Let’s Make America Great Again, just Like it was in…

8 Aug

Donald trump says that America is…and I quote, “A hell hole.” And that it is a country in decline and one seen as a disgrace across the globe, where we are figuratively “down on our knees” before the other industrialized nations of the world.

Is that how you see America? Would you like to go back to the glory days of 2001-2008 during the G.W. Bush administration? Or the Clinton years of 1993-2000. Or Bush the 1st from 1988-1992. Do the Reaganomics 80s bring a big smile to your face or perhaps the Jimmy Carter years? Maybe Ford and Nixon make you wax nostalgic? The Vietnam 60s perhaps?

We’ve already got the world’s largest military and half of the world expects us to protect them from the other half. You’ll find our corporations’ money in banks all over the world and foreign workers working at low wages in practically every country around the world in order to make stuff that we Americans can’t do without.

We’re 5% of the world’s population and we use 30% of the world’s goods and resources. That’s pretty damn great of us isn’t it? We have over 300 million guns for over 300 million citizens. That’s pretty magnanimous of us is it not? We spend billions of dollars to fight the global drug war…and we won’t even stop using most of the drugs ourselves…That’s greatly hypocritical of us wouldn’t you say? We use robotic weaponry to enhance our citizen soldiers fighting ability and can and do rain destruction from the skies abroad and at home whenever we wish…that’s greatly frightening I think.

I’ve often written about how the USA lags behind other nations when it comes to things like eradicating child poverty, or feeding the hungry, or providing affordable and adequate child care, or healthcare or housing, or rights for women, minorities, and the elderly…

But Donald Trump and the  Republican party have absolutely no plans to improve any of those problems…

So if those are not problems that need fixin’ then what’s the plan to get us off of our knees, make us look more respectable to the rest of the world and restore our greatness? Unleashing nuclear weapons perhaps? Taking us back to 1945 greatness?

I’m just curious to see what others think about the greatness of America and what’s lacking in our country today that needs fixing by bringing back something from years gone by. How would you restore America’s luster? More rights? More war? More tax cuts? More middle class jobs and wage increases? More regulation of women’s bodies? More religion? More secular freedom?

Just curious…

10 Responses to “Let’s Make America Great Again, just Like it was in…”

  1. jmsabbagh August 8, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    What happened in 1980 will happen in 2016.The American Voters will teach the Fanatic Democrats a lesson they will never forget for centuries to come.Barack and Hilary are worst carbon copy of Jimmy Carter.

    • julie42a August 8, 2016 at 10:58 pm #

      Did you just put Donald Trump and President Reagan on the same level???? Because they aren’t, not by any stretch of the imagination. Reagan was a former governor of California, one of the largest and most states in the country. He came into the office with loads of political experience. I don’t agree with everything he did, (provide guns to Afghan natives who kicked the Russians out of their country and then went on to become the Taliban for example) but there is no universe where Donald Trump is on par with Ronald Reagan.

      • jmsabbagh August 8, 2016 at 11:57 pm #

        On November 8th. Remember w your words. The American voters are more intelligent than ever.

      • Morgan Mussell August 10, 2016 at 11:16 pm #

        And you’re the poster boy for that intelligence?

      • jmsabbagh August 10, 2016 at 11:41 pm #

        l think you are perfect in your own way.

      • emmylgant August 11, 2016 at 7:08 am #

        How is your reply helpful to the discussion? Or if you feel that it’s an attack on the slogan, how about giving an answer to this post that addresses your specific aspirations?
        Make America Great Again is a bit vague when there isn’t a specific point to return to don’t you think? So let’s just start with that. It should be simple enough. As soon as we have the role model of the great America, we can all do our part to get back there.
        And it’s no good saying “If I have to tell you, the you don’t love America.”

  2. julie42a August 8, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

    Other industrialized nations view us as an adolescent sibling, I think. One that will hopefully grow up and turn out to be a decent human being given enough time, patience and education. I think if we elect Donald Trump they may not have such a benign viewpoint anymore, and I don’t know what that would mean for us. But the idea scares me more than a little. We may have all the guns in this country, but we don’t have all the brains (you’ve seen comparisons of test scores). And I THINK brains will win over brawn in the long run. So Trump’s “Greater America” scares me.

  3. kingmidget August 9, 2016 at 1:16 am #

    I’ve been struggling with the idea that we need to be “great.” Why? To what purpose? I’d like somebody to answer those questions and more. What does being great mean? What should we be great at? I think these questions are all essentially what you are looking for as well. The reality is that Trump wants America that is “great” again for a very narrow slice of what America is today. The rest of America? He doesn’t really care about. And that’s the type of greatness I’m completely uninterested in. The reality is that for decades we have spent so much time and energy and resources on being “great” that we have lost sight of taking care of the simple, not so great things. I think we could use a little less greatness.

  4. helen meikle's scribblefest August 9, 2016 at 6:31 am #

    I suspect by ‘great’, Trump means him poncing around the world telling the rest of us who’s boss. The rest of us would be more impressed if he looked after his own citizens first – health, education, poverty… Oh, and the gun culture…

  5. elroyjones August 14, 2016 at 11:05 pm #

    Rather than great it would be reassuring if we could at least be competent. It would be truly great if all of us had basic security- safe housing, clean water, food, heat, and fair pay for labor.

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