From Kottke’s links comes a selection of letters and emails received in response to the Guardian’s Clark County campaign. In short, the Guardian started a letter-writing campaign so that Brits could encourage the voters of Clark County, Ohio – one of the most undecided states in the US – to get out and vote. Being a generally left-wing paper, the majority of the people writing letters will be putting their weight behind Kerry. The article in question contains response from a variety of people, and while some are quite reasoned, some are just downright funny in their lameness. Here’s some examples: (warning: strong language)
Have you not noticed that Americans don’t give two shits what Europeans think of us? Each email someone gets from some arrogant Brit telling us why to NOT vote for George Bush is going to backfire, you stupid, yellow-toothed pansies …
Consider this: stay out of American electoral politics. Unless you would like a company of US Navy Seals – Republican to a man – to descend upon the offices of the Guardian, bag the lot of you, and transport you to Guantanamo Bay, where you can share quarters with some lonely Taliban shepherd boys.
Real Americans aren’t interested in your pansy-ass, tea-sipping opinions. If you want to save the world, begin with your own worthless corner of it.
Mind your own business. We don’t need weenie-spined Limeys meddling in our presidental election. If it wasn’t for America, you’d all be speaking German. And if America would have had a president, then, of the likes of Kerry, you’d all be goose-stepping around Buckingham Palace. YOU ARE NOT WANTED!!
You radical leftwingers are worse than the Taliban. I suggest you stand back and take a good hard look at yourselves.
Go back to sipping your tea and leave our people alone.
As a British citizen, I feel I must say the following:
- I have good teeth (see photo)
- I don’t drink tea
I’d also like to reply to the point that we have crap food – isn’t that a bit rich coming from the nation that brought us McDonalds? And as for “don’t you remember the war of independence?” etc., well, no, we don’t. None of us were alive back then.
But still, while half of me is rolling on the flaw laughing my arse off, the other half is quite scared that people like this are actually prepared to write this stuff. A lot of it is downright offensive and arguably racist. At a time when 4 years of Bush has adversely affected the views of many Brits towards their American counterparts, this isn’t the sort of thing that is necessary.