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Posted 1/25/17 , edited 1/25/17
No the country is screwed. The country's complete lack of morals, or moral decay, incompetent leadership, and the laws of thermodynamics dictate that it is going into an irreversible decline. Don't listen to the so-called leaders of the USA...they are lying to if they tell you "everything is going to great again if you follow my plans, blah, blah, blah". All empires decline and collapse. The USA is no different. Trump is just going to another failed president like George Bush...I'll be surprised if he doesn't make things worse than they already are.
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Well, I guess this answers the topic's question:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/u-s-falls-full-flawed-democracy-article-1.2955237

You've been downgraded from a full democracy. >.>




MysticGon wrote:
Well if you want to get radical there are more prison in the U.S. than anywhere else. Also the culture kids have these days is "ask parents for stuff" instead of "work so I can buy stuff". Things that can change.


Don't give the prison industrial complex anymore ideas. They're already using them from prison labour in some places are they not?

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Since Trump has been in office, we've already gone back about forty years.

We're fucked. So is the rest of the world.
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shugotenshi-atm wrote:

America doesn't stand alone. Some of our greatest triumphs were due only because of other nations and our interaction with them. And it didn't matter who was in charge of government: They act on behalf of us all.

We are in a global world now. Isolationism isn't an option. World War is prevented entirely by trade being essential and interconnected economies that to unravel would mean downfall of nations.

It's pointless to speculate how we will "do" under new leadership. Most of their actions are determined by things outside of their own control. Let's sit back and watch to see what direction it takes.


It successed because of Roman Empire!
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The USA is unpredictable, but good luck trying to make it great again.
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Well, torture is back on the menu again because Trump thinks it works despite everyone telling him it doesn't. Oh, and apparently we're now looking at an investigation into wide spread voter fraud because he literally cannot accept he lost the popular vote? All because of a story a German golfer told him once?

I think we're beyond fucked. The president isn't just a petulant, unstable idiot. He's also delusional. Our only hope is that he has a complete and total meltdown over not receiving the ego stroking he thinks he's entitled too.

He's already had one over the size of a crowd of all things.
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ninjitsuko wrote:

Personally, I'm not too keen on the whole "nationalism" perspective that several countries are taking (including the United States). When it comes to the Republican party as a whole, over the course of our history thus far, most of their policy adjustments have been garnished towards short-term yield instead of longevity yield. It's much like the principle of "Implied Longevity Yield" - the longer you wait, the more you'll be able to yield. Republicans, to date, have systematically tried to appeal to the current generation of citizens without much concern for the long-term.

The sweep of nationalism in modern day society is due to excessive social progress. Democrats usually focus on social progress and "unseen/projected" yield (in the long term). Because people do not see the impact immediately, it's suspected that Democrats being in the majority (Congress) causes economic downfalls - ergo, the "back and forth" of power in the house (people try to give one party a chance for a number of years, when progress of either side has taken a dive - it switches back to the opposite party).

I fear that people who get all worked up about "globalism" are the same types that would rather have their own life comfortable and satisfied with their own world before focusing on the world around them. Unfortunately, converting the country to the so-called "pragmatic realization" of nationalism isn't going to yield much for the country in the long term in terms of economic growth. It will appear to be beneficial in the short-term (and this is why people will think a Republican-powered Congress is sufficient) - yet, any downsides won't be seen for another 20+ years.

The question was "Is America headed in the right direction?" ...
My TL;DR answer is going to be: It's not going in any direction and hasn't been for a while now.

We've continued to stalemate progress of both economic and social aspects of our country due to divisive ideologies/views. No matter how people see Trump or Republicans or Obama or Democrats... it doesn't necessarily matter in the long-term. We're not focusing on long-term yield economically (neither Democrats nor Republicans) and social progress is often met with "anti-progress" (due to our innate desire to make it an "us vs them" thing). So until we get over the bullshit of "libtards" and "nazi's" and all that silliness and accept that both parties can get together to make progress in all aspects of a country (economic growth, social progress, and "growth" as a society) ... we're just going to be going back and forth like we have been for the last 50-100 years (in various areas).


Well thought, change does take a while no matter what side is initiating it. A good chunk of the flak Obama received was actually effects from the Bush administration.

The President is rather weak anyway... though I'm hoping the antagonistic personality of Trump shocks voters into becoming more active and to perhaps pay attention more to ALL elections. It was a huge reason I voted for him even though he was my backup to Bernie Sanders. I don't think either party is ready to tackle the inevitable rise of automation. Sanders may have been the best answer for that from the candidates we were provided this time around.

I wish people would pay attention to Congress as much as they pay attention to President.
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It reminds of a dutch video (eng sub) I saw on youtube about the dutchmen welcomes Trump.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-xxis7hDOE&t=31s

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