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American termite mound

American termite mound

Once I saw the answer of a Russian girl to the question “what do Americans think about Russians”.

"I lived in America for half a year, in a Russian-American family, I talked with an American mistress, met many Americans. Conclusions:

1. They usually do not think about us!
That is, they simply do not even remember what we are. They think about Americans living in the United States, about their TV programs, about their car, about rent. Sometimes - about Colombia and Chile, Brazil, which are also Americans, but labor is cheaper there, so they buy cheap vegetables and fruits there.

2. You come to America - Russian. They get to know each other and find out what PROFIT they can get from you. If no, you are an empty place for them, why think about you.

3. If you can damage them, they think about you ... Worrying for themselves.

4. Most Americans are never even outside their state, so a Texan seems like a stranger to a Georgia resident, I was faced with this.

5. Russian people or Russian-speaking residents live there in groups, in Washington, Boston, Orlando, Miami, the Americans think of them: "Immigrants!" Everything!

6. For six months, I met only one person who at least read something and heard about Russia. "

Interesting answer. He reminded me of the thoughts of a professor of mathematics, even when I was a student. He said: “Americans live without any interest in what is happening around. No, they know their neighbors, they know the results of sports matches, they know what the weather will be like tomorrow. But that’s where their knowledge practically ends. Americans live for an even larger iron curtain than when Soviet people. Only this curtain is in their heads. But, oddly enough, it is the most stable system in the world. It is almost impossible to shake it. Hiding in its own little world, limited by the boundaries of its quarter, its street or its small town in three hundred Lei, the Americans do not perceive any razrazhiteley. No, they react to the fall of the aircraft in their backyard, or deluge, but a month later, most forget about it. It can be said that such a system very quickly returns to a state of indifference. "

Of course, not all Americans are like that. Among them, too, there are brilliant people. As Zadornov once said: "Their man is eighteen." The remaining majority falls into the category of "my hut on the edge, I know nothing." Having reviewed in the evenings many American TV shows, so-called. sitcoms, I came to an unexpected conclusion - my professor was absolutely right. Of course, a bit exaggerated and parody, but there is no smoke without fire. All movie characters go to work, sit at home, watch TV with friends or sit in a bar. Sometimes attend sporting events. But if someone is going to go to the theater or to the museum, it is immediately mocked. Going to church is a solid joke. You read the book - they will expose an idiot. You read a magazine in a sartire - this is normal, everyone does this. You are interested history - they look at you as if they were sick. Talk only about personal issues, about sex and about the upcoming holidays. Hollywood, without knowing it, showed the whole world the reality of American life. America is a big mound, where the blind-Americans, obeying the installations in them, work for the benefit of the ruling elite.

Yes, they have a good education, whatever we say. But it is not accessible to everyone, and those who received it are still not interested in what is happening in the world. They seem to rest their forehead against the wall of complacency and complete security. The maximum of their interests ends with the release of American News. It’s time to think about the causes of hysteria about the manipulation of public consciousness using TV. At us (I mean Russian-speaking countries), everything is not so bad. People know and understand much more than they are presented with blue screens. They still read serious books, debate and climb into the encyclopedia for arguments. While most Americans have only read Harry Potter and the Star Wars comics for a long time, they argue about who will defeat whom - Spider-Man or Batman, and remember encyclopedias only when they dust them. Maybe the proverb “you know less - sleep better” is true, but I don’t like it. I do not want Russian-speaking people to be blinded to the state of termites. Although, there is a simple explanation for all this. Inquiring, erudite people are the main danger to American democracy.

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  1. does it
    does it 30 January 2013 07: 19
    in Russia we have practically the same thing.
    1. YARY
      YARY 30 January 2013 07: 55
      OOOO in RUSSIA is slowly shifting to this termite side!
      But in the USSR this could not be. Yes, if in Russia they left formation of the Soviet Union and not destroyed SCHOOL-we wouldn’t have many of the outrages created today.
      The article only confirms the thesis that the entire population of SyShyA is subject to severe reorganization-99,9999%! This cattle- (excuse me, but it is) - has no right to exist.

