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Jul 12, 2019 08:50:10   #
MR Mister (a regular here)
 
I'm sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis (Florida) trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my news feed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to fix the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook's, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we've become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don't give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty-One Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful.


Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity. Never saw American prosperity! Let that sink in. She is very ignorant. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I've ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let's just say I didn't have the popular opinion, but I digress.


Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they've never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why? The answer is this, my generation has only seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn't live in the great depression or live through two world wars, the Korean War, The Vietnam War or see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don't know what it's like to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones.

We don't have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it's spreading like a plague." And we can not see it.

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Jul 12, 2019 09:02:51   #
proud republican (a regular here)
 
MR Mister wrote:
I'm sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis (Florida) trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my news feed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to fix the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook's, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we've become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don't give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty-One Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful.


Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity. Never saw American prosperity! Let that sink in. She is very ignorant. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I've ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let's just say I didn't have the popular opinion, but I digress.


Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they've never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why? The answer is this, my generation has only seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn't live in the great depression or live through two world wars, the Korean War, The Vietnam War or see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don't know what it's like to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones.

We don't have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it's spreading like a plague." And we can not see it.
I'm sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis (F... (show quote)


I know what its like growing up without cars,internet or smartphone....Growing up in Communist Soviet Union i know very well what it's like to stand in line for toilet paper,or bread,etc....So i soooo much appreciate what America stands for!!!..Freedom and Liberty.....And for my friends on the other side...If any of you would say stuff about Brezhnev what you say about President Trump,you would be thrown into political prison in Siberia soooo fast,your head would spin!!!!..So for AOC's of America,you better appreciate what you have because in Soviet Union it would of been taking from you like yesterday!!!!

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Jul 12, 2019 09:09:22   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
proud republican wrote:
I know what its like growing up without cars,internet or smartphone....Growing up in Communist Soviet Union i know very well what it's like to stand in line for toilet paper,or bread,etc....So i soooo much appreciate what America stands for!!!..Freedom and Liberty.....And for my friends on the other side...If any of you would say stuff about Brezhnev what you say about President Trump,you would be thrown into political prison in Siberia soooo fast,your head would spin!!!!..So for AOC's of America,you better appreciate what you have because in Soviet Union it would of been taking from you like yesterday!!!!
I know what its like growing up without cars,inter... (show quote)


Amen and Amen

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Jul 12, 2019 09:11:55   #
Kevyn (a regular here)
 
proud republican wrote:
I know what its like growing up without cars,internet or smartphone....Growing up in Communist Soviet Union i know very well what it's like to stand in line for toilet paper,or bread,etc....So i soooo much appreciate what America stands for!!!..Freedom and Liberty.....And for my friends on the other side...If any of you would say stuff about Brezhnev what you say about President Trump,you would be thrown into political prison in Siberia soooo fast,your head would spin!!!!..So for AOC's of America,you better appreciate what you have because in Soviet Union it would of been taking from you like yesterday!!!!
I know what its like growing up without cars,inter... (show quote)


Why did you come here with your Russian ideas of a fascist strong man dictator? You should have stayed in Russia and fixed your own nation rather than coming here to corrupt ours.

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Jul 12, 2019 09:14:38   #
proud republican (a regular here)
 
Kevyn wrote:
Why did you come here with your Russian ideas of a fascist strong man dictator? You should have stayed in Russia and fixed your own nation rather than coming here to corrupt ours.


That is really none ofyour business why i came here...I LOVE THIS COUNTRY...Probably more then you do!!!

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Jul 12, 2019 09:22:36   #
bggamers (a regular here)
 
Kevyn wrote:
Why did you come here with your Russian ideas of a fascist strong man dictator? You should have stayed in Russia and fixed your own nation rather than coming here to corrupt ours.


be quiet kevin

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Jul 12, 2019 09:22:53   #
bmac32 (a regular here)
 
Why do you hate this country?
Bet she came here legally. Bet she came here for a better life. Bet she's a better person than you.





Kevyn wrote:
Why did you come here with your Russian ideas of a fascist strong man dictator? You should have stayed in Russia and fixed your own nation rather than coming here to corrupt ours.

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Jul 12, 2019 09:34:59   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
proud republican wrote:
That is really none ofyour business why i came here...I LOVE THIS COUNTRY...Probably more then you do!!!


Besides that you are prettier than Kevyn and you are a whole lot smarter as well.

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Jul 12, 2019 10:15:05   #
MR Mister (a regular here)
 
Kevyn wrote:
Why did you come here with your Russian ideas of a fascist strong man dictator? You should have stayed in Russia and fixed your own nation rather than coming here to corrupt ours.


Hey putz, I think you should go to Russia since you have many of there ideological mindsets. I do see any of what you say in her writings. You're a full-blooded commie in my eyes.

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Jul 12, 2019 10:33:55   #
Kevyn (a regular here)
 
MR Mister wrote:
I'm sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis (Florida) trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my news feed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to fix the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around. I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook's, ordering food they get in an instant, seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we've become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don't give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty-One Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful.


Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity. Never saw American prosperity! Let that sink in. She is very ignorant. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I've ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let's just say I didn't have the popular opinion, but I digress.


Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they've never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism. Why? The answer is this, my generation has only seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn't live in the great depression or live through two world wars, the Korean War, The Vietnam War or see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don't know what it's like to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones.

We don't have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it's spreading like a plague." And we can not see it.
I'm sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis (F... (show quote)


Nonsense, there are over a half million homeless in the country and shamefully many are war veterans and children. Cars and cellphones don’t make society wealthy they are common in sub saharan Africa. Half the people in the country can not come up with $500 to cover an emergency. Young people today do not get the heavily subsidized college education and access to good union jobs with health care and old age pensions that was a birthright to the boomers. They have plenty to complain about and they are going to turn things around in this country.

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Jul 12, 2019 10:36:51   #
Kevyn (a regular here)
 
bmac32 wrote:
Why do you hate this country?
Bet she came here legally. Bet she came here for a better life. Bet she's a better person than you.


She came here for a better life and was given it and now she is hell bent on denying others the same opportunity. That’s un America and hypocritical.

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Jul 12, 2019 10:39:47   #
proud republican (a regular here)
 
Kevyn wrote:
She came here for a better life and was given it and now she is hell bent on denying others the same opportunity. That’s un America and hypocritical.


Yes, i came here for better life..I was young too..But here's the point,we came here the right way...We did not jump the line like they do..So there is NO comparison between me and illegals...

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Jul 12, 2019 10:44:37   #
bmac32 (a regular here)
 
Big difference, I bet she did her paperwork and came legally. Have seen her say one thing about other not being allowed if they don't it correctly.





Kevyn wrote:
She came here for a better life and was given it and now she is hell bent on denying others the same opportunity. That’s un America and hypocritical.

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Jul 12, 2019 10:47:10   #
bmac32 (a regular here)
 
I know the paperwork you went through, xwife was 18 forms and 7 months of waiting.




proud republican wrote:
Yes, i came here for better life..I was young too..But here's the point,we came here the right way...We did not jump the line like they do..So there is NO comparison between me and illegals...

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Jul 12, 2019 10:53:01   #
proud republican (a regular here)
 
bmac32 wrote:
Big difference, I bet she did her paperwork and came legally. Have seen her say one thing about other not being allowed if they don't it correctly.


Yes...All the papers signed ..All the T's crossed and I's dotted...Took us more then 5 years to get Ok to come here and 6 months to travel to America..2 countries later here we are!!!..We did not jump any lines,we came here legally...Case closed!!!....We also were running away from religious prosecution...

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