Robin Williams' peace plan-Fiction!
Robin Williams’ Plan for Peace–Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A list of various ingredients of a peace proposal involving the United States around the world. It’s humorous in tone and attributed to comedian Robin Williams.
There is no evidence this originated with Robin Williams.
We’re not sure where it came from, but the initial versions of it did not mention Robin Williams.
That was added along the way.
Last updated 4/30/03
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan… what we
need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message.
Robin Williams’ plan…(Hard to argue with this logic!)
I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan
for peace. So, here’s one plan:
1) The US will apologize to the world for our “interference” in their
affairs, past & present. We will promise never to “interfere” again.
2) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with
Germany, South Korea and the Philippines. They don’t want us there. We
would station troops at our borders. No more sneaking through holes in
3) All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and
leave. We’ll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder
will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where
they are. France would welcome them.
4) All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 day
visits unless given a special permit. No one from a terrorist nation
would be allowed in. If you don’t like it there, change it yourself,
don’t hide here. Asylum would not ever be available to anyone. We don’t
need any more cab drivers.
5) No “students” over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they
don’t attend classes, they get a “D” and it’s back home, baby.
6) The US will make a strong effort to become self sufficient energy
wise. This will include developing non polluting sources of energy but
will require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The
caribou will have to cope for a while.
7) Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for
their oil. If they don’t like it, we go someplace else.
8) If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we
will not “interfere”. They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds,
rain, cement or whatever they need. Besides, most of what we give them
gets “lost” or is taken by their army. The people who need it most get
very little, anyway.
9) Ship the UN Headquarters to an island some place. We don’t need the
spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, it would make a good
homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.
9b) Use the buildings as replacement for the twin towers.
10) All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one
can call us “Ugly Americans” any longer. Now, ain’t that a winner of a
plan. “The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying ‘Give me your poor, your
tired, your huddled masses.’ She’s got a baseball bat and she’s yelling,
‘You want a piece of me?”