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Response to tritsofme (Reply #34)

Tue Aug 20, 2013, 08:41 PM

35. Ask South Africa how that worked for them.


It takes years for something like this to gain traction and it's probably hard to measure but once it sets in, it takes decades to dig out...and in the case of SA, only gut-wrenching cultural changes were sufficient to shift the global mindset.

Aparthied was ingrained in their laws as deeply as guns are in ours.

If, over years, something like this became a reality I suspect we would have to make the same gut-wrenching changes.

I've traveled overseas for business a lot in the past 25 years. There is no question attitudes about the US have changed for a lot of reasons. The US is not the "place to see" that it was 25, even 15 years ago and there are a lot more comments about "it's the wild west, so why bother".

It's like Amman Jordan or even Beirut today. We think everyone over there is getting shot at every day because the only news we hear is about the 3 guys at some rally in a no-whereville suburb getting shot at. That creates our view.

It's the same in reverse. When I tell people I'm from chicago, to a person there is some reference to "Ahhhh...bang bang...how did you survive". We know it's bullshit but that's the international view.

More like that and it will become the international truth.

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