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Waldo P. Schmeer

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Id like to weigh in on this. This is a good one!

Well, I can start by calling out misconceptions about America/Americans that are always viewed by outsiders.

ECONOMICS
Perception
Because America is a superpower, I think that most people have an impression that everyone here is wealthy, or that the lowest earners of this country are still insanely wealthier than those of other countries.

Reality
If you want to see how ugly things can get in America, just use YouTube. Search for videos where people post their drives through Philadelphia, Chicago, or Detroit, for examples. In fact, here is one:

POLITICS
Perception
I myself have always found it laughable that as supposedly the greatest nation in the world, America boasts only two political parties to choose from: Democrats (Liberals) and Republicans (Conservatives). There is an impression that Democrats want people to live good lives and that its purpose is to strike down evil and inequality wherever it stands. Also, the Republicans are supposed to be racists and Nazis and want to take away reproductive rights from women, kick puppies, tie women to railroad tracks.

Reality
The Democrat party was created in the infancy of this country to continue to keep the enslaved under captivity. The Republican party was created to combat this. But I dont want to bore you with details of the past- lets examine the present.
NEITHER of these parties care about the lives of American citizens. Dems slander Reps, Reps slander Dems. Neither party have policies that benefit the people. Donald Trump triggered a derangement syndrome where rich white people are seen as villains in this country. But Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George Bush, and quite literally any other president in the 46 president history has done much to benefit the people of this nation. Joe Biden, the current president, is seen as some kind of savior, but it is very visibly clear that he has Alzheimers or something similar in his age. Its embarrassing and he hasn´t done much to effect POSITIVE changes since he took over for the last screw up. They are both garbage, just on different sides of yesterday´s paper.

LIFE
Perception
Work here is plentiful and the pay is so well that the average American family can have a mom and dad, 2-3 kids, a house with a picket fence, a dog, and afford a vacation each year while two cars are parked in the driveway.

Reality
Despite how much our media projects job growth, companies wouldn´t hire if they were hanging on by the skin of their teeth because here, you go to college and put yourself $200K in debt in order to earn a bachelors/masters/doctorate/business degree, and they want to hire you for $15-17 per hour. And instead of hiring some qualified applicant for the quality of their education, they´d rather pay them an entry level salary for post degree level work.
Meanwhile this is happening, you have a whole other class of Americans who believe that they should be paid a CEO´s salary for flipping hamburgers at McDonalds where you cannot invest in yourself to develop more marketable skills for growth.
Neither the formally educated nor the non-formally educated can afford decent housing within reasonable ratio to work. That is to say, many Americans hold whatever job they have, and supplement that job by delivering food or packages on their own time to make ends meet. It doesn´t matter what class you are in.

RACE RELATIONS
Perception
America is seemingly the most racist nation in the world, if you watch the news. That is the narrative that is being pushed and the media will double down on it. People of color do not have a chance in this country.

The Reality
America is the least racist country in the world and remains the melting pot of cultures, for better or for worse. The notion being that black people get treated unfairly and that racism is ¨ingrained in all aspects and systems of American culture¨. But America has such programs such as public assistance that helps the underprivileged financially and with food. America boasts the benefit of ¨Affirmative Action¨ at jobs and schools which pretty much guarantees openings for SPECIFICALLY minorities, even if they are not as qualified as a white applicant.
This extends all the way to the way media reports a crime. There is an astronomical figure of violence in the black community and the media refuses to report on it. They will call anything a ¨hate crime¨ when there is a white and black person involved, and even evidenced by the recent Kyle Rittenhouse trial, even when the violence is white on white. (For anyone unfamiliar, Kyle Rittenhouse was a kid who shot and killed an attacker who drew a gun on him during the riots like 2 years ago. The attacker was also white. The media dubbed Rittenhouse a ¨racist¨).
If the crime is black on white or black on black, the media merely calls it a ¨tragedy¨ and even wont refer to black people as suspects. The media will refer to a suspect as ¨person of interest¨ if they are black.

CANCEL CULTURE
Perception
¨Cancel Culture is a falsehood that only serves as a defense for when people are called out for being wrong/racist/sexist/accused of XYZ¨

Reality
Cancel Culture exists. People bow to political and racial pressure in this country. Because its not a racist country, but its race obsessed, if that makes sense. So people lose their jobs for saying many of the things that I have stated here. The media tries to back away from it and take attention from it. But its not really anything I can explain because its just too simply easy to see. Its in your face every day when you turn on the news or log into the internet.

PS- ALL presidents suck in this country. ALL of them. The democrats. The republicans. Just a hierarchy of politicians who hold on long enough to weasel their way into the highest office in this country. A-L-L of them S-U-C-K - Trump, Bush, Clinton, Obama, Biden, Lincoln, Washington, Jackson, and I am gonna go out on a limb and guess the next succession of 6 or 7 of them are not gonna be much better.

Take care of each other!
 

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Id like to weigh in on this. This is a good one!

Well, I can start by calling out misconceptions about America/Americans that are always viewed by outsiders.

ECONOMICS
Perception
Because America is a superpower, I think that most people have an impression that everyone here is wealthy, or that the lowest earners of this country are still insanely wealthier than those of other countries.

