Well, not being English...,......
Slavery to the whim of the mainstream media.
Many of the sources of division in this country lie in the manipulation of what data is fed to the masses. Whether we are aware of it or not, there is a great vested interest in keeping the common folk distracted, shallow, and at odds with each other. Our entertainment and news outlets are particularly outstanding in this regard.
I heard actor Denzel Washington nail it yesterday: "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed; if you do read the newspapers, you're misinformed."
This point dovetails into Didge's comment, as this is much like the case with religion, as well
To an outsider, three anomalies stand out:
Religion: The US is perhaps 70 years behind the rest of the modern world in shedding their beliefs.
Guns: The second amendment guarantees ready access to weapons and puts them in the hands of people who are totally unfit to own them.
Health care. It's abysmal.
An obviously unqualified POS being elected President of the United States.
Messed up priorities.
To make any nation 'great' .. You must 1st provide a leader .. Not a dictator. A good leader .. Breaks trail with you .. Not just delegate you to go and do it.
To make any nation 'great' .. You concentrate on FAMILY units, and find ways to make the dynamics of EVERY member of society healthy right from birth .. NOT just those who are at the top of the food chain.
To make any nation 'great' .. You band together, not separate and dwindle. Seems as time goes on, we are concentrating on being separated and pigeon holed for one thing or another .. race, religion, gender .. Each dynamic is demanding it's own 'rights' and 'freedoms' or compensation for past history wrongdoings. The truth is .. the more we continue to divide amongst ourselves the more diluted our strength as a nation becomes. What ever happened to just being an American or Canadian (or whatever nationality, dependant upon where we live) .. where all men and women are equal...period.
Evidently from the latest election, the divide between Rural vs The Rest of The Population.
The voice of the rural population was heard in November. And they are angry. Being detached from modern society has lead them to sink terribly behind everyone else. Hiding under the cover of the bible and guns has left them delirious, fearful, and detached from all reality. They fear illegals "stealing their jobs". Instead of moving forward into cleaner energy, they declare that there's currently a "war on coal". They demand we shrink our economy so we can bring back a few measly unskilled manufacturing jobs so that their underachieving selves can earn a living. Even though those jobs will become irrelevant soon anyways. But at the same time, they're against raising the minimum wage. Why? From what I gather, it's because it's a leftist idea. And to these people any leftist idea is a bad idea, even if they like the idea. Like a modern healthcare system. *Cough*
I can go on. But the main idea is that there are people in this country who are really angry. Wrong or wrong, they're pretty darn grumpy about the way things are. The world around them isn't as white anymore. Everyone needing sum rithmatic and edjumacation to get by instead of just being able to press metal sheets in a factory for 30 dollars an hour. Apparently flipping burgers is too low for the high and mighty 30 year old high school drop out. And so they banded together and made the best educated decision their uneducated selves could make. =)
Their media, they are fed a bunch of bull, and distraction, and I'm sure we are too.
When a country has such a thing as "Crisis Actors,"something is wrong. It cannot be a coincidence that these people are SO unfortunate that they happened to be at every bombing, and shooting in America, I smell a rat.
My advice, dive into history a bit more, nothing is unplanned. Of course that is obvious once you think about it, there is only a small unit of people that actually lead the world and they still recruit foot soldiers.
As for their dress code... Well there's just no accounting for taste.
It's all in the handshake....
Humans. It's always humans.
Also, no Tim Tams or Milo, and Americans have weird words for everyday objects. Like, who calls coriander cilantro and lollies candy and jumpers sweaters????
As a view from a non-American resident:
- That they would ELECT a man into power that thinks it's all right to sexually assault a woman, and even says that he would do it to his OWN DAUGHTER.
- The gun law should be banned. We (Australia) haven't had a mass shooting since 1996.
- Religion, but that's a problem everywhere.
- Politics, but that's probably just as big a problem here, but for different reasons.