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American Civilization or Culture of Selfish Greed

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posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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The health care issue is a real life metaphor of the decadence of the American culture.

I dare not refer to it as a civilization, for the actions by its government and many of its self-deluded populace testifies to the fact that it is not civilized

Unlike the American cultural scene where greed, selfishness, and the worship of the individual corporate interest over the well fair of all prevades; other postmodern people, which now includes the Pope, are calling for health care to be a right, not a privilege.

www.alan.com...

Of the 35 modern “civilized” countries in the world ALL save the US believe this paradigm of health care being a right, and therefore ensure all their people access to health care.

Too many intelligence challenged, ethnocentrically brainwashed, Americans are still steeped in the fantasy and delusion—because the corporate elite rich have told them so—that such an idea is socialism.

The American culture as of now is captured by the ethnocentric capitalists and racists. . . primarily of the American pioneer and rebel culture, and the elite money barons which are still under delusions of the independent cowboy or racist slave owner mentality that extol the idea: We want to do what we want to do, and the hell with everybody else.

They use a false understanding of “freedom” that originates in the darkest aspect of the primitive human mind.

Indeed, freedom to do what?

This self-centered mentality is epitomized by the following examples of only some of the destructive things they want to be “ free” to do:

Which includes, allowing unlimited corporate pollution of the atmosphere?

Poisoning us through unregulated products

Idolizing and pampering the rich at the expense of the middle class and the poor.

Allowing the corporate class to give unlimited financing to their puppet politicians

Reinforcing the Military Industrial Complex at the expense of any chance of world peace

Denying woman human rights

Denying minorities human rights

Assault of union rights

Attempt to eliminate the American security net and return the American culture to a neo-serf society

This lower sense of humanity is a mentality based on racism, nationalism and eventual fascism of the basest sort. This destructive mentality that has been bred in a certain amount of American people who are under a delusion of independence from God and humanity is the last source of egocentric evil on the earth and likely will be the direct cause of the destruction of the world.




posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 06:50 PM
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I'm an american and I have to agree with this.

Most americans are enslaved by the dollar and a bunch of sheeps, and we call this place the land of the free.



posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 07:25 PM
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Hey, right on...your 3rd thread tearing north america and it's populace to shreds! You're on a roll, we should call you butter..!


So info...you start off with a solid point - health care, or the lack of, and then you go off on a tangent labeling north americans and their culture in the most negative way possible - by generalizing...





Well, let me go off on a tangent as well - your regurgitated comments are nothing new nor profound...as a matter of fact, it might be surmised that you have issues with the u.s. because you are a trendy, stereotypical chump looking for attention - well, you found it...





Leeching off past sentiments is a rookie move...the only part of your OP that brought something to the table is the issue of health care. But that 'issue' wasn't enough to discuss apparently, as you went off in multiple directions, with barely any of the content addressing health care.





So, basically, you have absolutely nothing new to add to the list of problems north americans face - you just felt like kicking a dead horse, huh..?


Weak sauce guy...


And platipus...you're the reason friendly fire rates go up in war time.



posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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Man I love it when an entire nation can fit into a narrow minded grouping of stereotypes and rhetoric.

Go ahead. Bash away.

Hope it makes you feel better.

I've got to get back to my anti-womens minority health rights meeting. We're going to have a bake sale to raise money to withold from poor starving foreign kids.



posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 02:48 PM
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The American cultural scene is greed, selfishness, and the worship of the individual corporate interest over the well fair of all pervades? Funny you should mention the pope, as the biggest scam out there that takes in billions holds more than trillions, that shelters some of the biggest crooks is the Catholic church.
You mention about health care in the other modern civilized countries, yet blast the US health system. Yet you fail to mention in your post, that there is no free health care anywhere in those countries. The only difference between the systems is that in most other countries, and if you look at the socio-economic impact, those other countries are not doing so well on the economic front and everyone there pays more taxes, than their counterparts in the USA. You also forgot to mention that the people in America make more per year, than their counterparts in those other countries, and pay less taxes than anyone in the world. Nor have you mentioned that in all of those countries, that there is a lack of freedom and rights of all men, that prevails through out those countries. Most have anti hate speech laws on the books, and in some of those countries, don’t try to start a church, cause that is more likely to get shot down, and when you also look at the immigration problems they are having, that is further burdening their system, along with having to placate and care for all of those people, well now you see why there is heavy unrest.
Once again you have given no evidence to support your claims, no proof to back your arguments. In the US, yes the military industrial complex is high, but would you rather live free and pay that burden, or would you prefer that the US lost the last war and be in hiding for your life, speaking German? You claim that we deny woman human rights? Last time I checked, women have a lot more rights than their counterparts in the work force and are given a lot more lee way when it comes to them being able to take time off.
Denying minority human rights? In what way? In the US, there is legalized discrimination against people of one color all in favor of equalizing the work force. Things are often determined on the color of the skin a lot more than you give credit for, than merit. And those jobs that do strive to keep a fair and diverse work force are often under constraints of the government rules, that makes it fair.
Well the Unions are no more than a political tool, that uses people to further the goals of the politicians that it seeks favor form, and are the biggest lobbyist group in Washington DC. Why is it that Bill Ayers, the head of the largest UNION, SCIU visit’s the White House and with the president on a regular basis, to include help dictate policy?
You claim that the US is racist, yet here is the ultimate question: If the US was racist, why did some one who is African American get into office, how is it that in the past administrations, that have had African Americans on the staff advising the president, and women in those positions? And why was an African American, at one time head of all of the military forces in the United States, while under a Republican president?



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:35 PM
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In terms of womens rights and human rights and also philanthropy America ranks among the top nations in the world. The facts state the exact opposite of what you say.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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'Western Civilization...'

Corrected that for you
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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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Are you kidding me buddy? The American way of life was built on greed. The world is built on greed. What do you think survival of the fittest means? If you trace history you will understand that the world has always been in competition with one another. This isn't the right way but there is no right way to survival.

You can sit here and blame the American people, you can blame Canada, religion, money, and etc. But ultimately it is EVERYONE who is greedy, not just the American populace.

Now let me ask you this, who are you to be an arm-chair hero? You sit behind the screen and blame everyone for greed meanwhile I am sure you contribute some of the greed yourself. Why is American civilization the only greedy civilization as opposed to everyone else doing the same thing?



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:44 PM
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reply to post by facelift
 


North America?
I take it you are from Canada, or maybe Mexico . . . . Probably a drug mule!



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:45 PM
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reply to post by lucid eyes
 


Don’t be afraid, I won’t hurt you. For one can only hurt themselves . . . .Karma



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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America is greedy because I said so!

I wasn’t talking about the entire Western world or any other nations.

I was talking about the supposed “greatest nation ever”


But to your point.

Indeed, we all partake in this vast ocean of pain. I would be a self righteous dude to think otherwise.

On the other hand, I am allowed the freedom to judge things based on my raising in the Judeo-Christian, and in my case Islamic, Buddhist, Hiindu, as well, traditions of Charity, Love, Unity, and that behind all our selfish greedy actions . . . somewhere is a better inner human that we all should try to become.

Sharing the spoils and wealth of the world is a good beginning,

Feeding the starving children in the world is also a good beginning

Even supporting the middle and lower classes of people in America to a half decent life is also a start, AS MANY OF THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES DO.

And many other things that could and should be done to make the world a better one.

I HAVE A STANDARD OF ETHICS AND MORALITY. Though I don’t claim perfection, only that I seek to become better.

WE ARE THE WORLD



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 05:43 PM
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Originally posted by inforeal
reply to post by Equinox99
 


America is greedy because I said so!

I wasn’t talking about the entire Western world or any other nations.

I was talking about the supposed “greatest nation ever”


America is greedy because it follows history. America is nothing more than a collection of immigrant from other countries, so greed did not originate within the US but from other countries which were then brought over to the US. And US is a lot less greedy than say many African nations. You want to feed starving children in Africa? How about making their rich leaders give up their wealth so their people can eat. If we send money how do you know it won't end up in some slum lord's pockets while the poor don't get a cent?


But to your point.

Indeed, we all partake in this vast ocean of pain. I would be a self righteous dude to think otherwise.


So than stop pointing the blame and take responsibility for your own action. Take action rather than sitting here anonymously saying AMERICA IS GREEDY! WOE UNTO YOU THE GREEDY ONES. You blaming others for being greedy while you being greedy yourself is called being a hypocrite.



On the other hand, I am allowed the freedom to judge things based on my raising in the Judeo-Christian, and in my case Islamic, Buddhist, Hiindu, as well, traditions of Charity, Love, Unity, and that behind all our selfish greedy actions . . . somewhere is a better inner human that we all should try to become.

Yes, so when you become that better human you can point the blame. Jesus said something like how can you take the thingy out of your bro's eyes when you have a horse in yours.


Sharing the spoils and wealth of the world is a good beginning,

Feeding the starving children in the world is also a good beginning

Even supporting the middle and lower classes of people in America to a half decent life is also a start, AS MANY OF THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES DO.


Such as? You mean England? Oh you mean the Europeans in that union that many richer countries are going to abandon in a couple of years? Let me tell you something, you can't have a few rich countries carrying the others, you just can't. I bet you in 1-2 years Germany and many other rich countries are going to leave the EU for good. And many of those countries are nothing like what you describe. How about Ireland? Greece? Portugal? Spain? They have very low ways of life, so how can you give examples that are worse off than the US?



And many other things that could and should be done to make the world a better one.

I HAVE A STANDARD OF ETHICS AND MORALITY. Though I don’t claim perfection, only that I seek to become better.

WE ARE THE WORLD


We all seek to become better but very few of us do become better. If I was you, to better myself, I would try not to be greedy before pointing my fingers.



posted on Apr, 17 2011 @ 02:32 PM
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Yup, there's nothing in here that I disagree with. The majority of americans just want to sit in front of their tee-vees, eating their GMO franken foods and gulping down every word the MSM tells them to believe so that they don't have to think for themselves...of course most people cannot be bothered to learn about the real problems going on in the world. Rising poverty? People dying for lack of health care? Wealthy elites destroying entire economies out of greed? Wars of aggression? Central bankers controlling the entire money system? Eh. sorry can't be bothered...gotta go watch crack heads getting beatdowns on "Cops".

I have to say, there are many Americans who have woken up and are actually trying to do something, people who aren't motivated by greed, but the vast majority, it's true, are out for themselves and themselves alone...Just look at what happened with the financial collapse and other examples of feckless worshiping of greed in this country (why some people would want an idiot like Donald Trump as president is beyond me)...again, not trying to paint a broad brush here, but there are reasons that much of the world views Americans as self-absorbed, ignorant, greedy bastards.



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 09:07 PM
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As an American, I agree America is one of the most greedy countries in the world. There is a lot of cold hearted selfish people in America. The worst are the far right who see poor people that depend on social programs as parasites. People who say that are disgusting and I wish they loose their jobs so they see how it is like and be thankful for the safety nets. I am sick of the sick cold hearted people in this country. That is what wrong with this country, selfishism, greedy and cold hearted.



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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the very definition of ignorance would be painting 300 million people with the same brush.




posted on May, 9 2011 @ 01:25 AM
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Actually, it was Richard Trumpka, the head of the AFL-CIO who even bragged about how his organization was involved in the Egyptian protests, and who hobknobs with Intl European socialist, promoting a global financial tax. Bill Ayers is the former domestic terrorist who was part of the Weatherman Underground, but otherwise you had the right idea.



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