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I think I do get it, to a certain extent, being in regular contact with a number of Americans in different states and with different viewpoints - I spend a lot of my time playing out audio in a studio overnight, and while doing that, I read and engage in debate on a number of platforms. So if not actually experienced, I am at least informed. And I couldn't agree with you more.
Vodoun da Vinci wrote: With all due respect - you guys, my friends and family across the ocean, don't get it. It's violent here and not because of the guns - we have created a sick, sick, sick society and I'm just trying to live here. As long as possible.
While I think it's impolite at best to go on about what one thinks is wrong with someone else's country, and I wouldn't usually do it here amongst friends, the immensity of the social problems is utterly staggering. I don't think I could face the pressures the middle class are under, nor the injustices the poor and minorities are faced with in the USA. It makes me outraged, frightened and concerned for my friends and loved ones there. And I do not think there is any solution while, as VooDoo says above, people are moving apart instead of trying to find middle ground. I am in complete agreement there too - polarisation is everywhere, but nowhere in the West is it more conspicuous than in the US.
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