      1. alexng
        alexng 30 January 2013 09: 41
        That you too softly highlighted the problem. The root of evil in the evil empire. It is necessary to break the needle of this chahlika or tear off with the needle and throw it under the asphalt roller.
    2. NKVD
      NKVD 30 January 2013 19: 46
      Judging by the article, Americans are just "vegetables" ... And who sings defirambs to them is just vegetable sixes ...
  2. Vanek
    Vanek 30 January 2013 07: 26
    Absolutely no oil picture .........

    a curtain in their heads.

    I howled like a wolf, grabbed a plant
    And the spouse grabbed on the head.
    And he fell, apparently with a concussion -
    In an empty head I shook something there.

    Hello to everyone hi
    1. MilaPhone
      MilaPhone 30 January 2013 07: 36
      It would seem, and here - Putin?
      1. alexng
        alexng 30 January 2013 09: 46
        What did you mean? Or just in the tuner decoder junk?
        1. MilaPhone
          MilaPhone 30 January 2013 10: 39
          Do not pay attention - this is just an idiomatic expression.
          1. vadimN
            vadimN 30 January 2013 18: 01
            Quote: Milafon
            Do not pay attention - this is just an idiomatic expression.

            laughing And, nevertheless, where? There are such ministers in our country: Fursenko, Livanov, Medinsky - all of their activity is aimed at making our people stupid cattle, like the US population, which was discussed here. They debility the population in full and lower the educational level of people, depriving the great country of chances of scientific and technical superiority, instilling a mass cult in the best exemplary models and destroying the traditional high culture.

            Who, let me ask you, appointed them to ministerial posts? Washington? Clinton personally? Or maybe Obama ??? what

            Who guesses the correct name from three times, that is a big plus!
    2. wasjasibirjac
      wasjasibirjac 30 January 2013 18: 05
      Quote: Vanek
      [u] I howled wolfgrabbed a plant
      And on the head spouse grabbed.
      И he fellapparently with a concussion -
      In an empty head, I shook something there.

      Is this an advertisement for gay marriage?
  3. Khokhol-MSC
    Khokhol-MSC 30 January 2013 07: 35
    "Yes, they have a good education ..."
    I don’t know, in my opinion, a good education is when the most important skill was hammered into you: to comprehend new things yourself, be interested in them, be able to find, analyze information and synthesize decisions. Those. think.

    And according to the article, they don’t include their head ...
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 30 January 2013 07: 53
      Quote: Crest-MSC
      to comprehend new things yourself, be interested in them, be able to find, analyze information and synthesize solutions. Those. think.

      This is called UM, and mind and education are not synonyms. Education helps the mind, and if it does not, then education will give nothing.
      1. Khokhol-MSC
        Khokhol-MSC 30 January 2013 09: 33
        Based on this terminology, I perceive education as a school for the development of the mind.
    2. Darn
      Darn 30 January 2013 08: 17
      Yes, they have a good education ...

      Hello Crest-MSC.
      I agree. Of the Americans who receive education, they make highly classy, ​​but narrow specialists. At the expense of education, educated people are well written in this book by N. A. Rubakin. How to do self-education. Publishing house "Soviet Russia" Moscow-1962.
      Not a big passage.
      A truly educated person - not one who considers himself to be "educated", not one who has graduated from any, even higher education institution - you never know how ignorant, narrow specialists or clever careerists come out of them! Not the one who reread in his lifetime a lot, even very many, even the best books. Not the one who has accumulated in himself a certain reserve, even a very large one, of different knowledge. That is not the very essence of education.
      Its very essence - in the influence that it can and should produce on the surrounding life - in the force that education gives a person to remake the surrounding life, in introducing into it something new, his own in this or that area, in that or another corner of it. Whether this education is general or whether this education is special, all the same, its criterion is the alteration of life, the changes made in it, with its help.
    3. alexng
      alexng 30 January 2013 09: 48
      We have all universities have been sharpened to teach people to work with the necessary literature on the subject in full. That’s the whole difference with their education.
      1. Poppy
        Poppy 30 January 2013 14: 08
        it used to be, now it’s leaving
      2. TSOOBER
        TSOOBER 30 January 2013 16: 04
        + at our university, the teachers said: "we give you direction and choose the road yourself" - at least to the designers and technologists
    4. Black
      Black 30 January 2013 16: 51
      You know. I see no logic. The author: “Yes, they have a good education, no matter what we say.” The author does not dispute this. BUT...
      A good education presupposes a "thinking person" at the exit, and not a blind biological creature, not interested in anything, reading only magazines with a glasses !!!!
      I know many Americans from a completely different perspective. And there are enough morons everywhere!
  4. Oren
    Oren 30 January 2013 07: 36
    Wait, it’s not yet time, the younger generation, those who are 9-14 years old, for the most part, have become such as amers (comp games, YouTube, contacts, etc.)
    Yes, plus the school system thanks to a miracle, the Minister flies to Tartarara. PICHAL !!!! am
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 30 January 2013 07: 50
      Quote: Oren

