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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:30 PM

In America, EVERY DAY Is Groundhog Day

Rinse & Repeat.

We're a shithole country. Always have been. Always will be.

It's o.k. to hope for and support change. Just do not be disappointed when it doesn't happen. And it won't.

There will be more cops killing black people and getting away with it.

There will be more mass shootings, with lots of news coverage, lots of people forming groups to protest guns, and Nothing will change.

Let me know when the tide starts to turn, because honestly, it is not only not turning, it is accelerating in the direction it's always been heading.

I've always heard how people will risk everything to come to the great land of America. While that's true, it's only because they're coming from somewhere even more fucked up than we are. There are certainly places worse than America, but also plenty that look on the day to day situation over here with complete disbelief.

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SoCalDavidS Apr 12 OP
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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:48 PM

1. People have lived through all kinds of shit...

but life goes on and people still laugh, still find joy. The only way through this shit, is through it. As they say in AA, hold on and let it go.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:53 PM

2. NOT a shithole country!

I'm sad you feel that way. We NOW have some shithole people BUT we are NOT a shithole country! I love this country and always will. We just need to fight and get it back!!

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:56 PM

3. The whole planet is that way

We have our own particular ills in the US, and perhaps a few countries get the balance of good and bad better than we do, but every society is fucked up in some way, and some worse than ours.

This is not to say we shouldn't always be striving to make things better. We should. And we have a right to be angry at greed and senseless stupidity and violence. But I don't see the US as particularly more or less hopeless than humanity as a whole.

That isn't high praise, of course.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 08:01 PM

4. I have read many accounts of people who moved to the US

after hearing and seeing how great the US is compared to other countries. They move here and do find a lot of positive things about living here, but many are disappointed. They believed a fairy tale and saw the reality. It wasn't all bad, but not at all whet they had heard their entire lives.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 08:05 PM

5. What are you doing to make it better? Volunteering, donating?

All politics is local is never more true than now.

Maybe decide what you can do to make things better in your on local and then do it!

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