[lit-ideas] Cosmopolitanism: Is the dream over?

Is this funny ... in a funny sort of way? Any truths regarding political
multiculturalism or moral cosmopolitanism being expressed here?

Walter O.
Memorial U.

Last month, a survey was conducted by the U.N. Worldwide. The only
question asked  was: 
 
"Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food 
shortage in the rest of the world?"

The survey was a HUGE failure.

In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant. 

In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant.  

In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant. 

In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant. 

In the Middle East they didn't know what "solution" meant.  

In South America they didn't know what "please" meant. 

And in the USA they didn't know what "the rest of the world" meant.



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I merely pass this along. 
 

Last month, a survey was conducted by the U.N. Worldwide. The only
question asked  was: 
 
"Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the food
shortage in the rest of the world?"

The survey was a HUGE failure.

In Africa they didn't know what "food" meant. 

In Eastern Europe they didn't know what "honest" meant. 

In Western Europe they didn't know what "shortage" meant. 

In China they didn't know what "opinion" meant. 

In the Middle East they didn't know what "solution" meant. 

In South America they didn't know what "please" meant. 

And in the USA they didn't know what "the rest of the world" meant.


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