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Originally posted by Hopechest
Well since I study history I think I can claim this with reasonable certainty.
The rhetoric in the country today is mild compared to some other points in our past and we came through those just fine with no Civil Wars.
I mean Hamilton fought a duel over politics for pete's sake. We've had actual fights in Congress, look at the protesters during Vietnam and the conflict that happened at that period.
The Great Depression had people believing the country was over with.
What your suffering from is a case of the "me generation". Its when somebody believes that their generation is suffering from things that no other generation has experienced.
And that simply isn't true. Things have actually improved in many aspects and when you step back and take in the whole picture you can see it more clearly.
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
I'm not sure which wise man said this, but: "The pen is mightier than the sword".
Legitimate, peaceful change can still happen. The chanels for such change still exist.
Sometimes I sit back, and think about our country and world and think, "Damnit, we need aliens to show up to unite us all to keep us from killing each other."
We need aliens.edit on 11-2-2013 by MystikMushroom because: spelling