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Dutch Wrote: Jared; it is better that you go on "vacation" again; may be you don't realize what is happening in the world around you; things work different now but the end result is always the same, however read your history books; "empires" come and "go". I don't know what school you went to; Trump University?
I'm well aware of world events. I also tend to focus on learning the facts and not conspiracy theories.
Yes. Empires do come and go and history teaches us that America will be no different. However, empires tend to crumble when they over play their hands. Hate America all you want, but you have never once explained who will fill the vacuum if we exit the world stage. That's because you know, deep down, that the world would fall into chaos if we just vanished.
Dutch Wrote: I absolutely think you are only an "black" and "white" book reader; you can't compare what Hitler did with these times, but the "big" picture ( and I'm not the only one who says that) points to the same situation as in 1936. As example: Germany won most of the Olympic medals, Germany's military built up, all the flag waving, militarism etc., the market crash. All we need is an enormous market crash as well an world which wakes up and no longer accepts the bullying of the US around the world.
Since when did reading books and other policy papers become a Scarlet Letter? I'm sorry, but I have a job and can't just up and go visit Syria to see what the war is like for myself. I can't just drop everything and backpack around Asia to see what people living in Shanghai, Karachi, and Mumbai think of me and my government.
I absolutely can compare what Hitler did because it exposes your hypocrisy and inability to think outside of your disdain for American policies.
We have been working our way out of a historic market crash of biblical proportions for the past seven plus years. What came of it? Well - the United States is still the only country that investors want to put the majority of the money in. The state of California has the worlds six largest economy and is quickly catching up to the United Kingdom and Germany. Those are facts. I know you tend to deal more with your feelings, but facts are irrefutable.
Did our government make all the right decisions after 9/11? Absolutely not. I have lost friends - good friends - in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. I have witnessed first hand the emotional toll war takes on people. Don't ever try to talk to me like I am some naive flag waiving idiot who blindly adheres to everything my government says.
In the same breath, I can't stand it when people just bitch about everything just to bitch about it. It's impossible to have a legitimate debate with you because you immediately go to attacking anyone who has the balls to disagree with anything you say.