View Poll Results: Which best describes your view of the United States?

Voters
70. You may not vote on this poll
  • The US is the world's most exceptional nation, a beacon of freedom, the good guys and heroes.

    14 20.00%
  • The US an accomplished nation with serious problems and has done a lot of good and a lot of bad.

    54 77.14%
  • The US is an evil empire founded on racism, hegemony, and jingoism.

    2 2.86%
Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 72

Thread: Which best describes your view of the United States?

  1. #21
    Sage
    Hatuey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    42,048

    Re: Which best describes your view of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    Instead of a united nation we are a nation of dog eat dog, social darwnists.
    This is the true shame of the American right. They spend billions of dollars protecting their faith and values while supporting the very "progressive" idea of social darwinism.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

  2. #22
    Professor
    Luna Tick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Nebraska
    Last Seen
    04-05-13 @ 05:48 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    2,148

    Re: Which best describes your view of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I would say the turning point was December 23, 1913. At that point, financial control of the United States was transferred from the government, and thus from the people, to a small group of private business owners who have been using it for their own gain ever since.

    But even in spite of our flaws, we still strive to be freer than other countries. Even when we fail to live up to that ideal, we still strive for it reaaaaalllly hard. Now, when we can eliminate the institutionalized racism, poverty, sexism, religious bigotry, oppression of gays, warmongering, and mass incarceration of non-violent drug users, then we'll be "the world's most exceptional nation, a beacon of freedom, the good guys and heroes." Though the strength of that position will be diminished if we don't stop lagging behind the rest of the world. We're the slowest in the industrialized world to adopt social equality, like gay marriage. And remember how we took our sweet time abolishing slavery? We really have a lot of work to do.
    That's interesting the turning point you mention is the founding of the Federal Reserve during the Wilson administration. I see your political lean is socialist (which for me is NOT a dirty word). During the 1912 election, Wilson had a socialist opponent, as you probably know, in Eugene V. Debs. He's the only socialist to run for the presidency who has gotten a large number of votes. I wonder how you believe the country would be doing if Debs had won.

    And, to those illiterate about socialism: It is not the philosophy that we should tax the crap out of all hard working people so that lazy bums can do well. That's a made-up right wing straw man of socialism. Here's what it really is:
    Socialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  3. #23
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:41 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,690

    Re: Which best describes your view of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This is the true shame of the American right. They spend billions of dollars protecting their faith and values while supporting the very "progressive" idea of social darwinism.
    Its funny how the agnostic left trumpets darwin in the fact of the bible thumping faithful but these same lefties hate the concept when applied to our economic environment

  4. #24
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:41 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,690

    Re: Which best describes your view of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    For white anglo-saxon Protestant males. For everyone else, it was kind of ****ty.

    How many American blacks of today would want to live in say Liberia or Equatorial Guinea?

  5. #25
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:41 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,690

    Re: Which best describes your view of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    For white anglo-saxon Protestant males. For everyone else, it was kind of ****ty.
    Jews are doing OK and so are Catholics. There are no WASPS on the United States Supreme Court btw

  6. #26
    Professor
    TheLastIndependent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Last Seen
    08-29-15 @ 11:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    1,545
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Which best describes your view of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Its funny how the agnostic left trumpets darwin in the fact of the bible thumping faithful but these same lefties hate the concept when applied to our economic environment
    What about the Christian left?

  7. #27
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 08:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,115

    Re: Which best describes your view of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Given that I have to compare the U.S. with other countries, it's Option 1.
    that was precisely the reason for my pick as well.

  8. #28
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:41 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    180,690

    Re: Which best describes your view of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    What about the Christian left?
    I don't tend to give them much thought. They tend to interchange God and Government as the messiah

  9. #29
    Professor
    TheLastIndependent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Last Seen
    08-29-15 @ 11:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    1,545
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Which best describes your view of the United States?

    I picked the second. We have done great things fro the world. We have also done very evil things to the people of the world and even those within our borders

  10. #30
    Professor
    TheLastIndependent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Last Seen
    08-29-15 @ 11:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    1,545
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Which best describes your view of the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I don't tend to give them much thought. They tend to interchange God and Government as the messiah
    As part of the Christian left, I keep them completely seperate. I do not allow religion to alter my views beyond basic human decency

Page 3 of 8 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •