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Originally posted by Dezero
This thread is not meant to cause offence to anyone, it is more of tongue in cheek type of post with a serious side to it.
I saw a post a week or so ago from someone who said they would rather use a bullet to kill FDR than Hitler because of the damage he's done to America. This is precisely the selfish thinking that I despise in some people, forget the people around the world who lost their lives during WW2 (including Americans) as long as America is ok.
Now don't get me wrong I have some friends from the States who are wonderful people, but the majority of Americans I see seem to be trapped in their own bubble. Mainly from LA I must confess.
I think one of the main reasons they are in such a mess is because of patriotism. Leaders hide behind a flag to justify their actions while conning citizens into believing almost anything. To be fair this normally comes from the less open minded Americans but still, there are a hell of a lot of them.
I think most people on ATS are more intelligent and open minded so please don't feel this is a personal attack on you.
God bless America - why?
I have a lot to be thankful to Americans for as my eyes have been opened by the stupidity of your leaders exposing themselves. British leaders are a lot more sneaky and and are able to hide the conspiracies better.
For those who wish to attack British society feel free. I will probably agree with you. Most are like Americans without the passion and we're all a bunch of miserable moaning freaks.
Originally posted by freespirit1
Secondly, way too many people are demanding hand-outs. No longer is anyone really required to support themselves.
You can no longer discipline your children without having them taken away (The schools actually teach this, at least here).
I think it's more like "God help America"........
Originally posted by freespirit1
reply to post by Ghost375
That statement that "too many people are demanding hand-outs" just simply isn't true. 90+% take "hand outs" because they are necessary to the person's survival. Sure there's a fraction who are just trying to milk the system, but the vast majority don't. You know they shipped 30%+ of our jobs overseas, right? So people "demanding hand-outs" isn't the problem...the problem is that so many people actually need the "hand-outs."
The people that NEED the hand outs are not who I am talking about at all. I have had to take advantage of some of them myself. It is the ones that DEMAND them and not want to do anything for it.... Just thought I would clarify.
And no, I don't believe in "beating till they're blue" but do believe in making kids work for what they want once they hit a certain age.
I was actually one of those workers that had to look somewhere else because my job was sent overseas, so yes, I do realize that. I also realize there are people that simply give up rather than to try to find something new. I have heard people around here say "why bother, it's just going to China next"............ and that is what bothers me.