      Wait, it’s not yet time, the younger generation, those who are 9-14 years old, for the most part, have become such as amers (comp games, YouTube, contacts, etc.)

      Money, the main thing is money! Everything and everyone is in them. A person is tuned to personal enrichment, prosperity, career. Information flows like a river from all sorts of media. A couple of days ago this topic was raised, everything you listed is a consequence of advertising a "beautiful" lifestyle.
    2. Soldier
      Soldier 30 January 2013 07: 59
      We at least haven’t gotten accustomed to such an infection as comics. And the children are happy to watch cartoons about the heroes. I recalled one priest who, having seen the comics, asked, “WHERE ARE HERE PEOPLE? be ,, Freak ,, (in the sense of grabbing a fraction of the radiation, being bitten by some kind of creature, or so that they put a motor in your point and put on an exoskeleton and you're a Superhero). And when you walk around the city in uniform, you can sometimes hear from the boys-Glory of the Airborne Forces !!! So our children are unlikely to go to the level of amers, as if they did not want to. Our other heroes and culture.
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 30 January 2013 08: 27
        Quote: Armeec
        .And children are happy to watch cartoons about heroes

        On one of our cartoon accounts for 10 Downs from Walt Disney.
        1. wasjasibirjac
          wasjasibirjac 30 January 2013 18: 11
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          on one of our cartoon accounts for 10 Downs from Walt Disney.
          10? Do you want a couple of hundred?
    3. Darn
      Darn 30 January 2013 08: 34
      Hello Sergey.
      Yes, you are right, very, very many distracting, entertaining things. And the child is very difficult. I’m so constantly playing computer games in Cossacks. "I'm trying to explain to my son that playing an hour, two a day is more than enough. And there are many more interesting things around. And as for school education, the only way out is self-education.
    4. Was mammoth
      Was mammoth 30 January 2013 08: 39
      Quote: Oren
      yes plus school system

      The answer of the granddaughter, the first grader to the question: "What is a kilometer?" - "This is APPROXIMATELY four electric trains." !!!!
  5. Goga
    Goga 30 January 2013 07: 47
    We, lately, have done a lot for our next generations to live the same way - to fill their stomach, hang out in the club, see the jokes on the net - and there even though the grass does not grow. One of the main executors of such a program was the former Minister Fursenko and is now not thrown out of the civil service. Cattle to manage, or rather to manipulate easier ... stop
    1. Tersky
      Tersky 30 January 2013 08: 14
      Quote: Gogh
      Cattle to manage, or rather to manipulate easier ...

