reply to post by boncho
I really like the idea of the OP and have questioned it myself often, so I'm just gonna let this answer flow and take a few paragraphs
I'm an American and I've been rather negative on America's war-mongoring Empire lately... It's the overall idea that the American government (or
rather the group controlling it) does whatever it pleases. It is getting into these wars for inapproproiate reasons such as controlling wealth, drugs,
oil, waterways. American laws are increasingly falling into the realm of tyranny - with new laws eliminating our Constitutional right to a trial,
eliminating our right to requiring a warrant before search and seisure, we are a society which has cameras on every corner and facial recognition
pointing at us at McDonald's drive-thrus.
is that America is a truly wonderful place, in my opinion, but the people have fallen hopelessly into a daze of needing more,
working constantly, competition to the point of starvation; we are a "read only the headline", "don't know your neighbors" type of uncaring
drone-society now. It's actually truly bizarre but you can live entire days without making eye contact with another person... self check-out lines in
the grocery stores, ATM service at every gas pump, order anything via internet to be delivered the next day at your house.
... I'm ranting now
but I believe that the American Capitalist, Internet way of life has become something that is in-humane
. We truly
should look at what it is to be human and make sure we're living up to that.
So... would I rather live somewhere else other than a superpower?
I would for two reasons...
One might be just getting myself out of a big city and work where I can see farms and non-corporate places to eat. This could be accomplished within
America. (I currently live in Silicon Valley, near San Francisco)
Second... I believe America has created a target on her back! Our policies have ruined the world economy, taking our reserve-currency US Dollar and
syphoning off the true value to the elite banksters... leaving the rest of the entire world suffering in the wake. HOW DARE the U.S. elite have 50% of
the world's resources while 16% of the world doesn't have clean water or electricity! It's not a far stretch of the imagination to see China, India,
Brazil, Russia, France turn around and just blow the heck out of America... our policies are ruining the planet, who wouldn't be against destroying
so, finally, we have two different Americas... the one that looks wonderful, happy, Hollywood, peace... against the actual war-mongering, Empire of
holy wars and global domination. When one seriously outweighs the other we can say goodbye to America as we know it.... I don't wanna be living in
America for that!
edit on 12-1-2012 by Thermo Klein because: (no reason given)