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    Is the United States a dystopia?

    Is the United States a dystopia?

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    Re: Is the United States a dystopia?

    Yes, though not in the standard fashion. In fact it's a dystopia at the other end of the spectrum..... Instead of being destroyed by totalitarianism or the like it's deastroyed by the openness, freedoms, and liberties of the society. It's a wonderful example of what happens when you let the lunatics run the asylum with no rules whatsoever.

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    Re: Is the United States a dystopia?

    If you want to see a dystopia, look at North Korea. Then try to say that the US is a dystopia.
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    Re: Is the United States a dystopia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If you want to see a dystopia, look at North Korea. Then try to say that the US is a dystopia.
    It's the opposite side of the same coin.

    You suggest that North Korea is too restrictive, too controlling, etc.... and I suggest the US is has too much freedom, liberty, etc...

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    Re: Is the United States a dystopia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If you want to see a dystopia, look at North Korea. Then try to say that the US is a dystopia.
    If you really want to discuss American society/culture/economics/politics it really only makes sense to compare it to other industrialized democracies. If our country is such hot **** then we don't need to compare it to crappy totalitarian slave states. Next to North Korea obviously we're not a dystopia. Next to, say, Finland, we are.

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    Re: Is the United States a dystopia?

    i'd argue that the US is more of a duopoly of competing utopian models. unfortunately and obviously, a duopoly is not enough to triangulate anything that approaches utopia.

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    Re: Is the United States a dystopia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If you really want to discuss American society/culture/economics/politics it really only makes sense to compare it to other industrialized democracies. If our country is such hot **** then we don't need to compare it to crappy totalitarian slave states. Next to North Korea obviously we're not a dystopia. Next to, say, Finland, we are.
    I suggest you look up the meaning of "dystopia" if you think either the United States or Finland even comes close to it.
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    Re: Is the United States a dystopia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    It's the opposite side of the same coin.

    You suggest that North Korea is too restrictive, too controlling, etc.... and I suggest the US is has too much freedom, liberty, etc...
    Uh huh. Why don't you get caught up in the American legal system and see how you fare?

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    Re: Is the United States a dystopia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I suggest you look up the meaning of "dystopia" if you think either the United States or Finland even comes close to it.
    How you got that Finland is a dystopia from my post completely eludes me.
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    Re: Is the United States a dystopia?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    How you got that Finland is a dystopia from my post completely eludes me.
    Clearly you don't understand what a dystopia is if you think the United States is one. It's not defined as "a country with more social and/or economic problems than Finland."
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