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the British are more intelligent and civilized than Americans

There are 17 comments on the Fametastic story from Dec 4, 2006, titled the British are more intelligent and civilized than Americans. In it, Fametastic reports that:

Monday December 4th, 2006 at 5:10 pm by HeatherHoneypot Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she much prefers her adopted homeland of the UK to the United States.

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sheri

Houston, TX

#1 Dec 4, 2006
more mascarra gwyn, you are not all that you homely mut!!!
Dan

Lake Charles, LA

#2 Dec 4, 2006
Then stay over there, you don't need our money or freedom anyway.
John

UK

#3 Dec 4, 2006
I am not going to watch another of her movies. She is an idiot. What was her kid's name? Very intelligent.
acidbrat

Montgomery, AL

#4 Dec 4, 2006
I love the First Amendment too, Gwyn. Especially since it applies to ALL AMERICANS everywhere.
jim

United States

#5 Dec 4, 2006
I LOVE GWYNETH. Who cares what she said.
T-Bone

Tempe, AZ

#6 Dec 4, 2006
Dan wrote:
Then stay over there, you don't need our money or freedom anyway.
Amen, enough America bashing! Amazing to hear these statements from someone who got married out of wedlock.
Nohatal

United States

#7 Dec 4, 2006
And she's quite right. The USA is far too obsessed with money and power, and intellectual life - such that it is - suffers accordingly. A move away from the USA might mean a drop in earnings for us normal people, but we will be freer, less harassed by boneheads with something to sell, less bombarded by the unthinking multitudes and their dismal platitudes and their grinding small-mindedness. In Europe people are meant to be more important than money or government regulations.

Citizens of the USA: you are not free.
Marc

Englewood, CO

#8 Dec 5, 2006
That's quite an inditement coming from a Texan! Have you ever even been to Europe? Freedom is not having 50% of your paycheck taxed in a socialist system.
Nohatal wrote:
And she's quite right. The USA is far too obsessed with money and power, and intellectual life - such that it is - suffers accordingly. A move away from the USA might mean a drop in earnings for us normal people, but we will be freer, less harassed by boneheads with something to sell, less bombarded by the unthinking multitudes and their dismal platitudes and their grinding small-mindedness. In Europe people are meant to be more important than money or government regulations.
Citizens of the USA: you are not free.
Marc

Englewood, CO

#9 Dec 5, 2006
She is just another American appologist. Paltrow is just as uneducated, monolingual, and uncultured as the rest of us. Every American who back-backed Europe for a month think they got it all figured out. Idiots.
jami

United States

#11 Dec 5, 2006
I think she must have been talking about the people in Hollyweird. They are all obsessed with power/money. Us regular folks arent. That was a stupid comment and very focused on the people she associates with.Not with everyone in America. Well, she's definatly lost a fan. I'm sure I'm not the only one either except for Jim (the comment above mine) hes an idiot
Bob

Spring, TX

#12 Dec 5, 2006
I became a U.S. citizen a couple of years ago. I love this country and would do anything to defend her against those who would harm and say something negative about her, her people, and her culture.
Where I originally came from, there is a saying for people like Paltrow, it goes "a person who doesn't know how to look back where she came from, is worst than an animal or a slimy fish!"
Like the other writer in this blog, I also threw away the Gwyneth Paltro DVDs that I have.
jami

United States

#13 Dec 6, 2006
Bob wrote:
I became a U.S. citizen a couple of years ago. I love this country and would do anything to defend her against those who would harm and say something negative about her, her people, and her culture.
Where I originally came from, there is a saying for people like Paltrow, it goes "a person who doesn't know how to look back where she came from, is worst than an animal or a slimy fish!"
Like the other writer in this blog, I also threw away the Gwyneth Paltro DVDs that I have.
amen bob ty
Michael

