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Making a NEW America

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    I was asked if I could replicate America, if Americans from the Suburbs joined me in making a new country somewhere else.
    I said that the answer is both Yes, AND No.

    Yes I would have America's technology, and maybe more.
    Yes I would have taken about 70 % of America's wealth with me.
    Yes I would have taken about 80 to 90 % of America's higher education with me.
    Yes I would have taken classic American Democrat, middle of the road politics with me.
    Yes I would have taken SOME of America's food culture with me.
    Yes I would have taken America's Can-Do attitude with me.

    NO I would not duplicate America's diversity.
    NO I would not duplicate America's Urban cultures.
    NO I would not duplicate America's Urban, slum fashion.
    NO I would not duplicate America's Far Right, OR far left political sectors.
    NO I would not duplicate America's struggles with violent crime, illiteracy, and poverty.
    NO I would not duplicate America's tolerance for more extremist minority people.

    NO I would not duplicate MUCH of America's consumer habits, because the demographics are WILDLY different than what we call America.

    NO I would not duplicate America's legal system (most likely).

    There are some bad things that I would replicate with that, as well.
    For instance....

    I would replicate the USA's addiction to prescription pain killers and anti anxiety medications.
    I would replicate the USA's political immobilization and an addiction to a constitution that no longer exists (in our case).
    I would replicate too much of the USA's broken Justice system.
    I would replicate the USA's culture of discrimination
    I would replicate the USA's high level of religious belief.
    I would replicate quite a bit of the USA's problems with attitude and in some ways, make it worse.

    The fact of the matter is, is that USA's political middle of road that would be replicated... is politically insufficient and leaves too much to be desired... its RIGHT WING, by a substantial margin.


    AND It would FAIL to meet international expectations, or our newfound OBLIGATIONS under the UN that we're used to ignoring but no longer can... because we're no longer on our feet, we've disembarked from our protection, for more than two or three lifetimes, end to end. :)

    And so on.

    And having to do everything from scratch all over again...

    Write a constitution.

    Build a Government.

    Build a totally new body of Legislation.

    Make Government Agencies.

    Build Infrastructure.

    Build a brand new city.

    We would quickly find out just how TRULY FAR right wing and complacent with the status quo that the American Democrats of that socioeconomic class, geopolitical culture, and chronology REALLY are... when we have actual REAL needs.

    Like a need to actually MAKE what we want to have, or what we need (all over again).

    And under the very best of circumstances, only if EVERYTHING goes right as far as our Transition from being STRICTLY AMERICAN to INTERNATIONALLY ASSIMILATED ... our country might look much more like AUSTRALIA, than the USA.

    Because that's the CULTURAL TIDE of the world outside of the USA.

    I would also fail to replicate the sheer amount of land per person that the USA has.

    I'd be VERY lucky if the NEW Country, is about the size of an American state, in area.... and to have that, it would be freezing cold there, because that's the only land left of that size.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    I have no clue at all of what you want, but don't get. I hope you've studied history; that will tell you that "empires" come and go. That also applies to the US. People here have forgotten the world around them; they've grown and learned, we did not because we like to stick to an antique (non progressive) Constitution and 2 party (now one party!) form of government as well an "split" country in all area's. Thus this is the beginning of the slope downwards ; China will pick up pieces and becomes the next world power, while we are in turmoil related to the direction of this country; not even knowing what direction it should be. An "protective" climate as Trump wants including "trade deals" which only favor the US will backfire in an huge way. Thus say goodby to the "good" old USA and welcome our "new" banana republic. Wave your flag!!!

    ( I suggest instead of stars and stripes; paint an banana peel on it)

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Dutch, be quiet. He's sleeping / dreaming.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Without changing the operating manual any system isolated will eventually fall to the same disorder.
  • Liberal
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    Ice man is getting ready for global warming when he finally melts down and disappears. Hopefully, he puts the pipe down first and wakes up.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    The title was: "Making an NEW America" Wow. However we are still battling the "old" one, like Indians and "greedy" white people in N Dakota. Have we sunk that low to absolutely want an filthy pipeline through an Indian reservation? When are we giving these people some respect it is their country which we stole from them and murdered them for it. How about apologies instead of an pipeline?
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    Ft.myers, FL
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    I like to add the following: On MSNBC it was said that Trump owns "stock" in the pipeline as well an chunk of ownership. Thus the discrimination as he preaches is being applied right now. Where is the DNC??? I think this is a pure conflict of interest case and should be dealt with immediately. If he gets away with this then this country is opening the floodgates for this guy. Unbelievable that this country has sunk this low.
  • Center Left
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    The image of the pipeline is bad enough. Fast forward and envision the mess of a terrible leak. What was sacred is now an ecological nightmare. Don't worry, focus on what's important. The wealthy now have more.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    TJ Wrote: The image of the pipeline is bad enough. Fast forward and envision the mess of a terrible leak. What was sacred is now an ecological nightmare. Don't worry, focus on what's important. The wealthy now have more.
    I like to repeat: IT IS THEIR COUNTRY which we "stole" from them. We put them on "reservations" without any future or respect; sorry they are also "humans" and in an lot of cases more "human" than the "white" superior one's who murdered them and use them now to make more money.
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    Ft.myers, FL
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    Talking about a "NEW" America; forget it. The choice of Trump will put us all in the poor house. The "start" is already costing us dearly.

    Protecting Trump and his huge family does cost alone for the Trump Tower one million dollars a day. His little outing to his golf course in FL cost on top of that another couple million. Just to get there he needed 45 limo's and of course his bullet proof SUV. Splitting his family partly all over the place as well in January adding the White House will cost some other millions.

    My question is: If he needs all this protection, then I guess we got ourselves an Hitler type who needs all the protection he can get because he must know that an huge part of the country hates his guts. Obama was an very "cheap" President compared to him. Congratulations America you got yourselves an greedy money consuming dictator.