If the whole of your argument is "By George, you're naive for celebrating because it won't change" - which it is, in case someone else has to tell you - you can take it somewhere else. Whataboutism is the dulled and rusted blade of a billion billion edgelord preteens who think they know better than the adults who came before them.HAHAHAHA! Thanks, I needed that. It's pretty naive of you to think it really changes anything, but I guess we'll see. I lost all hope in politics ages ago. Nothing ever changes.
It is not naive to hope for change.HAHAHAHA! Thanks, I needed that. It's pretty naive of you to think it really changes anything, but I guess we'll see. I lost all hope in politics ages ago. Nothing ever changes. And never forget, orange man bad!
I wonder what'll happen the next time a republican wins the white house? Especially after Biden dies in office and Harris is left holding the bag and one of them tries to force policies on rural America that we don't want or need.
We've already seen it in Virginia. The first thing the Democrats did after assuming a majority is try to ban the most popular rifle in America. Stupid move. They've pretty much assured that they'll loose the majority in 2021. By that move alone. Why is it always modern looking guns with them? I think the problem is very few of them actually do any research into guns and find out the ones that are used crimes first? That, and I don't think they care all that much, it's just a reason to push an agenda. I'm all for several Democratic talking points, the issue is money. You can't keep increasing the tax on the rich. They'll just stop paying taxes, and keep the money tied up or offshore until things become favorable again. You can't raise the tax on the poor, they're barely making it by as it is. So what's left? The middle class? Corporate tax? More tariffs? Good luck with that. Not to mention the pansy ass sjw identity politics emo nonsense that's invaded the kids lately. Can't say I have any of the answers myself either. Maybe we need something to toughen kids up? I don't know. Maybe life has gotten too easy nowadays. Too many conveniences.
Personally I hope the right just doesn't go ape shit over what they perceive as a 'stolen' election. We're already seeing bits of it with Trump's lawsuits and people making protests... Seriously. It's sad. Some of them will probably be as bad if not worse as the orange man bad crowd.
Social media has really ruined this country.
The next decade is going to be interesting to say the least. Here's hoping we're all alive to see it. Some of us are starting to show our age. Maybe we'll see a new Wing Commander game before we kick it? At least a really good privateer or pioneer tc for RGO WC Saga was the best Wing Commander game to date, followed closely by wc4 and Standoff, but that's just my opinion. I'm really happy about that remake.
George Carlin said it best. Imagine the intelligence of the average person, then realize that half of the population is worse. Speaking at the level of an 8 year old might not be a bad idea when speaking to the public. Personally, I saw Trump for what he was. An ill informed, lazy, sad, angry internet troll. There were days I'd get up and turn on the radio and hear the left going nuts over something that jackass had said. It was funny on so many levels.
As to the whole nothing ever changes thing? Are you going to somehow get rid of politicians getting paid off by corps? Somehow stop the lobbyists that work for them? A lot of these things are inherit to the free system we have. You're not going to get rid of corruption in a free system. In any system for that matter. The strength of any nation is dependent on its economy. Said economy is a result on a myriad of factors, one of the main ones is the efficiency of the companies that lie within it's borders. As an elected official it's your duty to do the best for your constituency, your state, and your country. Sometimes but not always in that order. In a lot of cases it's in the public's best interest to side with the corps on a lot of things, but one must not overreach.
Outside of moving to a completely different economic system that's not going to change.
As for the whole racist thing? Can't really bring myself care.
I have several guns in my home. Most of them weren't purchased with other people in mind. America is a lot like Australia in that there are vast stretches of rural land occupied by wild animals. Several of those animals are dangerous. I've had to kill a bear, a cougar, a couple of coyote, and I don't know how many snakes over the years. Not everyone lives in paved concrete monstrosities. You know how many people I've had to injure or kill in America? None.
As for homicide rates. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate America isn't quite as bad as most people think. As for guns being the major point of that, you're right https://www.statista.com/statistics/195325/murder-victims-in-the-us-by-weapon-used/ but it's mostly handguns doing the lifting on that one. Not the scary looking assault weapons. I don't count suicides, for obvious reasons.
Look at Canada. They recently passed a law that made it illegal if you don't use someone's preferred pronoun. In the UK it's illegal to cause offense.
These lockdowns are killing small businesses by the bucketload.
As for the whole celebration thing? Do I think people are naive for celebrating one old bag of hot air beating another old bag of hot air? Yep. All politicians are chameleon-snakes. Everyone of them will spout platitudes that they think the people want to hear. Will it change some things? I have no doubt. We'll probably see him try to push through a couple more socialist policies that we just cannot afford driving the deficit even higher. Does that make me a whiny pre-teen edgelord? :'D Sticks and stones will break by bones but words will never hurt me! So naah!
Pointing out how low average intelligence is makes perfect sense. As the more understandable you make your speeches, the more audience you can reach. It's the reason most speeches aren't overly complex and precise.
There's a reason that people come from other countries to America to get work done. Even from countries like the UK and Canada. Because the cost is so high, it attracts the most talent. The US already has a system in place for the poor and the elderly. Medicare and Medicaid already insure over 120 million Americans. Just look at wait times in Canada and the UK to get anything done. I have a Canadian friend I used to work with. It takes him at least a month to see someone unless it's an emergency. From what I hear, the NHS in the UK is worse.
As for causing offense being illegal? Watch this.it's by Rowan Atkinson. Free speech issues in the UK are a thing, and they have been for a while now. And you never heard about Mark Meechan getting hauled into court over the nazi dog video in Scotland?
As for asia doing better? I'll give you Taiwan and Japan but raise you China. Just look at that monstrosity. The Falun Gong? The Uyghurs? The Mongolians? China has to be the poster boy for the most bigoted country in the world. Murdering people for their organs? The mess in Hong Kong? Not to mention that that's where this whole thing kicked off. Do I think it was on purpose? No. Do I think it was just a coincidence that it happened right next to a BSL-4 facility. Also no. I can't say I envy you for being so close to that monster.
Using bear spray against a bear? Nope. Not gonna happen. Bear spray doesn't always work. Large caliber bullets do. As for the snake? I've shot snakes with pistols before. Or use a shotgun. A neighbor has a .410 shotgun revolver that he swears by.
At the high end, when you have the money, healthcare can be better in America than anywhere else. That's the problem I was pointing out. They do, and it does. All you have to do is a simple cursory search to look for people coming to the US for medical treatment. People come into the US all the time from Canada when they can't get an appointment soon enough. The US system isn't better than Canada's, far from it. They each have their good and bad points. The US is much worse for a person with limited resources. You see an exodus from US to mexico for those with lower incomes, especially for dental work.
What about the person who was arrested for calling a horse gay? This helped in getting a key portion of Section 5 changed in 2014. But the fact the act was in force from 1986 until 2014 says something. The fact that Dankula was fined at all was a travesty. How many comedians have made nazi jokes in england on film?
It isn't a bad place to live, overall, from what I can tell. It's just seems like a nation for workaholics.