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gaiacomm Post time: 2013-6-7 21:55
They will feel the pressure as in other countries who now are not afraid of their governments anym ...

The US has too many sheep that will always play follow the leader.

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gaiacomm Post time: 2013-6-7 22:05
Its not impossible to surround the White House, in fact its not even difficult. There are millions o ...

Really?  There are millions of them?

Where do they hide?
  
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Post time 2013-6-8 03:35:13 |Display all floors
futsanglung Post time: 2013-6-7 23:49
The US has too many sheep that will always play follow the leader.

Have you considered that perhaps most americans are just pretty happy with their lives?

It takes massive discontent to get people off their couches and onto the streets for protest.  Right now, we just don't have that.  Regardless of all the faults in our system, people are still fairly happy with it.
  
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JFenix Post time: 2013-6-8 03:35
Have you considered that perhaps most americans are just pretty happy with their lives?

It takes  ...

I have considered it and dismissed it, in my experience the majority of Americans are not satisfied with their lives.

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futsanglung Post time: 2013-6-8 04:06
I have considered it and dismissed it, in my experience the majority of Americans are not satisfie ...

That may be true.

But I think what you might be missing is the high value given to personal responsibility.

If you are unhappy, you have to change things in your life yourself.  

People look down upon those who point their fingers to others.  Even when you are down, you are expected to 'pick yourself up by your own bootstraps' - that is the over-riding mentality in the US.

With that in mind, even if many people were unhappy, they are more likely to blame themselves for it than the government.  That has nothing to do with patriotism or ignorance of the corruption - it comes from a more stubborn, prideful place.

I follow this too.  Play the cards you are dealt - be the smartest at the game.  I'm not going to wait around for others to fix all my problems.
  
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LaughsatYou Post time: 2013-6-8 05:59
Meet more americans. And don't let their whining about their lives like we all like to do convince ...

  
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