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DeltaDoc
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Why Is Our Culture So Extreme?



What is the reason for such divided politics and such outlandish behavior that even 5-10 years ago would have been unheard of?

We have people with shows dedicated to their doomsday prepping. I personally know people stockpiling guns, ammo and even food (these are educated and affluent people...doctors, lawyers, successful business men). We have people spending millions fearing government collapse, goverment takeover, EMP bombs...I don't remember this type of behavior to this extent during the coldwar (outside of bomb shelters in some municipal buildings).

On the flipside, our government and those dependent on government is at an all time high and that is considered by the majority to be just fine, it would appear.

The rich are thought of as evil and the poor and disenfranchised often as intelligent, noble and taken advantage of.

Is the media, both right wing and left wing, leading us down this path of extremism?







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FenrirTheBeard
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re: Why Is Our Culture So Extreme?


Because we have become a fast-food nation filled with lazies and pu$$ies. Instant gratification is all anyone is worried about. Hands-out rather than hands-on.





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DeltaDoc
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re: Why Is Our Culture So Extreme?


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Because we have become a fast-food nation filled with lazies and pu$$ies. Instant gratification is all anyone is worried about. Hands-out rather than hands-on.


Maybe. I personally think it is because of the money that media generates and the need to hold the attention of the audience you are targeting. Combine that with the recent 2008 financial collapse, the extremism (real or perceived) of the president and the global finance situation (which is probably fanned by the media) and you get the recipe for extreme thoughts, which in turn leads to extreme actions.






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Midwesterner
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re: Why Is Our Culture So Extreme?


Our culture is so extreme because we are now a nation run by literal mafia sociopaths.

Each country is a criminal enterprise.

Think of it as a Mafia hideout. Within its borders, the criminals are protected. They control all of the arms necessary to complete their clandestine arrangements.

If you were on top, either a Congressman or President or Governor, you would understand.

But you are not.

Instead you are subject to all of the wiles of reporting that their journals place into your mind day and night, keeping you blind from the corruption which those on top, who are in the know, dine upon, feasting on trillions of dollars in taxes, speculative markets, and currencies.

The entire fantasy of the nation is held together with the glue of Democracy which is ladled out in newspapers and on television networks as something that insures that the people will rule over their own destinies. If this were true, there would be no immigration of foreigners into their nations, and the fact that such immigration, especially of strange people from even stranger countries, is proof prima facie that their nation has been taken over by gangsters who would even destroy their own culture and people in order to continue their criminal operation.

Money is the final measurement of the success of these criminals. They adorn themselves with large bank accounts and fly airplanes that you provide for them with tax money you have supplied for them to use in any way they see fit.

They use the elections in which you vote as the argument that they are not stealing from you, that, instead, they are representing you. Yet, you have never once had a single word with any of these Congressmen and Presidents who are your thieves who steal from your family.

The national criminal enterprise is run for profit and power.

The Mafia who run the enterprise do so through backdoor agreements with bankers, speculators, political personalities, and all other persons who see fit to support them.






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anc
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You nailed it. I am reading an interesting book "Deliver Us From Me-ville" that basically argues that point.

We have become so accustomed to instant gratification that people get upset over waiting for a cup of coffee. And we as a society have become so "about me" that most people do not know all their neighbors' names.







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