Foreigners are not particularly impressed with most Americans' mental abilities and with good reason in some cases. For instance, nearly 25% of the American people believe President Bush knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance, but even worse 30% of Americans did not know when 9/11 happened! What? Additionally, 50% of Americans remain convinced that Saddam Hussein had WMDs, even though inspectors have not found any in the years since the terrorist attack.
If you happen to be a Christian fundamentalist or devoted religionists, the amount of stupidity, especially among them is ludicrous. Almost 50% of Americans did not know that Judaism is older than both Christianity and Islam. Unbelievably, a third of Americans have no idea of what The Holocaust was or when it happened. In what has to be one of the greatest tributes to ignorance among religionists, 55% of Americans believe that Christianity was written into the Constitution and that the founding fathers wanted One Nation Under Jesus! The amount of grey cells that died coming up coming up with that Bizzaro thinking is not even quantifiable.
Sadly, Americans do not even rank among the top ten nations when it comes to science among teens. Why? It might be that 61% of American's do not believe in evolution, while in other industrialized nations, the number drops as low as 15%. Worse, 51% of Americans believe in Creationism, an idea no reputable scientific organization in the world accepts. It seems that making up facts appeals to many Americans, especially regionally. The South leads the country in aberrant behavior. For instance, in Texas, 33% of its residents believe that dinosaurs and humans roamed the earth at the same time, a belief that is such ridiculosity the even the terminally stupid cannot believe it.
Science remains an obstacle for most Americans, and yet, that has not stopped the staggering displays of moronic and imbecilic behavior that just will not do us a favor and stay in the closet. A quarter of Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth. Say what? That's right, 25% of Americans believe in a theory that was disproven, not last year, but several centuries ago. However, most Americans, excuse me, some Americans are familiar with Gemini and Aries constellations, so knowledge of the stars is a possibility. Unfortunately, the only knowledge 25% of Americans have is a belief in astrology.
Nearly a fifth of Americans, believe that UFOs have abducted someone they know. The same people probably think Yoda lives in Beverly Hills. Since this subject crosses into interstellar space, it should be noted that almost 60% of Americans believe that the moon landing was staged! That's right! More than half! The scenery of this death spiral into total synapse failure must be beautiful because 80% of Americans believe the country is keeping something concealed in Roswell--aliens!
For many Americans, their ignorance is only exceeded by their arrogance in displaying it as knowledge. Maybe, foreigners get tired of these nitwits not even having the capability of finding their country on a map. Almost 65% of young Americans can't find Iraq on a map where US soldiers fought and died. Even more embarrassing, 90% can't find Afghanistan—even if you give them the advantage of a map limited to Asia. And, the list goes on, as 33% of Americans of any age cannot identify the continent that's home to the Amazon River!
Almost any area that sounds questionable, silly or even ridiculous, there is sizable group of Americans willingly to make asses of themselves by admitting they believe in the preposterous. Nearly, 25% of Americans believe they've been in the presence of a ghost while same number believes there are real sorcerers, conjurers, and warlocks, while another 40% believe ESP is real!
Of course, no list of inanities would be complete without the inclusion of political idiocy. Twenty percent of Americans believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim. He's not, but there is no law against Muslims holding office. The lunacy doesn't stop there, as 40% believe in the "death squads" silliness about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The political acuity of a portion of the American electorate is stunningly lacking. Nearly 50% of Americans cannot identify what the initials GOP stand for. Wow! Imbeciles
Americans lack of political sophistication combined with their general absence of governmental knowledge is mind numbing as benzocaine. Are you ready? Here goes. A quarter of Americans believe the US won its independence from a country other than Great Britain! Fance and China were the other countries most mentioned. The coup de gras for any remaining intelligence goes out window when considering that only 1 out of 1,000 Americans could name five freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment. You know freedom of the press, freedom of religion, etc. However, there is hope as almost a fourth of Americans can name every member of the Simpson family.
Probably the greatest indicator of American idiocy is shown by the 52% of Americans who believe Fox News is the most trusted station in the news.
At this point, insanity begins into creep into the soft heads of America’s thoughtless.