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In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


than I have been at any time in my life.

I'm old enough (just turned 58) that I go back to the days of separate water fountains and segregated schools. But as bad as that was, back then one had the feeling that America was moving in the right direction; that these injustices would not stand and that we were moving toward our revolutionary ideal of a nation where all men are created equal.

Now I feel that we're moving backward. The inmates are running the asylum. Race pimps like Al Sharpton are not only tolerated, they're given their own TV shows. The media distort the truth to fit into the narrative they want to further, even going as far was editing video and/or audio to fit into their agenda.

I am discouraged to the point of despair over the future of our nation. There is no question in my mind that, to borrow from Ben Franklin’s famous quip at the Constitutional Convention, the sun is setting on America.







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BlackHelicopterPilot
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


Who is John Galt?


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BlackHelicopterPilot
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


But, seriously. I feel your pain.


Try being a man without a country



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Vegas Bengal
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


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I am discouraged to the point of despair over the future of our nation.


You should stop reading this board for a while. Reading it will discourage anyone.






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ThaBigFella
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


what's it matter? most of these blacks aren't going to amount to anything in their lifetime so them and their leaders can keep spewing all the hate they want. I'm too busy living my life, enjoying hard work, and enjoying a successful life. The hard working,educated blacks will make it out and maybe they can try to fix their community. I know where I stand today, their community is no longer of any interest to me after this whole debacle where our president and his right hand man are going after george zimmerman by using the department of justice as their personal vehicle to promote black on white hate.





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Zach
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


Live your life as an individual, not part of a collective.

Do what is right as if there is a God even if there isn't. Some day you'll find out.

I'm older than you and realize what slippery slope is about. But every generation in every civilization thought the country is going to Hell. And they were ultimately right. Because the US has the oldest constitution in the world even though we are a very young country.

It might be our time. America is not going to last forever. Because 'forever' is a very long time.






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austingator
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


I feel the same way. I've been thinking that is just a matter of time before I emigrate somewhere. The way we are personally vilified, and our livelihoods threatened is very scary. I am evil according to Obama. Evil, racist, unfair, exploitative, greedy, and other people have a right to my labor.

It is just a matter of time in which we reach the tipping point. My hubby's dad is cuban. We left PR, we can go elsewhere, hubby has gotten job offers from Italy, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, and Uruguay before. He can take his pick. Opportunities are always there, and I'm not afraid or tied to any material things, just my family. We have even talked about living half a year here, and half a year there.






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Godfather1
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


quote:

The hard working,educated blacks will make it out and maybe they can try to fix their community


Won't happen.

These people are disdained in their communities because the race pimps and the ignorant have successfully sold the idea that hard work and real education make you an "Uncle Tom". Street cred is all that counts, and there's no street cred in doing things the RIGHT way.






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L.A.
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


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Who is John Galt?
Me.

The thing is, I'm fairly insulated from the insanity I see and read about. But as a father I am discouraged over the nation we have left our children.






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L.A.
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


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You should stop reading this board for a while. Reading it will discourage anyone.
I've done that on occasion and you're right, it helps.






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Beer Bryant
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


This is a fairly common attitude, A tweet from one of my Black "friends" on Twitter today:

Since Jamestown...

White males have received the benefits of 250 yrs of slavery...(free labor)....Another 100 yrs of segregation...(cheap labor) & about 300 years where women couldn't vote or own property...lets not forget Asians & Latinos forced to work for less than white males...

That's about 350 yrs of undeserved white male privilege where no one else was allowed to
compete on a level playing field...(only white males need apply)

After leveraging that 350 yr advantage into some of the largest family fortunes & entrenched power on the planet, Mitt Romney, the poster boy of white male privilege congratulates other white boys on being, "makers not takers..."

Now THAT... is stunning ignorance...






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805tiger
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


quote:

These people are disdained in their communities because the race pimps and the ignorant have successfully sold the idea that hard work and real education make you an "Uncle Tom". Street cred is all that counts, and there's no street cred in doing things the RIGHT way.



This is so overblown...






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thedogman
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


It's sad how the louder people are, the more attention they get. Most of the people protesting and throwing fits just want the spotlight on them if even for a moment. These protest and "demonstrations" do nothing but make these people look like complete a-holes. It's because they don't want to look in the mirror and admit they are the problem, they want to find someone or something they can blame for how shitty their lives are. These people don't give a shite about anyone other than themselves. If they had any sense they would be outraged over the alarming rate of black on black crime or why their children and their children's children will fall into the same rut they are in. This is all an excuse to act like selfish asshats.





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Wild Thang
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


This isn't really surprising. Once Obama was voted into office, this whole thing started going downhill.







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Godfather1
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


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This is so overblown...


But you can't say it's wrong, can you?






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805tiger
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


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But you can't say it's wrong, can you?


Doesn't hold much weight...






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LSUnowhas2
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


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Who is John Galt?


I am.






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Godfather1
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


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Doesn't hold much weight


Ok, explain. I'm listening.



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91TIGER
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re: In the aftermath of the Zimmerman decision I'm more discouraged about America


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Who is John Galt?


Consistently the best poster overall on the PT. Objectivity and a humorous balance on here are hard to achieve, you're the 'chief' !







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