1. Standard memberKellyJayonline
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    01 Jan '12 17:34
    I dislike the way America is becoming so polarized politically. I believe that it is
    only going to become worse, I also think that that the polarization will also
    drag religion into it which I think Is going to make things even more dangerous
    as people start thinking more in terms of us against them verse one nation.

    I think entertainment will start tearing down walls of what is acceptable
    behavior where even normal broadcasting will start showing what was once
    considered taboo even more than it is has already.

    I think we are on the verge of wars and rumors of wars, as the world gets more
    dangerous.

    No, this isn't a vision just an observation on my part nothing more than an
    opinion.
    Kelly
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    01 Jan '12 17:51
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    I dislike the way America is becoming so polarized politically. I believe that it is
    only going to become worse, I also think that that the polarization will also
    drag religion into it which I think Is going to make things even more dangerous
    as people start thinking more in terms of us against them verse one nation.

    I think entertainment will start t ...[text shortened]...

    No, this isn't a vision just an observation on my part nothing more than an
    opinion.
    Kelly
    Keep an eye on our debt and currency. Short of God's deliverance we may well collapse from within.
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    01 Jan '12 18:281 edit
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    I dislike the way America is becoming so polarized politically. I believe that it is
    only going to become worse, I also think that that the polarization will also
    drag religion into it which I think Is going to make things even more dangerous
    as people start thinking more in terms of us against them verse one nation.

    I think entertainment will start t ...[text shortened]...

    No, this isn't a vision just an observation on my part nothing more than an
    opinion.
    Kelly
    Wars and rumours of wars ? ... between which nations.

    How exactly is the world getting more dangerous?

    I think the most dangerous period in recent history was around 1915 to 1945. Since then the world has experienced relative peace with just a few minor skirmishes of no real significance. Since then also the world saw the death of the cold war and for all practical purposed the end of communism, the end of apartheid, the opening up of the global economies leading to trade between east and west on a grand scale. The rich countries are plateauing and many of the poor are starting to prosper.
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    01 Jan '12 18:44
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    Wars and rumours of wars ? ... between which nations.
    ...or within USA, between groups.

    When within a country, the opinions are polarized to the extent that only a part of the spectrum of opinion is tolerated, then the democracy is in danger. Doring those years it was not permitted to be a communist, then the freedom of thoughts and democracy was really in jeopardy. When will be the next time with the same reduction of thoughts come? Soon, I fear. And this will also be the time when war is emminent. Within USA.
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    01 Jan '12 18:55
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    ...or within USA, between groups.

    When within a country, the opinions are polarized to the extent that only a part of the spectrum of opinion is tolerated, then the democracy is in danger. Doring those years it was not permitted to be a communist, then the freedom of thoughts and democracy was really in jeopardy. When will be the next time with the sam ...[text shortened]... of thoughts come? Soon, I fear. And this will also be the time when war is emminent. Within USA.
    Civil war in the US? No big deal for the rest of us.
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    01 Jan '12 18:59
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Keep an eye on our debt and currency. Short of God's deliverance we may well collapse from within.
    Especially, if we do not elect a good president and congress with the
    right policies to allow the people to recover. Our political leaders
    must stop acting like drunk sailors on shore leave and stop all this
    irrational spending.
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    01 Jan '12 19:09
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    Civil war in the US? No big deal for the rest of us.
    Not only civil war, but also war between groups. Religious, political, or other groups who think that they are right and everyone else should turn to their views. This can spread. Also to yours and my countries.
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    01 Jan '12 19:26
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    No, this isn't a vision just an observation on my part nothing more than an
    opinion.
    Kelly
    And I think that people in general suffer from a bias towards thinking that now is special. The way to counter such a bias is statistics, or a realistic look at history, or just ask you parents. Most people who lived through world war II would strongly disagree with some of your observations.
    I do think that America is polarized politically, far more than where I come from. I have never really identified myself as 'left' or 'right' and do not really align myself with any political party. I usually support the opposition, whoever they are, because those in power are a bunch of crooks.
    However, I think any conflict and division in America really has more to to with the economy going down and the typical response of blaming everyone but yourself. This is normal. This is what got Hitler into power. So yes, it is dangerous. But not yet rumours of wars. I think the US will think twice before starting any more wars.
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    01 Jan '12 19:38
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    I dislike the way America is becoming so polarized politically. I believe that it is
    only going to become worse, I also think that that the polarization will also
    drag religion into it which I think Is going to make things even more dangerous
    as people start thinking more in terms of us against them verse one nation.

    I think entertainment will start t ...[text shortened]...

    No, this isn't a vision just an observation on my part nothing more than an
    opinion.
    Kelly
    I agree with your assessment. Good insight. I was just talking to a man from Nigeria. He's here because of employment opportunity.

    When America goes down, if it does, so will the world.

    But they will make war first. World war. It's due.
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    01 Jan '12 19:42
    Originally posted by josephw
    I agree with your assessment. Good insight. I was just talking to a man from Nigeria. He's here because of employment opportunity.

    When America goes down, if it does, so will the world.

    But they will make war first. World war. It's due.
    And you have 'hopeful' as your signature?
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    01 Jan '12 19:581 edit
    Originally posted by josephw
    I agree with your assessment. Good insight.
    But it isn't insight. It is wishful thinking. I bet you can't support such claims with anything substantive.

    And yes, many of us third world citizens would love to work in America, you are still over-paid, spoilt brats despite all your complaining.
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    01 Jan '12 20:44
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    And you have 'hopeful' as your signature?
    The hope is in Christ, not this world. But you wouldn't know anything about that would you?
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    01 Jan '12 20:49
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    But it isn't insight. It is wishful thinking. I bet you can't support such claims with anything substantive.

    And yes, many of us third world citizens would love to work in America, you are still over-paid, spoilt brats despite all your complaining.
    "...you are still over-paid, spoilt brats despite all your complaining."

    The things you believe!

    We have what we have because we work are asses off to get it. I busted my balls to get to where I am and so have most others here.

    Quit you're whining. Come on over, there's plenty of room.
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    01 Jan '12 21:16
    Originally posted by josephw
    [b]"...you are still over-paid, spoilt brats despite all your complaining."

    The things you believe!

    We have what we have because we work are asses off to get it. I busted my balls to get to where I am and so have most others here.

    Quit you're whining. Come on over, there's plenty of room.[/b]
    but then why agree with the doom and gloom "prediction" of the op?
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    01 Jan '12 21:243 edits
    Originally posted by josephw
    [b]"...you are still over-paid, spoilt brats despite all your complaining."

    The things you believe!

    We have what we have because we work are asses off to get it. I busted my balls to get to where I am and so have most others here.

    Quit you're whining. Come on over, there's plenty of room.[/b]
    Economic and political power is shifting away from the West.
    Its natural for those in the West to think thats the end of the world.
    But I have news for you. Open your eyes and you will see the kind of amazing development and prosperity that the near and far East is undergoing.
    The problems in the west is a storm in a teacup .. its neither here nor there.
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