Politics Please say rock bottom is getting close

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  1. Phatguysrule

    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    Great video, thanks for sharing.

    We're not as bad as China, North Korea, or Russia. But we're also not very good.

    https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/freedom-index-by-country

    United States — 8.73 (#15)
    Russia — 6.23 (#126)
    China — 5.57 (#150)

    Top 10 Countries with the Highest Human Freedom Indexes (2021):
    Switzerland — 9.11
    New Zealand — 9.01
    Denmark — 8.98
    Estonia — 8.91
    Ireland — 8.90
    Canada — 8.85
    Finland — 8.85
    Australia — 8.84
    Sweden — 8.83
    Luxembourg — 8.80


    Top 10 Countries with the Lowest Human Freedom Indexes (2021):

    Syria — 3.66
    Venezuela — 4.03
    Yemen — 4.08
    Sudan — 4.48
    Egypt — 4.49
    Iran — 4.53
    Somalia — 4.93
    Burundi — 5.02 (tie)
    Iraq — 5.02 (tie)
    Libya — 5.05
     
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    Yes, but I feel these are biased in a way.

    They don't take into account the "illusion of freedom" that is America. Both parties have helped our oligarchy rig the system with tax cuts for the rich. We are right now being exploited by said oligarchy to such an extreme rate our citizens are ending up on our sidewalks in droves I've never seen in my lifetime. I would list more ways we are less free in America now than we were when I was born nearly 60 years ago. But I am dealing with things that have been hampering my recovery.

    America is one of the most corrupt countries to ever exist, bar none. Democrats nor republicans care about human life, at all.
     
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    You're not wrong about any of that, but much of that comes from scale. There is just so much money and economic power here. It definitely has an outsized negative impact. But it also has an outsized positive impact.

    We're certainly trending the wrong direction, and have been since 9/11. Bin Laden won.
     
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    Surprised Afghanistan isn't on the bottom list.
     
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    I actually don't see Afghanistan or North Korea listed at all...
     
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    Looks like we still have a long way to go…

    hitting bottom is gonna hurt more than a high dive belly flop….
     
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    I'm really shocked.
     
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    What's wrong with that?
     
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    Agree, the title of the thread is getting close to rock bottom. For once, spd posted something on topic, even if it was by accident.
     
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    Not certain it's true but I can hope.
     
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    In a speech today, Trump praised Viktor Orban, fascist minded president of Hungary who is darling of American right, as very smart and referred to him twice as leader of Turkey.

    But Biden is old.
     
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    What.. the… fuck… he reads??
     
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