are all immagrents from another time,our grandparents for the most part all arrived here from an alien country at one time or another,but on a desperate note,it would be nice to have peace and comfort in our own towns again.In our homes.Even in our families.
The languages Americans speak are English, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, German, and many more.
America actually has no "official" language, that is to say that there is no Law or document, at least as far as I know, and I know I know very little, that states specifically that all Americans will speak "this language" Historically English is the language the majority of Americans have spoken and been taught in American's schools. All legal documents are/were originally written in ENGLISH. I think it is great that Americans learn other languages, it enhances our education possibilities.
oh, please, get a grip...even 'thou it's falsely attributed to Robin William's (I had the sense to check this website out). I also recognize this as a type of humor called satire. Being from Arizona which is at the forefront of the 'hole-in-the-fence' issue and a daughter of a French mother, even I need to recognize the humor and give a chuckly! Get a grip!
I am guessing Doug Jenner is an asshole.
kill'em all, let god sort em out
1. This plan is awsome. If you don't like it you are either:
A. A filthy liberal prick.
B. A non-American.
C. Someone that thinks we should be holding Africa's hand and giving them money, even though they hate us.

2. Its a shame Robin Williams didn't write this; I for one would love to give it a shot.

3. /signed for comment #48.

4. In response to post #42:
A. No where in the bible does it state that we have to allow our enemies into our home when we know they wish to kill us and our families. It says to love them; but not to be ignorant and stuiped with them.
B. America got rich by being smart; if we follow your retarded advice we'd be poor.
C. Everything you said there is wrong in some way or another.
Pork eating ugly Americans, is the part that i truely agree with
WHOEVER wrote it thinks like I do. I am weary of international criticism directed at my country. I am sick of Obama's shame for his country and his constant apologies. I would vote for a CONCRETE WALL that would separate Mexico from the US with only a few passageways for entry and a paved road atop the wall (like the Great Wall of China). I happen to be fond of OUR culture and thought I wish Mexico well, I am not interested in adopting their culture as my own. China and Japan feels this wan and nobody criticizes them for cherishing and protecting their Eurocentric culture.
Lemme fill y'all in on something. A lot of the ideas above are true. I just returned to the U.S. after living overseas for quite a few years. Not in the military but in the private-sector, having a house in the U.K. 'burbs 3-hrs north of London, in York. After seeing how another country is ran and also seeing the U.S. from an "outside" perspective, I didn't want to come back. Here are some of the reasons:
1) the Prime Ministers have made various media announcements that if you want to stay in the country, you merge-in with the society. English is the only language. You will pay taxes. No free-rides. Don't like it - tough. Thems the rules.
2) Border patrol is tough. You try to get-in illegally and are caught, you're in big trouble, besides an immediate return to whatever hell-hole you came from.
3) Illegals at work. If you're caught having illegals in your employement, 10,000-GBP per illegal, and, up to 2-yrs in jail.
4) Illegals and families. If you're parents are nationalized, you ain't either. None of this bull-sh$t about a baby becoming an immediate citizen if born in the country. If you're parents or even you don't go through the proper channels to become a citizen of the country, you're out.
5) Driving. Holy-cow! The UK drivers license was tougher than any high-school I've been to (moved around a bit) in the US. And you better drive properly. Seat-belts and turn-signals with no dumb-sh$t driving.
6) Technology. The UK may have the looks of old-times but the technology kicks-butt on the U.S. E.g., in the U.S., you have to pay everytime you basically pick-up the cell-phone. UK, you only pay when you MAKE a call or Text, never when receiving. Oh, and almost all the phones are unlocked upon purchase, thus, you can choose whatever carrier you want. I still have that phone in the US.
7) Government control. I use to want the government out when I lived in the US, however, after seeing how the government can work smoothly with my everday life while in the UK, I actually wouldn't mind seeing some. That-is, so long as they don't do dumb-sh$t stunts and actually listen to the people to whom they serve. Not like that here in the US.
8) Healthcare. I never believed any type of socialistic-based health coverage could work. I was proven wrong (again).

I enjoy the U.S. I've missed my friends and family, however, they've come across-the-pond as much as they've travelled to my home. No difference. If given the chance, I'll go back to the UK or even Germany anytime. Born & raised in the US (N.J. then down to GA) for over 40-yrs and enjoyed it. But, after seeing how the wool has been pulled over my eyes with all the propaganda and government control of the media, passively coercing us into believing we're the best, I see the US in a new light.
Speaking of viewing the US, English is spoken in every country we went, from Portugal to Sweden to Moscow out to Siberia to Italy and all places in-between. People living outside the US view the US and know the US better than Americans. We are watched ever-so-closely because we are considered the top country in the world. Yet, just like a corporation, living & working on the inside of the company is not all roses. People laugh at the US for not having English as the only language. The rest of the world makes English mandatory in their schools, yet we are making Spanish mandatory. Why? There is absolutely no reason to have any other language. Most of the news viewed overseas has a lot of focus on US-based stories.
When we travelled, we learned some of the country's language out of respect for that particular country. When we would start to talk, we were ALWAYS interrupted and asked to speak in English. IN EVERY COUNTRY WE VISITED!!! Yet, what the hell is being done in the US??? Heck, even one of my relatives, born & raised in Europe, is an English teacher. I asked her why & she stated its the language the world sees as international. She turns around and asks why the US doesn't have English as the primary language, especially since her students are curious about that. I had no answer except illegals and the government not having the balls to do the right thing.
If only the edicts set-forth in the Peace Plan could effectively be put into action, along with a few additions, I'd have absolutely no problem staying here. Until then, and yeah, I sound unpatriotic, but this "great" country of ours we call the United States of America had better damn-well do something about getting back to being a truly powerful nation, 'cuz right now, I'm almost ashamed to be in the US based on the current state of affairs.
Enough of my ranting. Been given the soap-box and not enough time nor space to fill-in the rest of the comparisons.
America has to get back to the basics if the top-position is being sought.

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