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America is turning itself into a land of artificial scarcity, intentionally limiting its housing, higher education, and sense of belonging. As a result, Americans are becoming more selfish, distrustful, violent and ethnocentric.
America is turning itself into a land of artificial scarcity, intentionally limiting its housing, higher education, and sense of belonging. As a result, Americans are becoming more selfish, distrustful, violent and ethnocentric.
[@Rengco](/user/profile/Rengco) I think we should mention the feeling people have that when the "other party" is in power, that it's going to be permanent. Every damn time there's a political change in DC, the minority party is convinced this is the last time it will happen. Now compound that with the partisan media telling you that the "other side" wants to do things that will hold you back and destroy your life. Of course people have a scarcity mindset when they believe we're just one election cycle away from being a perma-fucked fascist communist civil war hellscape. I'm not saying it's wholly untrue, but surely it's exaggerated, and it's raw dogged into us 24/7.
[@Rengco](/user/profile/Rengco) I think we should mention the feeling people have that when the "other party" is in power, that it's going to be permanent. Every damn time there's a political change in DC, the minority party is convinced this is the last time it will happen. Now compound that with the partisan media telling you that the "other side" wants to do things that will hold you back and destroy your life. Of course people have a scarcity mindset when they believe we're just one election cycle away from being a perma-fucked fascist communist civil war hellscape. I'm not saying it's wholly untrue, but surely it's exaggerated, and it's raw dogged into us 24/7.
Not sure it’s true that “authorities” said “absolutely under no circumstances would [immigration] ever change the ethnic and racial makeup of the country”. But ok. Racially diverse places are the best places to live in the US. It’s a classic win-win for native born people and the immigrants themselves. Setting aside the fact that the entire first paragraph is a farce, no one claims that ethnography wouldn’t change with more immigration. The point of the piece is that artificially limiting people’s opportunities drives them apart, not arbitrary traits assigned to them by cultures and other systems— did you even read the piece?
Not sure it’s true that “authorities” said “absolutely under no circumstances would [immigration] ever change the ethnic and racial makeup of the country”. But ok. Racially diverse places are the best places to live in the US. It’s a classic win-win for native born people and the immigrants themselves. Setting aside the fact that the entire first paragraph is a farce, no one claims that ethnography wouldn’t change with more immigration. The point of the piece is that artificially limiting people’s opportunities drives them apart, not arbitrary traits assigned to them by cultures and other systems— did you even read the piece?
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