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American "Exceptionalism" or Selfishness (AKA le punching bag)
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American "Exceptionalism" or Selfishness (AKA le punching bag)

In the wake of a long fucking election and the most bizzare presidency in the history of the United States, I feel I have to have a fucking rant about something. American "exceptionalism", or what it really is; selfishness.

To make this clear I'm not ranting about the US itself or any other shits like foreign policy, partisan politics, or whatever the fuck. This has nothing to do with that. I'm ranting about American attitudes and perspectives, and in this I have to rant about "exceptionalism".

Did you know that the United States uses 24% of global resources despite having only 5% of the world's population? Well you should, because god damn are we a wasteful nation. To be fair, we are the most populated highly developed nation on Earth (China, India, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, and Nigeria have large amounts of people but don't use as much resources because they're less developed, but in the case of most of these countries that's quickly fucking changing), but take note that the average American eats 3,770 calories a day, which is far above the recommended amount, while wasting 50 percent of produce a year. What the actual fuck?

And don't get me started on fucking climate change. Fucking climate change. Americans are so fucking offended by the goddamn notion of simply walking or taking the damn bus or train instead of driving their car cause "muh individuality" and polluting the damn planet. Oh no, humanity can't be fucking destroying the planet! I'm so fucking special. No you're fucking not, jackass, we all have an affect on the damn planet, now take some responsibility.

We've bred a culture of fucking selfishness. Hell, I'm not even going to be a liar here and say I'm pretty selfish myself. But almost everyone in this country is guilty. We're a country that's built on want and having things. Have you ever thought of the actual value of things are, anyway? Is it really that bad to walk instead of taking a car or the bus? Is it really so tough for you to use much less electricity and water than you're always using?

And guess who our president is? Donald J Fucking Trump. The greediest, most narcissistic, selfish, self-centered, spoiled asswipe the planet Earth has to offer. I'm so ashamed that my own citizens could partake in this shit. Honestly, all this bullshit has put me off from ever having children. This planet is so fucked and there's so much suffering that I'd be overwhelmed with the guilt that I'm making it worse by simply procreating. Ugh, humanity is so fucked and it's impressive that we've fucked our own existence by our damn selfishness.

Here's Jimmy Carter's speech on consumerism. He warned us about the disaster that might come. It still has not happened... yet. And honestly, with Trump as president and the GOP pursuing their bullshit agenda (anti-climate change, anti civil liberties, etc), I'm wondering whether this is the first sign.



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Here's another speech by Carter. It's sad how so much of this is still relevant today...



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We're an exceptional country with a bunch of citizens taking it for granted. Perhaps Jefferson was right. Perhaps this country needs a revolution every century or so to "purge" itself and remind the folk what we're about. Otherwise, we get dipshits who don't seem to realize just how good they got it and who will try to destroy what we have for no other reason than thinking politics is a football game.

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so my new political party, the Anarchist party, cuz its just simpler to call it that, will advocate for the following changes in government.

1) elementary, secondary, and college, including graduate school will be made free for everybody if admissions are 100% open, meaning no entrance exam for any level at any time ever and no age restriction. if students dont enroll you dont get funded. if students enroll you get $7,000 per student anually (or $3,500 per semester). parents who homeschool or unschool fulltime will recieve $7,000 until they are 18. no school with exclusive admissions or wait lists will recieve any funding whatsoever nor will the parents whose children attend such schools recieve their stipend.

2. federal property tax on homes/buildings that are vacant, unrented, or are not considered your principle residence.

3. tax on personal and business accounts. unspent money will be flat taxed at a rate of 2.5%, meaning after about 28 years those 1%-ers 10 billion dollar fortunes will equal 5 billion.

4. abolish limited liability. nobody gets to hide behind their company.

5. investment caps. as a non-employee making no direct effort with the business, investors forfeit their share of company ownership once their share of profit equals twice their initial investment. they can reinvest according to the current value of shares to regain their former share.

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partly based on this lecture by a friend of mine.



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(04-26-2017 10:45 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  We're an exceptional country with a bunch of citizens taking it for granted. Perhaps Jefferson was right. Perhaps this country needs a revolution every century or so to "purge" itself and remind the folk what we're about. Otherwise, we get dipshits who don't seem to realize just how good they got it and who will try to destroy what we have for no other reason than thinking politics is a football game.

The gigantic irony is that the Republican Party themselves love to pride that they are the "party of personal responsibility" when their voters seem to be the ones that are the least responsible.

Honestly I blame the Tea Party for this bullshit. They were all about "fuck the guberment cuz muh guns" and ended up poisoning the entire god damn nation with them. Citizens United is some serious straight up horse shit as well. Also add the Evangelical Republican movement for their Biblical literalism and straight up twisting of the Bible and fucking religion up for everyone else.

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Tea Party was nothing more than the standard GOP nuttery cranked up to 11 by special funding from the same folk behind the GOP. Ironically, the Koch brothers stated that the Tea Party had gone out of their control as well.

You dump fucking napalm on the fire, it's obviously going to burn like hell.

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And perhaps, in that case, it'll burn down your own property, as well, destroying your own damn motivations in the first place.

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American the society was built by European refugees ready as hell to get out from the clutches of totalitarianism and work their ass off like unschoolers at whatever trade seemed most productive.

our exceptionalism is just a historical thing that happened. Europe got cool after Rome fell, then around the time it was gettin waay to Romey again America shows up as a business enterprise later justified by the Bill of rights, which needed to be ratified AFTER the rest of the constitution.

now America is reverting back to the old Roman ways.

school used to be for the aristocrats only, now some non-aristocrats are being made stupid too.

my new essay's title maybe.

Jingoism and the Pride of Conformity: how School selects for and rewards mindless gang recruits who will submit to and do everything you say in hopes that such people will come to outnumber those we exclude.

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Yeah, that's pretty much the way I was thinking too. School teaches groupthink in particular, which basically means: "if everyone does it, it's okay".

Of course not. I think that's a huge part of the problem.

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