These problems aren't new, they've been slowly developing since the 50s. This was inevitable for a country trying to build itself on 'unalienable rights' while maintaining what is essentially majority rule. Such a system will always fall victim to the majority using their power to maintain conformity to their ideals which in turn steps on the freedoms of the minority. That's an issue with democracy and capitalism and whereas socialism and communism attempt to rectify one issue, those systems in turn create their own problems (individual freedom). What political system can we create to make everyone happy? Can such a concept even be realized within the nature of mankind? I don't think so and so the struggle will continue with no end in sight.
The issues of an entire country are far more complex than a lot of people comprehend and it doesn't help when they're fed witty comics that attempt to summarize the whole thing in a few panels. Debating is good exercise but posting like you're big enough to solve the world's problems and have all the 'right' answers is nothing short of intelligence suicide if you ask me.
Last edited by Good_Apollo; 07-10-2012 at 06:21 PM.
Our generation thinks that they are smarter than they really are tbh. Talk is cheap.
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It's Lockean philosophy, separation of powers. Religion is separate from government and the government powers are separated into branches.
With all the money that we owe I don't ever foresee us "investing" in our youth.
I guesss this movie fits quite nice into this thread:
Also, I'm Norwegian, and I can identify with the comic OP posted.. America is probably one of the strangest countries on earth to me.
Wow. With all of this unhappiness regarding colleges, I feel very happy to be in Wisconsin. Our system of universities is very affordable and excellent at teaching. A college degree is definitely worth it, but it has to be in a useful field. A degree in computer science is much more practical than an English degree.
Frankly the only thing that isn't vastly oversimplified in the comic is the for profit schools. They should all be shut down and their founders should be jailed. I feel like vomiting when I see their commercials.
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I see people complain that legitimate colleges have been secretly taking advantage of youth and yet these things sprang up with for-profit on a big open label and apparently we're okay with it.
Last edited by Good_Apollo; 07-12-2012 at 10:35 PM.