The 'evil empire' is next door

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    This is interesting...

    The 'evil empire' is next door, youth say
    Poll finds teens view some U.S. actions as global threat

    Misty Harris
    The Ottawa Citizen


    June 27, 2004


    Evil is a word usually reserved for serial killers, Austin Powers villains, and kids who tear the legs off baby spiders.

    But, a new poll shows a significant number of young Canadians would use "evil" to describe their U.S. neighbours.

    In a telephone poll of 500 teens aged 14 to 18, more than 40 per cent of respondents saw the U.S. as an evil global force. Among French-Canadians, that number jumped to 64 per cent.

    Ontario proved the most conflicted on the issue; there, nearly one-fifth of youth were on the fence.

    "Teens have taken (Ronald) Reagan's concept of the Soviet Union as an evil empire and turned it back on the U.S.," says Rudyard Griffiths, director of the Dominion Institute.

    "Clearly, the anti-American sentiment isn't just something coming from 30-somethings or even 20-somethings."

    Read more here: http://www.canada.com/ottawa/ottawa....html?id=9848cd3a-c74a-41ee-8595-ddaa9c40ba0e
     
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    And we are surprised? Or should care? Why?
     
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    500 teens aged 14-18 ? Wow (I guess)
     
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    500 teens that are like many of the teens on here.... they have no idea about the world and they only repeat what they hear their parents blabbing.
     
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    I didn't put a lot of stock into it simply because of such a small number polled. But I thought it was interesting enough to share. ;)
     
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    When MTV is a mouth piece for the left, what did you expect?
     
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    Since when do we care what Canada thinks, anyway? They're the ones with the lax security that lets terrorists into our country. They haven't (as a whole, mind you) been much use to us since D-day, other than hockey and cheap movie filming. If some Canadian thinks I'm evil because I want the government to defend my country from future attacks, let him say it to my face.
     
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    Most canadians suffer from "Cabin Fever". The super long winters, the bitter cold and the isolation drives many of them to the brink of madness. They drink too much and keep themselves locked up in their houses for far too long. What they think of anyone is utter jiberish coming from the mouths of half insane idiots. Add to that this was canadian teenies giving prompted opinions, and the fact that someone thought anyone would give a shit boggles the mind.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    I saw a commercial on MTV the other day for kids getting tested with their significant others for AIDS, STDs etc. the kids were in a gym class playing basketball while the boy/girl were talking. The name of the high school printed on the hats? Clinton HS.
     

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