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2 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

There has been plenty of talk of socialism.  Forbes didn’t publish the article just for my eyes.

Here is a quote and link to a interview  by an author of another book about Denmark:

But I've spoken to some of these people who are behind these ranking lists and they secretly admit it's not about happiness, but they just use the word "happy" to grab the headlines. It's really about ... satisfaction and contentedness, and the Danes are massively content.”

https://www.npr.org/2015/02/01/382711488/are-danes-really-that-happy-the-myth-of-the-scandinavian-utopia

I’m not willing to settle for being content.  

Where is the US on the happiest list?  I would argue we would be much higher if liberals everyday weren’t telling everyone how bad and unjust our society is, and making victims of every demographic except white men.  I  bet we’d easily be number 1 if you took the angry, bitter, miserable members of the lunatic wing of the left out of the equation.

So you think it's all the liberals fault that the US doesn't rank #1 in happiness?  Let's see...we are pretty high ranking in gun violence, we have one of the highest rankings for maternal death in developed countries, we rank somewhere around 27th for health and education, etc.  But that is all the fault of the liberals who actually want to take steps to improve those areas.  It's the conservatives who elected a president ( and female genital grabber) who put an absolutely unqualified person like De Vos in charge of education, who want to cut Medicare and Medicaid, resulting in even poorer health outcomes, and want to have so-called "Christians" insinuating their beliefs into our life and liberty.  I bet we would rank higher if you got rid of the White nationalists, the racists, the misogynists, and the elected officials that cater only to the rich and are bought and sold by the NRA.   

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2 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

There has been plenty of talk of socialism.  Forbes didn’t publish the article just for my eyes.

Here is a quote and link to a interview  by an author of another book about Denmark:

But I've spoken to some of these people who are behind these ranking lists and they secretly admit it's not about happiness, but they just use the word "happy" to grab the headlines. It's really about ... satisfaction and contentedness, and the Danes are massively content.”

https://www.npr.org/2015/02/01/382711488/are-danes-really-that-happy-the-myth-of-the-scandinavian-utopia

I’m not willing to settle for being content.  

Where is the US on the happiest list?  I would argue we would be much higher if liberals everyday weren’t telling everyone how bad and unjust our society is, and making victims of every demographic except white men.  I  bet we’d easily be number 1 if you took the angry, bitter, miserable members of the lunatic wing of the left out of the equation.

Here is an article that discusses the measurement of happiness. 

These Are the World's Happiest Countries

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The report evaluates 156 countries by their happiness levels. The study, co-authored by John Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs, uses uses six metrics to develop the rankings of residents' well-being: freedom, generosity, income, trust, healthy life expectancy and social support. This year, the report focused on happiness and community. The produced for the U.N. looked at the changes in happiness levels due to multiple factors that also included information technology, governance and social norms.

Meanwhile, residents in the United States are becoming unhappier. The U.S. ranks at No. 19 in the 2019 report, dropping one position from 2018 and five from 2017. Except for income, the United States didn't finish in the top of any other metrics used to produce the happiness ranking. America ranked 12th for generosity, 37th for social support and 42nd for corruption. In addition, the United States placed 61st in terms of freedom.

But maybe if conservatives were able to minimize the liberal rhetoric Americans would be happier. Of course, there would still be a dangerous wealth and income disparity, rampant opiate addiction, high rates of incarceration, obesity and a dangerous and unaffordable health system to reckon with.  It is not clear to me that silencing liberals would make American adolescents feel more secure in their schools or improve their rates of depression or suicidal ideation. 

 

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2 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

There has been plenty of talk of socialism.  Forbes didn’t publish the article just for my eyes.

Here is a quote and link to a interview  by an author of another book about Denmark:

But I've spoken to some of these people who are behind these ranking lists and they secretly admit it's not about happiness, but they just use the word "happy" to grab the headlines. It's really about ... satisfaction and contentedness, and the Danes are massively content.”

https://www.npr.org/2015/02/01/382711488/are-danes-really-that-happy-the-myth-of-the-scandinavian-utopia

I’m not willing to settle for being content.  

Where is the US on the happiest list?  I would argue we would be much higher if liberals everyday weren’t telling everyone how bad and unjust our society is, and making victims of every demographic except white men.  I  bet we’d easily be number 1 if you took the angry, bitter, miserable members of the lunatic wing of the left out of the equation.

I am HAPPY to be content. 

 

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5 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

There has been plenty of talk of socialism.  Forbes didn’t publish the article just for my eyes.

