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Tue Jul 28, 2020, 12:53 AM

The Right Wing likes to whine about the "Loss of American Culture".

Has there ever been a singular "American culture" during the lifetime of anyone alive today?

I'm 61 years old. Personally, I say no.

How does everyone else see it?

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Reply The Right Wing likes to whine about the "Loss of American Culture". (Original post)
Progressive Jones Jul 2020 OP
marybourg Jul 2020 #1
TreasonousBastard Jul 2020 #2
JI7 Jul 2020 #3
Progressive Jones Jul 2020 #5
betsuni Jul 2020 #8
Spider Jerusalem Jul 2020 #4
pecosbob Jul 2020 #6
dawg day Jul 2020 #7
Maxheader Jul 2020 #11
RockRaven Jul 2020 #9
treestar Jul 2020 #10

Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:03 AM

1. The right wing has undermined the culture

of the presidency, the Dept. of Justice, the Congress, the intelligence community, the military, the Diplomatic Corps, and they're complaining?

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:08 AM

2. Hey, I'm a New Yorker. Little Italy, Chinatown, Yorkville...

Which of these is "the real New York" or the Real America?

I lived for years in Elizabeth, NJ, within walking distance of Newark's Ironbound, second stop for immigrants for 200 years. Now it's all South American, and there's a party every night and the food is fantastic.

There are old Jewish neighborhoods in Queens that are now Asian, mainly Korean.

Need I go on? America is an amalgam of hundreds of cultures that moved here over the years and is the better for it.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:10 AM

3. What they mean is loss of "White domiantion"

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:17 AM

5. Absolutely. nt

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:40 AM

8. +1

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:12 AM

4. There has never been a singular American culture all the way back to before there was a USA

the various colonies were largely settled by very different people; New England Puritans were different from Pennsylvania Quakers who were different from Maryland Catholics etc.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:25 AM

6. I am sixty...in that time our society has become an ethical cesspool.

Unfortunately the emergent cultural theme I recognize in our nation is that being rich is more important than anything else...more than either ethics or conscience.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 01:33 AM

7. American culture-- Indian lunch, Vietnamese dinner

I live in a Midwest city, not that big, but we had Ethiopian restaurants (too spicy for me!) and Indian restaurants, and Japanese restaurants, and Irish pubs...


That's America. The best of everything. They're all American.

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Response to dawg day (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 06:41 AM

11. Very good point.....I think the midwest attracts



people from all over the world..My nephrologist, my pulmonologist...mid east.

Worked at Wichita Airbus with a Romanian, a Russian, and many Asians and

Brits...all liked the state, but very quietly question the politics...

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 02:21 AM

9. What they *mean* by "American culture" is white cis hetero nominally-xian patriarchy

And that has been around, in the seat of power, for a long time... Despite its lack of a legitimate democratic (small d) majority.

There's no point taking these RW people literally. That are not that serious, or honest.

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Response to Progressive Jones (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 06:29 AM

10. The right wing are the ones against culture

Education is just "indoctrination" to them. They want to do away with the National Endowment for the Arts. They scorn the "elite" that funds symphonies and art exhibits. They don't even like culture.

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