I understand why this community doesn't like flame wars or comment wars on ugly posts, but honestly this post is too true not to voice your opinion in the comments. Because we truly do have an evil, manipulated government. And it saddens me more when I see young commenters try and speak out and since this community is so against flame wars we downvote to shut them out. So may I ask, aren't we not that much different from our leaders if we're just going oppress (downvote) memebers just bouncing an opinion? Down vote if you want, I'm speaking the truth.
@Aye its Vinny, "When we asked Obama to do something about the Mexicans crossing to border, we didn't mean make this country so sh!tty they'd want to leave!"
@Aye its Vinny, bravo man
@Aye its Vinny, I applaud you sir, every time I see someone trying to voice their opinions like this, they get downvoted, You get an upvote from me just because how right you are.
@Aye its Vinny, it sucks, but you're right. An upvote for you for speaking up, ad sharing your opinions at risk of being hated for it. You're good one in my opinion ^_^
@Aye its Vinny, yeah it sucks, but America is one of the greatest nations in the world. Sure our leaders our corrupt, but at least they sent tyrants and we are actually safe here
Hey guys. Don't worry about a thing, just follow the herd, everything will be okay. The reason nothing will change is because too great a majority just doesn't care.
@Fatpossum, another sad but true point
@Aye its Vinny, the issue is that the average American knows nothing about how their government works. The few who vote just blindly follow their party. If change is to occur, it should start with education
@Aye its Vinny, our government system isn't the problem. It's the socialists that run it. By all means, if someone wants to be a communist or socialist, do it in China or France, places that accept those beliefs. But don't fvck it up for the people that like the system.
@Szaero, what have these socialists done? If we're going to debate..
@Aye its Vinny, thats why in 20 more years when I still have no law degree or political knowledge I will run for president
@Aye its Vinny, just saying the people who run this country ha initiative. If you think their doing a bad job do something about it. Run for president or become a congressma.
@Aye its Vinny, thank you! I'm so sick of everything allowed to be poked at BESIDES the TRUTH about America here. It's very hypocritical we're ready to laugh at South Korea, the Muslims, every other country or people, yet the minute anything that calls out America holding it accountable for its actions the red flag goes up. That is the epitome of hypocrisy
@Aye its Vinny, this is why I plan on running for congress when I graduate college
@Aye its Vinny, This country does suck. We ignore the basic ideals of our own constitution, we almost ruined the Internet through SOPA, and do you know what George Washington said in his farewell address? He said political parties would destroy this country. It is disgusting, I am sad to see what our once great government has devolved to. ( fun fact, the government just cut my granmother's pension because of "budget cuts" and one month later introduced a multi million-dollar tax break to a wealthy corporation). Fvck you too government!
@Bonersaurus, You do know that what most who blame either Obama or Bush for the problems we have are ignorant to the fact we have been on a steady decline for decades.
@ProfitlessProphet, sounds about right. Do you watch South Park?
@Bonersaurus, No,I never get time because of my kids and by the time they fall asleep all I want to do is sleep.
@Aye its Vinny, just look at all those down votes for this picture, wanna guess how many are 'murican?
@ProfitlessProphet, oh that sucks. There is an episode about Mexicans going back to Mexico. That's where my quote is from.
@Italian Mobster, also because of millions of dollars given out for free to undeserving people
@Italian Mobster, the one thing I sincerely do not like about America (as a non American) is the capitalist nation it has become. A government is there for the people but in a capital nation the government does not help the people. And what I hate is that now capitalism is seen as THE number one system, a shining beacon of hope for those who are oppressed but in fact it is just as bad. I can't really explain myself properly through my own limited knowledge of America but its the idea of capitali that I hate (Go mixed economic system!!)
@Italian Mobster, also it's not just America where these ridiculous cuts happen. Governments around the world all have their own corrupt leaders or members, some more than others, some more obvious while others hide behind a facade of truth honesty and fairness. The more power a government has, invariably the more corrupt it will most likely be which is why I think America has become more and more corrupt. "power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely"
@SparkySparky BoomMan, this is a social comedy app, I have a job, I have a life to live rather be a blood sucking congressmen. Let's not take things to literal now eh?
