Originally posted by LLoyd45
"Yes", we can all see how our country has evolved since the fifties.. We have rampant crime all across the country, drug abuse and
AIDS are almost at pandemic levels, we have millions of people that are unemployed, underemployed, or homeless, and what amount to a welfare state
populated by people who believe the productive members of our society owe them a living. Yeah, hooray for evolution and progress!
Originally posted by Quazga
This is what I love about democracy, as the older generations die out, newer more blended generations replace them wholesale, and along with that
comes a deeper undersanding of humanity, and a deeper love of humanity in general. This is the strength of evolution, and the next step for mamallian
You are right, It is always darkest right before the dawn. We've always had problems after serious changes.
Think about the "gangs of new york" scenario if you will. We've progressed much from there. Eventually we ended up with the 70's and heroin
running through the same places, but we recovered from that as well. New York is still a rough place, but nothing like it was then.
Thats the beauty of humanity is that we adapt. Recently in Houston hope was made for treatment which basically kills HIV. These are horrible things,
but we will grow through them.
The plagues of Europe made the descendants of the survivors (those who were exposed but lived) immune to HIV. Our generation's descendants will have
this same ability through the progress that we have made.
Economics are also trend based, and the crisis you speak of today, although actual and painful will subside with time and innovations.
It may indeed get worse before it gets better, but it will get better.
Yep eventually there will be no talk of race, and multiculturalism will not be a threat due to extremists, but a reality found through
interbreeeding among different cultures.
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wow! that sounds like such a Utopian society. The problem with multiculturalism is, most of it's supporters are unwilling to give up their own
cultural biases and ethnic prejudices to embrace anyone else's culture.
Well see that's where the obsolesence of these types of people comes into play. They will all eventually die out. Their children are interbreeding
with other cultures. And no amount of honor killings will stop this. That, my friend, is human nature as well. We are stubborn folk you are right,
but that which we are stubborn about changes from generation to generation, especially when faced with the power of the post modern world views today
vs the outdated world views which are dying off.
For those of you who are into metaphysics etc, you will recognize this as the death of the old God and the birthing pangs of the new God.
It happens anytime there is a major shift in consciousness due to progress. Think about the effect of the printing press on the world at large. One
specific example of this is that it was a key aspect in the power of the Reformation.
Today we are still witnessing the collective effects of mass comunications and the ever shrinking world. This is not a Utopian dream, but what
happens in gene pools once they find their boundaries. It happens in tribes sperarated by distance, and happens in larger groups seperated from other
cultures, and is happening globally as the cultural walls that divide all of these gene pools come crashing down. This is how each culture develops
immunities to certain diseases, some of which they carry as natural biological weapons of conquest.
Here in Altanta I see more interacial couples than I see anything else. Regardless of the cultures involved. These are the types of people in my
circle of friends:
1. A Muslim Indian Woman who is married to a Jew from New York.
2. A Half White, Half Paki Lady who is involved with the son of Jamaicans who lived in London.
3. A Norwegian/English American Man who is married to a Cherokee/African American/Irish American Woman
Now we all vacation together and have been to eachother's weddings etc. The cultural polination that results is amazing. My point is that this is
not limited to just my circle of friends. It's a cosmopolitan trend that will continue, inexorably, and eventually the distinctions will fall away.
(Unless of course progress is stopped due to some catastrophe like Yellow stone or something.)
This is to me an obvious pattern in history of how civilizations develop and merge with others. We still carry The hallmarks of some of them in our
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