The Real America or the Real Issues


This post doesn’t live here anymore. It migrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No:  An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“Small Town America and the Real Issues”.

7 responses to “The Real America or the Real Issues

  1. Right on, Barbara. Many Americans seem to believe that their country stands at the pinnacle of civilization, a belief made easier by the fact that many Americans know little about other countries, even neighbours such as Canada and Mexico.

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  2. I’ve always been curious as to what makes one part of America more real than another. But when I see what is held up as “real America”, I find myself thinking I’d rather stick around in fake America.

    I was horrified last year when I saw that the Texas GOP put their opposition to critical thinking directly into their party platform. I still can’t wrap my head around that. If a person’s beliefs are so flimsy that they can’t stand up to questioning, it doesn’t say much for the beliefs. I’m equally horrified by well-educated who begin spouting nonsense without questioning anything at all. Just today I saw yet another person who was sure that the UN Arms Treaty that Obama is supposed to sign will lead to a global gun registry and that it’s all a back-door way for Obama to take their guns away. One visit to Snopes, among other sites, and it’s clear that all of that is nonsense.

    People on all sides need to question and do research instead of gullibly swallowing anything and everything. I think one of the best things I learned at university was to try to find the primary source whenever possible. It serves me well in so many aspects of life.

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    • Indeed. Yes, it definitely says something about one’s beliefs if they wouldn’t stand up to questioning. But it also says something about the people who don’t want those beliefs questioned, because apparently they know that they wouldn’t stand up to questioning. And yet they promote those beliefs.

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  3. Excellent writing! Right on! 🙂

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