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Making America Great Again

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posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 05:23 PM
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Ahh, yes, the good ol' days of the once great 'Murica.












edit on 21-9-2017 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 05:27 PM
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originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck

originally posted by: Gryphon66
AT best it is merely a modernization of "the good ol' days" wistfulness that usually accompanies the middle aged and elderly periods of life.
At worst, it's an echo of every fascist regime that has ever come into power.

So what's the youth perspective, because I doubt they are yearning for the days of Ozzie and Harriet. First thing comes to my mind is that they didn't bother to vote. Maybe they don't relate to the MAGA concept?


Interestingly, while the majority of young people are rather liberal, there's an ever growing and actually strong conservative movement among the younger crowd. They don't really embrace traditional Republican values, as they're not strong on social conservatism or even fiscal conservatism but they strongly believe in keeping what they've worked for, earning their keep, and paying their own way.

If I had to pin this on anything, I think it's the fact that the young are paying very high costs for college, with debt they can never discharge, and are told at every turn that their degree is something special... and also a cross to bear. It's given the youth this idea that they have a unique burden on society, and that they're going to trudge along despite it, and take pride in it... and that if they can do that, then others can do something they see as easier.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 05:39 PM
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Carve out the Progressive Era, the Great Society, the Hippie 60s, then the Carter/Clinton/Obama eras.

That comes close to when America was great.

Your opinion may differ.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 05:43 PM
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originally posted by: Teikiatsu
Carve out the Progressive Era, the Great Society, the Hippie 60s, then the Carter/Clinton/Obama eras.

That comes close to when America was great.

Your opinion may differ.


So basically 1900-1925 and 1980-1988?



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 05:49 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
How can you set a baseline for greatness when some people dont think America has never been great?



Is that a triple negative? don't - never been - or a double negative?



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 05:54 PM
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Make America Great Again = Make Being White & Male Mean Something Again.

Sad to say if being white and male is all you've got - you ain't got much.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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This entire thread is a great exercise in the uses and abuses of presentism, as we get to view the entirety of American history through the lenses of the most privileged generation of SJWs the world has ever seen.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 06:56 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan

originally posted by: Teikiatsu
Carve out the Progressive Era, the Great Society, the Hippie 60s, then the Carter/Clinton/Obama eras.

That comes close to when America was great.

Your opinion may differ.


So basically 1900-1925 and 1980-1988?


1776-1890, 1920-1926, 1940-1970 (minus the hippies), 1980-1990, 2000-2006. Give or take.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 06:59 PM
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originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
This entire thread is a great exercise in the uses and abuses of presentism, as we get to view the entirety of American history through the lenses of the most privileged generation of SJWs the world has ever seen.

Hey...wasn't me that chose MAGA as a mantra. And I do believe that we are getting a lot of diversity in the comments. As I'd hoped.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 06:59 PM
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originally posted by: FyreByrd
Make America Great Again = Make Being White & Male Mean Something Again.

Sad to say if being white and male is all you've got - you ain't got much.


More like 'Make Judeo-Christian, Western-European Values prominent again'

Because let's face it, those values have shown to be the key to individual liberty and success.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 06:59 PM
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Alas, if only the problems facing America were limited to the "SJWs" of any and all political stripes.

(And yes, Virginia, there are "SJWs" in all political factions, just as there are "snowflakes" and "PC Police" and whatever stupid little term d'jour you prefer.)

If only muttering platitudes about how perfect "one side" is and how abysmal "the other side" would fix something. As if crying continually about "identity politics" while doing so isn't the purest form of irony.

Anyone who pretends to the barest understanding of logic reasoning knows that such false dichotomies are not only fallacious ... but absurd.

Anyone who is dull-witted enough to truly believe that the only problems extant are "with the other side" deserves what they eventually get in my estimation.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: FyreByrd
Make America Great Again = Make Being White & Male Mean Something Again.

Sad to say if being white and male is all you've got - you ain't got much.


More like 'Make Judeo-Christian, Western-European Values prominent again'

Because let's face it, those values have shown to be the key to individual liberty and success.


Sure. Just ask Hitler. Well, everything but the "Judeo" part, eh?
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posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 07:02 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66

originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: FyreByrd
Make America Great Again = Make Being White & Male Mean Something Again.

Sad to say if being white and male is all you've got - you ain't got much.


More like 'Make Judeo-Christian, Western-European Values prominent again'

Because let's face it, those values have shown to be the key to individual liberty and success.


Sure. Just ask Hitler.


I would, but he's dead. His secular socialist/fascistic tyrannical values led to his downfall. It was in the news.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: Teikiatsu



More like 'Make Judeo-Christian, Western-European Values prominent again'


Specifically, to which "Judeo-Christian" *values* do you refer that should be returned?



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 07:06 PM
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originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: Gryphon66

originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: FyreByrd
Make America Great Again = Make Being White & Male Mean Something Again.

Sad to say if being white and male is all you've got - you ain't got much.


More like 'Make Judeo-Christian, Western-European Values prominent again'

Because let's face it, those values have shown to be the key to individual liberty and success.


Sure. Just ask Hitler.


I would, but he's dead. His secular socialist/fascistic tyrannical values led to his downfall. It was in the news.


He was a Christian and a crony capitalist. He killed Jews in Christ's name. He promised great prosperity and liberty and to Make Germany Great Again.

Perhaps that last part sounds familiar to you?

edit on 21-9-2017 by Gryphon66 because: Noted



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: Teikiatsu



More like 'Make Judeo-Christian, Western-European Values prominent again'


Specifically, to which "Judeo-Christian" *values* do you refer that should be returned?


Turn the other cheek (humility)

Do unto others as you would have done unto yourself (respect)

Tolerance of other people's lifestyle, but not necessarily acceptance. (Common Decency)

Actions define people, not their words or promises. Accountability to those actions. Follow through - you start something, you see it through until you are done.

Respect of Innocent Human Life

Traditional family unit - man + woman - married and working before they have kids - difficult to divorce

Work Ethic - he who is able bodied and chooses to not work shall not eat



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: Teikiatsu

And how many of those has a scriptural basis?

And how many are rooted in the Republican platform?



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 07:15 PM
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It's quite obvious here that if you are/were a member of one of the privileged groups in the "great times" of the United States, you think on that time soundly.

If you were not a member of those groups, that time is the reason why you fight a return to it. Because trust me, that's what's at stake here.
edit on 21-9-2017 by Gryphon66 because: Noted



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66

originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: Gryphon66

originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: FyreByrd
Make America Great Again = Make Being White & Male Mean Something Again.

Sad to say if being white and male is all you've got - you ain't got much.


More like 'Make Judeo-Christian, Western-European Values prominent again'

Because let's face it, those values have shown to be the key to individual liberty and success.


Sure. Just ask Hitler.


I would, but he's dead. His secular socialist/fascistic tyrannical values led to his downfall. It was in the news.


He was a Christian and a crony capitalist. He killed Jews in Christ's name. He promised great prosperity and liberty and to Make Germany Great Again.

Perhaps that last part sounds familiar to you?


It sounds like a guy who knew how to use religion to achieve his worldly goals. That doesn't make him a religious person.

We can agree he was a cronyist, but true capitalism is not associated with government preferences.



posted on Sep, 21 2017 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: Teikiatsu

And how many of those has a scriptural basis?

And how many are rooted in the Republican platform?


Doesn't matter. Notice I added 'western european', which includes (pagan) Roman/Greek/Germanic/Celtic influences



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