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MoshMasterD
07-11-2009, 02:58 PM
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armyowalgreens (1000+ posts) Sat Jul-11-09 06:44 AM
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The United States of America Sucks.
It's about fucking time that someone admitted this. I am so sick and tired of all these nationalists hailing to the stars and stripes like this is divine territory.

It isn't. We are not the greatest. We are not the brightest. We are no better than any other 1st world nation. And in many ways we are worse.


We are behind on just about everything. We are behind on education. We are behind on healthcare. We are behind on civil liberties. Our economic system is jerry-rigged like Mcgyver made it out of paper clips and bubblelicious.

All we have left is our military. Is that the best we can do? Is that what makes America great? We export more weapons and death than any other country on the planet. Lets tack that award up on the wall next to the signed photo of Ronald Reagan.

What good is the constitution if no one is willing to honor it? We torture, imprison and kill innocent men and women. We abandon those in poverty. We deny each other civil liberties. We profit on death. And where are the massive protests? Where is the resistance? I am ashamed of my fellow countrymen. But most of all, I am ashamed of myself.

This country is going down like a flaming zeppelin. "Oh the humanity" is right.


:rolleyes:

stsinner
07-11-2009, 03:03 PM
They make a lot of good points, but it's not the people doing it-it's the corrupt, dishonest, greedy government. We don't make those choices.. We do elect the politicians, and that's where we let the country down.

One thing I must argue, though, is the part about the Constitution and torture... The people we torture (in the war on terror) aren't protected by our constitution because they're not American citizens and aren't on American soil. They're not even afforded Geneva Convention rights because they aren't uniformed fighters representing a known country. We are at war with an ideology, not a country.

And the post is also correct about our civil liberties being taken away-increasingly every day. We are not free to do a damn thing in this country that doesn't involve some kind of government regulation or fee.

And of course we're behind on education-that's what happens when Liberals run something and it's unionized.

megimoo
07-11-2009, 03:04 PM
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:rolleyes:HazelNuts is that you ?

MoshMasterD
07-11-2009, 03:07 PM
HazelNuts is that you ?

HazelNuts?

megimoo
07-11-2009, 03:09 PM
HazelNuts?Local talent !

Sonnabend
07-11-2009, 03:17 PM
And where are the massive protests?

Yeah, I have been meaning to ask...during the recent crackdown in Iran, where were the "guardians of freedom and human rights?"

The streets were silent.

stsinner
07-11-2009, 04:07 PM
Yeah, I have been meaning to ask...during the recent crackdown in Iran, where were the "guardians of freedom and human rights?"

The streets were silent.

People with jobs have a hard time protesting.. That's why pretty much the only big riots or protests you see are in third-world countries or by minorities in first-world countries like here in America or by Europeans after a soccer game.. It took a whole lot of planning and begging for us to organize the Tea Parties we organized on Tax Day here in America because it's mainly a working class issue, and even those didn't begin until after work hours and didn't go late into the night because of job obligations.. I think that educated people here in America are more likely to express their disapproval for government policies with faxes to their state reps and to the White House and phone calls and blogging and emailing online.. European Americans don't take to the streets much over anything. We just don't have that mob mentality.. Even the people at the Tea Party protests looked like they'd rather be somewhere else.

Here in MA, they just arbitrarily raised our sales tax from 5 to 6.25% right in the middle of a recession, and not a peep from the people! We just bend over and grab our ankles and take it.

FlaGator
07-11-2009, 04:53 PM
armyowalgreens doesn't seem to realize that if this country is going down the tubes it is because of people like him. Irony thy name is armyowalgreens

Rockntractor
07-11-2009, 05:45 PM
Reading that entire thread with all of it's replies was a depressing waste of time. This country needs to do some weeding. I don't know how it will occur but people like many of those in that thread will completly destroy this country if they are left to florish. Hopefully something will happen to change their minds because we cannot live side by side with people like that.

enslaved1
07-11-2009, 06:29 PM
Reading that entire thread with all of it's replies was a depressing waste of time. This country needs to do some weeding. I don't know how it will occur but people like many of those in that thread will completly destroy this country if they are left to florish. Hopefully something will happen to change their minds because we cannot live side by side with people like that.

Let them talk about how bad the US is, encourage it, then convince them to pack their bags (or bag, since all their personal belongings probably fit in a single reusable grocery bag) and go to one of their freaking socialist paradises. They're happy (ignorance being bliss and all) and we're happy (we get the greatest country in the world back). Problem solved.

PeterF73
07-11-2009, 11:19 PM
armyowalgreens has got to be a mole.

I was all fired up to make a mean spirited reply to this drivel when it dawned on me that just about EVERY post from armyowalgreens is something that was designed to stir the pot.

armyowalgreens claims to be 20 years old. The writing style, research, grammar, punctuation, and generally well thought out posts speak of someone YEARS beyond where a 20 year old would be.

So it comes down to this, armyowalgreens is a simply brilliant and superbly executed mole who is stirring the pot on a daily basis. Or, far worse, armyowalgreens is an actual, legitimate, poster at DU and he/she represents the youth of America. I simply can't believe that a 20 year old would have the time, inclination, and self discipline to make these type of posts.

Any input from some of the regulars?

Rockntractor
07-11-2009, 11:22 PM
armyowalgreens has got to be a mole.

I was all fired up to make a mean spirited reply to this drivel when it dawned on me that just about EVERY post from armyowalgreens is something that was designed to stir the pot.

armyowalgreens claims to be 20 years old. The writing style, research, grammar, punctuation, and generally well thought out posts speak of someone YEARS beyond where a 20 year old would be.

So it comes down to this, armyowalgreens is a simply brilliant and superbly executed mole who is stirring the pot on a daily basis. Or, far worse, armyowalgreens is an actual, legitimate, poster at DU and he/she represents the youth of America. I simply can't believe that a 20 year old would have the time, inclination, and self discipline to make these type of posts.

Any input from some of the regulars?

You may have an exellent point. I have noticed him. He stands out from the rest. I will be watching him closer!

Lanie
07-12-2009, 02:05 AM
I think walgreens should be given a one way ticket to Iran.

Lanie
07-12-2009, 02:11 AM
armyowalgreens doesn't seem to realize that if this country is going down the tubes it is because of people like him. Irony thy name is armyowalgreens

You really believe the country is going down the tubes just because Dems are in charge right now? We can disagree all we want to, but this is still a wonderful country. We still have freedom of religion, the press, petition, etc. We have the right to protest these policies.

As for education, we have books. We may have to share them at times, but we have them. Teachers are given access to different forms of materials to work with. Then, students can graduate, train for a job, and then go for a career.

Are we behind on some things? Yes. Could things be better? Sure. Is this country going down the tubes or does it suck? No.