America was always full of pussies, it's just now that it can be more showcased through the internet. It's also the reason why it seems like there are a lot more stupid people. They've always been there, but it's now there for everybody to see
@K1lgore, Why the downvotes? I don't see hwo this would offend anyone. I literally just stated an observation. Im not saying Americans are pussies, but rather they've always been here and now they're just easier to find
@K1lgore, I've noticed a rash of downvote trolls recently. Idk what the problem is.
@K1lgore, $.01 says one of them was cynicalsir. He downvotes everything.
@K1lgore, i would disagree in the old days you couldnt be a pussy. People relied on you. You had to work. You had to toil if you drop your burdens someone else has to pick them up. And that just wasnt acceptable 30 40 years ago.
@K1lgore, I just think of you were weak in the past, you were shunned by the community and beat up by your father or bullies.
People express their feelings more and since more and more people talk about being a pussy, you feel more sure of yourself to be a little b!tch in public.
@K1lgore, yeah, but I think the internet lets many many people be more stupid than earlier - you can look up anything, so you don't have to know it
@K1lgore, I'd have to disagree but I can't really say what it was like in America say 100 years ago since I never lived then. But I will say there has been a steady decrease in human health (mostly in regards to diet and exercise) over the past century with the possible effect of a steady increase in pussydom. Fat, out of shape people tend to be pussies.
@K1lgore, meh. I disagree. We have infantalized an entire generation. Taught them that being a victim is the highest honor, and that every "micro aggression" should be treated as the most important thing of all time-ever.
Any sense of personal responsibility has been drummed out of them, it's society's job to make them happy.
We have become incredibly soft and weak. Unfortunately I don't see this turning around without a major catastrophe.
@K1lgore, stop being a pussy. Jk.
@K1lgore, they're just trying to be helpful by proving your point
@OrphanCrippler44, no... You died... At least up until the 1920. People had to be self sufficient and if they didn't they would literally die. You couldn't be a whiny little bïtch if you were a pioneer on the Oregon trail, we all know how that ends up...
@K1lgore, You know what, I disagree, there was a time when it wasn't - go back about 400 years, to Jamestown, 1607. The bravest, most adventurous, ballsiest Englishmen of their generation spent months at sea to start a new life in a land which was more myth than fact. With only the possessions they could carry on their backs they conquered a continent - and after only a handful of generations they fought off an Empire to claim their place as an independent nation.
So Americans, look at the pussies around you now and remember that you are the descendants of nation builders and empire killers. Oh, how far have you fallen.....
And as an Englishman I am fully qualified to say that - for we too have lost our place in the world. We once built an empire on which the sun never set, but now.......
@Nellybert , Now england rules a land smaller than most U.S states
@K1lgore, Yeah, pretty much.
Our ancestors (assuming your family have been there a long time, odds are you've got some British ancestry somewhere) once ruled the world, and now their descendants are demanding safe spaces and the right to marry a pillow with an anime girl of dubious age on it......
@GunSupporter, we're growing at a far faster rate then ever before. Unfortunately it makes sense that a portion of those would be trolls
@K1lgore, you are completely correct, stupid people have always been there, and alot of them are still there as old people now. (Stupid gets old as well) i worked with alot of them in retail. There have always been stupid, and there always will be. We don't need petty generational gap arrogance blaming one over the other. Most people are stupid. Most people in every generation will always be stupid.
Rember that time america lost a war?
@do it for the meme, Canada remembers
@a shiny haunter, was more like a tie
@Global Gym , fair enough. A tie isn't a loss either so it still checks out
@Global Gym , *whispers* we burnt the white house bitch
@Sw1per, let's do it again brother
@do it for the meme, oh, you mean Vietnam?
@LawyeredApe, no. That's not what we're talking about.
@Global Gym , not what you are talking about, however the original comment was "remember that time America lost a war?" Implying they never have, and I was pointing to 1 of a couple examples in which we did lose a war
@Sw1per, you guys burned down D.C we burned down Toronto I'd say it's a fair trade. Honestly who actually like DC?
