Where did America go wrong?

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by AceK, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. AceK

    AceK Scientia Potentia Est

    Why is everything that isn't total shit expensive as fuck? You either live in a good area that is expensive as fuck, or you live in a shitty ass area...there's no so much in between anymore. The in between is a somewhat expensive place that's a block or two away from a shitty ass area.

    They try to "gentrify" neighborhoods but it's just making the rich richer and the poor poorer. They are basically forcing people that can't fit into that upper class into the very poorest.

    America = Fail...someone please fix it

    http://youtu.be/bqVGSd-3kL0
     
  2. laughing-buddha

    laughing-buddha Relax and have fun

    America went wrong in being selfish.
     
  3. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Somewhere around when they started believing in 'manifest destiny'.
     
  4. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom Banned

    It all began with the Native American genocide.
     
  5. odonII

    odonII O

    What does your 'inbetween' consist of: Value of houses/Wages etc etc etc
     
  6. Piaf

    Piaf Senior Member

    Oh boo hoo. We're all poor.
     
  7. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    Let's see... America went wrong from the beginning because it was founded with a secret destiny written about by the Masonic founders of this country. But really, in 1913, when the Federal Reserve was created, is when we gave the bankers full reign over this country, allowing them to print money out of nothing to buy up all the politicians who are nothing more than figureheads for the people really calling the shots. Now there is nobody working for the people, and most people are clueless or preoccupied with sports and celebrity so everything is allowed to just happen because most people have been domesticated like farm animals and are already in their pens where their masters want them, chewing the cud and getting fatter and dumber by the minute.

    Frankly, I couldn't care less about a piece of real estate separated by imaginary lines on a map. It's more disheartening to see where humanity as a whole is headed.
     
  8. I understand your way of thinking, but why don't you make your own destiny then instead of complaining and comforming to their ways?
     
  9. Pressed_Rat

    Pressed_Rat Do you even lift, bruh?

    I do.
     
  10. AceK

    AceK Scientia Potentia Est

    I don't wanna be a victim of America, I wanna make America my bitch! XD
     
  11. I agree with PR.
     
  12. AceK

    AceK Scientia Potentia Est

    I think when so much manufacturing went to foreign countries that was part of the problem.
    There used to be lots of factories that gave average people jobs. This apartment building was once a clothing factory, long ago.

    Most of out clothing now is NOT made in America. Even the official NFL jersey's and stuff, which could be considered pretty American are made in places like Guatamala.

    It makes sense to me, if we are going to be consumers, the money we pay for products should go back into out economy, and be available as wages.

    I won't even say too much about the oil situation, they are raping us, they know they can make the price high as shit because we're so dependant on it.
     
  13. skitzo child

    skitzo child PEACEFUL LIBRA

    Bush is where we went wrong
     
  14. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    Lol
     
  15. AceK

    AceK Scientia Potentia Est

    Yep..I remember a gallon of gas was like 98 cents before Bush.
     
  16. Sitka

    Sitka viajera

    How can you complain about high prices and in the same breath complain about using cheap labour for production?
     
  17. AceK

    AceK Scientia Potentia Est

    I was referring to the high price of oil, I didn't really say anything about the prices of goods such as clothing.
     
  18. Carlfloydfan

    Carlfloydfan Travel lover

    Well you are from Baltimore, so I can see why you post this. Living in DC, I see the same thing. sad.
     
  19. lode

    lode One Man Orgy HipForums Supporter

    Yeah, it's always been bad, you've just been told differently forever.

    I wouldn't say it's even getting worse, just getting better at being bad.

    America!
     

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