It's not just neo-nazi's that give a shit about skin color. There are several everyday folks in this nation who have extremely xenophobic, racist views. This isn't some tinfoil conspiracy theory either. It is the truth.
I would have to agree, everyone has a xenophobic sense it's more or less just what degree of a xenophobe you are. Because humans generally have some pride in who they are and where they are from.
Racism is not as prevalent as it once was. This is proven by the fact that a black man is about to seize what is essentially the most powerful seat in the world.
I would say that exposure to other races and cultures has definitely helped us gain more understanding. For example, even out in the country I have a few black friends.
Penguin_Unit;4697774Racism is not as prevalent as it once was.
Yes it is...South Carolina comes to mind. Lets not forget the atrocities toward race that have and continue to occure in the world: Rwanda, Somalia, Anuak, Yugoslavia, Darfur...and current nations on the UN's watchdog list include but not limited to: France, Germany, Austria, Australia, South Africa, Cambodia, Viet Nam, China, Malaysia the Middle East and Israel.
This is proven by the fact that a black man is about to seize what is essentially the most powerful seat in the world.
Despite the hotspots in the US, I'd agree that America has come a long way from our darker days and in contrast to nations who condemn American societal behavior toward race is strikingly better when placed up against their own racial divisions.
Penguin_Unit;4697774most powerful seat in the world.
"Most powerful seat in the world" That's a point of view, if America was as powerful if they say they were, they could of actually achieved something in the middle east. They'd have a democracy that isn't negative good, which Obama will change. But they are the most powerful seat in the world if you think of them as "The United States of McDonalds" as I do.
Thats cool, because no matter what YOU may think, every single event that happens in the US has world altering ramifications. If the entire Canadian parliament died tomorrow, barely a ripple would be felt. Have the House of Representatives die in a fire and your talking world wide shiat storm. Its not hubris, its just the fact that the US economy is SO large and SO intertwined with every other economy on the planet (to say nothing of our military which occupies more foreign land then makes up any number of European countries as far as area goes) that you could rightfully call the US the cultural powerhouse of the globe.
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Calling the US presidency the "most powerful seat in the world" may be a bit misleading, but I don't think it's going too far out on a limb to say that the president of the United States has the potential to have to greatest influence on both his own people in addition to people of other nations (despite not having nearly as much individual 'power' as most people think).
Schofield;4698755"Most powerful seat in the world" That's a point of view...
Really doesn’t matter. Using current global trends with projected outcomes the National Intelligence Council gave their 121-page report to the existing and incoming US Administration and it is pretty grim. It suggests that shit is really about to hit the fan for America and the world as a consequence of the void that will follow. Based on the numbers America will be finished as a strategic superpower by 2025 limiting our economic and military ability closer to home. Projections over the past 30 years have indicated that our economy and ability to offer humanitarian or military assistance to curtail or defend aggressive actions against Europe and mass genocidal warfare on other fledgling democracies from Middle Eastern a renewed militaristic Russia and Asian threats (China) will be unavoidable. The new superpowers to arise (China, North Korea, India, Iran and Russia) will be less compelled to do anything about atrocities in the world and more compelled to bolster their own economic gain and strategic standing…even if that means rendering sovereign nations useless in the process. Existing powers (including the US)not directly affected by military action would need to cater to the global economy established by these new powers. Which could result in corrupt governments and powerless ones reacting to their whims impacting environmental and social stability. Increased tensions amongst the new powers without America’s influence to intervene estimates a better than “good” rating that nuclear exchange will occur in Europe and Asia before the middle of this century. The report also indicates that Iran will attempt a nuclear attack against its enemies within the next two years of Obama’s Administration unless we intervene immediately to remove their ability to produce or possess nuclear technology. Obama recently indicated that military action against Iran was not off the table and has suggested that military plans are being undertaken. Neigh sayers about the power of the Oval office and America’s influence toward the stability of the world do not have a clear understanding of modern history and America’s stabilizing influence on the world. Whether these people want to accept that fact or not is of no consequence. The reality of it is true. Obama come January will be globally perceived as having the most powerful seat in the world for the next four years. Other nations can fall and have little to no impact on the world at this juncture in human history and the world will move on – but America will be their to hopefully keep that nation from falling or move it toward a more stable form of government (despite our relations with them) or damn sure step in to keep other powers (Russia) from destabilizing the region (Georgia) until internal provisional powers (Afghanistan,Iraq) can resume, stabilize and take over. I sincerely hope that Obama takes this report seriously. I suspect he will. His campaign focused specifically on the inevitabilities ironically forecasted in this report. If America does not contend with these growing powers head on while placing our own economic and social dynamics back on a path that stabalizes and grows our nation we are screwed. He has an awesome responsibility as the leader of a troubled Republic. If his proposed policies work and his current appeal to the world strengthens America will reestablish its place and position as a global influence. If not, than he/we will be unable to advert global catastrophe and Obama will be remembered as the preverbal firing pin. Oh, by the way the NIC’s probability factor is about 93 percent accurate. They indicated a high probablity of a terrorist attack on a major Eastern US city before 2005).
I just hope that Obama makes the right choices. I've seen Spain, (my home country) go into a huge crisis because of the Socialist president Zapatero, (who is still in office by the way) Interests on loans and payments are upand over 20%. As long as Obama makes sure that that doesn't happen here, I'll re-elect him. MAYBE
The left are never happy, already giving the man shit. Obama is getting these nannies panties all wrong because of his recent cabinet appointments, many of which are centrist or conservative leaning, and now Brokaw makes it headline news that Obama smokes and if he is going to smoke in the White House…who fucking cares. Guess if the social elites can’t get their man they’ll sure try to mold their man. What a bunch of crybaby losers. :smokin: