It's being reformed right now. It's going great. I guess we all agree now that obama was an enormous failure.neverfail wrote: ↑Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:35 pmIn agreement with you there Sertorio. I consider the (by now long lived) constitutionally ordained system of checks and balances against the abuse of power by incumbent governments to be better than no checks and balances at all. What is wrong is that it is such a crude, imbecile arrangement that it frequently brings about that "gridlock" scenario between the executive and legislative wings of their government that American internet colleagues have been at pains to describe to me. The outcome is that the US system (government and civil society alike) is well neigh unreformable.
I wish. But I've always loved the police and military.The US representative system of government is based upon the supposition that "government is at best a necessary evil, so better to keep government as small as possible".
I think private companies are better at making cars, computers, food, houses, etc.That doctrine precludes the notion that government can be a positive force in society. So US society routinely looks to private enterprise ("free enterprise" as they deem it there) to achieve the positive results that they perceive government incapable of doing.
What do you think.
So when you go to work do you forego getting paid? Do you work for free?At this point, Sertorio, you may better comprehend the basis for that preponderance of commercial greed you and I can both detect over there. They are (figuratively) "worshipping at the shrine of a false god". It also helps explain why "socialism" is a dirty word in the US: they equate socialism with the encroachment of 'big government" on their cherished liberties (which presumably includes the freedom to make pots of money).
Do you know of a country where people don't work for money?Please also be aware that even if you were somehow to change their system of government for the better, that would not necessarily by itself expunge the by now centuries old habit of pursuing the almighty dollar.
And it's totally awesome. Except in Democrat areas.More likely the new system would be twisted around to comply with the demands of civil society to the point where it resembled the old system it superseded.
Unlike Europeans, who seem to regard social class (and class interests) as a fixed and permanent reality of life, Americans do not normally think in terms of class but view themselves as a fluid society of rugged individualists living in a land of opportunity where even the most humble , as long as he is ambitious enough; applies his energies and talents diligently enough to the task, can still carve out a respectable fortune for himself and therefore rise in social status even to the very heights.