Oh brother, here come the people saying America is morally inferior to other countries, especially for marginalized people. I talked to a guy a couple weeks ago who was once sold as SLAVE for $160 to work on a fishing boat off Thailand (he is from Burma and was stuck in the Thai refugee camps). Here, his family is safe and he has 1-2 kids in the military, and still travels back to Thailand for tourism. He holds a US passport, after coming as a refugee. I wonder if we could ask him if he feels marginalized by the US. I wonder if people would listen to him or they just keep repeating what the elite professional media told them about justice.
There is a difference between imaginary problems and real problems. People in Syria, Venezuela, Burma have real problems. Our life is like a paradise.
Yep, the role of the left is to continuously find 'problems' to tell us how bad we are doing and how bad we were. Unless they can never be elected. Then find us and tell us that we are victims..
And BOTH of you two are exactly why the ignorance of the past (America's horrific beginnings) will live in the future.
Since you TWO geniuses of all things politics are far worse than any cherry-picking Bible thumper. At least they know the bad parts of the Bible are there - somewhere but they make sure to avoid those passages.
You guys, you unique group of 'politically juiced up Americans' hate the bad history that is America's past, you hate it when people discuss it, you hate hearing others discuss it, you hate it all ..period and just one or two reasons. (should you classify yourselves as sane).
Like all conservatives, the nature of your politics is cemented in a 'worry about me first' mentality followed up by my wife, family and those like me - full stop!
Dividing and making enemies of everyone else comes easy as making toast for that mindset.
American conservatives aren't the first to hold that view, but Americans certainly have taken it to a religious cult-like level, they really mean everyone (Dems, the Chinese, brown-skinned Undocumented (they call them illegal aliens), Arabs (except the rich Saudis, only the RICH Saudis), the Iranians, soon to be the Iraqis and there has been a labeling of this nature since day one. And on day one (actually was American brand Slavery)... since that divide all the efforts to confront, address and atone for it's past wrongs is met by virulent resistance at every turn...by people like you, both of you as well as the others on this board that I've done those tango with. Plenty of denials...but no factual refuting of any kind.
The second reason is simple. You don't care. You don't know and it's not important. You people like to just jump into 1950's America's Leave it to Beaver days, everything was perfect and everyone happy to be Americans - end of story.
How on this Earth can you two people convince yourselves (let alone anyone else) that you know the course/actions best to be taken by America (charting it's future) when you intentionally choose to ignore, dismiss disrespect and dishonor it's factual past/history? How?
America did not start then and it has an interwoven link with it's sordid history and no matter how hard you try, you cannot separate it or deny it.
You great defenders of America, most likely never served in the military and yet you're so gung-ho America...which America?
Certainly not the one based on the US Constitution!
Because if you did, you WOULD have huge issues with this administration pimping our Troops to Saudi Arabia for cash.
You'd have a problem with chicken-shit leader publicly attacked American War heroes and veterans - alive and dead.
You'd have a problem with a leader abusing the courts systems and disrespecting members of the Judiciary based solely on their race.
During the Obama years you toughed it out by 'critiquing his policies'..which in dog whistle speak is racist vitriolic abuse disguised as 'criticism' and luckily for those of us who care about the prosperity of America and it's vision of a greater version of itself...know that it cannot be achieved by being led by an Pathological Lying Sociopath.
So what LCDFlight, you met one single struggling guy from SE Asia (I've live all over that region) and have feelings about his struggle - that makes you an expert of international struggles, huh?
Try experiencing a few 100s more (it's called living life and mix it up a bit re:races) then come share what you've learned because with that millie nillie story it just isn't anything at all.