Dutch Wrote: Troy, a very good worded piece, compliments. However I must say that when I travelled to the US in the sixties the people here had a total different attitude; much more friendly and generous behavior; just after WWII they were the hero's and handed out food and bread airdroppings. I do not see them do that anymore, instead they will only sell you weapons or want your oil. A lot has changed, but not for the better.
Dutch Wrote: "Troy" I think what may be most people here do not realize that due to the huge gap between rich and poor as well as the "greed" factor has changed the mentality here. Compared to the sixties; who had a cell phone; flat screen TV; a Porsche etc. Also the "gun" violence has changed this country; Then on top of it we were involved in the wrong wars and get our youth back in a certain mental state.Thenwe have the increase in drug use; plenty more around than in the sixties. More traffic on the roads and little done related to infrastructure, which leads to road rage etc.
So in other words; this does affect mentality. Go visit Detroit; I think it is quite changed from the 50's; not for the better I guess.
TroyRC Wrote: ..... I guess they don't understand the concept of free speech.
Dutch Wrote: TroyRC Wrote: ..... I guess they don't understand the concept of free speech. Neither do we; ask the NSA!