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originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: Zanti Misfit
so now, unless we all accept this idea that the US was great, at one time, but not now I guess since trump must not think so since he wants to make it great AGAIN... we are unpatriotic??
King David was "great" at one time, but he literally caused the death of a good man so he could have his wife!!
would we consider a man who did this "great" today?? Most of history's "great men" and "great kingdoms" became great by doing some things that in today's time would be rather repulsive and unacceptable to do. and the world is still paying for the actions that elevated the US to it's position of greatness. Maybe what makes the US "great" is that it gives it's people the freedom to recognize the injustices, the inequalities, the ruthlessness, the greediness, the bad and cruel things that our forefathers have done as being something that shouldn't be aspired to. maybe the greatness is in the ability to move away from those things that we find as just not acceptable any longer and not look back, not turn back.
and maybe, just maybe it is you who is being a tad unpatriotic for claiming another is for just speaking what he thought?
originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
I guess that’s true. We were “great” at slavery. We were “great” at treating women like second class citizens. We were “great” at forcing homosexuals to live a life of secrecy in the closet. We were “great” at our mistreatment of Japanese American citizens during WWII.
Great doesn’t necessarily mean good. Do we really want to be “great” again?
originally posted by: burntheships
Well looks like the Dem leaders dislike America as much
or more than Russia.
He needs to get out, step down how unpatriotic and disgusting.