Some of society's problems that concern you?

by Tiny
  • Tiny 10-21-2015, 10:22 PM
    It's a pretty simple thread and I hope that it will grow some activity and peak some interest. Any valid points or useful information can be linked back and used to make threads to discuss things in further detail.

    Feel free to share how you feel here, however if you would like to provide details, proof, graphs, data, ect. I highly encourage you to create another thread so that it can be discussed on topic there.
  • Ashley 10-21-2015, 10:50 PM
    Single payer and other socialist programs.
    Maybe even eugenics.
  • Turquoise 10-21-2015, 11:20 PM
    >>23337
    > Healthcare in the US is a serious issue for me. I just can't understand how people
    >  wouldn't be fine with a moderate tax hike in exchange for providing complete medical
    >  care to everyone. Or perhaps most would be; it's just that health and prosperity
    >  isn't in the best interests of the insurance lobby.

    I'd welcome a tax hike for improved social services like education and health if I wasn't concerned about how the current taxes are actually being spent. With problems like an overfunded military and overpaid politicians, combined with politicians that care more about maintaining their position than actually doing their job, I really wish I had a say in where my taxes are spent. It's driving me to actually follow politics a little more so i can make an educated vote come election season.

    >>23339
    >  Maybe even eugenics.

    I'd love to be told i'm wrong about this, but isn't it a known fact that the earth can only support so many humans? I'd imagine that eventually some tough decisions will have to be made with regards to population control, espicially if we keep polluting the environment.
  • Waifu 10-21-2015, 11:26 PM
    (10-21-2015, 11:20 PM)Turquoise Wrote: >>23337
    > Healthcare in the US is a serious issue for me. I just can't understand how people
    >  wouldn't be fine with a moderate tax hike in exchange for providing complete medical
    >  care to everyone. Or perhaps most would be; it's just that health and prosperity
    >  isn't in the best interests of the insurance lobby.

    I'd welcome a tax hike for improved social services like education and health if I wasn't concerned about how the current taxes are actually being spent. With problems like an overfunded military and overpaid politicians, combined with politicians that care more about maintaining their position than actually doing their job, I really wish I had a say in where my taxes are spent. It's driving me to actually follow politics a little more so i can make an educated vote come election season.

    >>23339
    >  Maybe even eugenics.

    I'd love to be told i'm wrong about this, but isn't it a known fact that the earth can only support so many humans? I'd imagine that eventually some tough decisions will have to be made with regards to population control, espicially if we keep polluting the environment.


    Americans are real fans of the whole doomsday deal, eh?

    Yeah, we'll have to take care of that, but I'd let the future governments worry about that, since it's not nearly as close to us as most people would have you believe. They'll be making those tough calls long after we've rotted in the dirt.
  • tn5421 10-21-2015, 11:53 PM
    The american public education system is a fundamental betrayal of The American Dream and only a small portion of the country seems to realise there is even a problem.
  • idek 10-22-2015, 02:31 AM
  • Vosaiu 10-22-2015, 06:02 AM
    "Social justice"
  • Ashley 10-22-2015, 06:52 AM
    (10-22-2015, 06:02 AM)Vosaiu Wrote: "Social justice"


    i.e. raising minorities up by letting them step on the heads of the majority
  • Bushido Bob 10-22-2015, 08:52 AM (Edited 10-22-2015, 09:33 AM)
    >Social Justice

    If it's access to opportunity I don't have an issue with it. Unless it involves quotas.

    My main issue with it are the ideologues, or SJWs, which aren't even representative of those whom they say they're fighting for (most of them tend to be young white guys). They ignore anyone who doesn't fit their narrative (which most of the time disinfranchises some of the same people they're "fighting" for). They aren't even solving the root problems that they are trying to tackle, all their "wins" are superficial (safe spaces don't solve shit, just adding more diversity doesn't solve the lack of diversity, shutting down the other side doesn't mean you're right). The worst part though is that they're just hypocrites and lack the self awareness to even realize it.

