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How Times Have Changed

NavVette Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 3:50 PM
Pinenee, you need to define "Something Of Value". Every issue, event, etc from 1896 to 1970 ... every visage of colonialism, imperialism, and white supremacy has been replaced with "Something Of Value". Colonialism and imperialism have been replaced by tyrants, genocide, and fundamentalists who slaughter and steal from their people. This is modern and important to maintain? Instead of reading theoritical philosophy from a book, take a look at the reality of its implementation and determine the true "value".

Having been born in 1936 has allowed me to witness both societal progress and retrogression. High on the list of things made better in our society are the great gains in civil liberties and economic opportunities, especially for racial minorities and women. People who are now deemed poor have a level of material wealth that would have been a pipe dream to yesteryear's poor. But despite the fact that today's Americans have achieved an unprecedented level of prosperity, we have become spiritually and morally impoverished compared with our ancestors.

Years ago, spending beyond one's means was considered a character defect. Today...