Farmington, MI

#14 Dec 6, 2006
Nohatal wrote:
And she's quite right. The USA is far too obsessed with money and power, and intellectual life - such that it is - suffers accordingly. A move away from the USA might mean a drop in earnings for us normal people, but we will be freer, less harassed by boneheads with something to sell, less bombarded by the unthinking multitudes and their dismal platitudes and their grinding small-mindedness. In Europe people are meant to be more important than money or government regulations.
Citizens of the USA: you are not free.
Then move to Iran you IDIOT! Maybe you can move in with Paltrow and both of you can never come back. Do you dig ditches for a living? You are a DUMBASS!
Michael

Farmington, MI

#15 Dec 6, 2006
jim wrote:
I LOVE GWYNETH. Who cares what she said.
And your IQ is? Below 20! You are an IDIOT! Move to Iran and enjoy!
Marc

Bronx, NY

#16 Dec 8, 2006
I agree with all of you who bash gwyneth and her supporters, but when you say "move out of the country" or "go back to such-and-such" you're feeding right from the hands of the liberal-elite and living up to stereotypes that they have of us conservatives as ignorant and single minded. DOn't justify their ignorance and mental masturbations.
Nohatal

United States

#17 Dec 14, 2006
I've stirred up all you toads, haven't I? The problem is that you have had insufficient exposure to "normal" human modes of thought and discourse. A good example is provided by your unthinking and uncritical support for every aspect of the USA. If you travel overseas, you will discover just how rare this is. Foreigners, especially travellers, make a multitude of cynical noises about the governments of their countries - the lurks and perks, the corruption and stupidity, the small-mindedness and triviality of much of the crap that is mistakenly believed to be of importance.

Americans overseas have a solid reputation for naivete and uncriticality - dare I say stupidity - that has been a boon for such atrocities as the Disney organisation as well as the multi-billion dollar God-bothering industry. And American sitcoms elevate talentlessness, greed and expensive furniture to new levels of absurdity. The cars? Why is so much steel and fuel required to transport one overweight couch potato accompanied by nine held cups? Why do those vast and thirsty (but slow) trucks only carry a one ton load?

At some point it is hoped that the American Public will wake from their trance. I shan't be holding my breath, though.

To conclude, I am in contact with many US citizens, and have a high regard for their intelligence. Unfortunately, it appears that these people are exceptional, and the majority of the USA great unwashed are unthinking fools like yourselves.
Rob

Bucyrus, OH

#18 Jan 19, 2007
I am a Brit currently applying for US citizenship. I love the states and it is a better place FOR ME than the UK was. That does not necessarily mean that the US is a better country. Many europeans who come here are horrified by the lack of freedom in the states, the conservative press, the barbaric legal and penal system, the proportion of its citizens who live in poverty, inner city decay, poor public schools, lack of health care, and they can't wait to go home... on the other hand there are many fabulous advantages to life in the states, especially if you are well educated and a hard worker. The US has strengths and weaknesses like any other nation. Gwyneth is right, there IS an anti-intellectual streak in some portions of american culture, but that does not mean that she hates America, nor does it mean that Americans are stupid. In many ways, depending on what you personally value most in your life and in your community, the US is still the greatest place to live in the world... and I can say that objectively because I have lived in many other countries. However the quickest way to piss that advantage away is to blindly and unquestioningly hold to belief that the US is perfect and that anyone who critisizes it should leave. Any moron should be able to see that this short sighted form of uber-patriotism is destructive because it will prevent you from changing and evolving in ways that allow you to maintain your quality of life in an increasingly competetive world. You NEED people like Paltrow to constantly question and challenge the quality of life in the states in order to continually work to improve it and to police yourselves for signs of complacency and arrogance. If you don't you WILL wake up one day and find that the rest of the world has passed you. It is, in fact, ABSOLUTELY patriotic to seek out, critisize and attempt to improve aspects of american culture and policy that are flawed or destructive to your long-term health as a nation. It is also not unpatriotic to live abroad if you think that another nation is a better place for you to live given your current needs, interests and priorities. To do so does not imply a lack of respect for your home nation and is actually important because it helps nations to exchange the best parts of their ideas, philosophies and life-styles. As a nation of immigrants, what could possibly be more Americn than that?

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