Here is a quote and link to a interview  by an author of another book about Denmark:

But I've spoken to some of these people who are behind these ranking lists and they secretly admit it's not about happiness, but they just use the word "happy" to grab the headlines. It's really about ... satisfaction and contentedness, and the Danes are massively content.”

https://www.npr.org/2015/02/01/382711488/are-danes-really-that-happy-the-myth-of-the-scandinavian-utopia

I’m not willing to settle for being content.  

Where is the US on the happiest list?  I would argue we would be much higher if liberals everyday weren’t telling everyone how bad and unjust our society is, and making victims of every demographic except white men.  I  bet we’d easily be number 1 if you took the angry, bitter, miserable members of the lunatic wing of the left out of the equation.

Danes are happy because they know they have a safety net.

They pay high taxes, but know they will be on the receiving end of those taxes.

Both men and women receive a year's worth of parental leave, for birth of a child.

Free university tuition.

Healthcare available to all.

Generous uneployment benefits.

Most people understand, that at some point in their lives, or the lives of their loved ones, they will need the safety net.

Everybody gets sick.

Everybody loses a job, at some time or another.

Most people have children.

Many people seek higher education.

Danes also seek unity, and harmony in their society.

Americans might not be committing suicide, especially middle-aged Whites, if they weren't so stressed out from just living.

It amazes me more can't figure this out.

There is much less income inequality among the Danes.

That, with the social safety net, leads to lower crime rates.

There is a sense that we are all in this together, rather than the dog eat dog mentality in the US.

Americans fall pretty low on the happiness scale. Easy to understand why, when you look at our society.

How sad to blindly think that our why is the best.

But minds have to be open, and there needs a curiosity about other societes and cultures.

Sadly, the rabid right lacks those qualities.

I think Steve King, Republican, from Iowa, disagrees with you.

He very much sees White men as victims.

His deplorable comments on the issue have cost him Committee seats.

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3 hours ago, toomuchbaloney said:

Here is an article that discusses the measurement of happiness. 

These Are the World's Happiest Countries

But maybe if conservatives were able to minimize the liberal rhetoric Americans would be happier. Of course, there would still be a dangerous wealth and income disparity, rampant opiate addiction, high rates of incarceration, obesity and a dangerous and unaffordable health system to reckon with.  It is not clear to me that silencing liberals would make American adolescents feel more secure in their schools or improve their rates of depression or suicidal ideation. 

 

Don't forget that a long with US children killing themselves, rates of suicide among White, middle-agers, is rising at an alarming rate.

But the reason the latter is happening, is because of the items you mentioned.

The lack of a true social safety plays out in the ways you mentioned.

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6 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

There has been plenty of talk of socialism.  Forbes didn’t publish the article just for my eyes.

Here is a quote and link to a interview  by an author of another book about Denmark:

But I've spoken to some of these people who are behind these ranking lists and they secretly admit it's not about happiness, but they just use the word "happy" to grab the headlines. It's really about ... satisfaction and contentedness, and the Danes are massively content.”

https://www.npr.org/2015/02/01/382711488/are-danes-really-that-happy-the-myth-of-the-scandinavian-utopia

I’m not willing to settle for being content.  

Where is the US on the happiest list?  I would argue we would be much higher if liberals everyday weren’t telling everyone how bad and unjust our society is, and making victims of every demographic except white men.  I  bet we’d easily be number 1 if you took the angry, bitter, miserable members of the lunatic wing of the left out of the equation.

Danes have figured out that their individual happiness, will be increased, when their fellow citizens are also happy.

Take this as an example:

I have an easy patient load, while my coworkers are stressed out struggling.

Now, I can sit back, and enjoy my easy shift, but my coworkers are running around and miserable.

If I opt to help them, they are happier, and the unit is happier and runs more smoothly, so, my happiness increases.

The me, myself, I, me,me, more me attitude never takes into account the group, and the importance of an individual to the group.

And this is why I find the rabid right, so unappealing.

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7 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

There has been plenty of talk of socialism.  Forbes didn’t publish the article just for my eyes.

Here is a quote and link to a interview  by an author of another book about Denmark:

But I've spoken to some of these people who are behind these ranking lists and they secretly admit it's not about happiness, but they just use the word "happy" to grab the headlines. It's really about ... satisfaction and contentedness, and the Danes are massively content.”

https://www.npr.org/2015/02/01/382711488/are-danes-really-that-happy-the-myth-of-the-scandinavian-utopia

I’m not willing to settle for being content.  

Where is the US on the happiest list?  I would argue we would be much higher if liberals everyday weren’t telling everyone how bad and unjust our society is, and making victims of every demographic except white men.  I  bet we’d easily be number 1 if you took the angry, bitter, miserable members of the lunatic wing of the left out of the equation.

