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heaven05

(18,124 posts)
79. How to answer you? To start with
Sat Jul 5, 2014, 08:53 AM
Jul 2014

I've had experience outside this country also and experience with all those mentioned by you. You can appreciate all you have as an (black) american. Good for you. I appreciate the fact that I have a leg up on some citizens of the world also. You can have experiences in other countries, like I did, and say america has em beat on that score or with that system. No problem. Yet, once I returned and still had to deal with the ignorance, stupidity, corruption, bigotry, racism of the american political and cultural system called 'democracy', I got and remain very cynical of american culture and politics. You can get righteously indignant about me slamming the hypocrisy of this country, I COULD CARE LESS. I'm not looking for perfection. That idealism was trashed many decades ago while visiting, under arms, another county we went to war against to shine our vaunted light of democracy on their faulted system and make them 'better'. That turned out right. Not. Ask the million or so dead Iraqis whether they see that vaunted light of american democracy shining in their country. As far as other countries experiencing their own swamps of putridness, no doubt, I've smelled it metaphorically and literally. Yet this country continues to hold itself up as the shining light and all I have experienced is a dull lamp 25 watts or so. I bet the million or so Iraqis dead aren't seeing that light at all, do you think? The last years since 2000 has seen that lamp dim even more. Oh, it flickered a little brighter in 2008, but the last six years of ignorance and stupidity exhibited by that certain sector of american toward my POTUS, just because of his skin color, has dimmed that light again.

I know that there are better systems than this one, that try to take care of their citizens, without money as first criteria. I think that if Canada can offer universal healthcare to it's citizens, so could we. But no, the comprised health care system allowed into being by this political system still does not offer universal anything, has been voted on to be repealed 50 times by that sector of anti-obama american, hypocrisy anyone? You can blubber and bluster all you please about the merits of american living, yet it's all wasted as long as the hypocrisy, as mentioned, in my putrid statement, remains. People are homeless and hungry because certain sector(s) of american people see food aid for the hungry as an entitlement. That sector also ensures that banks can throw people out of their homes into the streets if a job is lost or catastrophic illness wipes out savings. Don't tell me about the ugliness in other countries being worse than here. FALSE EQUIVALENCY. You stay good and proud as an american. That's one right you'll always be allowed....okay? I will remain here to continue to point out the hypocrisy of our money poisoned system of political corruption that I had to fight tooth and nail to be allowed to vote in. Talk about putrid hypocrisy. I will continue to point out the racism, sexism, homophobic insanity, fear of gender equality, homelessness, poverty, hunger and the many more glaring inadequacies of our 'exceptional', vaunted system till it is changed completely or I leave this damned existence.

Don't ever presume that just because you are a black american who, I feel, allows american lies to cloud your ability to be rational and truthful about this system that, I, as another 'black' american will agree with you. To hell with your last statement, the point is, those demographics mentioned by you should not be suffering to the extent they do in THIS country with the resources and finances available in one of the richest countries on this planet. It's my country and I'll be damned if I leave before I see the changes necessary for true equality in THIS county.

