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Do you predict that America will become more conservative or more

  1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

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    liberal within the next 50 to 150 years in terms of the sociopolitical and sociocultural indicators such as  marriage, gender roles, religion, the role/definition of family, LBGT issues, sexuality, social programs, education, and the government?  Explain your reasons therein.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps we will become thinkers based on a bigger picture beyond right / left. I hope we will transcend polarity by determining what is true and beneficial for all.

      1. Silverspeeder profile image61
        Silverspeederposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        The whole world will become an autocracy...........................

    2. GA Anderson profile image85
      GA Andersonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Nope, you explain yours first.

      GA

      1. gmwilliams profile image83
        gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        America's sociopolitical climate can either become more conservative or more liberal depending upon the factors and variables involved.  For example, if the socioeconomic climate of America worsen, people may become more conservative in that their basic needs and livelihood is threatened and they want a strong armed businesspeople who is quite adept at generating jobs to boost the economy.  Also, if the sociopolitical culture worsen, they will be a strong likelihood become more conservative, worrying about their and their family's safety and will elect a strong, conservative, law and order person who will be tough on crime.   

        It can happen the other way around socioeconomically, if the socioeconomic climate of America worsen, the people can rebel against the current form of government and go more to the left, becoming increasingly liberal and elect a candidate which will set stringent government regulations and social programs regarding business operations, an example of this is the late Franklin Delano Roosevelt during the Depression.   If the socioeconomic conditions of America becomes better, America could become more liberal as the basic needs are taken care off so there is more room for socioeconomic and even sociocultural experimentation.    No one factor and variable is the sole determinant as to whether the socioeconomic, sociopolitical, or sociocultural aspects of American society will be become more liberal or more conservative within the next 50-150 years.  Such factors and variables can be quite fickle and are never constant.

  2. Kathleen Cochran profile image83
    Kathleen Cochranposted 3 years ago

    Historically the pendulum swings back and forth, keeping "the silent majority" always somewhere in the middle eventually.  We seem to be becoming more moderate after the extremes since 9/11.

  3. Zelkiiro profile image84
    Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago

    Socially? Sure as hell better be liberal, or else I'm going to go play in traffic before the goose-stepping begins.

    Fiscally? Eh, whatever works.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      So you think the conservatives are (socially) like the leaders of the Nazis?

      1. Zelkiiro profile image84
        Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Just as the extreme left is Anarchism, the extreme right is Fascism.

        And I'd much prefer Anarchism.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
          Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Well, both are pretty bad.

          1. Zelkiiro profile image84
            Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Well, yeah. But if it came down to that choice, you gotta go with the lesser of two evils.

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
              Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              I have experienced both. They are both equally bad.

              1. Zelkiiro profile image84
                Zelkiiroposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                You've been to Nazi Germany and Bolshevik Russia? That would mean you're over 100 years old. What gives?

        2. Travis Wakeman profile image85
          Travis Wakemanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          The problem there is that you are using a dualist model of political systems. A more adequate model would be two dimensional like this: http://www.politicalcompass.org/analysis2

          A good labeling model MIGHT look like this:

          http://s2.hubimg.com/u/9032151_f248.jpg

  4. wrenchBiscuit profile image89
    wrenchBiscuitposted 3 years ago

    Uncle Sam Is Giving You The Finger ( A response to gmwilliams © 2014 wrenchBiscuit)

    The short answer to your question is:  America will stay the same; going back and forth from right to left. Only a bloodbath of epic proportions, or the intervention of an alien, or supreme benevolent being, will bring about any significant changes.

    Here is the big skinny:

    We would not expect a stock Nissan Versa to win the Indianapolis 500.Why? Because it has not been designed as a racing car, and lacks the capability of competing in such a race.

    We can look at the human being in the same fashion.The average IQ has been estimated to be between 90-110. A person operating within this range does not have the capacity to lead, but only to follow.Consequently, the average United States citizen is a follower.

    The notion of liberal versus conservative values is simply one aspect of a scripted play that includes a variety of staged events. For instance, the Abolition of Slavery was a scripted and staged event.The Civil Rights Movement of the 50's and 60's was a scripted and staged event; each event designed to create an illusion of social progress. The Gay Rights movement can be understood in the same manner.

    To better understand the function of liberalism and conservatism in a capitalist system, we can visualize a man moving a single finger from right to left in front of a cat. Invariably, the cats head will follow the finger. The cat is mesmerized by the motion, and is bound to follow the movement. The average human being is also mesmerized by the motion of politics and -ism. Each -ism, as previously identified, is simply the right or the left motion of the same finger. But instead of being moved by the intention of a solitary man, these -isms are motivated and kept in motion by a Capitalist System.

    By focusing the attention of the masses upon such movements, the ruling elite are able to move society in the desired direction with less interference, and a more willing compliance to any future restrictions.( The Patriot Act comes to mind ) Conservatives are distracted in an effort to keep the pendulum from swinging too far to the left, and vice versa.

    The only escape from this madness is to stop following the movement of the finger. We cannot "improve" a capitalist system by working within the system to make positive change. This is a very popular myth, but there is no historical evidence to prove that such a feat has ever been accomplished. Whether liberal or conservative, in the big picture, it makes very little difference. A doctor has never cured a victim of cancer by working within the"system", but only by destroying the corruption.

