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    Re: What is your level of optimism concerning the future of the United States of Amer

    Highest standard of living, the only superpower.



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    Re: What is your level of optimism concerning the future of the United States of Amer

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    I think feminism has done irreputable damage. It has destroyed the family and destabalized society. I think we will be in for a rude awakening within the next 2 generations.
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    Re: What is your level of optimism concerning the future of the United States of Amer

    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate View Post
    Desabalized Society? I'm not from the USA I recently moved here but I am curious why you believe that. I though feminism movement was to be able to vote and work with the same wages as men... I don't know how that could destroy the family lifestyle.... could you eleborate ?
    Back in before the 60's there was at least one parent home to raise the kids. Now, both parents have to work in order to raise a family because the influx of workers due to the feminist movement has increased inflation to the point where you can't survive on a one earner household. So kids are left alone at home with their parents firearms (US has the most firearms then all other countries combined) and get into gang activity because they have no mentors in their lives. There is also no fault divorce which has destroyed the family in the US. More than 40% of marriges end in divorce and more than 60% of thouse divorces are initiated by women for irreconcile differences. Which basically means they are simply not happy. Not because of domestic violence, or any real reason to get a divorce. Only because thru the media and their friends, they are programmed to believe their husbands and bumbling idiots who don't deserve them. Then they get the kids.. kids grow up with 1 parent who is working.. left at home alone... Told their father is a douchebag by their mother when it was her idea to get the divorce anyway.... it just goes on and on..
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
    - Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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    Re: What is your level of optimism concerning the future of the United States of Amer

    The fallback position for the US is second place. We're geopolitically generations ahead.




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    Re: What is your level of optimism concerning the future of the United States of Amer

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    Back in before the 60's there was at least one parent home to raise the kids. Now, both parents have to work in order to raise a family because the influx of workers due to the feminist movement has increased inflation to the point where you can't survive on a one earner household. So kids are left alone at home with their parents firearms (US has the most firearms then all other countries combined) and get into gang activity because they have no mentors in their lives. There is also no fault divorce which has destroyed the family in the US. More than 40% of marriges end in divorce and more than 60% of thouse divorces are initiated by women for irreconcile differences. Which basically means they are simply not happy. Not because of domestic violence, or any real reason to get a divorce. Only because thru the media and their friends, they are programmed to believe their husbands and bumbling idiots who don't deserve them. Then they get the kids.. kids grow up with 1 parent who is working.. left at home alone... Told their father is a douchebag by their mother when it was her idea to get the divorce anyway.... it just goes on and on..
    Oh.. wow I had no idea... I suppose it makes sense back then woman took care of the kids while the dad made the food. now there is double the workers because of the influx of woman working and the job market can't handle it so they lower the paychecks to compensate for more workers... I had no idea but at the same time I think I support the idea of woman being equal in everyway... I'll have to think about this thank you for your reply

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    Re: What is your level of optimism concerning the future of the United States of Amer

    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate View Post
    Oh.. wow I had no idea... I suppose it makes sense back then woman took care of the kids while the dad made the food. now there is double the workers because of the influx of woman working and the job market can't handle it so they lower the paychecks to compensate for more workers... I had no idea but at the same time I think I support the idea of woman being equal in everyway... I'll have to think about this thank you for your reply
    Yes, rarely do parents have at least one parent home to raise the children. Parents are to busy off working trying to buy little gadget for themselves and for their kids so that they don't actually have to raise them, just distract them long enough so they don't have to deal with them. Then they wonder why their innocent children who they never pay any attention to grow up horribly...
    - There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
    - Idealistically, everything should work as you planed it to. Realistically, it depends on how idealistic you are as to the measure of success.
    - Better to be a pessimist before, and an optimist afterwords.

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    Re: What is your level of optimism concerning the future of the United States of Amer

    I have my hopes set in us getting it together. We'll make it. Though, from a world political standpoint, I'd imagine the world is going to be multi-polar again instead of just a sole superpower.
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    Re: What is your level of optimism concerning the future of the United States of Amer

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    Many factors affect one's outlook about various things - history, current events, politics, religion, media, family & friends, personal character traits, life experiences, environment, upbringing, education, etc. etc. etc.

    Just curious. Nothing ulterior, just curiosity.

    What is your outlook re the future of the United States of America - and maybe why?

    Very Optimistic
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    Very Optimistic.

    If you were to go through a list of the greatest trials facing the US in it's history current times are actually pretty damn good. People have a tendency to hear bad news and not put it into context. Look at the late 70's early 80's. Pessimism reigned but right around the corner was massive economic expansion and relative peace in the US.
    “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes

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    Re: What is your level of optimism concerning the future of the United States of Amer

    Where's the "we're ****ed" option?

    I'm clicking the screen, I think I'm doing it wrong.

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    Re: What is your level of optimism concerning the future of the United States of Amer

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    Where's the "we're ****ed" option?

    I'm clicking the screen, I think I'm doing it wrong.
    Right there with you. "Very pessimistic" is the closest thing to it. **** be ****ed, yo.

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