Monday, July 29, 2013 6:14:56 PM
Just remove the roadblocks that keep most people from succeeding... Like less regulations and laws, less government, less taxes!? [quote]...and make people give up trying.[/quote] Welfare!
Monday, July 29, 2013 11:04:19 AM
@ChainsayNbud I don't believe we were founded to be individualistic. Much the opposite, actually.
As for wanting to have a more recent example than WWII, well that`s my point, isn`t it? It`s hard to come up with one! This is precisely what I mean. If Pearl Harbor were to happen today, we would have far fewer people running to the aid of those in need and far more people standing with their cell phone filming it, hoping to get rich with the footage or at least popular on Youtube.
The event pictured may not be breathtaking, I don`t know as I was not there. The resulting artwork, though, in my opinion was truly something else. Perhaps my original word usage was too strong.
Monday, July 29, 2013 7:57:47 AM
I wouldn't want to be in a robot culture but I do wish we were a little less divided and more interested in the common good. We`ll never be safe and happy if other people are unhappy and desperate. Not saying to give handouts all the time. Just remove the roadblocks that keep most people from succeeding and make people give up trying.
Monday, July 29, 2013 7:12:46 AM
Amazing how two people can watch the same video and see two different things.
I don't see this video as `something breathtaking`, I see it as representative of a nation of people who subjugate themselves to popular culture or political leaders to the point where they resemble a colony of ants or a hive of bees (or the Borg, for you sci-fi nerds). It`s creepy and wrong and nothing I want to be part of.
And as for the opinion that the USA is a nation that only cares about the individual is also wrong. While we have gone (terribly) wrong on occasion since then, think about World War 2. We were united as a nation against those who would seek to conquer the world. And it worked. I wish I could think of a more recent grand example, but the best I can come up with how we donate to help those made homeless by hurricane Sandy, or the tornadoes in Moore, OK. We send billions to the starving in third world contries.