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The United States and the growing divide
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RE: The United States and the growing divide
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RE: The United States and the growing divide
(September 22, 2021 at 2:46 pm)Angrboda Wrote: Three generations ago by most conventional measures would put it in the 1960s, unless people in your family are pushing out babies at the age of 50 on a regular basis.

You're right, I forgot what year we were in and that Gen Z exists. "3 generations" may not be correct, but the point still stands.
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RE: The United States and the growing divide
(September 14, 2021 at 10:05 pm)Foxaire Wrote: The issue with 'Muricans is that they're not united all the time,. Only when it suits them, to pat themselves on the back.

I would argue it has never been truly united.  The closest ever was during the American Revolution.  After that politics began to split almost immediately.  There has always been multiple Americas, separated by class and race.  Rich Americans don't care about poor Americans.  A large percentage of whites want everyone of color gone.  Indigenous people wish Europeans had never come.  There is no united states; there's a mixture of various groups, all jockeying for power.  Sometimes I think Lincoln should have just let the south go.
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RE: The United States and the growing divide
Things are getting pretty divided, but I don't know if we're going to have an actual civil war or anything like that.  Not unless there's tremendous change, anyway. 

As of now, a lot of the right wing extremism, especially the mainstream extremism, is fueled by right wing media like OAN and Faux News and Newsmax.  Thing is, they get their talking points from the billionaires who fund them and they're only funding them to increase their own wealth.  A civil war would cost them a lot of money and the second their own financial well being is threatened, they're going to change their talking points. 

But.... the US is already on the decline because of those scumbags and media is getting more global now and less local.  Before they needed the US because that was where they lived and where most of their business was but things are getting more and more global and a lot of them are needing the US less and less.  If they're pushing right wing extremism in the UK or Canada or wherever they want to live after the US is useless to them, what's going to happen to the remaining Americans picking up far right propoganda aimed at Canadians?  Or what happens when they inspire genuinely far right media that sincerely believes in fascism and all that?  

I'm personally scared, too.  Because I'm a transgender atheist living in Oklahoma and I already know that, if this state leaves the union and doesn't have to follow the rulings of the supreme court anymore, I'm in danger.  I really hate that I'm having to have thoughts in the back of my mind planning where and how I'm moving when shit goes down, but under the circumstances I feel like it's necessary.
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