I'm not ashamed of my country; But I'm very embarrassed by it.

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    I loved the thread someone posted about being ashamed of his country. I agree with much of what he said. However, I'm gonna say I'm not ashamed of America. Thats a very permanent term to me. I am embarrassed right now of America though. Kinda like having kids that you love dearly, but they do something publicly that is very embarrassing. Thats how I feel.

    When I see the world's wealthiest nation, with so much opportunity, and then hordes of kids "occupying" areas for a cause even they can't articulate, it's embarrassing. They demand the world be handed to them. They demand that they be excused from having to climb the same workforce ladder all of us did. They demand they get their 5 years of drinking and partying in college, but for free. They demand, demand, demand, demand.....but I ask, what do they OFFER in return?

    When I see clowns like Al Sharpton marching in the streets every time an incident occurs that they can conveniently twist as racism, while at the same time that race is fighting a war against itself in our inner cities and they say/do nothing about that. As a retired cop, it broke my heart going to almost weekly incidents of black on black murder.......and seeing the wonderful families that were destroyed because their 16 and 19 year olds got the idea in their head that they needed to carry pistols and kill those who dont "respect" them. One would think the first black (fill in the blank) events over the last 20-30 years would provide enough good role models to start slowing that trend. It's accelerating.

    When I see how FAT AND DISGUSTINGLY OBESE our country has become, I wanna throw a hammer at a window. When I sit in a public restaurant and see a 500 pound cow-man shoveling cheesecake into his face after polishing off a 20 oz steak and beer, I wanna puke. OF course, they'll demand MORE PILLS (yeah, just what America needs, more pills) to treat the side affects of being so fat.

    And speaking of pills, who is NOT on something these days? We've diagnosed normal, human emotions as (fill in the blank)-disorder. Do you have a 13 year old kid who is "hyper, defiant, anxious, moody"???? We got the pill for him!!!! (a condition known as puberty btw).

    And last, but not least, political correctness has killed any shot at our nation having real issues solved. Just my most recent pet peeve is the sports world, and my beloved sport of football. The PC eggheads are tinkering with that wonderful game, which has built so many young men into better men, to the point that players can no longer hit, coaches can't yell. That mindset echoes throughout all of our society, where we are trying to morph everyone into nice little politically correct robots......who probably take about 10 pills to cure their fatness so they can go march in some stupid protest.
     
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    I completely agree with everything you wrote, "bucs90". Well done!

    It is tragic and gut-wrenching to watch my country suffer "death by a thousand cuts", and not be able to do ANYTHING about it, except do the best I can to prepare my family for the aftermath.
     
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    TS56, you are exactly right. All we can do is keep living how we now is the right way, help our family and close friends, and, well, thats it.
     
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    Why is it only fake republicans are ashamed of country or party?

    Could it be because as liberals they are forbidden from expressing what they really feel so they have to switch parties to do it?
     
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    Well, I'm no longer a Republican. Certainly NOT a Democrat. I'd say "independent", but seriously, thats just too fucking cliche' for me. All the cool "hipster" crowd is claiming "independent" because they think it makes them sound intellectual these days.

    Nope. I'm not Republican, Democrat, Indepdent, or any of those. I'm just pissed off.
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly with this. I would also like to add how ignorance has run rampant in our society. You would think that with the technology we have, ignorance would be eradicated in all but the most remote pockets of the country. However, it seems as if it's spreading like the bubonic plague.
     
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    I will be ashamed of my country if we are stupid enough to re-elect obama.
     
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    It just depends on which party is in control as to which group of partisans is embaressed about America.

    I have been embaressed with America for quite some time and that has not changed recently.
     
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    You would think so right?

    So....the majority of the "poor" people in America, well hell, almost ALL Americans these days, have dumbass "Iphone" or "Blackberry" or some piece of overpriced technology in their palms.

    So they'll whine about stuff like "No access to education" while carrying an piece of equipment that gives them instant access to literally almost any piece of information, book, lesson or research known to man. If it's not classified, its online.

    So instead of using that technolog to self-educate, they use it to play apps of Angry Birds or film videos of themselves acting like a rapper or something.

    Which leads me to my next point of frustration:

    The same people who bitch about not being able to afford health insurance.......will drop $150+ a month for a damn cell phone.
     
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    If Romney wins....

    Our country will still be fat, spoiled, undisciplined, whiny, lazy and stupid. Well, not all of us, just about 30% of us. Thank God for the other 70% of we'd be fucked.
     

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