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Hollywood Won 2012?

McD2004 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:06 AM
It isn't our America any more, but the American Experiment wasn't a gigantic failure. It was a gigantic success while it was being practiced; however, we're not living under the American Experiment anymore. If we were, the economy would be robust and the majority of people would still believe in God. I propose we keep fighting and start America 2.0 that puts the American Experiment back into action and remakes this place into something we can support again. This is our fault. We let it all slip through our fingers with apathy, tolerance of bad behavior, refusal to get involved in politics and lack of attention to subversive hippies and communists and so we lost the Republic.
ericynot Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:13 PM

It most certainly IS our America, warts and all, just like it always has been. Did you sleep through all of your history classes? We've had many periods of great stress and tribulation in our short existence -- do two world wars, a hideous civil war, and a crushing Great Depression ring any bells? -- and we've endured and grown stronger.

America is far from lost.
The television industry loves to claim that all of the sex, violence and foul-mouthed language it displays has zero harmful effects on children. On the other hand, they would never dream of telling their advertisers that their paid messages on TV have no effect. So does the entertainment industry have an impact or doesn't it?

The answer is that Tinseltown certainly has an effect, and when that effect is felt in the political arena, the hell with pretending they don't. They openly celebrate.

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