4th Of July: What Does It Mean, America?

Submitted by: emmettyville 5 years ago in

Thats right, you won the civil war and defeated the nazis! U-S-A! U-S-A!
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Female 3,598
i got to "we won independence from like, Mexico? `China` OH china, china" and quit. too depressing.
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Male 38
While this type of thing is not original, it does bring a level of sadness to know that people are so oblivious as to why they are celebrating this holiday. Also it shows just how easily society can be dumbed down by the media and government, meaning there is too much concentration and money on the stuff that doesn`t matter ("reality" shows, sensationalized news) and not enough on the things that really do (better education system, pulling our society out of the toilet).
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Male 256
Hmmmm, creative editing at its finest. "I know, I`ll interview as many people as I can and those that fit my agenda, I`ll put in my video!"

Besides, Jay Leno already does this.
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Male 567
How`d he find so many Fox "news" viewers in one place?
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Male 868
I see dumb people ...everywhere.. The Boston Tea party was when a bunch of American`s got drunk , climbed on British ships and tea bagged them...
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Male 1,360
I hate the way he handles the mike.And don`t forget that the french helped them to their freedom.
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Female 143
I hate it when foreigners call us out on our S H I T.
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Male 25,416
meh....
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Female 1,963
This Mike Dice dude is a nut. That is all.
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Male 47
Personally I believe you only need so much history, not knowing the names of historical characters doesn`t make you stupid. Personally history bores the hell out of me.

I`d rather my child learn the reasons/morals (or lack thereof) behind an action rather than who actually did it.
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Male 101
okay, i`ve never learnt about america in school but i`m under the impression the 4th of july is when the declaration of independance from the british was signed?

also i met some people when i was in florida this year who had no idea who the pilgrim fathers were, so this video doesn`t surprise me
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Male 14,332
Stupid people on a California beach nooooo never!!
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Male 2,586
@almightybob1

Bob-win :-)
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Male 4,290
I dunno about you lot, but I`m celebrating Jeff Goldblum being able to program a computer virus that will run successfully on an alien computer.
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Female 185
Yeah, actually I do not know anyone that DOESN`T know what the 4th of July is! Where is this? These people are stupid... I`ve never known anyone that doesn`t know... someone has a poor school district or an insane amount of students that skipped all of high school, middle school, and elementary!
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Male 91
i`m from indonesia.... and I know all these stuffs.... really tho, many american these days are way too "uneducated"
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Male 2,703
no trippyhippy, this is some strong evidence that anyone can edit their videos to show what they`d like
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Male 559
This is some strong evidence that our education system has failed.
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Male 31
Yeautch... guys... really? I`m from Romania and I know this stuff :)) it`s really funny when a country that yells freedom has no idea how it got it and the sacrifices that led to it... you have a reaaaally big peace of paper that symbolizes that (the declaration of independence). Pay some respect to your forefathers and learn a bit of your history..... Or at least use Google for something else than looking for boobs.

Sorry about the ranting but this really made me lough...
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Male 2,586
@davymid

Seriously?! - that`s your defenCe for all this?! - that they were nervous and `caught on the spot` from having a mic shoved in their face?!

If someone caught me randomly on the street and said "what does Easter mean to you? - Did Noah really lay a golden pine cone?!" - I`d correct him flat out...

You either know it or you don`t. And I bet most Brits would know it too even though we lost! (or won, depending on how you look at it... based on the video, I would say `won`).
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Male 4,902
And that ladies and Gents is what the F*CK is wrong with our country today!
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Male 599
Was it me or did the guy with the mic look like he was sucking in his gut?
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Male 4,547
"My girlfriend thought Europe was a country and Britain was under Norway."

Britain kindof is under Norway... It`s SW of it rather than directly S, but that ain`t that bad.
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Male 4,547
... This has got to be edited to put more stupid people in...

I`m sticking by that.
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Male 483
Rawrg: My girlfriend thought Europe was a country and Britain was under Norway.

Yes, It killed me inside.
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Male 3,285
Some, mainly the OP doesnt know why 4th of July is celebrated in the US.
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Male 5,413
Ha!
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Male 583
stupid americans
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Male 231
I hate it when country`s say they defeated the Nazis it was team work
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Male 12,138
Dude was a bit of a dick. If I had a microphone and camera waved randomly (so randomly! Hold it to your face when you`re talking, `tard, then switch it over!), I`d blubber too.
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Male 79
oo mark dice. does anyone know who he is?? conspiracy??
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Male 934
I always have a hard time believing people are this misinformed. I mean, sure, it`s not really all that important that we know which country we declared independence from, because practically, it is so far back in time that it is now arbitrary. That said, if people are this misinformed or ignorant on a subject which I assume falls under "common knowledge" then it`s frightening to imagine that ignorance extrapolated onto issues that really do matter.
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Male 2,513
wow, these people are dumb
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Male 768
I dunno, if someone came up to me out of the blue and started telling me what Independence Day was celebrated for while on camera I think I would either:

A) Go along with him until he left me alone
B) Figure he was right and I was getting it wrong.

