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Poll: Less Than Half Believe American Culture Superior
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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/...s-Election

While Americans are still more "American" than Europeans when it comes to issues involving religion, military force, and individualism, according to a new Pew poll, we've lost our sense of exceptionalism about our own culture. In 2002, 60% of American agreed with the statement, "our people are not perfect, but our culture is superior." Today, less than half of those surveyed agreed, 49%.

This is sadder news, though, for the rest of the world than it is for us.

The exporting of our Judeo-Christian beliefs and values has done more good for more people than the spread of any other culture in the history of the world. There's no question the result has been the freeing of untold millions from those lesser cultures that don't believe as we do in human rights, individual liberty, economic freedom and opportunity, a colorblind society, the rule of law, and our God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

And one of the great things about America is that we make room for other cultures. The spreading of our own is never at the expense of another. Anyone can become an American and do so without losing their identity. This country is a miracle -- and is so thanks to the values that make up our unique American culture.

But decades upon decades of cultural brainwashing through America's left-wing media, education, and pop culture institutions have apparently succeeded in making more than half the country believe that what it means to be an American is no better than what it means to be from anywhere else. And when our own president doesn't believe in American exceptionalism, and therefore doesn't teach and preach about the greatness of who we are, what we've done, and where we came from -- you can further understand why we're losing this battle.

Unless you read and study for yourself, the left's stranglehold on the culture would have Americans believe we're among the greediest, most racist and homophobic countries in the world today -- when the complete opposite is the truth. You'd also believe that the sins of our past and founding (slavery, segregation, the subjugation of the American Indian) were unique to the American experience and not something shared by almost every other culture in existence, including Africans and, yes, the American Indian.

Before dropping out of college, I took an American history class in which the professor dwelled more on the WWII firebombing of Dresden than all the incredible sacrifices this country made to free the world during that war, up to and including the moral miracle that was the Marshall Plan. The goal, obviously, was to put America in her place as little better than the Nazis.

And we see this in movies, television shows, novels, and almost daily in the media. It's everywhere now, as pervasive as an unchecked cancer.

But again, I don't so much weep for us as much as I do the rest of the world. If Americans don't understand that our culture is what's best for everyone, we won't attempt to spread that culture. And the result can only be a darker world for those who most desperately need and rely on us to lead the way.
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Considering what American culture has become, i don't think it's superior to much of anything.

Think about it.
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Valorius;49872 Wrote:Considering what American culture has become, i don't think it's superior to much of anything.

Think about it.

Anyone who disagrees with that just has to turn on MTV or E! channels. Confused
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You'll get less than 50% on this board.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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Superior to what?

Exceptional to what?

I disagree with almost everything in that editorial, but that shouldn't be any surprise.

What, exactly, does America lead the world in these days?

Justin
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JustinHEMI;49887 Wrote:Superior to what?

Exceptional to what?

I disagree with almost everything in that editorial, but that shouldn't be any surprise.

What, exactly, does America lead the world in these days?


Justin

Anchor babies?


Big Grin
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

William Pitt
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JustinHEMI;49887 Wrote:What, exactly, does America lead the world in these days?

Being Awesome Wink

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JustinHEMI;49887 Wrote:What, exactly, does America lead the world in these days?

Justin

Incarceration rates.
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50 years ago, I'd say yes. Today; Americas culture is on-par with the rest of the world., Just as they intend to be, and it's sad. America's culture isn't superior or exceptional. It's on-par with pockets of the rare above-the-cut individual and family. Does it have the potential to be superior? Absolutely. It once was and most definitely could be again.

Before we point fingers we need to examine ourselves. I myself am far below what I'd like to be. Partially because I didn't know how I should be until I was 25 years old. Whereas those growing up in decades past had proper examples and role-models to show them and teach them how to be ladies and gentlemen. Since the "My myself and I generation" of the 60's the idea of being a gentleman or lady has become an almost foreign concept born of nostalgia or a quest of dedicated self improvement. Our culture and our society breeds what we see around us, and we're very much a part of it. like it or not. We need to start with ourselves and then work our way out from there.
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Valorius;49936 Wrote:
JustinHEMI;49887 Wrote:What, exactly, does America lead the world in these days?

Justin

Incarceration rates.

Obesity.

Justin
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