Is America Really Number One? - The Jim Jefferies Show

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As America’s image takes a beating internationally, Jim examines the U.S.’s conviction that it’s the greatest country in the world. Subscribe to Comedy Central: Watch more Comedy Central: Follow The Jim Jefferies Show: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: Watch full episodes of The Jim Jefferies Show: Follow Comedy Central: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: About The Jim Jefferies Show: The Jim Jefferies Show is here to shake up the humdrum formula of the political late-night show. Jim tackles the news of the day with no-bulls**t candor, piercing insight and a uniquely Aussie viewpoint. The Jim Jefferies Show airs Tuesdays at 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central.

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Andrew Grove : #1 in gun deaths and incarcerations

Liberty Scott : At last someone said it. I like America but the blind arrogant patriotism is deeply off putting. Trust me, the rest of the world laughs when we hear another American claim they live in the best country of the world. I mean, by sheer statistics alone it's proven false. I just saw a travel blogger proclaim people around the globe look at her like she's a celebrity when she says she's American, jesus, talk about delusion.

Joshua Parkinson : The thing about "the usa is the best" is that it's only the Americans who believe it.

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

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

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

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

Oscar A. Rayo : Reason politicians tell us "US is # 1" is cause they don't want to improve on it, they rather make you believe all work is done so you don't ask for better education, healthcare, roads. less corrupt system. Politicians want to do what their masters tell them unhindered.

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...

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

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

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.

Camilo Mejía : Comedy is a great way to learn 'bout ourselves. Humility is one unmistakable feature of greatness.

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.

Maxx Kroes : Just look at all the lists made about countries, the USA is nowhere near the top :D

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

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

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.

Tony Soprano : If you are the best you don't need to say it every 5 minutes other people will talk about how you are the best. The fact that every country doesn't is a clue

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

Rachel Roark : It does matter! America is the BEST. 😉

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

federalreserve Brown : 37th place for freedoms,, who braggs about coming in 37th place???

William Girard : I just said this the other day on another vídeo. Too many egocentric idiots. The US is not the best country in almost anything. It is a great place but I am much happier living in subtropical paradise than I was in the US. It is all a matter of opinion.

yakuza01 : A "meh" rica

James Kerr : Number one for Defence spending overall?

John Smith : 'maybe the patriotic thing to do is to lower your standards.'  XD love that sentence

Carlos E : America is NOT a country. América is a CONTINENT. Your country's name is United States of America.

Megan Kohtz : America is the best county in the world = propaganda

Adam Dwyer : My mum makes the best brownies, maybe try some other brownies most are pretty good some are shit and your mums not the only person who makes the best brownies

Xanxei : "Cleaning up other people's messes." I love how that casually implies that America has been overthrowing legitimate governments and bombing the shit out of half the world since WW2, out of the goodness of its heart.

James Cruze : He was drunk on this one

Thomas : Yeah, some hyperbole but a number of other countries have their nationalism, even if broadcast just internally. It's a problem throughout the world of not remember we are all humans, not just a country label.

مرتضى الجابري : #Save_the_Iraqi_people The Iraqi people are demanding their basic rights to life, but the government responded to the Iraqi people by shooting them with fire and many of them were killed. The Iraqi people were sentenced to death by the dictatorship government. The Iraqi people have begun their revolution to overthrow the dictatorship. Save the Iraqi people because the dictatorship of the government sentenced the people to death and death This government, which is rumored to be a democratic government, has declared its true teeth and is a government dictatorship and is killing and suppressing the demonstrations of the Iraqi people to demand their rights by changing this government. These people suffer from poor conditions in all aspects of life. The government also banned all means of communication with the outside world to suppress these peaceful demonstrations We need your votes with us. Save the Iraqi people who were sentenced to death

Michael Mara : Love you Jim........keep up the great work!

Vasilijan Nikolovski : Dissent is the highest form of patriotism. - Thomas Jefferson

Neutron Pixie : Ranked 56th in the list of freest countries and falling.

Dibble 23 : Lana is the best, Lana number 1 clap clap

C C : America is not a joke. is the Punchline.

Tristen Bohn : He switched to drunk so convincingly, I thought he was plastered on air!

Lance Saha : #1 in incarceration and murders committed by cops. #1 in disproportionate levels of wealth. and definitely in corrupt politicians , and finally we are lapping ourselves in the amount of wealthy criminals never having to worry about paying for their crimes against humanity.

fassil kiros : A truly Macho look of ones self ! US greatness is reduceable to it's bully attitude and toxic manliness since colonial times to achieve anything.. Military might and Adventures free Spirit called "Strong Ego" . But in reality it is the most abusive powers in modern times , inside and outside ! Pathetic

Naruto Can Kill Goku : HealthCare -USA Sucks Path to Success -Internet makes everything fair Safety -Everyone has a gun Minimum Wage -Tips are a only thing in USA Entertainment -You are number 1

George Marsden : And as far as PISA ranking is concerned America isn't even in the top half for maths education. (40th of 70)

MrOneye : Dude you the best. I'm proud to have you as an American. You're the meaning of it. Right on.

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.

Mohamed FAOUZ : Helth care in morocco is better than the us wow

Gazza Williams : Jim Jefferies is the Australian Frankie Boyle

Devil Slayer The Saint Of Killers ! : So true, but how can america lower it's standards a bit if things are already shit?