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American Public Perception...or reality and truth?

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This morning I read a post in the Confessions group with this meme, or whatever you might call it, seen below. Here is a link to that POST.  

I do not know enough to say whether or not *I* personally think this is true, but the overwhelming responses in the affirmative kinda surprised me.

So what do you think?




They’re not happy in Gaza.
They’re not happy in Egypt.
They’re not happy in Libya.
They’re not happy in Morocco.
They’re not happy in Iran.
They’re not happy in Iraq.
They’re not happy in Yemen.
They’re not happy in Afghanistan.
They’re not happy in Pakistan.
They’re not happy in Syria.
They’re not happy in Lebanon.


They’re happy in Australia.
They’re happy in Canada.
They’re happy in England.
They’re happy in France.
They’re happy in Italy.
They’re happy in Germany.
They’re happy in Sweden.
They’re happy in the USA.
They’re happy in Norway.
They’re happy in Holland.
They’re happy in Denmark.

Basically, they’re happy in every country that is not Muslim…and unhappy in every country that is!


Not Islam.
Not their leadership.
Not themselves.

THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN! And then—wait for it!—they want to change those countries to be like….THE COUNTRIES THEY CAME FROM WHERE THEY WERE UNHAPPY!

Excuse me, but I can’t help wondering…how damn dumb can you get?

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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by Platinum Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 4:11 PM
Another day, another stereotype. And the kicker "if it wasn't at least partly true, there wouldn't be a stereotype, would there?". Ugh.
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by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Things like this is always based on perception.  So, one American can grossly agree, while another one can grossly disagree.

by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Oh, I see. 

Well, apparently there are plenty in here that share that opinion. 

I have no idea why so many agree with this meme. I mean, just right off the bat. Doesn't it occur to any of them to stop and think, hmmm, now are muslims really happy in this country and unhappy in that one? And that's the easy, obvious question to ask oneself, not to metion the dozens of others that would inevitably pop up if one took the time to think. 

Quoting Radarma:

 I thought I was pretty clear in the op gals, let me try again.

The responses in the OTHER POST are what is interesting to me.

How can SO MANY people think this meme is accurate if there is no truth to it?

THAT is the point.


by AllieCat on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Seems to me the 'author' of this made a generalization and knew what he/she was doing. It was the point.

I can't say if this person's perception is real or not.   

Perception is the key word there.  If this person is not going off of any personal and first hand experience, they are pretty much talking out their ass in order to hear themselves. *shrug*  

If the person knows many people whom have lead this person to such a conclusion, well, it is their opinion based on their own experiences.

by Emerald Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:49 PM
What she said

Arguments could be made for both sides but in the end we are speaking in generalizations and not taking into account the reasons regions have developed the way they have

Quoting krysstizzle:

My vote goes to "gross oversimplification of a complex geopolitical issue".
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by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 1:29 AM

I know this can't pertain to all Muslims because I can name one in this group who lives in the US and seems to hate it to the core. I have never read a positive word from her about the US and in fact, I have seen the exact opposite.   Take a wild guess who I may be talking about.....

by Christy on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:56 AM

I would think they are not happy here either for many. We are not a nation that is welcoming of things outside the majority. Most nations are not. They are not happy in France or many other places. They simply live and endure. 

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