I love my country, but I will rant as needed.

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  1. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago
    1. gmwilliams profile image80
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, America is a great country but it has its myriad faults such as homophobia, racism, sexism, ageism, and classism.     In this country, there is little affordable health care.   God help those who are not insured...they have hell to pay if they get sick and have to go to the emergency room and/or be hospitalized.    Hospital stays costs in the thousands of dollars.

      The cost of affordable housing is ever shrinking.    If you are wealthy, you can easily afford an apartment.   If not, you have to put up or shut up.    The homeless problem in this country is a total disgrace.    Not only individuals are homeless but sometimes entire families are homeless.   This should not be ever.    What happened to the concept of human dignity.    Human dignity is second to the dollar.   

      Then there is the cult of celebrity and being somebody.   The celebrities and somebodies are considered to be better than the nobodies.    Everything is judged by monetary worth.   If you have money, you are worthy-if not, you are not!

      The aged in this society are totally disposable.    They are not even considered to be valuable human beings anymore.   They are to be hidden from view as if being old is a disease.      The educational? system is abysmal.     Children graduated from high school with the most rudimentary of skills.    I am angry and on a rant!    We have to take back our country and become proactive in its affairs.

      P.S. I do not want to go into the current tax system we have.   We all know what is behind the current tax system; however, if I say anymore about it, I will be banned so I will keep my thoughts to myself.

    2. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      America is her own greatest risk. She's like a child with a gun. She's maturing and learning, but the growth pangs are hard. Objectively she's not the greatest. She has made mistakes and will continue to, but it's all part of growing up. At 236 she's still a child; A precocious, wilful, energetic child, but a child nonetheless. Surely her best moments are still ahead of her.

  2. Moderndayslave profile image60
    Moderndayslaveposted 5 years ago

    That is a great clip P.S. I think where America is falling flat on it's face has 1 major reason. The majority of Americans are too easily distracted. Like a 2 year old that looks at a piece of floating fuzz or a shiny object while their mother is talking to them. Television, sports, social media and working way too long to chase a devalued dollar. this is all occurring while others with a clear agenda to gain power or de-fraud are banding together and taking action.This is a full time job for them.These groups are the ones doing the plundering.There are few people with morals anymore.

    You have the me first attitude of a lot of people, they're gonna get paid, They want to live like a movie star while doing nothing to get it. walk over you ,lie,cheat and steal to do it. Like the stampede on black friday for flat screen tv that kills 2 people. You need to drive a BMW or Mercedes? There was a poll recently where. the majority of women thought the most attractive feature of a man was how much he made a year. Nice.

    You have the the government which is now the bloated self serving entity that I feel is now too big to stop.Elected ruling class, lawyers, lobbyists,judges and can do no wrong  enforcers. The system is out of controlled and rigged.There are a few examples of things working properly but those are few and far between.You can clearly see the examples of legislation that is guided by big money and self enrichment.

    You have the financial class that has looted the country and the distracted come back for more. They leave their money with these thieves, they invest with their ponzi schemes.We bailed them out all while they preach Free Market principles,Huh? There is a revolving door between the Too Big to Jails and the US govt. do you really think they give a shit about you?

    Lastly, the whole country is being either lied,I'm talking to or distracted by the media. I think I just read that ALL of the media outlets are owned by 6 count them SIX individuals. And at that realize your govt. is telling what they can and cannot say.( Look up Operation Mockingbird) Do you think they just stopped that one cold turkey?  I used to watch or read the news every day. Now all I see is either the same story 3 days in the row or fluff b.s. stories, like how to cook macaroni. No war info or how bad Fukashima is still glowing. Let's not forget the fear mongering, I will drop dead if I don't get a flu shot. We must ban all  guns or there is a terrorist behind every corner so now I must get  my junk massaged or I need to be microwaved to get on a plane.

    When will the  country wake the F up... Oh wait The Kardashians are on I gotta go..........

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    On a positive note...

    Here are We The People at our best...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhyMvQ_N7Zc

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      Sarra Garrettposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We all will soon be living in pallet houses as it's going to be the only way to afford a roof over our heads.  That's no joke.  America as we know it is gone but we will Never lay her to rest!!!

    2. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You do know that Elton John is a Brit and the venue in that video is the Royal opera House (in London)?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I suspected that E.J. was non-American. As to the video, I'm going there again.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image89
          paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

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