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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-16-04 05:08 PM
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49. Culture?! You've got to be kidding!
America's culture, as it stands, is that of exploitation, finding fame for 15 minutes in something cheezy and manufactured and then discarding them for something else that turns our fancy for another 15 miuntes, and waste of materials and resources.

America's culture is the SUV, Britney Spears, and "Friends" (a TV show that's so asinine because of what these friends do for a living compared to the part of town they live in and yet don't have 3 jobs and have the time to be with each other...)

Meanwhile, we have tv and movies that ROMANTICIZE fairness and equality. Yet "Contact" was the only movie I'd seen where a lead character reminds us "Life is what we make of it". How come life is what we have now, rather than what we romanticize it to be? We as a society choose what happens. Disgusting concept, isn't it? But it's true.

I am a liberal and I seem to understand at last a portion of culture. What I have seen is depressing. What else can I do? :-(
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