8.30.2009

the world according to (most) americans

A little humour in honour of wmtc day.

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But is that supposed to be Sri Lanka? I question whether most USians could find that island nation on a map, despite the evildoers.

I guess this adds to our growing collection of world maps. You'll all remember this one from 2004.

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Thanks to Mike from Veterans for Peace for sending.

9 comments:

orc said...

"More evil-doers" is probably indochina. I don't think that Sri Lanka even registered in the US national consciousness except for the week or so of headlines when the Tigers were finally stomped into the ground.

L-girl said...

"More evil-doers" is probably indochina. I don't think that Sri Lanka even registered in the US national consciousness except for the week or so of headlines when the Tigers were finally stomped into the ground.

Hi Orc! I agree that Sri Lanka would have been unlikely to register.

But Indochina? Maybe you mean Indonesia. But would USians know that? And is it in the right place?

redsock said...

Check out this Fox news map.

deang said...

That map is not too different from the way I viewed the world as a very young child, before I learned much geography. Lately, I've heard Americans refer to inhabitants of Mexico and Central America as "illegals", even when they're living in their own countries and have never been in the US. As though there's an innately criminal essence to them regardless of where they live, simply because they aren't US citizens. I keep wondering if Americans will one day consider all non-US citizens illegals, no right to live on this planet.

David Cho said...

Well, Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world, and there have been bombings there. Besides, Obama grew up there, and we all know he is a Muslim because of it.

This was funny too.

A Conformer said...

If I had to guess, I'd go with North Korea. Axis of evil and all that. It's pretty far from where it should be, but then, Africa is not even connected to Asia there, so...

L-girl said...

So now we've got votes for Sri Lanka, Indochina, Indonesia and South Korea. I think on the next draft they should leave that island off the map!

David, thanks for the Reagan link. Very amusing.

L-girl said...

Lately, I've heard Americans refer to inhabitants of Mexico and Central America as "illegals", even when they're living in their own countries and have never been in the US. As though there's an innately criminal essence to them regardless of where they live, simply because they aren't US citizens.

Wow. That is really crazy. They are conflating the idea of being an illegal immigrant with being Mexican or (eg) Guatemalan. Wow.

It's a good thing you keep us posted on this stuff, Dean. Living in Texas as you do, you see a lot of things that we don't come across.

M. Yass said...

I saw a version of the 2004 map showing Alberta carved out into Jesusland. I think that's a bit more accurate.