Philosophy Explorer wrote:Some may say we can always do better (or worse).
Speaking for the US, I think where we exceed would be our technology and our freedom. I already know that some will disagree. But an underlying question is how do we gauge how well we are doing? Standard of living? How many people want to move into here as opposed as to how many people want to move out of here? How do we judge? And I feel comfortable in saying that we can always improve.
What do you think about all of this?
Sadly the US culture is all about belief and not fact. The culture is high on believing in freedom. But just because you keep on saying it, does not make it true. In fact the US keeps banging on about freedom, making any sane culture think that there might be something wrong here. And in fact there definitely is.
Whilst pretending freedom at home, the US is in the habit of denying it to the rest of the world, through intrigue, economic power and warfare.
At home there are a series of heavy restrictions excercised by a highly militarised police state.
And despite being rich, there are shocking levels of poverty that most civilised countries would be ashamed of.
What the US is good at is indoctrinating the people to THINK that they are free and democratic.
But seriously only two parties (barely distinguishable) covering 350 million
persons, in a democratic system led by a temporary king, that occasionally has his power restricted? Is that the will of the people?