Originally Posted by Howlin' Wolf
I do agree with you that we aren't united as we should be...
you can blame Bush for that though. He did an excellent job of dividing America.
It was his way to re-election. He pretty much alianated the left.
that is 1 factor but you can't lay blame to one person, or even 1 group, for what's going on here. see i think that's the problem. we put too much emphasis on public figures. was Bush really the problem or was it the fact that we ALLOWED one guy to divide us?
this country was founded on basic hard-working principles and values. and a lot of these values have defined the other strong nations in history: pride of duty, bond of community, respect for leadership and core family values. these are all but a joke now, not because of G.W., but because every child born after 1975 was raised on television and led to believe that they are elite and entitled. it's all about ME and not about US and that is the core of the problem in my opinion.
Originally Posted by Roger Yomama
I don't for a minute that that is the reason. I'd be more inclined to go with frustration. When you see somebody doing something badly, and you are certain that they have the capabilities and resources to do it so much better, wouldn't you be frustrated?
i actually think it's a little bit of both. there is no country out there that isn't severely screwing **** up. it's just a matter of where you focus your research on. 1 guy can research the **** outt've what America is doing wrong and come up with a pretty good thesis on it. that same guy can research what we're doing right and have just as convincing an article. and the same goes for any other country.
we are doing things wrong but i think the core resides in the way the majority of our citizens (and citizens of other developed nations) look at themselves. i think the global politics, economics, and other backlashes occurring are just byproducts of this.