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Is America a good place to settle?

  1. EmerKelly profile image88
    EmerKellyposted 5 years ago

    Is America a good place to settle?

    I recently moved to the USA and although I love it I am incredibly disturbed by the high levels of intolerance, corporate greed and inequality here. I'm feeling a little disheartened to be honest, and looking for some positive things about the USA to focus on.

  2. Mr. Happy profile image82
    Mr. Happyposted 5 years ago

    You can focus on the positive change You can bring (to America) with your different perspective and fresh look on things!  : )

    Join the conversation on how we can create a better world and that to me would be a great thing. (Or come-up to Canada but it's not that much better here either, we're all in the same boat really, no matter where we live on this planet ...)

    All the best!

    1. CriticalMessage profile image79
      CriticalMessageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I actually believe we as countries have our own boats.
      Our American boats are nicer than the ones in the Amazon.
      And the boats on the Riviera are nicer than our American boats.
      So we really are not in the same boat.
      Oh no, far from it.

    2. Mr. Happy profile image82
      Mr. Happyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was looking at things on a grander scale than the design and comfortableness of any particuilar boat. Sure, I like yachts too : )

  3. CriticalMessage profile image79
    CriticalMessageposted 5 years ago

    Comparatively speaking I have to say yes.
    Knowing there are places a whole lot worse.
    We sit on porcelain that is everywhere.
    We drink out of pipes that are everywhere.
    We see with lights that are everywhere.

    About the intolerance, corporate greed, and inequality?
    Welcome to America.
    You get out of it what you make out of it.
    & nobody should expect it to be just given to them.

    And no, not all Americans appreciate that crap.
    But it is American.
    Like it or not.

    We all have the option to be anywhere else if we really want to be.
    One just has to make it happen for themselves.
    A very American thing.

  4. whonunuwho profile image78
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    Ask someone from India who desperately seeks to settle here.Ask someone from Africa, Russia, China, North Korea,and see if they think our way of life could be better.

  5. snoblet profile image84
    snobletposted 5 years ago

    Compare to a lot of other places I had been, it is.  There are better places but not many.  There will always be good and bad anywhere you go.  Since you are new here and if you don't know too many people it may be a bit stressful too.

  6. profile image0
    Jade0215posted 5 years ago

    I've lived here all my life and I know exactly what you're talking about. I honestly haven't been able to see any good in this country myself. I know America is probably better off than many other countries but there's still many issues here that I don't think will ever get better.

    1. KK Trainor profile image59
      KK Trainorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Why not try another country then if it's so bad?

  7. Becky Katz profile image83
    Becky Katzposted 5 years ago

    I was born here and my ancestors founded this country. We have the ability to make our lives, what we want them to be. There are not too many countries that you can do that with. I love this country, but I do not love everything that has been done to us. Sometimes, politicians send it one way and sometimes another.
    I really hate it when people come to my country though and try to make it just like the one they left. If that is what you want, go back where you came from. If you want to enjoy this country and make it better, stay and enjoy your freedoms.
    Yes, I am intolerant also, but I have been pushed lately and it is by people who came here from other places and then don't like it. They want it just like where they came from.

  8. edhan profile image60
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    I believe everywhere in the world is good to settle down. But you will need to be adaptive to the environment and culture.

    It takes one to accept the fact that life in any place will be kinda of the same except that you may need time to adapt.

  9. KK Trainor profile image59
    KK Trainorposted 5 years ago

    Having been born in the great country and then lived in others as a child, I can truly say that if you don't like it here you should go back and visit that place that you think is better. Do you have the same freedoms and rights, the same access to everything you ever wanted, the same input into what your government does? Could you go to any church you wanted, any store to buy whatever it was you needed, could you move freely without fear? Then decide which country you prefer and stay there. If your home country is so much better, then that's where you should live.

    If you only want people to agree with you that America is intolerant and greedy, then you will certainly find a few people that will do that for you. But most of us are thankful for all the gifts we have received from our wonderful country and don't appreciate those who come here only to find fault. If you want positives, then look around you with your eyes open and you'll surely find them.

  10. lone77star profile image85
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    I'm afraid America (by virtue of the Rockefellers and their ilk and the government they paid for) is leading the way toward tyranny.

    The Corporate Party media has repeatedly but subtly escalated divisiveness wherever it could.

    The Rockefellers were major funders of Women's Lib, which sounded like a great idea to me, at the time, but now that I know its real purpose -- to destroy the family and double the tax income for their private Federal Reserve bank -- I'm decidedly against it.

    9/11 was a "false flag" operation like Operation Northwoods (look it up). Murdering American citizens and then blaming it on someone else. The Rockefellers knew about this at least a year before the big event. One of the "benefits" (besides the big oil and military contracts) was the more rapid transfer of power from citizens to corporations. The shredding of the Constitution has reached a gargantuan scale.

    In fact, it's starting to look like Hitler 2.0. Nazis burned the Reichstag, blamed it on Communists, then trashed their Constitution and made people feel good about it by making it seem patriotic. Then they attacked other countries to bolster homeland security.

    Americans bring down 3 skyscrapers in New York with controlled demolitions and a little fanfare with crashing airplanes, blame it on Al Qaeda (a CIA creation), then trash the Constitution and make people feel good about the Patriot Act. Then they attack other countries to bolster homeland security.

    This time the tyranny is more seductive, more gradual and more total. America is top dog and it has become rabid.

    All doom and gloom? Not for a minute! We need to elect a real president, like Ron Paul. We need to expose the divisiveness of the whorish Corporate Party media.

    We need to expose the plans of the Rockefellers to have us all microchipped before it's too late to do anything about it.

    Reacting to their stimuli is the worst thing we could ever do. Love, solidarity and compassion are the best responses.

  11. SportsBetter profile image78
    SportsBetterposted 5 years ago

    Should have came here in the 1950's when the money was worth something.  There is greed but the real problem is inflation. The government inflated the money supply which transferred wealth from the poor to the rich.

    When government inflates, value of the dollar goes down, and prices go up.  That is why there is so much inequality.

    There are many other factors as well. 

    If the government didn't have so much power to auction off to corporations, corporations would have to compete in the market place and offer the best solutions to stay in business.  They would have to cater to the people, and in return there would be more jobs.