Category: American Dream

Boy named Trump who fell asleep during State of the Union wakes a hero

And then, there was the true hero: a sixth grade boy, invited by the President, who slept his way through much of the 82-minute, 51,000-word speech.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania invited several special guests to the address, which ran well past 10.30pm on a school night.
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American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths

Myths that are ingrained in our social programming from birth, deeply entrenched, like an impacted wisdom tooth. These myths are accepted and basically never questioned.

I’m going to cover eight of them. There are more than eight. There are probably hundreds. But I’m going to cover eight because (A) no one reads a column titled “Hundreds of Myths of American Society,” (B) these are the most important ones and (C) we all have other shit to do.

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Is the American dream really dead? | Inequality | The Guardian

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Research shows that poor people in the US are 20 times less likely to believe hard work will get them ahead than their (poorer) Latin American counterparts – with white Americans particularly pessimistic. What’s driving their despair?

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American decline: Open pools of raw sewage in the richest country in the world — RT Op-ed

 

American decline: Open pools of raw sewage in the richest country in the world

As the wealthy continue sucking the country dry, the question now isn’t if the US will cease to provide a decent standard of living for its people. Rather it is how many people will be sacrificed on the way down.

In America, the richest nation in the world when measured by raw GDP, children are getting sick from living by open pools of raw sewage. This was one of many shocking findings by the United Nations late last year, following a two-week investigation into extreme poverty in the US.

The UN report was issued last December by a team of investigators who visited California, Alabama, Georgia, Puerto Rico, West Virginia and Washington DC.

“The United States is one of the world’s richest, most powerful and technologically innovative countries; but neither its wealth, nor its power, nor its technology is being harnessed to address the situation in which 40 million people continue to live in poverty,”wrote Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

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Gary Younge interviews Richard Spencer: ‘Africans have benefited from white supremacy’ | World news | The Guardian

In a dramatic interview, the Guardian’s Gary Younge speaks to white supremacist Richard Spencer about why he wants to create an ‘ethno-state’ for white people, and why he believes that Africans have ‘benefited from white supremacy’

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‘Heil Victory’: Alt-right salutes President-elect Donald Trump

At a gathering of alt-right followers in Washington over the weekend, audience members gave the Nazi salute as a speaker railed against Jews and immigrants.

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