I had to go back and read some of your posts, sorry but never heard of ya Gubnuh. But I see some sort of quazi-conservative (or just an out-right Obama basher) or is he the only game in town right now, so when the Right gets back in office, will your muskets be pointed at them as well - even by some miracle they do some good??
To better parablize it: a father and his son walk in the woods, the Dad sees his son spot animal droppings on the ground. the father asks, "What's that son?" in reply, he's told "Animal poop."
Hoping his son had been use to this game, after all they had played it before, the father adds "I'm asking what kind of animal poop? and the son final understands that a game is a foot! The boy picks it up, mashes it about his hands, looks at the color, feels the heat and texture, even smells it, to try and guess what it fed on.
Finally, with both hands and his nose covered, he looked up to his father and said "It's human Dad!" and he smiled from ear to ear that he knew he was right. His father pleased but not smiling as wide as his son thought he should be, said "And what does that tell you son?" then the smile fell from the boys face, as he had no second answer. He just stared at his father awaiting his insight.
"What it should tell you son is that you wonder around too much and pay little attention to where you are and what is going on around you! 20 minutes ago I dropped my pants and plopped that right where you found it, you then lead us in a circle and here we are!" In that single moment of embarrassment, the son was hurt in so many ways, he lost the trust and respect for his dad, he felt hurt and confusion and worst of all, he knew he'd never want to walk or play with his Dad again. This wasn't a game, there was nothing fun about it. What the father thought a tough but harmless lesson severed a bond held together by love and respect from his son.
What is the moral?
The son grew up! he became weary of people like his father, his didn't trust hardly anyone, he became a loner and eventually bitter. He was changed by a single incident, something one (a person the boy loved and trusted) thought a joke with a lesson to it, became a path which changed a young boy into a untrusting, skittish man, surely not the fine man he could of been - all because his dad went to far with a delicate soul.
So Beemaster, what is you point? Well... I don't like baited question like yours Cidersabuzzin - it's a handful of poop, one that we could inspect and see a question of real reflection of all our problems in all our communities, or one where we just wait for a punchline that has you Buzzin' landing on some other forum doorstep? We'll see where this takes us.
Americans know we don't have "IT" right, you can' have 317 million problems all tied up in a pretty bow and hold it out for the world to see, cause much of it is a hand full of poop!
Half the problems you can't tackle without sounding racist, the other half are passes on from one political party to another and spoke of about as often as UFOs at Broom Lake (area 51 for those confused).
The sad thing about politics is that I really believe at one time politicians had at least a percentage of his constituent's issues written out on his desk somewhere. He might have jostled them around and always grabbed at other more news worth issues, but "hey" we made it to his desk! Today, we don't even make it to his trash can.
We have cities that look like Beirut, surround only miles away by incredibly expensive, gorgeous suburbs just far enough away to see the illusion of a living, thriving city.
We have poor people (not the useless 4th generation of Welfare leeches that cripples both the in-flow and out-take of the money into our government - the money that could go soooo far for so many good purposes.) but we have in our massive country some areas of poor folk who live off of hardly nothing. The work they had exported, or just done away with. No way to move and not any better staying - but these people have hope, even in the toughest of times. They are proud people, and "Any American, on any given day" could find their selves in similar poverty. You see, in a capitalist society, what others, people you will never know of, can make decisions that pull the rug, house, car and everything you own and know - from out under your feet. Being American, is having a place in your heart that feels for all, because we understand not everyone here in the Greatest Country in the History of Earth, will sit down to a meal tonight.
I don't know what you want to know "what's wrong with America?" I'll let other who are much better writers than I tell you the good, bad and ugly. And maybe, they'll share the simple solutions to fix many of those problems. But even more so, I hope we have some people who only see the good - I'm don't know if that is a healthy thing, but it is refreshing. Because we are bombarded nightly on TV news and in push notifications ALL the terrible things wrong.
But fair is fair, share with us what is so freaking great about the UK? My state of New Jersey is as large as many countries in the UK, and New Jersey is a tiny state with 2012 people per square mile, more crowded that any other state in the US - but the population of Washington, DC is nearly 7 times greater than New Jersey. I think part of DCs problem is they are crammed in there like a hundred mice in a shoe box. They just bite and pee on each other and get nothing done - maybe DC needs a bigger shoe box, Cider - maybe THAT'S what's wrong with the US.