If he had just asked some of those people what Independence Day was for instead of telling them I`m sure a few more would have came up with the right answer.
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Male 2,868
Actually, this isn`t really that funny. But he tried.
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Male 2,868
@CrakrJak- Uh oh- you better tell that to the editorial board of the sociology journal he submitted this study to.

Come on, Jay Leno does the same poo all the time. It`s funny. Relax.
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Male 734
Video could have been funny if the interviewer wasn`t such a tool.
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Male 307
@CrakrJak of course they are just showing the stupid people, but the fact they can make a 9:38 video from them is worrying.
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Male 802
Obviously if these people represented most Americans then we wouldn`t be watching this and finding it funny.
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Male 17,512
I`m betting that they edited out the smart people that answered the questions correctly, That`s a pretty common way of making a population of people look stupid.
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Male 1,206
Sweet Zombie Jesus! These idiots make Palin and Bachman look like Rhodes scholars!
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Male 38,457

Inspired by this video, I asked my neighbor why we celebrate the 4th of July... she said it`s our independance from France.


FRANCE!!!!!!

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Female 62
That guy sucks with a microphone.
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Female 6,381
I live in Canada and knew what the 4th represented as a little kid. (And no, we don`t celebrate it, to the surprise of a couple of American customers who phoned the store I worked in to place a mail order.)
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Male 650
The beach usually doesn`t have the cleverest people
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Male 1
this is the most heartbreaking thing i have ever seen, happy birthday america
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Male 469
Damn idiots giving San Diego a bad name.
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Male 599
@nny156
how do people like this survive?!
seriously how do people this stupid succeed in life?!

Because mommy and daddy has been inserting the silver spoon.
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Male 1,451
It was really irritating that he couldn`t really figure out how a microphone works. Not only would he pull it away from a person while talking but he`d pull it away from himself midsentence.
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Male 2,598
i bet most of these people actually know what the 4th means. but you get a little beer and a guy with a mic and most people here would go along with what ever hes saying.
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Male 1,595
I don`t have sound at the moment but judging by comments and title of video I can tell that everything sucks.

This must be shot in Jersey.

*Insert Jersey Shore picture here*
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Male 182
how do people like this survive?!
seriously how do people this stupid succeed in life?!
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Male 1,442
[quote] It would be more watchable if the guy with the microphone wasn`t such a douche. [/quote]

Yea.. he stuck me as someone who googled it just before doing this so he could show up other idiots, then act all high and mighty about himself.
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Male 2,436
*Facepalm*
Well... at least this is in California, land of fruits and nuts. They should secede and make their own country, America would be better off.
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Male 2,521
It would be more watchable if the guy with the microphone wasn`t such a douche.
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Male 6,227
While I`d like to think these are just a few isolated stupid responses strung together by video editing, there`s more to it than that: namely, the "dumbing down" of America. Study after study has shown that Americans have some of the least knowledge of geography, history, math, and science of any population of a privileged country. This is both sad and dangerous.
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Male 2,422
*sigh*
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Female 119
This makes me sick.
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Male 608
Sigh, this just makes me sad......
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Male 495
People say stupid things when you shove them in front of a camera and microphone.
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Male 73
Sterilize them all. I dont want their genes in the gene pool. They have lost the right to reproduce :P
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Female 2,764
Wow. that is all I have to say. Wow.
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Male 38,457

What further proof do you need that
our school system has failed us.
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Male 1,440
Are These people stupid? I couldn`t watch more then 3:00 minutes of this. I stopped watching after the Victory over the Nazi.

That is just sad.
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Female 57
He pisses me off for some reason.
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Male 683
I am ashamed. Damn you California beach goers.
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Male 12,365
Did anyone say it was named after the day that the film was released?
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Male 1,931
I know this is edited to hell to get the dumbest people (at least that`s what I hope). But I have lost a good deal of my faith in humanity, and this isn`t helping.
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Male 1,832
i`m sad now..
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Male 533
It`s not just a `few.` Ten minutes worth of video is more than enough for one small beach. x_X
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Male 533
Disgusting
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Female 38
Wow.... And I guess it was named "Independance Day" for no reason at all.
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Male 6,737
Long video was long, but I got the gist of it. :D
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Male 5,314
oh yes. how original. let`s interview many many people and then edit out all of the people who knew the right answers, and leave in the few that didn`t, so we look stupid.
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Female 4,359
Link: 4th Of July: What Does It Mean, America? [Rate Link] - Thats right, you won the civil war and defeated the nazis! U-S-A! U-S-A!
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