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Posted 5/29/17 , edited 5/29/17

KevHunt wrote:


Nobody is more embarrassed then me about my countries failure to keep slowly moving towards are self proclaimed high ideals. Americans are unfortunately very susceptible to American exceptionalism.


Yeah I know the feeling. Canada use to be much less passive in global affairs then it is of late. I mean for crying out loud our Armed Forces have decades of experience operating small unit strikes against terrorist forces and we're sitting idle basically twiddling our thumbs. Our diplomats are respected the world round and they collared by a government unwilling to commit resources to the endeavours that make us Canadian.

So yeah I know the feeling of watching your nation slowly crumble.
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Loaded topic.

But yeah, we're kinda fucked. I expect more violence and terrorist attacks.

Just look out guys, and be aware.
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ronin99 wrote:

How do you think America will become in the coming years?Will the country get more divided?Will trump serve a second term or get impeached?Will the right or left gain more power?I also encourage you to not be civil with eachother.Here's to seeing how long this forum lasts.


I'm actually pretty optimistic about the future. Though I do think misinformation is a huge issue we need to solve. Particularly I think we need to try to solve it in education and teaching people that it's ok to live in modern society and not be an expert on everything. I think a lot of this misinformation back and forth talk stems from everyone thinking they have the answers to the problems we face but not actually willing to put in the time to understand it in its entirety from all angles (An expert).

Technology in general is actually acting against us today and a lot of the blame is to be put on these big fortune tech companies. I forget the NPR Radio episode I was listening to but basically it was talking about how Tech in terms of advertisement and social media today has been tailored to suit a persons interests. The problem with that arises though when it basically land locks a person in those systems and only gives them the things they want to hear and not the other arguments. Basically much of our devices have become echo chambers and it puts a learning curve, especially politically, on people to become more extreme.

I'm digressing though, I just think that when it comes down to it, the internet I knew in the early 2000s which was basically a place where everyone came together to talk has become a behemoth that's boiled down to certain clicks and groups. It's potential that looks as though is being wasted. But that's a world thing as much as it is an America think.

...I don't think America will end up like the Romans and bring turmoil. Eventually perhaps, but that is hard to quantify. What's the last modern society you've seen disappear? I think there is a certain degree of knowledge and interconnectivity to prevent said scenario.

But yeah I think a big part of moving forward would be to actually get people to step back and de-politicize. From there we need to actually fund research into understanding why things have become so charged (Maybe its a common reoccurrence?). And more importantly we need to become better at integrating the things we learn.

Basically, I think that America is changing in awareness of itself. I think that we are now aware of how education is functioning and how it isn't then we've ever been. I think that if anything, Trump's term has some positive things to it. It all depends on how you look at it.
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As long as this stupid two-party system continues it's just going to be the same rehashed crap over and over
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Posted 5/30/17
Run and operated by ideologues who are either too idealistic and dogmatic or people who don't even bother to read the policies they're voting on.
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You guys are doing well, you don't need me
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America's biggest problem in the future is going to be recovering from Trump on the international stage. He's essentially abdicating America's position as the foremost world leader. The message he sent with his little foreign trip was "You can't rely on us anymore". And that's before you get into the fact the world is staring at Trump and wondering how the American people elected such a catastrophic embarrassment.

The rest of the world doesn't live in the little media echo chambers that Americans do that continue to reassure them that this is all somehow totally okay.

Trump is either going to push things so far that the collective backlash reshapes the government itself. Or the GOP is going to continue to enable him until the last of America's checks and balances are weakened to the point of irrelevancy.

Heck, maybe both.
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Posted 5/30/17

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karatecowboy wrote:


Ok. So just Christianity then. Islam or Buddhism would be better?


Now I know you're just trying to pick a fight or just annoy me. Well you've succeed in annoying me at the very least. Just cause the Church left me doesn't mean I am no longer a Christian, I can follow the teachings of Christ just fine without some bigoted fools in my way. And it doesn't mean I have any issue with Christianity.

As for Islam or Buddhism I've never even studied them in anything more then the abstract so I can't comment. But I am follower of neither so take that for what you will.


OK I think I understand: Christianity, like virtually every major world religion, disapproves of the shameful sexual deviancy to which you alluded before and understands biology: male is for female and female is for male, etc. Because they understand facts and won't change with the zeitgeist's favored corruption, you say "they left me", and claim that they're the backwards ones.
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octorockandroll wrote:

A whole lotta violence.

Nuff said.


Im with this one. civil war is brewing and I cannot wait!
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-looking sad- Reminded me of Roman Empire when I was there 2,000 years ago! If...If Roman Empire was never split, we would've been still exist today!... Actually it still exist in the shadow! I will bring Roman Empire back in the light!

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Honestly, the biggest issue is the increasing wealth divide and the government that is very much in hands of business. Both political parties are guilty of this, and yet there's little to no chance of electing enough officials that are willing to actually do something for the general public.

It's not just a president, but also a fair portion of congress.

Politics is down to talking points and who creates a good image.

The system will collapse on itself, and honestly, even the haves (rather than the have nots) are seriously concerned about this gap and the inevitable conflict that it will create.

People are still, for the most part, satiated and not suffering any great, noticeable discomfort, but there's a lot of general unrest and a sense of discontent and fear/anger about ones lack of class mobility in this world.. (though there's always room to move down).

It's going to have to come to a head at some point, along with many of the other issues we face both as a society and larger, as a world (climate change, regardless of what you think the cause is, increased automation and reliance on technology, greater exposure to foreign and domestic threats, as wars become more about ideologies rather than nations, though North Korea is pretty fucking scary)....

I honestly don't know.
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Posted 5/30/17
Prolly WWIII if North Korea doesn't back tf up
Other than that I think 'Murcia will be alright
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Posted 5/30/17

JanusCascade wrote:

-looking sad- Reminded me of Roman Empire when I was there 2,000 years ago! If...If Roman Empire was never split, we would've been still exist today!... Actually it still exist in the shadow! I will bring Roman Empire back in the light!



lmao,wish you luck.
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Posted 5/30/17

ironh19 wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

A whole lotta violence.

Nuff said.


Im with this one. civil war is brewing and I cannot wait!


That's the spirit.There will be so much bloodshed!!!
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