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Americans losing faith in the government
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Americans losing faith in the government

http://news.yahoo.com/poll-americans-lit...itics.html
Going on the assumption that it's true (even though, most polls are bullshit) Americans are starting to show a stronger dislike in the US government. What do you think?

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01-03-2014 05:07 AM
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RE: Americans losing faith in the government

It's about damn time.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
01-03-2014 06:33 AM
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RE: Americans losing faith in the government

Probably because the Congress may be the most immature place in the world followed by 4chan.

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01-03-2014 06:41 AM
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RE: Americans losing faith in the government

Finally, some actually smart Americans finally see the problems.
01-03-2014 08:37 AM
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You'll find a lot of us Americans on here to be quite dissatisfied with our government.

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01-03-2014 08:40 AM
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This all means nothing until people are willing to organize and take action. Hopefully people are becoming more and more inspired everyday to take collective action.

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01-03-2014 12:16 PM
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(01-03-2014 12:16 PM)Marzo Wrote:  This all means nothing until people are willing to organize and take action. Hopefully people are becoming more and more inspired everyday to take collective action.

I can't imagine many people would even bother. I know I wouldn't.
01-03-2014 07:38 PM
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Tbh I think Reddit is the most immature place in the world. You could be on the botany subreddit and they'd be talking about masturbating.

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01-04-2014 11:30 AM
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Down with Big Brother!

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01-06-2014 12:52 AM
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