Another thing I have noticed from living outside the US looking back in is all the artificial lines of division. Where are the lines that unite? I used to think the best thing that could happen would be an alien invasion because people would realize their similarities real quick. Imagine you are on the moon with a poison ivy plant. That poison ivy would be your best friend because you're the only two earthlings in sight. Sexual orientation, political affiliation, geographic location, these things wouldn't matter because they don't really matter.
They are only imposed on you by conditioning. They only matter because you have it so easy that you are easily distracted from the important things. For instance, how many of you have lost a job to an illegal immigrant? How many of your wages suffer from these same immigrants? In reality none of you. The impact of immigrants on you personally has always been to increase your standard of living. All those fruits and vegetables don't pick themselves. There are only those of you who assume a fellow countryman has suffered because of immigrants and those of you who worry about other things.
I wonder sometimes if the Bill of Rights isn't just another way of making you expect less. The original 10 amendments to the constitution hasn't exactly increased your freedoms. In reality they make you focus only on those 10 and passively surrender other freedoms. I've been to a few other countries and the average person in most countries seems to have more freedom than in the US.
Wouldn't you consider Health care a path to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Other countries that know freedom isn't something the gov't lets you have, expects this as part of the deal for allowing the govt to lead. The American govt doesn't provide freedom. It convinces you it does while making you think you have to sacrifice your sons for it.
Think about this, "The Americans with Disabilities Act". Does that give more freedom to people? Or does that really strap society with a extra tax for being healthy? Of course it provides more freedom and it is because of the concept of Socialism. That's where this idea that we offer support to the less fortunate among us comes from. The crazy thing is in all the more "Socialist" countries I've visited, including Chile, none offer anything as socialistic as a disabilities act.
Here in Chile if you can't navigate the busted up sidewalk it's your own problem. It isn't society or govts responsibility to cater to the minority of disabled here. Equal pay for women, equal housing, equal employment opportunities, none of that happens here. Discrimination is the guiding principle of life here. But not in the US, because of socialism. The best aspects of a civilized nation, the most advanced concepts of governance are based on socialism not capitalism.
Isn't personal responsibility more freedom? The freedom to fall on your face if you don't pay attention? The freedom to step in dog shit if you are not paying attention. Why can't you step in dog shit in an American city? Laws make you clean it up. It's because the concept of Socialism. Everyone acting for the betterment of the whole group. Give your more, to receive your less.
No lobby group represents the dog shit industry that's why you are not aware being forced to pick up your dogs shit is a form of socialism. But Health care, there's trillions of dollars in that so of course that's the focus of the Capitalists anti socialism campaign.
America needs to get with reality and realize that your country is more socialistic than most any other. You can't piss in public, you can't Jay walk, you can't drink and drive, you can't stack trash in your yard or your neighbors will call the police. It's mostly because of the idea of socialism that you have a Police Industry to begin with. What would the cops do without all those laws to enforce? They would act like they do here in Chile and mind their own business. Do away with all these imposed limitations and you wouldn't have the need for multiple industrialized Policing agencies. I can't think of a law that you live under in the US that isn't because of the idea of socialism. This is kind of why the world laughs at you most of the time. You think your shit don't stink.
The TV, your gov't, your religion, your school tells you that something is a problem so you accept it is. But it isn't a real problem, it is only a way of dividing you into smaller more manageable groups. I had this realization about sports earlier. You are told it teaches teamwork and unity, but I am convinced that an unintended consequence is it teaches division based on imaginary lines. How else can you explain the lack of unity in the US? I really think once you accept that life is about choosing sides you are ready to be an American voter.
Your religion and your gov't are just a few organizations that depend on these divisions to survive. The second these divisions loose there control over your mind you become unpredictable, useless to that American system. They can't use you. Your energies can't be corralled for the benefit of industry. I wish you could see this from out here. I wish you could live in a country of united people instead of united states because your states are all the same, one of exploitation.