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Dragonelf68

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#1 10 years ago

Why are Americans closed to change within our their own country but so open to change in other countrys as long as it doesnt affect them? I would name some examples but can't think of any right now. What are your thoughts on this?


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#2 10 years ago

American's as a majority I feel are open to change. However old people by nature are less inclined to it, and guess which age bracket are in the political power?


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#3 10 years ago

I think it's a cultural thing dating back to the first settlers. Most of those were extremely conservative religious folks and a fair amount of their attitude is still present today. It's no coincidence that Americans are considered the most prudish of all Western civilizations.




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#4 10 years ago

Actually if you look around, you will find plenty of Americans that want change in their country. Just look at the number of Obama supporters. You probably came to that view of yours because most Americans you have met are the ones that don't want change, but that doesn't mean it's the same case across the whole country.




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#5 10 years ago

Karst;4215773I think it's a cultural thing dating back to the first settlers. Most of those were extremely conservative religious folks and a fair amount of their attitude is still present today. It's no coincidence that Americans are considered the most prudish of all Western civilizations.[/QUOTE] You obviously have never been to San Fransisco... ;)

[QUOTE=Exploder] Actually if you look around, you will find plenty of Americans that want change in their country. Just look at the number of Obama supporters.

What type of change is he suggesting? Just pulling our troops out of Iraq?

What about revoking the harsh penalty of cannabis possession? What about adding more elements of socialism into the mix? What about improving the shitty maternity leave that we have (Parental leave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). It's horrible!

We are the only nation to have ZERO paid maternity leave. Sickening...

What about putting restrictions on businesses instead of letting them run amok and stomp all over the common man?

It will never change and you know why? We are a capitalist nation through and through. There is no such thing as left but only lesser degrees of right in this nation.




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#6 10 years ago
Jeffro;4215799You obviously have never been to San Fransisco... ;)

Actually San Francisco is the only major city I've been to ;)

I probably should have mentioned that this doesn't apply to everyone, and maybe not even the majority. Unfortunately I know some people who are like that.




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#7 10 years ago

Oh man…another America sucks thread, yes because everyone is so much better and without sin or prejudices – whatever.:rolleyes::beer:




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#8 10 years ago

Dragonelf68;4215755Why are Americans closed to change within our their own country but so open to change in other countrys as long as it doesnt affect them? I would name some examples but can't think of any right now. What are your thoughts on this?[/QUOTE]

[quote=n0e]American's as a majority I feel are open to change. However old people by nature are less inclined to it, and guess which age bracket are in the political power?

To continue n0e's argument, there are a lot of American citizens who extremely dislike our country's foriegn policy. But we can't do anything about it because we're only citizens. As n0e said, the older generation holds the power, so our policies probably won't be changing very much until the next generation takes over.

If I could change our country I would; but I can't right now, so there's no need to make such a generalized accusation.




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#9 10 years ago

They lack the will and inspiration for change. Significant changes. Often people argue what are the right changes to be made.




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#10 10 years ago
AlDaja;4215824Oh man…another America sucks thread, yes because everyone is so much better and without sin or prejudices – whatever.:rolleyes::beer:

I never said america sucks. I love america and think it's the greatest country on earth. I'm just saying that I think america isn't open to change.


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