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Proof of American Exceptionalism

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Landon Caeli, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli Banned

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    Here, we will define American exceptionalism as; American exceptionalism"-the idea that America is a more nearly exceptional nation than are others, that it differs qualitatively from the rest of the world and has a unique role to play in world history
    <Source: Wikipedia>

    Here is proof that America is exceptional by innovation. Americans invented (and/or) discovered the following:
    • Electric generation
    • Mass communication
    • Sound recording
    • Motion picture
    • Incandescent lamp (light bulb)
    • Microwave ovens
    • Refrigerators
    • Silicon (computer) chips
    • First digital computer
    • Nuclear fission

    ...This is just for starters. :cool:
     
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  2. Vaziri

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    opinion..
     
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  3. Estro Felino

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    With all due respect...sometimes I do have the sensation that average Americans (pardon my bluntness) don't really give a damn about us Europeans.
    That is...about our politics...whether American decisions taken in Washington DC affect us Europeans or not. And how.

    And this hurts...because United States of America was -allegedly- founded by Europeans.
     
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    I'll call that, and raise you crap STEM performance and poor education quality.
     
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    So many Americans are fundamentally incapable of thinking of other countries and comprehendjng how their election choices have global rammifications. But, then again, so many of them believe the UN is evil and America can survive and flourish as an isolated nation.
     
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    You're participating in dick waving regarding accomplishments that you've personally had no part in.

    So it's like you're waving someone else's dick. o_O
     
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  7. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Hihg Intellajence Kwoshunt.
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    That's racist.
    You're going to make a great many people angry.

    Adding to your racist list....
    - Space exploration
    - Tractor pulls
    - Engine shows
    - Hamburgers
    - Telephone
    - Interchangeable parts in manufactured products
    - Precision machining
    - TV & movies
    - Internet
    - National parks
     
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    Of course...Americans are the first victims of certains games of power played -always- by elites.
     
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    I guess everyone in Europe acknowledges American achievements ...but I was curious about the American capability of acknowledging where they come from, anthropologically.

    Btw...as for telephone...Meucci was Italian
    ;)
     
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    And Marconi gets credit for the radio.
    But we get credit for using it to speak English.
     
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    What I meant...
    Let's say Mr Obama's decisions caused lots of disasters in the Mediterranean Area...which provoked directly and indirectly big damages to several European countries.

    Can average American empathize with us and feeling slightly guilty for electing him?
     
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    I should point out that Ameristanian exceptionalism isn't all positive.
    - Conquering Hawaii & taking it for ourselves.
    - Stealing land from Palestinians to give to the Jews.
    - Overthrowing foreign governments for our convenience.
    - Giving WMDs to Saddam.
    - There are more, but you get the point.
    Those things are exceptional too, eh.
     
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    That is what is taking America deeper into material world.
     
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    Is that good or bad for you?
    I happen to really like the material world.
     
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    More seriously, America's ideals are exceptional. Our productivity during WWII was exceptional. But the promise of our ideals is yet to be realized.
     
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    I love having toilet paper, that is about the limit....
     
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    What does this sentence even mean?
     
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    The best one is our boring stability.

    Which is the #1 reason why so many immigrate here.
     
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    A lot to me, we are spiritual beings.
     
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