Is America Really Number One? - The Jim Jefferies Show

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Ketsueki Kumori : I want the "Super fat, largely dumb, dying broke" on a bumper sticker.

Phorlerus : Robbie Rotten deeply opposes your question, he is the number one.

Lucas Peruzzi : A honda civic in a parking lot of a fast food is a pretty good representation of america.

Dark Days : "The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it." - George Carlin

Andrew Grove : #1 in gun deaths and incarcerations

Michael Harto : "Any man who must say, "I am the king" is no true king" -Tywin Lannister

Luliby : Yes exactly, if you keep going around saying you're the best, then why would you try to fix anything? You have to admit that problems exist if you're gonna do anything about them and actually make things better and perhaps move towards being the best. It's just more realistic that way.

Michael Mara : Usually the people that say America is the greatest country, are the ones who’ve never traveled outside of it.

Hugh Mungus : We're number one! In incarceration rate.

splabbity : America. A country that's pretty much alright.

Rebel 248 : Trump is ruining the Republican Party, but one good thing (maybe even the only good thing) that trump is doing for America is making more people aware of the inner workings of our democracy and the importance of being well informed and just how important it is to understand the consequences of voting for a unqualified individual.

Nicholas Tarpinian : Wow I didn’t know I needed this

maxwellis4 : Jim always telling the facts!!!!

Mike W : Most American's are too ambitious and delusional to accept mediocrity.

xtopher foster : CANADA !

NovaKaizer : Iceland is number one, and that is because the temperature is so shit that they need high living standards to keep everyone from killing themselves

WaterxDragon : China numbah one!

Mark Gigiel : America is not #1 in ANYTHING anymore, except graft, corruption and war. I am 60 years old and we were never great, just powerful. We had a good run pushing the rest of the world around. It's now ending and the ones in charge can't stand it. Get ready for another big war, that's how they fix it. Temporarily.

Cameron Hudson : 80% of comedy central shows are ranting at a desk about politics.

Jack McDaniel : I like the new national anthem :-)

Piano : Little mistake there Jim ! Bora-Bora is not a country, it is actually a French island. So it is France.

TΛBBY : America isn’t number one, *robbie rotten is* 😂😂😂😂👌👌🅱️🅱️💯💯💯💯💯

geetarbube : Getting a little chubby living in the states, James

zedeighty : Some Americans in the comments are proving that, true to stereotype, they're number 1 at failing to appreciate ironic humour.

Punisher Is Back : I'm American and I was born and raised here and I completely agree with what Jim jefferies said sadly

Old Bull Lee : Americans who treat America like Kanye West fans treat Kanye... They think Kanye is the greatest while everyone else sees that Kanye is in the sunken place.

El : to bad Bill Burr wasn't there to put him in his place

chad markwell : We are number 1 because I said so

Gazza Williams : Jim Jefferies is the Australian Frankie Boyle

Johnny Banana : i cant stand this americans anymore...time for canada to take over the free world.

k3rrons : America is a continent though 😒😌

SpaceManDawn : Not gonna lie, legal weed and free speech is a pretty good combo. The multi cultural aspect is great too. I'm from Korea, but i love living in California. There's nothing like Santa Cruz or San Francisco in Korea.

AndyNewZealand : Americans have always said this. I was brought up being told by my parents, relatives and friends etc. that Americans are loud , brash, braggarts with little taste in clothing or cuisine. I am now in my fifties and have traveled throughout the US many times. During those times I have met large numbers of Americans who were lovely, hospitable humans. But I also met a lot that, well to put it bluntly, lived up to exactly what I was told when I was young. Brash, loud, ignorant, glutinous, bigoted dullards, who were forever saying that the USA is the greatest country in the world. Generally, to a man and woman, they had never traveled outside the US and in many cases had never ventured from their home state. I have been fortunate enough to have traveled all over the world and have never once heard a person say that their nation was the greatest in the world - other that in the good old USA. Americans need to get over themselves. Don't say you live in a paradise when you clearly don't, and especially don't say it to a person who does!! (oops - perhaps I have traveled to US one too many times lol). Just remember when you or one of your fine politicians say that America is the greatest country in the world, the rest of us roll our eyes and snigger. It is rather karmic that the US has the current president; he really is what you have deserved for a long time.

TheBeelzboss : Except that "America" isn't a country...

MrClickity : America: most of us are pretty decent most of the time... but some of us are really shitty all the time.

german gama : yes... america is the trump of countries... ha haaaa.

GorillaGuerilla : I could come up with more than 10 countries, probably even 20 or 30 countries I rather live in than the US! But the song was freakin' AWESOME!


Luliby : I do also appreciate how the song about a country is country itself.

Stella Maris : The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2) and with over 325 million people, the United States is the world's third- or fourth-largest country by total area and the third-most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous and in North America between Canada and Mexico. The State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean. The U.S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The extremely diverse geography, climate, and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries. Paleo-Indians migrated from Russia to the North American mainland at least 15,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century. The United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, and the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776. The war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties. The United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, and gradually admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery. By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, and its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power. The United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 moon landing. The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation. It is a representative democracy, "in which majority rule is tempered by minority rights protected by law". The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States (OAS), and other international organizations. The United States is a highly developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for approximately a quarter of global GDP. The U.S. economy is largely post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods. Though its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U.S. holds 33.4% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. The United States ranks among the highest nations in several measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, and productivity per person. The U.S. is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, and is a leading political, cultural, and scientific force internationally.

noel smith : Only America thinks America is the best. They are taught to be patriotic from day one. I think other countries should take more pride in themselves but not if it means they won't listen to anyone else to self-improve.

hermitNIK : It is a subjective opinion.. so any for or against is really just a waste of time. 😙 That being said - The West is the best. Get here, and we'll do the rest.

Gregg Sonic : Love that it takes a foreigner to show the wrongs of one of the youngest, dumbest, fattest and broke countries on the planet. Thanks Jim!!

Hannah 22Eyes : the only thing where america has always been number 1 is invading foreign countries and waging war.

SSJ James : *MURICA 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸*

Dane Potmo : I've honestly never heard an American (who wasn't a politician grandstanding for a camera) claim the US was the greatest country. When you're not American, that very likely seems like a representation, but just as an illustration to show how detached from politics most Americans actually are, Trump had just 26% of the whole electorate vote for him. Americans can't even be bothered to vote.

Nikola Tesla : I'm not an American but I disagree with jim. Here in Asia, people set ridiculously high ambitions for their countries, compared to that, feeling happy for your country being the strongest in the world both economically and militarily and the most powerful civilisation humanity has ever produced, is perfectly reasonable. Yes you can always compare on single issues like education and healthcare, but overall, as a superpower, America remains unbeatable by any other nation.

We're Live Pal! : Well, it's the greatest country in the world right NOW, but tell me about the years of slavery, oppression, racism, killing of native Americans, and even racism against Irish people.

Sheeps Wool : It feels like Americans are babied by their leaders/Media etc. The rest of the world are more serious in terms of their media and politicians etc. whilst Americans are simply told they're amazing and their media overhype everything. You ask a Brit if their country is great and they'd sarcastically say it's shit, because we aren't so arrogant as to think we're better than everyone else...

Csherman42wallabyway : The “we weigh a ton” part triggered me as a minority who runs and works out daily. #healthybmi