Reality
If you want to see how ugly things can get in America, just use YouTube. Search for videos where people post their drives through Philadelphia, Chicago, or Detroit, for examples. In fact, here is one:

POLITICS
Perception
I myself have always found it laughable that as supposedly the greatest nation in the world, America boasts only two political parties to choose from: Democrats (Liberals) and Republicans (Conservatives). There is an impression that Democrats want people to live good lives and that its purpose is to strike down evil and inequality wherever it stands. Also, the Republicans are supposed to be racists and Nazis and want to take away reproductive rights from women, kick puppies, tie women to railroad tracks.

Reality
The Democrat party was created in the infancy of this country to continue to keep the enslaved under captivity. The Republican party was created to combat this. But I dont want to bore you with details of the past- lets examine the present.
NEITHER of these parties care about the lives of American citizens. Dems slander Reps, Reps slander Dems. Neither party have policies that benefit the people. Donald Trump triggered a derangement syndrome where rich white people are seen as villains in this country. But Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George Bush, and quite literally any other president in the 46 president history has done much to benefit the people of this nation. Joe Biden, the current president, is seen as some kind of savior, but it is very visibly clear that he has Alzheimers or something similar in his age. Its embarrassing and he hasn´t done much to effect POSITIVE changes since he took over for the last screw up. They are both garbage, just on different sides of yesterday´s paper.

LIFE
Perception
Work here is plentiful and the pay is so well that the average American family can have a mom and dad, 2-3 kids, a house with a picket fence, a dog, and afford a vacation each year while two cars are parked in the driveway.

Reality
Despite how much our media projects job growth, companies wouldn´t hire if they were hanging on by the skin of their teeth because here, you go to college and put yourself $200K in debt in order to earn a bachelors/masters/doctorate/business degree, and they want to hire you for $15-17 per hour. And instead of hiring some qualified applicant for the quality of their education, they´d rather pay them an entry level salary for post degree level work.
Meanwhile this is happening, you have a whole other class of Americans who believe that they should be paid a CEO´s salary for flipping hamburgers at McDonalds where you cannot invest in yourself to develop more marketable skills for growth.
Neither the formally educated nor the non-formally educated can afford decent housing within reasonable ratio to work. That is to say, many Americans hold whatever job they have, and supplement that job by delivering food or packages on their own time to make ends meet. It doesn´t matter what class you are in.

RACE RELATIONS
Perception
America is seemingly the most racist nation in the world, if you watch the news. That is the narrative that is being pushed and the media will double down on it. People of color do not have a chance in this country.

The Reality
America is the least racist country in the world and remains the melting pot of cultures, for better or for worse. The notion being that black people get treated unfairly and that racism is ¨ingrained in all aspects and systems of American culture¨. But America has such programs such as public assistance that helps the underprivileged financially and with food. America boasts the benefit of ¨Affirmative Action¨ at jobs and schools which pretty much guarantees openings for SPECIFICALLY minorities, even if they are not as qualified as a white applicant.
This extends all the way to the way media reports a crime. There is an astronomical figure of violence in the black community and the media refuses to report on it. They will call anything a ¨hate crime¨ when there is a white and black person involved, and even evidenced by the recent Kyle Rittenhouse trial, even when the violence is white on white. (For anyone unfamiliar, Kyle Rittenhouse was a kid who shot and killed an attacker who drew a gun on him during the riots like 2 years ago. The attacker was also white. The media dubbed Rittenhouse a ¨racist¨).
If the crime is black on white or black on black, the media merely calls it a ¨tragedy¨ and even wont refer to black people as suspects. The media will refer to a suspect as ¨person of interest¨ if they are black.

CANCEL CULTURE
Perception
¨Cancel Culture is a falsehood that only serves as a defense for when people are called out for being wrong/racist/sexist/accused of XYZ¨

Reality
Cancel Culture exists. People bow to political and racial pressure in this country. Because its not a racist country, but its race obsessed, if that makes sense. So people lose their jobs for saying many of the things that I have stated here. The media tries to back away from it and take attention from it. But its not really anything I can explain because its just too simply easy to see. Its in your face every day when you turn on the news or log into the internet.

PS- ALL presidents suck in this country. ALL of them. The democrats. The republicans. Just a hierarchy of politicians who hold on long enough to weasel their way into the highest office in this country. A-L-L of them S-U-C-K - Trump, Bush, Clinton, Obama, Biden, Lincoln, Washington, Jackson, and I am gonna go out on a limb and guess the next succession of 6 or 7 of them are not gonna be much better.

Take care of each other!
I guess you don't exaggerate too much
 

Waldo P. Schmeer

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I guess you don't exaggerate too much
Wish I could say I was man. To be honest, I wasn´t too political until almost two years ago when everything got locked down and pretty much started the force feeding of the political crap. But it doesn´t take a lot to see this stuff.

Its just a shame that most people sit and believe one news source when we all walk around with the sum of human knowledge in our pockets these days.

I´m just happy to sit back and be a spectator while we ride this rocket into hell.
 

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"America is the least racist country in the world"

Prove it, yankee.

