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The time when America stopped being great
« on: November 06, 2017, 09:47:56 AM »

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I'm sure this will ruffle some feathers, but I found most of what is being said rather insightful. Thoughts?

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41826022
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Re: The time when America stopped being great
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 10:04:08 AM »

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great ...but long read.

Kinda tells it like it is.

Re: The time when America stopped being great
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It’s an interesting question, at least regarding what caused today’s political climate.

I think it’s a mix of 24 hour “entertainment news”, the rise of the internet, politicians who have become very skilled at exploiting division, loss of manufacturing and other good-paying blue collar jobs, and a legitimate culture war as the country has moved rabidly leftward on some social issues, leaving many behind.


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Re: The time when America stopped being great
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 10:51:17 AM »

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I might agitate some with my opinion, I am a not a USA citizen and it is not my intention.

I think it happened around the time after the defeated/destroyed industries of Japan, Germany, France etc. recovered from the material war effects. After that rebuilding period was done, USA included itself in too many warfields/goverment plantings/questionable sponsorships around the world to preserve its clear cheek.

What exact time would that be? Sometime in the late 50'ies, early 60'ies. The JFK assasination seems like a possible, exact date.

I can say with 100% certainty, that when I was growing up in the 80'ies in Yugoslavia (today Croatia), the sound of word "America" meant much, much more than today. People viewed it as a faraway promised land, almost magical. In reality, Germany became our true, much closer promised land.
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