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Old Today, 09:29 AM
 
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You want to know where our morals are? What's your reaction to this: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/...ration-1643512
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Old Today, 09:42 AM
 
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Not to paint with too broad a brush, but the OP (the idea of this thread) is simply this....

Those people who never read history and instead listened to a preacher somewhere or concocted some ideal of "what was" are the only folks who can possibly even SUGGEST that there was a "more moral" time or place.

Our "mother" is the UK which was one of the most miserable places (for most people) morally and in many other ways for many 100's of years. They sent many of their dregs here. But the "best people" they sent here became the owners....of slaves, businesses built around slaves, "free" land and all sorts of other stuff.

Only those who watch certain movies and have not read actual history can imagine that morals and ethics of colonialism, feudalism, class societies and all the rest that has formed the modern world was so pure that we have now "fell from the grace of it".
Some think the USA was started by second sons. They had money, but the 1st son got the property. In order to be a landowner they came here.

Some think due to modern medicine those who would have died from disease have lived, thus lowering the iQ.

Some think due to the industrial age, those who had to get by by the skills are no longer at the top of the heap.

I think it is because Harvard and Stanford MBAs run the place now. They have different ethics for business. I can't figure out why all's fair in business, love and war.

It gets down to greed. Most Americans admire any business owner. They act like owning a business makes one better than some person trying to get by. This country has morphed into one big business transaction.

The fact that so many people can get all pissed off at a football player for not standing for the National anthem, but ignore politicians lying us into war boggles my mind.
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