@LawyeredApe, we're talking about 1812. If you used context clues and have a good knowledge in history you should have picked that up. The war of 1812 was basically a massive stalemate where each side basically just kept kicking each other in the shin until we finally agreed to stop... Then we kicked each other in the shin one more time in New Orleans just for old time sake.
@Global Gym , sir, I understand you were talking about that, and shiny haunter was talking about that, but I haven't seen the original commenter "do it for the meme" say anything other than the initial comment so it does not appear he/she is talking about that, and my comment was directed at the original comment not you and shiny haunter's discussion.
@Global Gym , however, despite your inability to comprehend that multiple conversations can be had in the same comment thread and slight jabs trying to, I suppose, "put me down" for not joining the conversation about the war of 1812, I do find your summary of that war to be quite humorous.
@LawyeredApe, we never declared war on vietnam. Wasnt a war.
@GunLovingMerican, we joined South Vietnam, providing troops and supplies, in what is called the second Indochina War against North Vietnam. You can sit on your technicalities that we didn't declare it a war all you want, but it doesn't change the fact that we retreated and allowed North Vietnam reunite the country as we ran. With 360,000 American soldiers dead or wounded it seems a bit more than a kerfuffle.
@LawyeredApe, that wasn't technically a war, it was more of a dispute.
@do it for the meme, Korea, Vietnam, or 1812?
@Global Gym , you get a thumbs up just for your name and picture such a great movie
@LawyeredApe, you know the French were their first right? America didn't enter the war until after France pulled out.
@LawyeredApe, How can people be disagreeing with you? It's literally called the "Vietnam War," not the "Vietnam Dispute." In fact, in Vietnam, they called it "The American War" because the North Vietnamese felt the real fight and struggle was against America trying to "Americanize" them through force. Also, South Vietnam was allies with America, and America was strongly interested in aiding South Vietnam. America certainly joined the war, and we got our butts kicked by guerrilla warfare and superior knowledge of the lands. Go to any Vietnam Veteran, and tell them it "wasn't technically a war," I'm sure they will educate you. It's incredibly disrespectful to those who sacrificed their lives for (in my opinion) an incredibly stupid and pointless war because they were lied to and forced to fight a losing battle.
@airguitarpro, in my opinion they are laying heavily on the technicality that for America to go to war it needs to be approved by congress, however ignoring that since Vietnam we have been sending troops off in large numbers to fight and die in "conflicts" at the behest of various presidents with little congressional oversight.
@LawyeredApe, While I can completely understand the formalities behind declaring war on another nation, this is a case of "actions speak louder than words." You can't go to war against an entire nation for years, lose, then say "well, technically, we never called it a war." That's silly, had we won the Vietnam War, I'm sure no one would dispute the "War" that it was. American Patriotism, as beloved as it is, tends to glorify the good annals of American history and belittle our mistakes.
@LawyeredApe, if the US won, it was a war. If they lost, it was a "conflict".
I also recall when it wasn't full of anti intellectual jackholes too but we all can't have what we want.
This offends me!
@Fun Facts 101, the fact that this offends you, offends me!
@K1lgore, im not personally offended because im a straight white male and im not in a place to be offended but im offended for someone, of a more marganilized group, who might be offended if they were to read this post
@Mendicant Bias, "Not in a place to be offended"? Don't even know what that means.
You spelled "The World" wrong.
Well, so is every first-world nation, to be fair. I suspect that the notion of a "right to not be offended" taught in schools has something to do with it.
@Doctor Krieger, I disagree in that I don't feel it's a notion of a "right to be offended" that causes an issue so much as a failure of following that up with "but just because you are offended does not mean anybody needs to care".
@LawyeredApe, I think that you're referring to a dichotomy where it does not exist.
The notion that someone needs, by law, to not offend you is effectively the same as the notion, by law, that someone needs to care about your feelings.
@Doctor Krieger, oh I wasn't even going that deep into it, at least not intentionally, I was just saying that while people surely are allowed to be offended about something, there is absolutely no reason that anyone else should give a damn. And it's the failure to educate people on that latter portion that causes more problems than the former.
and yet I still can't manage to get one
Remember when America didn't just mean the U.S?