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Are We A Broken Society In The USA?

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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 01:32 PM
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originally posted by: KellyPrettyBear
Of course it's the 1% that pits the two sides against each other..
as the two sides fight, the 1% continues to transfer wealth,
(steal from the lower & middle class) until the USA is a
third world country.

Sometimes I wonder what they do with all that money. I guess I've just been brainwashed into thinking that having a dozen yachts or pooping in a gold toilet is ridiculous. I guess everybody would like a little more money, but sheesh.




posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 01:36 PM
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Yes.


edit on 22-2-2018 by Black_Fox because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 01:46 PM
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originally posted by: KellyPrettyBear
the USA is not even in the top 10 of happiest countries:

Happiest Countries



I couldn't help but notice...



Hee hee



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: Realtruth

Like most Western societies I think you’re breaking in places. I don’t think you’re broken. The USA is an amazing place and stands for something. It’s worth fighting for.

However you did build your country on the blood and bones of the natives. That is a primal scream that will forever haunt you.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: glend

Indeed.

But humans won't be the species enjoying that new world.

At least not humans as we are now.

Kev



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 01:55 PM
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Hang on. Are you suggesting that American society is broken...because it needs a plumber? Is that guy not taking a public bath? Must admit, I was rather suspicious about him doing so, due to the absence of soap and lather and bubbles, and I can't see a towel either.

Of course, American society is broken, there has never been a time when it wasn't. It is like a delicate china cup, originally shattered into many pieces, but somehow all the pieces have come together, yet still missing the vital, and most important ingredient...the social glue that would bond it.

America has no social glue, so fractured and cracked ideologically. America is not a nation, and never has been, it is simply a collection of loosely-fitting ideological garments of irreconcilability, none of which aptly fit the body.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Realtruth

More of a " Rotten " society.

The social decay has taken root.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

it's that evolutionary defect I was mentioning.

At the very end, when a predator species has killed most other life,

they then turn on their own species.

someday, there will be like 10,000 near immortal humans left,
and the rest will be killed off or "boxed" in virtual reality.

or we go extinct.

I know that the 'spiritual people' don't like to hear reality
like this.. but it's the way of things.

Now... one layer of reality over.. everybody is a hippie.. more
like a bonnobo chimp, than a homo sapiens chimp..
and they eat and drink and make little primates with
anyone and everyone.. (and are happy and sustainable)

another layer of reality over.. humans ARE ascending.
(and are happy and sustainable).

But that's not "our channel".

Somebody has to be the runt of the litter, and that's
us.

Kev



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: Thirty6BelowZero

It's not funny.

the USA is becoming annexed to Russia.. it's becoming a total toilet here.

I tried various times to leave.. but i'm too old and too poor.. I don't have
the 2 million dollars cash in hand and am not multi-lingual.

Oh, I own my home outright.. and have a nice retirement account..
but it doesn't add up to 2 million plus to get a foreign residence
permit in one of the "good" countries.

Now... if I keep my head in the sand, and disregard the welfare of
others.. as I can do little for them.. I'm happy enough..

I always wanted to make a difference when I was little.. I saw
"this current time" in my mind before I was 8.. and wanted to
help avoid it..

but nope. Failed.
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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:08 PM
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originally posted by: elysiumfire
Hang on. Are you suggesting that American society is broken...because it needs a plumber? Is that guy not taking a public bath? Must admit, I was rather suspicious about him doing so, due to the absence of soap and lather and bubbles, and I can't see a towel either.

Of course, American society is broken, there has never been a time when it wasn't. It is like a delicate china cup, originally shattered into many pieces, but somehow all the pieces have come together, yet still missing the vital, and most important ingredient...the social glue that would bond it.

America has no social glue, so fractured and cracked ideologically. America is not a nation, and never has been, it is simply a collection of loosely-fitting ideological garments of irreconcilability, none of which aptly fit the body.


well said.

The founding fathers might have been inspired by the French revolution and enlightenment
era big brains..

but hardly anyone else has been.

As you said.. we have no social glue whatsoever.

some thought religion was that glue.. but it was just an excuse for the mass murder
of the american indians and the beginnings of unbridled selfishness, that has flowered
into it's current form in our country.

Institutionalized, gerry-mandered greed and selfishness.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:10 PM
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originally posted by: ARM1968
a reply to: Realtruth

Like most Western societies I think you’re breaking in places. I don’t think you’re broken. The USA is an amazing place and stands for something. It’s worth fighting for.

However you did build your country on the blood and bones of the natives. That is a primal scream that will forever haunt you.



Europe killed the pagans too.

The blood and bones of the natives power all countries.. not just the USA.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: KellyPrettyBear




The founding fathers might have been inspired by the French revolution


The French Revolution started 6 years after The American Revolution finished, and lasted for 10 years.

How could they have been inspired ?



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

very nice!

I didn't lookup my dates.

Keep me honest!

but the meat of my statement was still absolutely correct..

The founding fathers were inspired by a variety of people
who were considered of the "enlightenment era".

www.ushistory.org...



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:22 PM
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originally posted by: KellyPrettyBear
As you said.. we have no social glue whatsoever.

We used to have TV and Top 40 Radio. Everybody knew the shows and songs. When I was in the Air Force, we used to drill to the theme from "Hogan's Heroes" and jog to "Gilligan's Island."

Something else to blame on the societal fragmentation made easier by the Internet.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:23 PM
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originally posted by: ARM1968
a reply to: Realtruth

Like most Western societies I think you’re breaking in places. I don’t think you’re broken. The USA is an amazing place and stands for something. It’s worth fighting for.

However you did build your country on the blood and bones of the natives. That is a primal scream that will forever haunt you.



The inherent issues of blame plague the world, we seem to blame what's been handed to us, then except it as the status quo, or some aren't even aware that things are bad.

When we bypass all this, and start to accept personal responsibilities, our fragile egos, and self-empowerment our awareness starts to expand.

If we have a cycle of violence within a family, or one that has been passed on from generation to generation, if awareness sets in who is responsible after that to end the cycle?



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: Blue Shift

that is interesting...

are you saying that *cough* alternative media sites say,
are contributing to the misanthropic thinking that is
taking over the US?



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:31 PM
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originally posted by: KellyPrettyBear
a reply to: alldaylong

very nice!

I didn't lookup my dates.

Keep me honest!

but the meat of my statement was still absolutely correct..

The founding fathers were inspired by a variety of people
who were considered of the "enlightenment era".

www.ushistory.org...


On a lighter note, think about this.

The French Revolution was inspired by The American Revolution.

French Royalty had to help the American colonists gain independence, by supplying infantry and sailors.

It then came around to bite the French Royalties arse because what they helped achieve in America was an inspiration for their own demise.

Quite funny really.




posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

My knowledge of history failed me in that era!

A sword swings both ways, doesn't it?

it is humorous.



posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:47 PM
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originally posted by: KellyPrettyBear
are you saying that *cough* alternative media sites say,
are contributing to the misanthropic thinking that is
taking over the US?

The ease at which we can choose to see things that only reinforce our particular cultural biases. There are many people who follow every move the Kardashians make. I know that they're famous, but I'm not exactly sure for what. Used to know plenty of Motown hits. Diana Ross played right after James Taylor or 38 Special. Now I wouldn't know a Jay-Z song if it dropped a Tesla on me. More people watch Univision and Telemundo than Fox News.

Everybody isolating themselves in their own echo chamber doesn't help us agree on how to deal with common problems.
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posted on Feb, 22 2018 @ 02:47 PM
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Looking in as an outsider I don't think America is broken. It's just going through a rough patch. I have many American friends who are amazingly happy and love their country with so much passion.

For every person who loves thier country, there are those who wish to do it harm.

If you want to fix your country, you have to set an example and hope that others follow. Times are changing all over the world. We are currently in a transitional period. On the edge of madness, but not quite ready to jump.




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