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When historians study the destruction of America and nationalism...

Theowl32

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I think the key moment in history will be traced back to the assassination of JFK.

Up until then, America by and large was very nationalistic. Movies reflected America in a good light (John Wayne) and music reflected a type of innocence. Oh there was a movement of anti-American sentiment, but it was not dominating our lexicon. I think we had a lot more trust (naive but trust can be the same as naive) in our leaders. I think nations around the world took pride in their flags, in their cultures etc.

Then the assassination happened, and we entered into a time of great cynicism. Almost all of our entertainment is cynical or ironic. Listen to every stand up comedian. That is ALL it really is. Ironies and cynicism.

Then combine it all with the internet. The world wide WEB. making the world so much smaller.

That is when things changed in our collective psyche.

We have been in the "age of irony" since the assassination of JFK.
 
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It was a turning point for America. LBJ ushered in the Great Society and we went from ask not what your country can do for you to ask what your country can do for you.
 

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J.F. Kennedy assassinated in 1963. Great Society 1964-1965 legislations.

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
with Ted Kennedy support.
"The Hart–Celler Act abolished the quota system based on national origins that had been American immigration policy since the 1920s."
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 - Wikipedia

..and that ensured that American Nationalism would die slowly by bringing in people in larger numbers, who did not want to assimilate and have never embraced the American ideal, than those who wanted to be Americans enthusiastically embracing all the ideals, hardships and freedoms America had to offer. The destruction is still ongoing with open borders and the fatal immigration law of 1965.
 
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J.F. Kennedy assassinated in 1963. Great Society 1964-1965 legislations.

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
with Ted Kennedy support.
"The Hart–Celler Act abolished the quota system based on national origins that had been American immigration policy since the 1920s."
Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 - Wikipedia

..and that ensured that American Nationalism would die slowly by bringing in people in larger numbers, who did not want to assimilate and have never embraced the American ideal, than those who wanted to be Americans enthusiastically embracing all the ideals, hardships and freedoms America had to offer. The destruction is still ongoing with open borders and the fatal immigration law of 1965.
Yeah, that is true. To me, more importantly was the national distrust of our government.

BTW, the KGB really took advantage of that too. They knew they had many here that sympathized with communism. Especially in Hollywood and the media. They deliberately implanted a false letter that made it look like the CIA was behind the assassination.

Slowly but surely and today a majority of the people believe that. Regardless of it not being true, the American public (including intelligent people) believe it and there is no swaying that opinion. It has been that way, and without the trust of the people, the country would start to erode.

Having said that, we the people are really not suppose to trust the government. We are suppose to trust the constitution will keep them in line. Since, that great document is what truly does not trust. Without the constitution, the country is dead.
 

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America became nationalistic after JFK's assassination. It was the media's part in the overthrow of the Nixon administration and LBJ's Vietnam war and it's cynical aftermath as portrayed by the mainstream media that undermined the fabric of society.
 

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