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Comment #5613200 by TTIP McGowan

TTIP McGowan Nov 9th 2016, 1:39 PM #

When was America great? When it drove all the natives from their land? Or when they forced black people into slavery? Or when they dropped that bomb on Hiroshima?

America has never been great. And this lunatic isn’t going to make it so. My only hope is that they have some sort of large scale peaceful revolution and change their democratic system to something that gives them a bit more realistic representation.

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    Favourite Alan b..
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    Nov 9th 2016, 1:57 PM

    Here’s a fact little of you probably knew.there was 4 presidential candidates to vote for you yesterday.youd feel sorry for the other two that haven’t even got a mention

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    Favourite Rochelle
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    Nov 9th 2016, 2:08 PM

    @TTIP McGowan: When the media propaganda machine pre-information age had everyone convinced America was the bastion of freedom, wealth and justice in the world. It was really enlightening to speak to sheltered Americans during the early internet period and witness some of the things they believed about the rest of the world. Discovering what the rest of the world is actually like compared to the problems in their own country has been a very difficult period for them to remain proud in their country.

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    Favourite Jason Culligan
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    Nov 9th 2016, 2:57 PM

    @TTIP McGowan:

    “When was America great?”

    When they beat Nazi Germany into submission from the air and supplied the Soviets with the logistical support they desperately needed to win the war. When they beat the resulting Soviet occupation of Eastern Europe without firing a single shot. When they became (and still are) the single largest economy in the world.

    “When it drove all the natives from their land?”

    America wasn’t alone in this. They had help from the British, French, Russians, Spanish and Mexicans. Oh, and Native Americans also helped out in beating back their fellow tribes for a piece of the pie.

    “Or when they forced black people into slavery?”

    Black slavery goes back thousands of years. The Ancient Egyptians, one of the first civilisations, were quite partial to black slaves. The fact remains that the single biggest traders in black slaves were other black people. That and the single bloodiest war in American history (beating their contribution in both world war’s combined) was fought to free slaves.

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