here is the thing. The US was founded upon a revolution like MOST former colonies. It is a nation born of fire by common thought. When people GATHER
and form UNIONS of peoples like the UNITED states, a Democratic voice is heard from the people GATHERED or "united". Because our founding documents
and ideological maxims expressed were of a Democratic voive born of a REVOLUTION, everything of our past can be considered counter to the status quo.
All democracy is pitted against the status quo by nature since it is always at odds with power, in so much as powerful few place their needs over the
needs of the many.
So democracy is by nature at odds with power and as such is always revolutionary in nature. That said, anything revolutionary is a threat to
established power, which in our case is power of government incarnating as a conglomerate will to all power, fitting mostly to THEIR needs justified
only by THEIR survival's POV as the justification for ANY "authority" once again.
Like a young parent mistakenly considering THEMSELVES the only valid members of the family with ANY validity over the rest of the family members or
their purpose .
It is not that the US is brimming with extremists,no. The US is just populated by a formerly subjected people with an identity of counter culture
within its in recent history as a means to be born.
That is the cost of a new nation born in such a manner. The initial stages of "growing. up" are hard years to get by much like how a child copes with
becoming an adult.......or a parent learns to become a father or a mother.
Any authority in the first few years of any working and evolving relationship, macro or micro socially speaking, will be distrusted by those with any
less authority in the relationship. This in turn will make the authority, no matter how valid to be distrused by itss lesser represented members. In
our case it is the citizenry.
When the population matures over generations certain rebellious natures can be set aside as certain totalitarian parenting habits adapt a more
realistic and loving approach.
In the US we are still dealing with an "adolescent " population and "a young parent " Government.
It is a living and evolving relationship like any persons relationship with a parent is.
Much like that concept of a union or a gathering of peopls as a family unit. THIS family or union of peoples is inexperienced compared to other
countries as far as maturity by the population or the authority here. It is no less a people or a government than a young couple is with their first
Eventually both government and the people learn to live with each other and learn to love each other in so much as they fulfill their role to each
We need to all chill out and look at the long haul. Government and citizenship alike.
They rebel teen syndrome will evolve, the people mature ( grow up) and turn out alright if government isnt like a prick parent. When the parent
becomes a mother/ farher and just try to understand the child along the way.
So government needs to stop buying the expensive diapers and having parent temper tantrums. There is a need to let us hit our head as a child
learning to walk. So something is learned.
We need to understand our government like we would a parent and our government needs to grow up so we don't have children raising children.
or adolescent teenagers raising kids.
IMO. I would recommended to the parent and the child a similar suggestion. In this case the government and the child,
To the Father/ Mother: The kid is pissed at you for being an A-hole and no that is not OK no matter how much you do for them.
To the child: Its not ok to be a jerk to authority just because you feel slighted. Grow up and stand on your own feet so your voice will be valid and
considered if heard.
Both the parent and the child must be respected for any harmony to be achieved. Both the teacher and the student must respect each other for the
teaching and learning to be possible and as such for the school to have purpose.
If our country wants PURPOSE, harmony, and any form of relationship as one, we need to think of this all as a family, or a shared classroom. As
brothers and sisters, as fellow students and future teachers. As siblings and future parents ...a future for our family must be envisioned first for
any success /survival ....or we will be a broken people like a broken family. A closed school for teachers and students alike.
edit on 23-8-2013 by tadaman because: It evolved.