"Because its not a racist country, but its race obsessed, if that makes sense."

Yep, sure. If you see everything through a racial lens, how can you NOT be racist? Maybe you are just better at hiding it, unlike some other countries I could name.
 

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Do you live in America? If not, you shouldn't talk about what you don't know.

A prime example of the bitter, insular, and divisive American attitude. It b boarders on ignorance and arrogance. Judgement before facts. It serves only reiterate the initial argument. Likewise, before you judge me too, I also lived in America.
 

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"America is the least racist country in the world"

Prove it, yankee.

"Because its not a racist country, but its race obsessed, if that makes sense."

Yep, sure. If you see everything through a racial lens, how can you NOT be racist? Maybe you are just better at hiding it, unlike some other countries I could name.
I mean, sure. I don't know how to respond to this. Take my comments how you wish. A question was posed, and I responded with the experiences I live every day as a citizen.

Please go back and highlight where I claimed that America is perfect. You can't. Because I didn't. America is a NATION. An entire country being pulled in several million directions at once. Is it perfect? No. And to think so is delusional.

But I never understand why America has to be the whipping mule for the world to take out the worlds frustrations about racism. It's not perfect. But it's not the Middle East. And it's not North Korea. And it's not Beirut. And it's not Somalia. And it's not Communist China. And it's not Brazil. And it's not Columbia. And it's not Mexico. All of these places listed here, and everywhere else in the world have their own problems/race issues/crime issues/drug pandemics/PANDEMIC pandemics/etc.

And yet and still, you'll never find opportunity like here in America. You just will not. But you don't have to take my word for it. Just ask the millions of people who risk life and limb to come to America illegally from the Southern border because they are seeking a better life. How many people do you know that risk their lives to come to a racist country for a better life? Our naturalization system is overflowing with people from all the other nations who don't share a border with us- folks from over seas who want their children to study here, and start families here.

Basically, America is the cool party that everyone wants to go to. But when there are rules about how to get invited, people get mad and pout and say "That party is lame anyway".

America has been good to my family.

As I said, take my comments as you wish.
 

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A prime example of the bitter, insular, and divisive American attitude. It b boarders on ignorance and arrogance. Judgement before facts. It serves only reiterate the initial argument. Likewise, before you judge me too, I also lived in America.

How so? Do you really think people who have not lived in America to know the dynamic of gun laws/control/hunting/etc really know that much about it?

By any chance, did you live in rural or urban America? There's a major difference between the two concerning guns and how they are perceived and used.
 

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How so? Do you really think people who have not lived in America to know the dynamic of gun laws/control/hunting/etc really know that much about it?

By any chance, did you live in rural or urban America? There's a major difference between the two concerning guns and how they are perceived and used.
See, there you go again, rash judgemental statements, oblivious to relevant information. But yes, people globally are actually well informed about a magnitude of issues from within the lower 48, thanks to the persistent wailing from folks such as yourself, and both American media and politicians, who view America as the world.

Likewise, and this may come as a shock to your behemoth ignorance, people travel. I'll lead with two examples; military and medical. There are numerous others too. Oh, yeah, there is also little things like internet, YouTube, CNN, Fox...

For the record, I have lived in three distinctively different areas of Pennsylvania. Two areas of California, West Hollyweird and San Luis Obispo, which is very farmy, or should I say, "Super real farmy". Likewise, I have travelled extensively throughout Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Montana. Seen a fair fricken few of your state and national parks. Camped on BLM land, and not taken the knee. And, I still have a place that I can call home, in Georgia.

Oh, I've got family dotted around, although for clarity, my mother's side are Canadian, eh! There's also a clan of Irish immigrants on the East coast. Also dotted around the East, are various offspring from Black families, who at some point in history their families were freed slaves who worked for our family. Thus, a high likelihood of any American baring our family name, having roots with Little Old Ingy-goo-land.

Ah, but guns and agriculture, oh yeah, what do we know. What does my fellow Ingy-goo-landers from the shires, know. Well, it would appear on the evidence hitherto supplied, a significantly greater amount than you.

Just another iddy bit if info, go look at your state flags, as a few of emotions still have Union Jack sitting in the corner. We also have them dotted around the globe, in a similar fashion. How about the U.S.?

Now, which state do you wish to discuss, and what law specifically. Ok, I'll admit, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, I might have to look up those areas, or call family there!

Now, you were saying?
 

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Sounds like someone is making a lot of assumptions. Potentially deliberately misinterpreting my comments so he can go off on a tangent and act all holier than thou.

I would point out that traveling through places doesn't necessarily mean you know what it's like to LIVE there your entire life. I have family and friends all over the US, but the dynamic is quite different in every single one of those. But yeah, please, go on with your "bragging." Is that bragging or just you trying to "put me in my place" and be superior? Can't really tell.

I gave my opinion, doesn't matter to me whether you like it or not. And if you think people from all over the US think the same way about guns, agriculture or anything else, whether it's state to state or urban vs rural, you really haven't done that much research. And yes, please go on telling me how CNN and YouTube and (LMAO) FOX gives you ALL the "facts" you need. lol
 

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