@Ichigo UzumakiWalker, it's not capitalist by any means
@Aye its Vinny, I feel that the prison thing is grossly inaccurate givin the USA population size
@TheWhiteWolf, you have more people in prison than Australia's full population now thats saying something.
@Aye its Vinny, well dont complain if you have better things to do.
@SparkySparky BoomMan, seems like you love to complain about people complaining. Go about your day hypocritical one
@Aye its Vinny, you were not very specific on what you are saying is corrupt, but the justice part of the picture is incorrect. The fact that we have a higher prison population basically means, not guaranteed, that our justice is relatively fine.
@Cody360c, because going to federal prison for 10 years for having some herb on you is justice. Where celebrities can drug use and punishment is a little rehab while I get 30 to life is justice. Where you need a 6 man SWAT team with full auto and vests to apprehend one dealer is justice. Where police brutality is the highest rate in America. Where you get more years for downloading a song more than a rapist. Ya, our justice system is finee.
@Aye its Vinny, and, like the young, you left out one more fact, that we provide financial aid to the whole world! And fight the wars that cowards can't... You "forgot" to leave those facts out... Downvote me if you want, but that's the truth.
@Aye its Vinny, The thing is, the government has to be manipulative to keep this country on top. It needs to fvck other countries to make sure they don't become a threat to the power this country has.
@Aye its Vinny, I feel like I would've posted this if I was on magic.
@Bonersaurus, your comment just made my day.
@Meowstic, glad to know :)
@Fatpossum, that's not true. Lots of people disagree with what's going on, but they don't have the political power to do that. Take Obama, he wanted I make changes but now essentially has no power because people voted for (idk exactly what they're called Senate or House of Representatives or something) people they could relate to (Christians with guns)
@Aye its Vinny, amen
@ProfitlessProphet, how's the kids?
@Aye its Vinny, in terms of body count the US Government is a lot worse than literally every terrorist organization and mass shooter put together. We do to other countries what the Mafia used to do somewhat openly to businesses. "Give me this little something and I'll stop bombing all your people." It wouldn't be so bad if things were nice at home, but there's no safety from the bought-and-sold politicians and media outlets. Look at net neutrality.
It's not the country, it's the idiots running it!
America is NOT a democracy. The Constitution clearly defines us as a Republic.
@NinjaTim, our official government type is a "constitution based federal republic with strong democratic traditions". That's straight from the internet.
@NinjaTim, its a democratic republic
@NinjaTim, a democracy is a type of republic
@NinjaTim, I got some bad news for you. A republic is built around democracy.
@waffen ss, lol nope. It's not any of these things
Let the huge wave of political comments.. begin!
@Crohns is Crappy, "my opinion is fact because I dont listen to yours!" yay :D first political argument!
@Samps, Ya well potatoes could run the government better than anyone!
I understand that America is broken. But so is almost every other country in the world. Everyone has a bad reputation for something.
@Mojava, look at the top ten happiest countries. Most of them are socialist, with free health care and free education up through college and professional school if you qualify.
@DoctorThrob, free health care isn't all it's cracked up to be. I mean, I fully support it because it IS a better system than our current, but it does have its flaws.
@DoctorThrob, also, international educational programs are RIGOROUS. Think the US education system is tough? Try Europe! While the education is free, it's more difficult to get into.
@Ma Chatte Doux, no system has zero flaws, but I am an actual doctor in the US and I KNOW the current system is broken.
@DoctorThrob, "if you qualify". That's the problem. Socialism is an elitist system no matter how you try and cover it up. Also, Socialist countries are not as wealthy, healthy, and stable as you think they are. There's a reason America has been the greatest country in the world for so long. So don't fix it if it isn't broken, Stalin.
@Szaero, what qualifies America as the greatest country? And for how long compared to others?
@Gnarzz, oh the best economy, best army, best companies, best girls
@AlaskanBu11Worm, the only valid one in that list is army..