Happy Birthday, You CRAZY Fucking Yanks! [View all] Personal Damon Jul 2014 OP
Well worth a kick and thanks. Hugin Jul 2014 #1
That was one of the nicest "kindly get your shit together" rants I've ever read! Kber Jul 2014 #2
++++ mnhtnbb Jul 2014 #7
^^^^^^ SnowCritter Jul 2014 #37
Thing is..... Personal Damon Jul 2014 #47
Being of Canadian descent (Father's side) :D thanks, Personal Damon. Hugs to ya back! roguevalley Jul 2014 #53
Whee shenmue Jul 2014 #3
Thanks, eh? Scuba Jul 2014 #4
Thanks Canuck! smilodon populator Jul 2014 #5
Canada has its trouble spots too. And most of what you show are MINORITY views. RBInMaine Jul 2014 #6
Canada respects multi-culturalism, gay marriage, has universal health care, a solid universal pensio Fred Sanders Jul 2014 #8
Yes, but haRpeR and his own Religious Right XtRemist$ also want to destroy all that... Amonester Jul 2014 #13
But we have the most important thing that Canada wants ... aggiesal Jul 2014 #72
You made me spit up my poutine CanonRay Jul 2014 #9
Thanks, ally!We're working at living up to our ideals and stopping globalist robbery of our rights. ancianita Jul 2014 #10
"And to the Republic for which it stands, One nation, Under Canada..." A HERETIC I AM Jul 2014 #11
... and apple pie !! Tuesday Afternoon Jul 2014 #12
Thanks. Pretty gosh darn well said... pangaia Jul 2014 #14
238? Damn. We're getting old! davidthegnome Jul 2014 #15
really?????? heaven05 Jul 2014 #16
I agree the "more good than bad" part is total media-wh*Ring BS. Amonester Jul 2014 #17
buzz kill! navarth Jul 2014 #18
It is not all roses and wine, eh? Fred Sanders Jul 2014 #32
never has been heaven05 Jul 2014 #48
Are you a Canadian? Personal Damon Jul 2014 #49
right, that is very true heaven05 Jul 2014 #58
Are you referring to me, my political allies, all Americans, or just Repukes? AllTooEasy Jul 2014 #61
THANK YOU!!!!!!!! I'm SO sick of "America the Terrible" bullshit. 7962 Jul 2014 #75
"What shape would the world be in today if not for the US"? heaven05 Jul 2014 #80
500th verse, same as your first. 7962 Jul 2014 #81
yeah, yeah heaven05 Jul 2014 #82
So what do you like about America? AllTooEasy Aug 2014 #85
I have NOTHING to prove heaven05 Aug 2014 #86
You proved their point: You're just another simple minded US hater AllTooEasy Aug 2014 #89
well one simple mind heaven05 Aug 2014 #92
speak up heaven05 Aug 2014 #93
Very reasoned and educated response. You said it better than I did! 7962 Aug 2014 #88
Thanks AllTooEasy Aug 2014 #90
you and your compatriot heaven05 Aug 2014 #91
So on Aug 24 heaven05 Aug 2014 #94
August 26th, 2014 heaven05 Aug 2014 #95
Answer to Question AllTooEasy Aug 2014 #84
How to answer you? To start with heaven05 Jul 2014 #79
Thank you and happy Canada Day! oldandhappy Jul 2014 #19
This is what the Brits get PeoViejo Jul 2014 #20
Nah.. whathehell Jul 2014 #30
I thought the riff raff got sent to Australia. NuclearDem Jul 2014 #45
George Carlin says it perfectly: Amonester Jul 2014 #21
yeah, he's one heaven05 Aug 2014 #87
Hey frozen north ..we love ya! hbhall Jul 2014 #22
Nice ... "our" not "your" but still, nice. auntAgonist Jul 2014 #36
Nice national anthem you got there 90-percent Jul 2014 #44
Canuck showoff! You know what a teabagger would say back to you? "USA! USA! USA!" valerief Jul 2014 #23
Excellent Piece, Sir The Magistrate Jul 2014 #24
Awww, come on.... N_E_1 for Tennis Jul 2014 #25
K&R! hrmjustin Jul 2014 #26
The root cause compressed into a bumper sticker 90-percent Jul 2014 #27
Thanks, PD. Hope your Canada Day went well. DinahMoeHum Jul 2014 #28
Thank you! treestar Jul 2014 #29
Thank you for your post fadedrose Jul 2014 #31
Thanks! Yeah, we're a mixed bag for sure. pinto Jul 2014 #33
Welcome to DU, Personal Damon! Aristus Jul 2014 #34
K&R ReRe Jul 2014 #35
Come on, Personal Damon Bigmack Jul 2014 #38
Too old and can't spell..... Bigmack Jul 2014 #40
This message was self-deleted by its author Bigmack Jul 2014 #41
Thanks, good neighbor! n/t TygrBright Jul 2014 #39
hey cannuck enid602 Jul 2014 #42
Now that is a great birthday wish world wide wally Jul 2014 #43
Damn Canuckistan, with your healthcare and hockey. NuclearDem Jul 2014 #46
Happy Birthday in DEED! yuiyoshida Jul 2014 #50
Thank you Canada for believing in us, our LAST friend on Earth. joanbarnes Jul 2014 #51
I tell you Damon Skittles Jul 2014 #52
"Don't tell me you can't put the Republicans and Tea Party racists in their place!" Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2014 #54
I've nicked in to B.C. a bit..... Tikki Jul 2014 #55
Post of the year. WilliamPitt Jul 2014 #56
science is bad? enid602 Jul 2014 #57
Thanks, Damon. AverageJoe90 Jul 2014 #59
Cheers! ColesCountyDem Jul 2014 #60
We didn't do impossible things... awoke_in_2003 Jul 2014 #62
No. NO!!! Don't buy another beer. longship Jul 2014 #63
Ha ha ha ha ha! pablo_marmol Jul 2014 #64
If you guys had oil you'd be singing a different tune. rhett o rick Jul 2014 #65
Great post Boom Sound 416 Jul 2014 #66
Aren't you Sweet, Personal Damon.. to point out our Major Flaws and All! Cha Jul 2014 #67
can i kick it? KeepItReal Jul 2014 #68
Thanks for the kick in the pants. America needs it. Tommymac Jul 2014 #69
I mourn my country today. We have failed our own children. AAO Jul 2014 #70
Lots of love from this flamingdem Jul 2014 #71
Help us out man--take Cruz back. Pleaszeeeee. kairos12 Jul 2014 #73
Haaaaaaaaa! 7962 Jul 2014 #76
To be honest I was skeptical at first due to title yeoman6987 Jul 2014 #74
You've got it backwards, Canuck! KansDem Jul 2014 #77
Our system has been gamed The Wizard Jul 2014 #78
+1000 heaven05 Jul 2014 #83
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