View Poll Results: What is America's greatest sin?

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  • The war for independence

    1 1.02%
  • Slavery

    32 32.65%
  • Indians / native Americans

    35 35.71%
  • Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombing

    3 3.06%
  • The war in Vietnam

    2 2.04%
  • The FED

    7 7.14%
  • The Cold war

    0 0%
  • The Civil war

    0 0%
  • Other

    15 15.31%
  • I can't tell

    3 3.06%
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Thread: America's greatest sin [W:264]

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    The War for Indendence a greatest American sin? I guess the British must have thought so, but why is it on the list?

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Plus, after Bataan and their treatment of POWs, and our allies, I can't say I have any sympathy for the Japanese at that time.
    How many of the Japanese killed in the bombing ever laid a hand on an American? I can be convinced that the bomb was necessary for the greater good while still feeling sympathy for those killed and maimed, particularly the children. Surely you can as well.

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    The War for Indendence a greatest American sin? I guess the British must have thought so, but why is it on the list?
    It's called "humour", you know.

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Definitely what we did to the Native Americans. Primarily I think it's worse than slavery because in some ways, we're still doing it to them.
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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    How many of the Japanese killed in the bombing ever laid a hand on an American? I can be convinced that the bomb was necessary for the greater good while still feeling sympathy for those killed and maimed, particularly the children. Surely you can as well.
    Not really, no. When they brought POW's to Japan, the women and children were equally sadistic in their mistreatment of POW's. Their entire culture in that time period was stuck in the 12th century. Fat Man and Little Boy corrected that.
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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Probably a tie between indians and slavery.

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Although the treatment of Indians was and is an everlasting shame, the Fed got my vote. This private central bank controls us all and perhaps because the volume of US money is so high compared to other Nations, it controls many of their destinies as well. It operates in relative secrecy and is not necessarily wholly owned by USAmericans. It is a Corporation, ergo it has stockholders. Who are they?????

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    For me it was a toss-up between slavery and our treatment of the Indian peoples. I opted for slavery as its effects have so damaged the nation to even this day and the foreseeable future.
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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Thoughts anyone?
    None of the above.Those things made us what we are today.So it is ****en idiotic to be apologizing for the past or trying to feel bad about it.
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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    In order. From the most worst to the "lest worst" (but all are terrible)

    1.)Native American genocide
    2.)Slavery
    3.) Imperialism; directly (US military involvement): covers Vietnam, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines, Guatemala, Cuba, Mexico, Grenada, Iraq (twice), Afghanistan). Indirectly, through coups, terrorist activities, and economic imperialism: El Salvador, Iran, Chile, Venezuela, Cuba, Palestine, South Vietnam, Congo, Egypt, Honduras,.
    4.) Civil Rights
    5.) A-bomb being dropped
    6.) US committed war crimes
    7.) US backed terrorist groups
    8.) Backing of Osama Bin Laden can fall in above category
    9.) US backing of Saddam Hussein
    10.) NAFTA


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