@Mojava, you're right when you say most of the world is messed up in one way or another. However, what makes America so hated is that it is messed up in a way that other countries have to pay. That, and few other countries are that patriotic.
@Szaero, and a corporate theocracy isn't an elitist system? Also, Stalin practiced government communism with occasional mention, but not practice, of "socialism in one country." Quit watching Fox News.
@AlaskanBu11Worm, all our companies are overseas.
@AlaskanBu11Worm, lol nope
@Ironic meta memer, our economy isn't even in the top 10 sorry. Our companies are all overseas or in other countries where quality control is a joke yea I live in the US and don't plan on leaving but It's common sense knowing it isn't the greatest country ever.
'Murica: land of the free and home of the whopper
I just want to say that despite it's numerous flaws, the USA is still the most desired country to live in around the world. I personally know many people that live internationally (i.e. Italy, Germany, UK, Australia to name a few) who would much rather live in the US and have told me that almost all of their friends and family would love to be an American Citizen. As important as it can be to criticize the US, we also should be grateful for what we have.
@DefinitelyNotARaptor, yes, like going to war.
@DefinitelyNotARaptor, you're right, though. While our country has many many many faults, people often wish to be here because we also have a lot to offer. Being grateful for what you have doesn't mean ignoring the faults; it just means you recognize the good along with the bad. Very mature way to look at it.
@Ma Chatte Doux, if by a lot to offer, you mean plentiful government handouts you're right
@DefinitelyNotARaptor, thats more because they want to be part of the culture ( usually, I don't know your friends )
USA! USA! USA!
But, y'know...Americans are too busy discussing the IMPORTANT issues, like how selfies are ruining our generation. Much important.
Did anybody see the fake Obama translator a couple days ago?
@invisble son, i thought it was hilarious. i take sign language and our teacher said he kept on repeating the same phrases the whole time. and its not the first time he did it
@invisble son, *Mandela
Canada is always an option
@Thatonebro, funniest comment I've seen all day!
Vote Archie, first American dictator.
That's why I'm a proud anarchist and will never lie about being one
@nonracist alabamian, a non-racist from Alabama? Wow good for you! You really do go against society!
@Private Eye, yeah I'm actually good friends with the blacks
When does America make any claims to symbol anything. Oh wait, you left out the word "be"? Should've checked that before you went and criticized a whole country based on unbacked opinions and "facts".
@CaptainSwordsman, I'm pretty sure there are some facts there
@Teh Internet, that doesn't excuse the bias, of course we have the highest prison population given that we have so many people.
@CaptainSwordsman, we put a higher percentage of them in our prisons than almost every other place.
@CaptainSwordsman, I'm not gong to comment after this, but it's not "of course we do" there are larger countries too, we're just strict. Sounds like you're just upset by it, which is acceptable
@Teh Internet, thank you for your understanding.
@CaptainSwordsman, privatized prisons is the reason we have so many prisoners. The more people that go to jail, the more money people make. I'm not saying every prison is privatized and I'm not saying that every judge wants to send everyone to prison. I will say however that if we let all minor drug crimes become citations, our prison system would be underpopulated.
@CaptainSwordsman, we have the highest prison population because of the drug war, illegalization of prostitution (yet not sex trafficking which is harmful?), institutionalized racism/racial profiling...there's a plethora of issues here. Our jails would actually be significantly emptier if we had a more efficient/logical judicial system in place.
@Fatpossum, So the more people are fed free food, given free clothes, and free excersize equipment use for 1 hour per day, the more money the people running the prisons make?
@Ma Chatte, I'm pretty sure sex trafficking is beyond illegal.
@CaptainSwordsman, yea pretty much, the privatized ones. You do realize that buying in bulk makes everything extremely cheap. They get payed by the government per person. It's not like they get steak dinners, gucci sweaters and a fvckin bowflex per cell. They get the cheapest food, the cheapest clothes, and I really have no idea why you brought up exercise equipment. I think you're getting prison confused with college
@BigBlackBalls, ah. I see now.
@CaptainSwordsman, no, it's the tax dollars stollen from the people to supply free food, free equipment, and free housing. So while we support inmates the prisons use inmates to work and create items sold for 4x their worth. Then the prisons get the money. So free slavery paid for by us to give profits to the slave masters.
@BigBlackBalls, there we go. This guys been here for five fvckin minutes and he gets it. We basically pay taxes to give ourselves traffic tickets and get ourselves arrested, and thrown into sub par prisons. While there are corporations out there that don't pay any taxes due to loopholes in the system, and do things way more messed up than half of the prison population
@DoctorThrob, and other places execute their prisoners. Prison here is not as bad as it is in many other countries
@CaptainSwordsman, they left out one more fact, that we provide financial aid to the whole world! And fight the wars that cowards can't... They "forgot" to leave those facts out...
@1Reyesda, thank you! Someone who gets what I'm saying!
I hate this post with a passion. Why? Because its bull**** when there are men dying for you and you bash your own country. Yeah the government sucks nowadays, but America doesn't. It really seems like being proud of being American is bad thing nowadays, everyone just puts you down for loving your nation? So everyone screams "F the police and the government too" when without them you'd be F'd. Our generation has to take care of the nation someday, yeah us. The generation of computer dependent, lazy, self righteous brats. Yeah I'm 15, not 80 and I think that. Thank God I'm American, not that there's anything wrong with other nations but I love the American spirit...which honestly seems to be gone. I'm joining the military when I get out of highschool because I want to keep safe, not the hypocritical political pigs but the American people and ideals.
@Partie Aminal, well going to murder kids in 3rd world countries for their oil is only protecting the hypocritical political pigs so good job patriot
@AlaskanBu11Worm, fvck off
"Fvck it, I'm moving to Iceland"
@Team Teamwork, Ya well I'm going to Antarctica! gunna go live with penguins!
Ooooh, are some people getting a little butthurt because their country is being insulted?
Just putting it out there. Legalize MARIJUANA!!
I live in Canada so can't relate
Next worldwide disaster call China, they're good for $100k. Or maybe France, then they can cook the relief workers breakfast
also, terrible beer; no free health care; horrible education system; illegal immigrants; hated by every other country; gun crazy; obesity...
@TinyTinaJames, I like the beer, it gets me drunk. Who needs free health care when you have nuclear missiles. Our horrible education system still puts out some of the most intelligent people out there, and for some reason the best and brightest come here, illegal immigrants, hmmm, well we took the worst, the outcast, the scraps, of every country out there and were still trucking for almost $250 years. People forget that almost no other country in the world is as mixed up than America. I'm sure were not hated by every country, right Canada? Gun crazy is right, we have more violent crimes committed with guns then any country out there. And obesity is a worldwide problem, maybe not Africa, but fat people don't only live here, right Canada?
@TinyTinaJames, no one has free healthcare genius. The countries that do have "free" (read: fee) healthcare take it out of their taxes.
In the words of even the simple sir 2 chainz, "Truuuuuu".
I came here to laugh not to get into a argument with assholes
This will probably remain buried, but this reminds me of a fun quote from Red Dead Redemption that I have found to be incredibly true: "This is America, where a lying, cheating degenerate like myself can prosper." -Nigel West Dickens
Here in Canada... Well you already know how awesome it is
Stuckpixel, I seem to have some politics in my funny
And we're the youngest superpower just saying hell yea America we just want other countries to get a chance to be awesome too
Obama broke the country but I know we can get it back after he leaves. This is his Trojan horse. I want people to love the country again, believes in God, support the troops, admires the president, and a country that is strong enough to support itself and help other countries. Thats my dream. I respect others. I just want people to not be fooled. The pipe piper is drowning Americans.
Is liberty, justice, and democracy not those things? It seems that I've been lied to throughout my education
22 non-USicans, 33 USicans
That's fine but don't ruin my funny pics with political opinions..you can voice that stuff literally anywhere and see it all day long it's nice to have somewhere that doesn't depress/piss you off
It's all good. I work at a prison and I'm basically a high priced baby sitter. Go America!!
@DawnWiener, dude I'm a babysitter that so high I'm priced
@a cumcake, buahahaha!!