So...what do you think about The United States of America?

by minimus 35 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    I know the USA is not perfect. There have always been social issues and differences. Politics has been for many people divisive. The news media can be very biased. Some people want socialism and others abhor it.

    Even if you don’t live in the United States what’s your take on this country? Would you want to live here?If you live here, do you ever think of leaving? Is it as good or bad as some people say???

  • shepherdless

    From Australia, mostly positive, with firm criticisms on a small number of discrete issues. My guess is that if you took an opinion poll, most Australians would have a generally positive view of USA.

    On the other hand, I think few Australians would be interested in emigrating to USA; visiting, yes; living there, no. That is not a reflection on USA, though.

  • minimus

    Interesting perspective and thank you!

  • Biahi

    I’m proud to be an American! I love the USA! Yes, things are not perfect. I do wish for universal health care. (I have great insurance, BTW, it’s not about me).

  • silentbuddha

    I love AMERICA . I am a black male, and i have experienced all the ugly stuff that comes with it. My father lived in the same home as his grandmother who was a slave.

    They were sharecroppers and they experienced the worst of the worst. However, even as a witness he always said he loved the freedom of this country. He had 9 brothers, 5 who died in wars, from ww2 to Vietnam. They all loved this country and what it stood for when if they never got to experience ALL that it had to offer.

    I've been lucky and worked hard andthings worked in my favor so that I can say I am well off.

    This country has issues, but what offers the rest of the world is beyond compare and no where else measures up.

    James Brown says it best...

    I have been to over 30 countries and some I have spent considerable time in. America is still the place I have been treated the best

  • under the radar
    under the radar

    I was born here, love it, and will never move anywhere else. There are some serious problems, but we always have and I think always will overcome them. It's still one of the only countries on earth where a child from an insignificant family and a one-horse town can become a millionaire through his or her own initiative and hard work. Basic education is free and can lead to great things if one takes advantage of that wonderful opportunity. That, plus a good original idea, and lots of hard work and long hours can produce great things. It has happened many, many times.

    Of course, the path to riches as I described it is grossly oversimplified. There are many obstacles to overcome. My point is it's still possible if one makes good life choices and sound business decisions. The opportunity is there for all, though some do face more obstacles than others.

  • minimus

    Excellent responses!!!

    silent buddha , I always enjoy your perspectives!

  • silentbuddha

    Thank you, I always enjoy your threads

  • Justaguynamedmorph

    USA! USA! USA!

  • Diogenesister

    I find the vast disparity in health outcomes, frankly, terrifying. I think there will be riots in the USA in the not too distant future. I think it’s going to be hard to be young and white in the USA with what I think is on the horizon. The fact they will be attempting to make amends for slavery and Jim Crow, when it’s not their fault, because it’s definitely not seen that way. The fact there are no go areas for certain races and profiles, and that large groups of people think there’s a good chance they will be murdered every time a cop stops them chills my blood.

    on the other hand.....

    I believe the states has the best educational establishments in the world.

    My favorite authors hail from the states. My all time favorite author is Earnest Hemmingway, so....

    My favorite musicians. Most of my favourite music: American. Even as a Brit I can say, when it comes to the 20th century, America is a giant, a monolith, in fact, when it comes to almost every genre of music! It was Birthed in the USA.

    Much of my favorite dance comes from the states (and I adore dance}.

    The standard of living for the average working person is vastly higher than probably anywhere else in the world and the opportunities are immeasurable for the young, energetic and talented!!!

    The States has some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. And the sheer space....heaven!

    The average Americans are some of the friendliest, warmest people I’ve had the good fortune to come across.

    Just one Cults. Hmmm. Less said the better on that.

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