Can You Say Why America is the Greatest Country in the World?

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Can You Say Why America is the Greatest Country in the World?​


This is a clip taken from the premiere episode of the American television political drama series "The Newsroom" created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin. It premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. The clip features Jeff Daniels answering the question, "Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?" with a very thought provoking answer.

“Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?​

It’s not the greatest country in the world. That’s my answer… [turns to a panelist] Sharon, the NEA is a loser. Yeah, it accounts for a penny out of our paycheck, but he gets to hit you with it anytime he wants. It doesn’t cost money, it costs votes. It costs airtime and column inches. You know why people don’t like liberals? Because they lose. If liberals are so fucking smart, how come they lose so goddamn always? [turns to another panelist] And with a straight face, you’re gonna tell students that America is so star-spangled awesome that we’re the only ones in the world who have freedom? Canada has freedom. Japan has freedom. The UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, Belgium has freedom! So, 207 sovereign states in the world, like 180 of them have freedom. [turns to the student who asked the question] And yeah, you… sorority girl. Just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there’s some things you should know. One of them is: there’s absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in median household income, number 4 in labor force and number 4 in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies. Now, none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you, nonetheless, are, without a doubt, a member of the worst period generation period ever period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about! Yosemite?!​

[Silence]​

It sure used to be… We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reason. We passed laws, struck down laws, for moral reason. We waged wars on poverty, not on poor people. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were and we never beat our chest. We built great, big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases and we cultivated the world’s greatest artists AND the world’s greatest economy. We reached for the stars, acted like men. We aspired to intelligence, we didn’t belittle it. It didn’t make us feel inferior. We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election and we didn’t scare so easy. We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed… by great men, men who were revered. First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.”​


― Aaron Sorkin, The Newsroom Script Episode 1
 

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Can You Say Why America is the Greatest Country in the World?​


This is a clip taken from the premiere episode of the American television political drama series "The Newsroom" created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin. It premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. The clip features Jeff Daniels answering the question, "Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?" with a very thought provoking answer.

“Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?​

It’s not the greatest country in the world. That’s my answer… [turns to a panelist] Sharon, the NEA is a loser. Yeah, it accounts for a penny out of our paycheck, but he gets to hit you with it anytime he wants. It doesn’t cost money, it costs votes. It costs airtime and column inches. You know why people don’t like liberals? Because they lose. If liberals are so fucking smart, how come they lose so goddamn always? [turns to another panelist] And with a straight face, you’re gonna tell students that America is so star-spangled awesome that we’re the only ones in the world who have freedom? Canada has freedom. Japan has freedom. The UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, Belgium has freedom! So, 207 sovereign states in the world, like 180 of them have freedom. [turns to the student who asked the question] And yeah, you… sorority girl. Just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there’s some things you should know. One of them is: there’s absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in median household income, number 4 in labor force and number 4 in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies. Now, none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you, nonetheless, are, without a doubt, a member of the worst period generation period ever period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about! Yosemite?!​

[Silence]​

It sure used to be… We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reason. We passed laws, struck down laws, for moral reason. We waged wars on poverty, not on poor people. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were and we never beat our chest. We built great, big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases and we cultivated the world’s greatest artists AND the world’s greatest economy. We reached for the stars, acted like men. We aspired to intelligence, we didn’t belittle it. It didn’t make us feel inferior. We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election and we didn’t scare so easy. We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed… by great men, men who were revered. First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.”​


― Aaron Sorkin, The Newsroom Script Episode 1
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Can You Say Why America is the Greatest Country in the World?​


This is a clip taken from the premiere episode of the American television political drama series "The Newsroom" created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin. It premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. The clip features Jeff Daniels answering the question, "Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?" with a very thought provoking answer.

