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Rain Man 04-23-2014 04:04 PM

A quick poll about the future of American Civilization.
 
The Gen Y thread got me wondering.

Where do you think America is in its life cycle? Are we ascending? Are we on the downside? What is our long-term trajectory as a civilization?

Poll to follow unless the Visigoths storm the walls before I can post it.

loochy 04-23-2014 04:05 PM

in b 4 visigoths

DMAC 04-23-2014 04:11 PM

Your view of ascending may differ from others.

Rain Man 04-23-2014 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by loochy (Post 10580569)
in b 4 visigoths

Dammit. Horse was late.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iBn1wjjdAM...Small%2529.JPG

Rain Man 04-23-2014 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DMAC (Post 10580579)
Your view of ascending may differ from others.

What's your definition?


I'm an optimist. I think American civilization is still on an upward path at a steady state. Our science is gamebreaking on a technology and science front, and our culture and language are winning on an international front. It probably wouldn't hurt to solve our fiscal, energy, and obesity problems, but those solutions will come.

Katipan 04-23-2014 04:22 PM

I think we're babies with a long way to go. I don't think you can get there without loads of experience and lots of mistakes. I think there will be a generation that looks back on these years with a lot of head shaking and patient smiles.

Rain Man 04-23-2014 04:22 PM

I'm not sure why the second poll option ends in a question mark. It's either a subconscious revelation on my part or a typo. I think it's a typo.

theelusiveeightrop 04-23-2014 04:24 PM

Visigoths?

Discuss Thrower 04-23-2014 04:27 PM

Stable, but on the cusp of trending downward.


Not enough people believe in the principles the nation was founded on, and a good many others attack these principles on a normal basis.

Rain Man 04-23-2014 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theelusiveeightrop (Post 10580603)
Visigoths?

We're too far west for Ostrogoths.

Sannyasi 04-23-2014 04:31 PM

America is probably declining in terms of geopolitical influence, but I'm not sure if that's really the best way to judge a civilization. If we're all riding horses again in 50 years, I'll say we declined.

Detoxing 04-23-2014 04:31 PM

Depends on who you ask. Old bitter white guys will certainly tell you that this country is in steep decline. Everyone else will probably say it's ascending.

(Que Prison Bitch with his comments on gays and dems)

theelusiveeightrop 04-23-2014 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rain Man (Post 10580611)
We're too far west for Ostrogoths.

LMAO

ct 04-23-2014 04:35 PM

US govt is in cahoots with the aliens, we will never be defeated

aka, the Gaz option

DMAC 04-23-2014 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rain Man (Post 10580589)
What's your definition?


I'm an optimist. I think American civilization is still on an upward path at a steady state. Our science is gamebreaking on a technology and science front, and our culture and language are winning on an international front. It probably wouldn't hurt to solve our fiscal, energy, and obesity problems, but those solutions will come.

I think of it as using technology, yes. But also getting back to our roots. Getting more in tune with each other and everything around us. We completely lost touch, and I think it's slowly creeping back.

You know, all that new age bullshit.


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