      Igor, biomass .... wink , this is based on the description of the life cycle of the American layman by the author of the article.
  6. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 30 January 2013 07: 48
    I haven’t been to America, but judging by their films, this is probably the case. But something else is worrying, because it is precisely this model of social structure that is now being intensively built with us. Ask young people under 20 what is the most important thing for them? and the answer will be one's own well-being, they do not care about everyone and everything except his beloved. I will not say that absolutely everyone thinks so, but the vast majority yes. For some reason I remembered my 16 years, there was just a coup in Chile, they killed Allende. and we all worried and knew what was happening in the world. Now the young generation of cynical nonsense, many rudely even relate to the history of the motherland, their family, that they have troubles and problems of other nations. Interethnic hatred spreads like a plague. It would be nice to make a mistake, but our country is rolling into an even worse termite maker than America
  7. GHG
    GHG 30 January 2013 07: 52
    You take an interest in what your children are doing now laughing A neighbor told me that his 14-year-old son glued houses and furniture out of paper. At the same age I already worked at machines at the school. I knew and knew how to use almost any tool.
    1. Tersky
      Tersky 30 January 2013 08: 17
      Quote: GES
      A neighbor told me that his 14-year-old son glues houses and furniture out of paper.

      Greetings, colleague! You can only envy your neighbor, not only as Serdyukov grows laughingthat I fully support the topic as in "Borodino" - "Yes, there was a time, not like the current tribe ...."
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 30 January 2013 08: 29
        Quote: Tersky
        A neighbor told me that his 14-year-old son glues houses and paper furniture

        And the name of the neighbor is not Serdyukov for an hour laughing
        1. Tersky
          Tersky 30 January 2013 11: 00
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          And the name of the neighbor is not Serdyukov hourly

          So am I about the same laughing
      2. GHG
        GHG 30 January 2013 12: 08
        The root of evil in education is the current teachers ... who themselves came to this sphere only because of the low passing level of points for admission to pedagogical universities, which were extremely unpopular in the 90s in the 2000s. They have already squeezed out the oldest teachers and teach our children "advanced" western patterns. So what do we have left at the exit? A bunch of (I'm not afraid to say not trained, poorly educated, narrow-minded) specialists? It's a shame to say ... but my classmate works (now a head teacher at school) did not know how many meters per kilometer. It was necessary to conduct certification not in the police, but in the field of education. There are normal teachers, but how many are there? Even in universities they teach, frankly, mediocrity.
  8. engineer74
    engineer74 30 January 2013 07: 53
    The most entrepreneurial and adventurous nation has eroded the Spirit of Freedom, it happens. We are waiting for the conflict between the pasionaries and the rest of the herd to escalate, it will be fun!
  9. Dart weyder
    Dart weyder 30 January 2013 08: 03
    yes - unfortunately, education, like morality and ethics - everything falls ... and the further - the more it is there - it is extremely incomprehensible against this background - more precisely, people imposing Western standards of upbringing and education (the Bologna system) look more harmful. ...........
  10. bombowoz
    bombowoz 30 January 2013 08: 05
    "Inquisitive, erudite people are the main danger to American-style democracy"

    That's it to the point. Or maybe they so believed in their exceptional divinity that the problems of the rest of the world for them are worldly vanity unworthy of a deity? Yes, the most powerful psychotronic weapon is American democracy.
  11. fenix57
    fenix57 30 January 2013 08: 19
    Quote: Oren
    the school system thanks to the miracle of the minister flies to tartarara

    I remember not so long ago on the site the article was about conducting school fees at one of the regiments. As on the branch, everyone was happy, wasn't it. Here he is an example of education is not like theirs.
  12. Orik
    Orik 30 January 2013 08: 19
    No, they are specially brought out like that. Morons are easier to manage, even if they have a degree in economics. The breadth of worldview creates a human creator.
  13. Basilevs
    Basilevs 30 January 2013 08: 30
    Quote: GES
    A neighbor told me that his 14-year-old son glues houses and furniture out of paper.

