Well, pretty much every nation in Europe (if not every culture in the world) has had satire leveled at it at one time or another. The Brits have taken their share of shots and rolled with the punches...the French, even moreso...the Italians, the Irish, the Germans...need I go on? The idea that Europeans have never been the "victims" of satire is ludicrous and could only be made by someone who simply doesn't think things through before they run off at the mouth. But when Americans see themselves as the butt of the joke, they aren't willing to accept it, let alone take their shots and laugh it off.
So the E.U. have their own unified flag and currency...you're right, they must be just like America...even though many nations in Europe have more progressive laws regarding drugs (and far less drug addiction than the U.S. as a result, I might add), not nearly as many of their own people behind bars (per capita), etc., etc. And while the U.S. Government spends an overwhelming percentage of its taxpayer dollars on war (and the capacity to make war), nations like Holland are using that money for things like free education, free health care, public housing, and various other programs that benefit the people who live there, as opposed to murdering people won't don't live there...which is the best way the U.S. Government can think to spend tax dollars.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Government is attempting to create a U.S.-controlled world empire...not through treaties, but through intimidation and brute force. The U.S. Government (or at least certain powerful forces operating within it) are seeking nothing short of a totalitarian New World Order not unlike Orwell's vision of Oceania in his book 1984...using the media as a weapon to make it impossible for common people to think about matters of global importance, through convenient doctrinal definitions which run counter to the actual meanings of key phrases like "democracy," "free trade," "special interests," etc.
And you people sit on your hands and let your corrupt politicians pull all of you into it. Maybe if you had a little fight in you like Europeans (who still have the balls to hold general strikes and get things done in their countries) I would give a rat's ass for anything you have to say. Pardon the paraphase.
As for the movie, I'm an American who happens to think it's one of the best pieces of satire to be released in the past 25 years. Kudos to Tim Robbins for making a film that is simultaneously informative, entertaining, and biting in its cut-to-the-bone use of irony and wit.
Sorry, but the Europeans are socialist pussies who keep getting invaded. They don't have any balls, least of all france. Europe has given us socialism, communisim, and naziism the last 100 years. So, no thanks. I would suggest you try again stupid. Eurpoe hasn't done all that much but bend over and take it from some other invader.
"Sorry, but the Europeans are socialist pussies who keep getting invaded. They don't have any balls, least of all france.
Eurpoe hasn't done all that much but bend over and take it from some other invader."
That's unfair on the French-their military ventures in Indo-China served as a shining example for the US to copy!!
and what is Mare-Ka, if not a bunch of ol You're A Pee-ins runnin around in cowboy hats?
"Doesn't anything socialistic make you want to throw up? Like great public schools, or health insurance for all?" - Kurt Vonnegut
I'm an american, born and raised, but as a progressive liberal; I feel I am out of place in this country. And the more I learn about western europe, especially UK and France, the better it sounds. Hell, I hate the cold (live in Phoenix, AZ), but might actually expatriate if it gets any worse here. Not joking either, I've had it with the republicans.
Anyways, as far as the film goes, I haven't seen it, but heard it is very similar to Silver City, which I have seen (and own on DVD). Will check it out when I get some money.
L: I'm talking about a little place called Aspen
H: I don't know Lloyd, the french are a ssholes
'They don't have any balls, least of all france'
I love that statement esp from Americans. If it wasnt for the French, you guys wouldnt be a country. Real pussies they are.
Are you feeling stupid cause I know I am! -Homer
....and all those invaders were European, you stupid uneducated moron. The average fat ass and grossly obese right wing American would probably crap their pants and die of a massive coronary, at the sight of invaders from somewhere else.