The latter part of your statement is really nonsensical.

You are a Trump supporter.

Don't Trump supporters wear the Make America Great Again garb, and hold silly signs that say the same thing?

Seems to that the garb and signage strongly states that America's best days are long gone.

And hasn't Trump run his mouth about how BAD life is in the US, hence he is the Savior?

Unlike Trumpsters, I don't see the country's best days in the rear view mirror.

I know we can do much, much, better than our present day reality.

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7 hours ago, SC_RNDude said:

The right has made fun of his creepy behavior for years.  It’s never been a problem for the left until now.

It’s not the right who started this up at this time

Perhaps you didn’t realize It was a interview of a Democrat in a left  leaning magazine.

I wasn't talking about the media, dude.

I was referring to conservative posters on this thread.

You made an assumption, and you were wrong.

But creepy behavior pales in comparison to holding up a self-admitted sexual predator as the leader of your party.

Can you share with us, some writings by conservative authors discussing the Biden debacle, from the perspective of people living in glass houses shouldn't throw stones?

You know, a piece that acknowledges the obvious problems with Trump sexually assaulting women.

If you posted one, I would read it.

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I would have to agree with Nel that it doesn't really make much sense to blame liberals for unhappiness, when conservatives are also rallying behind the cry of "Make America Great Again", which first had to convince us how awful we are and we're not a great nation as we are.

I will also say, that perhaps it is a liberal idea, but we do have to look at ourselves dead in the eye.  We have to listen to women that say "I've been sexually harassed" or "I do the same job and am making less", or gay people that say "I want the right to make end of life decisions on my husband that I've been with for 50 years", or African Americans who say they've been brutalized by police.

 We did it in the 60's when we realized we persecuted African Americans by sending them to the back of the bus, sending gay people to mental institutions and firing them from jobs for being gay, promoting men over qualified women, and sending our young off to a useless war.  

It makes me conformable for sure, but in order to grow and change and increase our level of happiness as whole all of us have to be lifted up.  

I find nothing wrong with that.  I do have an issue with "Make America Great Again" because I know exactly what that means for some people and I refuse to go backwards in time.

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3 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

I wasn't talking about the media, dude.

I was referring to conservative posters on this thread.

You made an assumption, and you were wrong.

But creepy behavior pales in comparison to holding up a self-admitted sexual predator as the leader of your party.

Can you share with us, some writings by conservative authors discussing the Biden debacle, from the perspective of people living in glass houses shouldn't throw stones?

You know, a piece that acknowledges the obvious problems with Trump sexually assaulting women.

If you posted one, I would read it.

I haven’t been throwing dirt on Biden.  I’ve been making observations on what certain segments of the left have been doing to him.

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9 hours ago, BCgradnurse said:

So you think it's all the liberals fault that the US doesn't rank #1 in happiness?  Let's see...we are pretty high ranking in gun violence, we have one of the highest rankings for maternal death in developed countries, we rank somewhere around 27th for health and education, etc.  But that is all the fault of the liberals who actually want to take steps to improve those areas.  It's the conservatives who elected a president ( and female genital grabber) who put an absolutely unqualified person like De Vos in charge of education, who want to cut Medicare and Medicaid, resulting in even poorer health outcomes, and want to have so-called "Christians" insinuating their beliefs into our life and liberty.  I bet we would rank higher if you got rid of the White nationalists, the racists, the misogynists, and the elected officials that cater only to the rich and are bought and sold by the NRA.   

It’s not ALL liberals fault.  There are problems to be solved, for sure that we all need to be accountable for and to solve.

However, day in and day out liberals do everything they can do convince people that everyone and everything is out get get them...white guys, banks, insurance companies, oil companies, strait people, the police, ICE, pro-lifers, anyone with a conservative view, etc. etc. Democrat politicians perpetuate the idea that something other then yourself is to blame for all of your problems, and they are there to rescue you.  

No wonder so many people are unhappy.

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6 hours ago, Lil Nel said:

Danes have figured out that their individual happiness, will be increased, when their fellow citizens are also happy.

Take this as an example:

I have an easy patient load, while my coworkers are stressed out struggling.

Now, I can sit back, and enjoy my easy shift, but my coworkers are running around and miserable.

If I opt to help them, they are happier, and the unit is happier and runs more smoothly, so, my happiness increases.

The me, myself, I, me,me, more me attitude never takes into account the group, and the importance of an individual to the group.

And this is why I find the rabid right, so unappealing.

You also share your wages with your lower paid CNA’s?  Any co-workers you think are lazy or that you don’t care for that you also jump up to help?

 

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