    At least something is still gluing there !! In our town, schools (and maybe schools in general, I’ll be glad to be mistaken) in relation to labor education are turning into museums, and workshops - into collections of instruments. Under hammers on the tables, "age-old" dust, labor lessons have turned into theoretical rantings, even girls do not sew or cook a damn thing. This is how our new improved education prepares the boys to be sluggish, armless warriors, and from the girls - armless, ownerless.
  14. Fox
    Fox 30 January 2013 09: 05
    Inquiring, erudite people are the main danger to American democracy.
    ----------------------------- I will add: for any regime, such people are a huge problem. Therefore, the dibilization of the population is the main task of the authorities.
  15. Avenger711
    Avenger711 30 January 2013 09: 24
    Do we often think of any Chad? On the one hand, the Amers really have an opinion that they have the freest and most fair country. This is such a national myth, but in general the reaction is correct. Why should we care?
  16. avt
    avt 30 January 2013 10: 12
    Well, what exactly do you want from people brought up in the spirit of a consumer society ?? If there is only one task - eat three throats. Well, look so that the neighbor does not gobble, and, if necessary, gobble it up. That is, in fact, without any tinsel, the essence of society to which we have been taking leaps and bounds since perestroika. And the funny thing is - all this was known, but did not believe and laughed!
  17. Alexfu
    Alexfu 30 January 2013 11: 19
    I remember the old science fiction film "Moscow-Cassiopeia", this film talks about a planet inhabited by robots. And when a person gets to that planet, he is compulsively offered to become "happy" by means of special irradiation, deprives him of his senses and he becomes a mindless animal that thinks only about food and his needs. They called it - absolute happiness. So, Americans are absolutely happy people, and they obsessively offer this "happiness" under the guise of "democracy" to others.
  18. CCA
    CCA 30 January 2013 13: 14
    America is a large termite mound, where American mole rats, obeying the principles laid down in them, work for the benefit of the ruling elite.
    Yeah ... interesting comment ... I am ready to agree with him ...
  19. sxn278619
    sxn278619 30 January 2013 13: 15
    The United States has the highest level of labor productivity (the highest technology). The best management.
    Zadornov: "There are eighteen of them."
    And the tablet probably bought for the money for this phrase.
  20. Pere lachaise
    Pere lachaise 30 January 2013 14: 36
    Have you ever thought about the topic, why such a stupidity of the population? Probably so that there would be no manifestations of conscience, or mass consciousness in the form of morality when the state does not need it. Killed 16 Afghans - sadness, but not a problem. The trouble is when "Black Monday" slept. If you know what I mean.
  21. Black
    Black 30 January 2013 16: 54
    Quote: vladsolo56
    I haven’t been to America, but judging by their films, this is probably the case.

    You do not judge by their films, most likely, but by the films that are played for us, and this is not even the 2nd grade, this is a fish of the second freshness and quality !!!!
  22. tomket
    tomket 30 January 2013 17: 56
    It seems to me that at one time the USSR would have done an invaluable service to ordinary Americans if it had captured the USA
    1. Pere lachaise
      Pere lachaise 30 January 2013 18: 13
      and what would he do with them?
      1. tomket
        tomket 30 January 2013 20: 40
        I would teach to tear myself away from the TV on the First and Ninth of May)))))))))
  23. tupolev-95
    tupolev-95 30 January 2013 18: 56
    For too long and expensive for the rest of the world, Americans are "fast asleep" - it's time to wake up.
  24. APASUS
    APASUS 30 January 2013 19: 21
    I talked with a man who, being an unemployed idler, was elected President of Finland. And he received ........ as many as 4 votes !!!
    But his story was so emotional, it seemed that the man at least won a ferrari!
  25. Alf
    Alf 30 January 2013 21: 30
    I remembered the American film Turner and Hooch. A good film about a policeman with a dog, but that’s not the point ... A fragment of a man asks his mistress after this case to prepare him fried eggs. Baba calmly looks into his eyes and answers, not at all embarrassed, but I don’t know how, now we will order pizza.
    For an American, this statement is absolutely normal.
    I read the recollections of our man, who once traveled by car across half America. The American does not know how to remove the car door trim and, with a few strokes of a mallet, to dent a door on the door, he changes the entire door, and when the author did it himself, Yusovets looked at him as a person who turned the world upside down.
  26. komsomolets
    komsomolets 30 January 2013 22: 40
    Well, what can I say, the USSR, when it existed, developed itself and made other countries to be in good shape, when it was gone and the United States relaxed, and others too. Now they are fighting with gays, then overweight, or with stupid kids. .