6 thoughts on “Candle in a dark room

  1. Much of the world is in a dark place, some for a very long time. Generations of people with no hope for a change.

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    1. Kirk: Almost everyone — educated people, that is — knows that civilizations rise and fall, but they also think their civilization is an exception. They are wrong. And sometimes civilizations collapse very quickly. On a small geographical scale, that is what just happened in Afghanistan.

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  2. A quick scan of world history verifies what this guy says. We are on the edge, the precipice of losing what we have as a civilization.

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  3. One of the big problems is that there’s a large segment of the U.S. population which looks at our society and compares it to some kind of idealized utopia. They do this from a position of ignorance, knowing little-to-nothing about history, nor about other countries. Honestly, if America’s elites were forced to live a year in a place like Mexico, or a similar middle-income country, they’d realize just how good we have it in the USA.

    But instead, aggressive ignorance prevails.

    Sad!

    Kim G
    Roma Sur, CDMX
    Where my monthly rent is more than most peoples’ monthly salaries.

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    1. Kim: The Soviet Union collapsed around 1990, 30 years ago, which means a huge portion of the American population, and ALL younger people, have never known the feeling of an existential threat. It’s all about smartphones and entertainment to them. It’s a spoiled rotten society which, as you note, knows next to nothing about the world beyond U.S. borders, which is why they think borders are a bad thing.

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