“Can you say why America is the greatest country in the world?​

It’s not the greatest country in the world. That’s my answer… [turns to a panelist] Sharon, the NEA is a loser. Yeah, it accounts for a penny out of our paycheck, but he gets to hit you with it anytime he wants. It doesn’t cost money, it costs votes. It costs airtime and column inches. You know why people don’t like liberals? Because they lose. If liberals are so fucking smart, how come they lose so goddamn always? [turns to another panelist] And with a straight face, you’re gonna tell students that America is so star-spangled awesome that we’re the only ones in the world who have freedom? Canada has freedom. Japan has freedom. The UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, Belgium has freedom! So, 207 sovereign states in the world, like 180 of them have freedom. [turns to the student who asked the question] And yeah, you… sorority girl. Just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day, there’s some things you should know. One of them is: there’s absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, 3rd in median household income, number 4 in labor force and number 4 in exports. We lead the world in only three categories: number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending, where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined, 25 of whom are allies. Now, none of this is the fault of a 20-year-old college student, but you, nonetheless, are, without a doubt, a member of the worst period generation period ever period, so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world, I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about! Yosemite?!​

[Silence]​

It sure used to be… We stood up for what was right. We fought for moral reason. We passed laws, struck down laws, for moral reason. We waged wars on poverty, not on poor people. We sacrificed, we cared about our neighbors, we put our money where our mouths were and we never beat our chest. We built great, big things, made ungodly technological advances, explored the universe, cured diseases and we cultivated the world’s greatest artists AND the world’s greatest economy. We reached for the stars, acted like men. We aspired to intelligence, we didn’t belittle it. It didn’t make us feel inferior. We didn’t identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election and we didn’t scare so easy. We were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed… by great men, men who were revered. First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.”​


― Aaron Sorkin, The Newsroom Script Episode 1
它不是世界上最伟大的国家。这就是我的答案,…。[转向小组成员]莎伦,国家能源局是个失败者。是的,这占了我们工资中的一分钱,但他随时都可以用这笔钱打你。这不是要花钱,而是要投票。它需要花费播出时间和栏目英寸。你知道为什么人们不喜欢自由主义者吗?因为他们输了。如果自由主义者真他妈聪明,为什么他们总是输得这么惨?[转向另一位讨论小组成员]面无表情地告诉学生,美国是如此星光灿烂,以至于我们是世界上唯一拥有自由的国家?加拿大有自由。日本有自由。英国、法国、意大利、德国、西班牙、澳大利亚、比利时都有自由!因此,世界上有207个主权国家,比如180个国家拥有自由。[转向提出问题的学生]是的,You…。女生联谊会的女孩。以防有一天你不小心走进投票站,有些事情你应该知道。其中之一是:绝对没有证据支持我们是世界上最伟大的国家的说法。我们的识字率排名第七,数学排名第27,科学排名第22,预期寿命排名第49,婴儿死亡率排名178,家庭收入中位数排名第3,劳动力排名第4,出口排名第4。我们只在三个方面领先于世界:人均被监禁公民的数量,相信天使是真实存在的成年人的数量,以及国防开支,我们在这些方面的开支超过了紧随其后的26个国家的总和,其中25个国家是盟国。现在,这一切都不是一个20岁的大学生的错,但毫无疑问,你是有史以来最糟糕的一代时代的一员,所以当你问我们是什么让我们成为世界上最伟大的国家时,我不知道你他妈的在说什么!优胜美地?!

以前肯定是…。我们为正确的事情挺身而出。我们为道德理性而战。出于道德原因,我们通过了法律,废除了法律。我们向贫困宣战,而不是向穷人开战。我们牺牲,我们关心我们的邻居,我们把钱放在我们的嘴上,我们从不拍打我们的胸膛。我们建造了伟大的东西,取得了令人发指的技术进步,探索了宇宙,治愈了疾病,我们培养了世界上最伟大的艺术家和世界上最伟大的经济。我们伸手去摘星星,表现得像个男子汉。我们向往的是智慧,而不是贬低它。这并没有让我们感到自卑。我们没有通过在上次选举中投票给谁来表明自己的身份,我们也没有那么容易被吓倒。我们能够做到这一切,做这一切,都是因为我们被告知了…。伟大的人,受人尊敬的人。解决任何问题的第一步是认识到存在一个问题。美国不再是世界上最伟大的国家了。“
 

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