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03.07.06, 20:21
Co anglicy sadza o Amerykanach: z Telegraph

Britons see US as vulgar empire builder
By Ben Fenton
(Filed: 03/07/2006)

Britons have never had such a low opinion of the leadership of the United
States, a YouGov poll shows.

As Americans prepare to celebrate the 230th anniversary of their independence
tomorrow, the poll found that only 12 per cent of Britons trust them to act
wisely on the global stage. This is half the number who had faith in the
Vietnam-scarred White House of 1975.

Most Britons see America as a cruel, vulgar, arrogant society, riven by class
and racism, crime-ridden, obsessed with money and led by an incompetent

American troops are failing either to win "hearts and minds" in Iraq or bring
democracy to that country.

More than two-thirds who offered an opinion said America is essentially an
imperial power seeking world domination. And 81 per cent of those who took a
view said President George W Bush hypocritically championed democracy as a
cover for the pursuit of American self-interests.

A spokesman for the American embassy said that the poll's findings were
contradicted by its own surveys.

"We question the judgment of anyone who asserts the world would be a better
place with Saddam still terrorizing his own nation and threatening people
well beyond Iraq's borders.

"With respect to the poll's assertions about American society, we bear some
of the blame for not successfully communicating America's extraordinary

"But frankly, so do you [the British press]."

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    • t0g Re: Z cyklu Happy 4th 03.07.06, 21:18
      misterpee napisała:

      > More than two-thirds who offered an opinion said America is essentially an
      > imperial power seeking world domination.

      Hi, hi, zazdrosniki, zolc ich zalewa, nie moga przebolec, ze zostali z tej
      pozycji wykopsani! Sami nie mieliby nic przeciw, oczywiscie, by ZNOW byc
      "imperial power seeking world domination". Jak stara przechodzona prostytuta
      wymysla mlodej dziewczynie, ze ta sie zle prowadzi, to mnie to jakos dziwnie nie
      przekonuje. Podobnie w tym przypadku.
    • captain.america Co to jest Anglia??? 04.07.06, 03:46
      To taka mala wysepka kolo Eurazji, wielkosci mniej wiecej Wyoming albo Dakoty
      Polnocnej. Pogoda do dupy, humor i komunikacja tez. Tubylcy maja powazne braki w
      uzebieniu i zajmuja sie piciem herbaty, waleniem sie po ryjach na meczach
      "soccera" i wysadzaniem sie w powietrze w metrze. Siedziba wielu interesujacych
      zaraz, w tym mad cow diesase, hoof and mouth disease i islamofaszyzmu.
      Nominalnie rzadzona przez krolowa ale w rzeczywistosci rzadem kieruja Benny Hill
      i Jas Fasola.

      PS IF we wanted the limeys' opinion about us, we would beat it out of them.
      • misterpee Re: Deklaracja Niepodleglosci 04.07.06, 15:27
        In Congress, July 4, 1776,


        When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to
        dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to
        assume among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which
        the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the
        opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel
        them to the separation.

        We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that
        they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among
        these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

        That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving
        their just powers from the consent of the governed.

        Click to view full size image (537KB)

        That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is
        the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new
        Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers
        in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and
        Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established
        should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all
        experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils
        are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they
        are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing
        invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute
        Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government,
        and to provide new Guards for their future security.
        Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the
        necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.
        The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated
        injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an
        absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a
        candid world.

        He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the
        public good.

        He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing
        importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be
        obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

        He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of
        people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the
        Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

        He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and
        distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of
        fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

        He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly
        firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

        He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be
        elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have
        returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the
        mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions

        He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose
        obstructing the Laws of Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others
        to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new
        Appropriations of Lands.

        He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws
        for establishing Judiciary powers.

        He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their
        offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

        He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers
        to harass our People, and eat out their substance.

        He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of
        our legislatures.

        He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil

        He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our
        constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts
        of pretended Legislation:

        For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

        For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any Murders which
        they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

        For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

        For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

        For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

        For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

        For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province,
        establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so
        as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same
        absolute rule into these Colonies:

        For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering
        fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

        For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with
        power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

        He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and
        waging War against us.

        He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed
        the Lives of our people.

        He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to compleat
        the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of
        Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally
        unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

        He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear
        Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and
        Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

        He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring
        on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known
        rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and

        In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most
        humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated
        injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define
        a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

        Nor have We been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned
        them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an
        unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances
        of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice
        and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to
        disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and
        correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of
        consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces
        our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War,
        in Peace Friends.

        We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General
        Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the
        rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good
        People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United
        Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they
        are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all politic
        • misterpee Re: pozegnalny adres Washingtona - 1796 05.07.06, 03:04
          Washington's Farewell Address

          Friends and Citizens:

          The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive
          government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually
          arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to
          be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it
          may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should
          now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered
          among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made.

          I beg you, at the same time, to do me the justice to be assured that this
          resolution has not been taken without a strict regard to all the considerations
          appertaining to the relation which binds a dutiful citizen to his country; and
          that in withdrawing the tender of service, which silence in my situation might
          imply, I am influenced by no diminution of zeal for your future interest, no
          deficiency of grateful respect for your past kindness, but am supported by a
          full conviction that the step is compatible with both.

          The acceptance of, and continuance hitherto in, the office to which your
          suffrages have twice called me have been a uniform sacrifice of inclination to
          the opinion of duty and to a deference for what appeared to be your desire. I
          constantly hoped that it would have been much earlier in my power, consistently
          with motives which I was not at liberty to disregard, to return to that
          retirement from which I had been reluctantly drawn. The strength of my
          inclination to do this, previous to the last election, had even led to the
          preparation of an address to declare it to you; but mature reflection on the
          then perplexed and critical posture of our affairs with foreign nations, and
          the unanimous advice of persons entitled to my confidence, impelled me to
          abandon the idea.

          I rejoice that the state of your concerns, external as well as internal, no
          longer renders the pursuit of inclination incompatible with the sentiment of
          duty or propriety, and am persuaded, whatever partiality may be retained for my
          services, that, in the present circumstances of our country, you will not
          disapprove my determination to retire.

          The impressions with which I first undertook the arduous trust were explained
          on the proper occasion. In the discharge of this trust, I will only say that I
          have, with good intentions, contributed towards the organization and
          administration of the government the best exertions of which a very fallible
          judgment was capable. Not unconscious in the outset of the inferiority of my
          qualifications, experience in my own eyes, perhaps still more in the eyes of
          others, has strengthened the motives to diffidence of myself; and every day the
          increasing weight of years admonishes me more and more that the shade of
          retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome. Satisfied that if any
          circumstances have given peculiar value to my services, they were temporary, I
          have the consolation to believe that, while choice and prudence invite me to
          quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it.

          In looking forward to the moment which is intended to terminate the career of
          my public life, my feelings do not permit me to suspend the deep acknowledgment
          of that debt of gratitude which I owe to my beloved country for the many honors
          it has conferred upon me; still more for the steadfast confidence with which it
          has supported me; and for the opportunities I have thence enjoyed of
          manifesting my inviolable attachment, by services faithful and persevering,
          though in usefulness unequal to my zeal. If benefits have resulted to our
          country from these services, let it always be remembered to your praise, and as
          an instructive example in our annals, that under circumstances in which the
          passions, agitated in every direction, were liable to mislead, amidst
          appearances sometimes dubious, vicissitudes of fortune often discouraging, in
          situations in which not unfrequently want of success has countenanced the
          spirit of criticism, the constancy of your support was the essential prop of
          the efforts, and a guarantee of the plans by which they were effected.
          Profoundly penetrated with this idea, I shall carry it with me to my grave, as
          a strong incitement to unceasing vows that heaven may continue to you the
          choicest tokens of its beneficence; that your union and brotherly affection may
          be perpetual; that the free Constitution, which is the work of your hands, may
          be sacredly maintained; that its administration in every department may be
          stamped with wisdom and virtue; that, in fine, the happiness of the people of
          these States, under the auspices of liberty, may be made complete by so careful
          a preservation and so prudent a use of this blessing as will acquire to them
          the glory of recommending it to the applause, the affection, and adoption of
          every nation which is yet a stranger to it.

          Here, perhaps, I ought to stop. But a solicitude for your welfare, which cannot
          end but with my life, and the apprehension of danger, natural to that
          solicitude, urge me, on an occasion like the present, to offer to your solemn
          contemplation, and to recommend to your frequent review, some sentiments which
          are the result of much reflection, of no inconsiderable observation, and which
          appear to me all-important to the permanency of your felicity as a people.
          These will be offered to you with the more freedom, as you can only see in them
          the disinterested warnings of a parting friend, who can possibly have no
          personal motive to bias his counsel. Nor can I forget, as an encouragement to
          it, your indulgent reception of my sentiments on a former and not dissimilar

          Interwoven as is the love of liberty with every ligament of your hearts, no
          recommendation of mine is necessary to fortify or confirm the attachment.

          The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to
          you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real
          independence, the support of your tranquility at home, your peace abroad; of
          your safety; of your prosperity; of that very liberty which you so highly
          prize. But as it is easy to foresee that, from different causes and from
          different quarters, much pains will be taken, many artifices employed to weaken
          in your minds the conviction of this truth; as this is the point in your
          political fortress against which the batteries of internal and external enemies
          will be most constantly and actively (though often covertly and insidiously)
          directed, it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the
          immense value of your national union to your collective and individual
          happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable
          attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the
          palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its
          preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a
          suspicion that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon
          the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from
          the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various

          For this you have every inducement of sympathy and interest. Citizens, by birth
          or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your
          affections. The name of American, which belongs to you in your national
          capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any
          appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of
          difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political
          principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together; the
          independence and libert
          • you-know-who Re: pozegnalny adres Washingtona - 1796 05.07.06, 06:50
            juz w 1796r. porzemowienia byly pisane przez oplacanych wieszczow?
    • mars_99 caly swiat tak mysli,nie tylko Angole 05.07.06, 03:13
      to ze hameryka to maloletni gowniarz ktory nazarl sie sterydow i wyszedl
      na ulice zaczepiac wpierw a nastepnie napadac na starszych od siebie i
      madrzejszych ale nieco slabszych fizycznie..
    • you-know-who Re: Z cyklu Happy 4th 05.07.06, 06:45
      > extraordinary dynamism.

      or dynamitism?

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