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Do Americans generally accept that their Government has become fascist and repre

  1. Drax profile image77
    Draxposted 5 years ago

    Do Americans generally accept that their Government has become fascist and repressionist

    Do Americans generally believe that their Government is acting in their best interest & representing the founding principles of the country correctly both domestically and on the world stage.

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  2. Petra Vlah profile image60
    Petra Vlahposted 5 years ago

    The ones who still do are totally out of touch and prefer to close their eyes to the sad reality of what is happening and what America has become. They call America "the best country" in the world and consider themselves patriots. I would hope that the vast majority knows better even if they do not openly say so

    1. Drax profile image77
      Draxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Petra, it is most interesting to hear your views since America is made up entirely of emigrants and my impression is that the majority are largely silent on this matter.

    2. Petra Vlah profile image60
      Petra Vlahposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Especially immigrants are silent because they are afraid to be label anti-American;  that will happen the minute you point out that there are problems with the American "democracy" Other than that "free speech" is still alive and well

  3. Sunny2o0o profile image73
    Sunny2o0oposted 5 years ago

    It depends--some people do and some don't.  While most people probably feel that the U.S. is not, they probably also disagree about what should be done about it.

      In the U.S., while lip service is paid to our ideals, realism almost always trumps idealism, and has throughout human history.

    1. Drax profile image77
      Draxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Sunny,  alas you are right I suspect. The pressure of everyday living and struggling does inevitably take precedence over everything else. Someone described what has happened with banks and property as selling the cow to buy milk. sad

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    No government on the planet acts in its people's best interests. Compared to other nations, we do not have a fascist government. Our government and politicians do yearn to be fascists and will do what they can to get away with whatever they can. Ours is a nation ruled by corporations and administered by lawyers, so most of our evil deeds are underhanded, subtle, and unknown by the public. The acts of police spraying female protesters with mace and beating college students are never shown on the corporate-controlled media. I think about 1/4 of Americans think we're are actually doing good in the world. The rest either don't know anything or realize that we are destroying other countries for our own interests.

    1. Drax profile image77
      Draxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the comment, this is an interesting way of looking at it, perhaps then with the rise of social media the average person will become more aware. In time this could bring more accountability.

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      Old Empresarioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps, but I doubt it will last. Look at what happened to WikiLeaks when it almost made governments unable to function clandestinely. The corporate-controlled payment avenues kept it from receiving funding. Now politicians want to kill that guy.

  5. daskittlez69 profile image75
    daskittlez69posted 5 years ago

    I don't think most Americans think that way.  They just argue back and fourth about the President being a Republican or a Democrat.  No one really sits down to ask How much power does the President of the U.S. really have?

    1. Drax profile image77
      Draxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Daskittlez..  this is something that is wrong with the entire system globally and I wonder it is designed that way to keep the tribes happy fighting among each other for little baubles of victory.. :-(

  6. WritingPrompts profile image73
    WritingPromptsposted 5 years ago

    I think you have about 25% that agree, 25% that disagree, and 50% that don't really pay attention or care either way.

 
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