Originally Posted by Wotname
You are kidding me, right!
In the slight chance you are seriously asking, it is about the arrogance...
Wow, that's even more sad. But I suppose this type of prejudicial thinking is somehow okay because you're not Ameican? How ironic. And also weirdly jingoistic, which is even more ironic. I really dislike self centered people to begin with.
You know the first time I heard this clever little story was many years ago told by a psychologist in the context of empathy skill building to basically explain the there are two sides to every story.
There were no nationalities involved and it wasn't an aircraft carrier, it was just the captain
of a regular old ship and a lighthouse keeper talking. Very sad indeed to see it morphed into some kind of political statement.
Plus to imply that the commander of an aircraft carrier would somehow confuse a lighthouse with a ship is sort of so ridiculous that it makes me wonder about who would think it so clever and smart that they would repeat it.
Great way to say thanks to the nation that was the first to give the world global positioning and the millions that benefit from it.
I liked it better when thought it was just penis envy. But maybe it still is.