reply to post by beezzer
It's comments like "what America used to be about" that are often red flags and/or code for something really creepy. Exactly what did America
used to be about? For who? Because until really recently it wasn't really good for anyone except white males. And even then, through the ages,
certain white males have also been discriminated against (by other white males... not being the right kind of white - Irish, religious battling, not
owning property, slave ownership, etc.).
Again, a few lines later you rephrase this as "the values that made America great". Again, this sounds really dangerous. What values? It can't be
hard work, because the "hard work gets the American dream" mantra has long been proven to be a complete farce. The top doesn't want anyone else up
there. If anyone who frequents this site knows anything, it's that the system is designed to keep you down (and relatively uneducated).
I concur that we need a leader that sees in the long term. Sadly, it won't happen. The people of this era are far too rooted in short-attention-span.
The solutions that we need will take far too long to both implement and succeed.
And please, there are no progressives in either party, by any worldly sense anyway.