reply to post by tridentblue
I think you express the views of many people. I grew up in America for 23 years (Chicago, Albuquerque, Denver, San Fran) and am now a citizen of
Australia. No place is perfect, but you guys have lost the plot there. The rest of the World is getting tired of your Zombie America crap. "No man is
an island." The tide of humanity is turning against you. All you have left is bought-off politicians and corporate fascism. Please keep your military
in check, for your sakes, and the rest of the world.
If you were here for so long, you should know that what the gov. does and what the people want are two different things. Do you think, we over here,
LIKE looking that way to the world? That we ENJOY dang-near not being able to travel abroad anymore because of the way our gov. has handled our
country? That if I'm talking to someone from another country, chances are that they don't like me automatically without even knowing me because I'm
American? The "rest of the world" doesn't like it obviously, but maybe try being the one everyone hates and not being able to do anything about it.
Much less fun. After all, we can't all just pack up and move across the world. I think maybe you're post should be directed at people that can
actually control these things. Yeah, Ill make sure and keep our military in check. Right on top of it.... BTW, if you think, for one second, that if
America wasn't doing some of the things it's doing that nobody else would take it's place and do the same that's just really naïve. Don't worry
it'll be someone else's turn soon enough. Throughout history there has always been one. Sadly, at this point, I guess that's human nature. Not that
it's right, at all.
But with the OP, I don't think any specific party / ideology is going to fix the system in itself. I think they all have their winning graces with
certain issues, we just need more colabaration from everyone to bring those points together. But, that's a whole thread by itself.
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11/11/2013 by Battery because: dag nammit....
Almost off topic, but one of the best replies I've read yet on this thread.
Many of the problems we are suffering from in America are SHARED by those civilizations who came before us, and rose to power rather quickly like we
Inflated economy, lack of morals, social degradation, political corruptedness, and a whole SLEW of problems that are NOT unique to the USA.
In fact, some civilizations, such as Rome towards its collapse, are pretty similar depictions of where we are right now.
The bottom line is, our country is dying a death by 1,000 swords. It isn't just one thing killing us, it is so many things, that attempting to focus
in on any one thing is like trying to trying to put duct tape over a roof that is about to cave in from rain water. It just ain't gonna work.
Humanity is one BIG social experiment. Everything we are....everything we do, everything we've known, know, and will know, is all mankind
experimenting in many different ways, trying to find SOME peace and stability in a world governed by change.
It is interesting, because it doesn't take a genius to realize that America is performing poorly right now, and by some estimates, on the verge of a
collapse. What angers me, is THIS is precisely when everyone, and I mean EVERYONE suddenly becomes an authority on how to fix america, and what the
causes of the problems are, OVERNIGHT. Suddenly everyone just magically KNOWS how our country got to this point, and how we can fix it. People give
themselves too much credit.....and I'm sorry to say, I've literally listened to THOUSANDS of people go on and on about why America is failing, and
what needs to be done....and not ONE person yet has impressed me with their "evaluation".
Even with a solid grasp on human history....and a great understanding of politics, socioeconomics, and American History, the problems our country is
facing are multifaceted and challenging, in so many ways.
Anyway, this isn't being directed at the OP. Most of the stuff he said I disagree with, but many of the points I disagree with have already been
discussed in this thread, so no point in covering them again.
Even though I don't agree with your "analysis" OP, I think this was a good thread