    It would be unkind to suggest that as a nation of followers, the American people are entirely at fault for their seemingly hopeless predicament. Having the advantage of being raised on a farm, I understand that the cows, the pigs, and the chickens we slaughtered were in no way responsible for their own unfortunate
    demise. Sometimes, I would hold the chicken to the ground as my father, using a very sharp butchers knife, would quickly severe it's head. When I let go of the chicken, it would usually jump up and run headless across the backyard; running to the left, and then running to the right; perhaps looking for the decapitated head that my father still held in his hand.

    The American is the headless chicken running to and fro, desperately seeking the answer. But the man behind the curtain holds the answer in his hand, and I assure the American people, he has no intention of giving it back.

  5. wrenchBiscuit profile image89
    wrenchBiscuitposted 3 years ago

    To Kathryn L Hill,

    First of all, I have always had a crush on you, but I have not allowed such base human instincts to cloud my vision.

    Anarchy has been erroneously defined in various ways. Usually in the negative by capitalists, since it is essentially the antithesis of violence,oppression, and greed. In her great literary work entitled: "Anarchism and Other Essays", Emma Goldman, who was perhaps one of the greatest Euro-American's who ever lived, defined Anarchy as follows:

    " Someone has said that it requires less mental effort to condemn than to think. The widespread mental indolence, so prevalent in society, proves this to be only too true. Rather than to go to the bottom of any given idea, to examine into its origin and meaning, most people will either condemn it altogether, or rely on some superficial or prejudicial definition of non-essentials."

    "Anarchism urges man to think, to investigate, to analyze every proposition; but that the brain capacity of the average reader be not taxed too much, I also shall begin with a definition, and then elaborate on the latter".

       " ANARCHISM:--The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as unnecessary."

    In other words,  Anarchism is more in line with the teachings of Jesus than any of the other -isms.

    I must ask you, Kathryn L Hill: Where have you lived on this Earth, where there was such a perfect Anarchistic society? I would like to go there. And perhaps, we could go together!

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Anarchy |ˈanərkē| noun
      "a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority." D
      Who hasn't experienced this?

      "Anarchy has more than one definition. Some use the term "Anarchy" to refer to a society without a publicly enforced government.
         
      I believe in common sense boundaries such as the Ten Commandments, laws which guarantee justice, and for fences around one's property.  Freedom can only exist within boundaries, as far as I know.

  6. AshtonFirefly profile image83
    AshtonFireflyposted 3 years ago

    The trend certainly seems to be liberal.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
      Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I wonder who else agrees with: " ANARCHISM:--The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as unnecessary."
      ?

      1. AshtonFirefly profile image83
        AshtonFireflyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        "I wonder who else agrees with: " ANARCHISM:--The philosophy of a new social order based on liberty unrestricted by man-made law; the theory that all forms of government rest on violence, and are therefore wrong and harmful, as well as unnecessary."
        ?"

        This has never seemed to serve us well, in history.

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
          Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          - wrenchBisquit mentioned a perfect Anarchistic society. I have no clue what that could be? Maybe I should start a forum discussion.

          1. AshtonFirefly profile image83
            AshtonFireflyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Good idea, you should.

            They had a crush on you? lol! that's cute!

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
              Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, he wants to go away with me to somewhere on this earth where there is a perfect Anarchistic society. We should all go! What a trip. But, eventually we would have to make some rules. And then all would be great for awhile until someone gets bored. Boredom. Thats where the problems always start.  Maybe on another planet, wrenchBisquit, where the inhabitants have stronger Inner Lives.

              1. AshtonFirefly profile image83
                AshtonFireflyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                lol! If there are rules, it wouldn't be anarchy smile

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Thats what I mean... after awhile, we would have to set forth rules! I hope he returns to explain how it could work out without rules, laws, boundaries!? Although, I have heard that some Indian tribes did not have chiefs. The members of the tribe knew how to behave and everyone fell into place naturally. How would that work? Now, I am really curious!

                  1. AshtonFirefly profile image83
                    AshtonFireflyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    That is very interesting. I think the Native Americans had a lot they could have taught us, had we not sought to eliminate them...

                2. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  By the way, Ashton, do you play piano? Piano teaches one to be very conscious and attentive to details. You seem to have this skill.

                  1. AshtonFirefly profile image83
                    AshtonFireflyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Thank you for the compliment. You caught me off guard a little, but who says we can't be random? lol. Yes I play piano. Since I was about 6.

  7. maxoxam41 profile image77
    maxoxam41posted 3 years ago

    More sheep.
    Our government will attack one of our city and will blame the Muslims (our Christian ancestry will fear again), the Russians (they are regaining their former diplomatic power) or the Chinese (given that China will NEVER give precedency to foreign companies over the Chinese growing demand) and we will give them "carte blanche" to drone in our name but for the elite's interests.
    In choir, we will take shelter under our government's wing. Ya, without me.

    1. AshtonFirefly profile image83
      AshtonFireflyposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not so sure about details, but I agree that our government will turn against us

  8. Kathryn L Hill profile image87
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    We must vote out every one who is in !!!

 
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