    The sad part is that they're actually having a chilling effect in universities and they're trying to expand it into law.
  • tomokochan 10-22-2015, 02:12 PM
    The liberal lash back, american "progressives" have been confused for liberals, causing a lashing out towards all left policies. So the youth of today are moving extremely far right or far left removing any centrist concepts.
  • Loko 10-22-2015, 02:18 PM
    Student debt.
  • Customer 10-22-2015, 08:53 PM
    People still judge each other based on appearence.

    As if they're not the same under their's.
  • sushichan 11-16-2015, 11:27 PM
    Apathy and ignorance are poison; the act of being overly-judgmental can be toxic. It's a terrible thing when people don't understand that underlying all of society's ills and conditions is the human condition, and we all have to deal with our own private struggles, but we're all not that different on a fundamental scale. (unless you're soooo rich you poop gold bricks and piss diamonds)
  • PotatoVodka 11-17-2015, 01:24 AM
    Rampant uncontrolled immigration.
    Erosion of rights in the name of security; mass data collection, etc.
    Unwillingness of some to listen to science, unwillingness of others to respect others beliefs.

    The mildly high costs of hard drives- I am running out of space for all my hentai.
  • Eros 11-17-2015, 12:05 PM
    There are a few things that concern me.


    One would be discrimination and the second would be "Close minded people" not sure if there's another term for that.

    >>23387
    > Student debt.

    This only goes for some places. For example US... I was considering to go there and study, until I saw it was an outrageous amount of money 30k-60k per year in North Carolina, unless I wanted a cheap college or intitution.

    I decided to stay here in my home country instead where with 5k you'll get your Bachellors degree done. Lets not forget the finantial aids. People that take them pay for nothing and even got plenty money leftovers to buy whatever else in need need. This being Food, Gas, Clothes, etc. Then again these aids are for people with lower resources, not everyone qualifies.
  • h714494 11-17-2015, 08:02 PM
    Capitalism and it's unquestioned support by the people.
  • 7th 11-20-2015, 08:01 AM
    >>23357
    > "Social justice"

    This and people who consider adults "kids" if they play games.
  • Loko 11-20-2015, 03:19 PM
    Bigotry and bandwagon jumping for the sake of fitting in with some clique.
  • None_At_All 11-20-2015, 08:41 PM
    Mass poverty and rejection of technology.
  • Tiny 11-21-2015, 01:45 PM
    Just going to add to the list.

    Profiling. Someone recently said publicly.. "we should bomb every raghead, fuck the sand niggers". It makes me so mad that anyone can classify every single person that they call a "raghead" as a terrorist..
  • Compa 11-21-2015, 06:32 PM
    >>28934
    > Just going to add to the list.
    >
    > Profiling. Someone recently said publicly.. "we should bomb every raghead, fuck
    > the sand niggers". It makes me so mad that anyone can classify every single person
    > that they call a "raghead" as a terrorist..

    The really fucked up part about this is that every time I've ever met someone preaching hate against Arabs, it's someone who claims to be Christian. I guess it never occurred to them that Jesus and pretty much everyone in the Bible was born and raised in the Middle East.
  • kuroNeeSama 11-22-2015, 09:01 PM
    Right now I'd say I'm concerned about authoritative political correctness. It seems like a lot of people want to just be offended for others for some reason. I hope it doesn't get to the point where it really is authoritative and everyone has to live in fear or something..
  • forrestgump 12-29-2015, 08:26 AM
    Mass third-world immigration into Europe.

    Couple that with their low birthrates, and the immigrants high birthrates, and you can project that most Europeans won't exist by the turn of the century. I suspect something similar is going to happen to Japan too, given the talk of their low birthrates.

    The general term for all of this is globalism. This Chomsky quote says it in an interesting way:
    "See, capitalism is not fundamentally racist -- it can exploit racism for its purposes, but racism isn't built into it. Capitalism basically wants people to be interchangable cogs, and differences among them, such as on the basis of race, usually are not functional. I mean, they may be functional for a period, like if you want a super exploited workforce or something, but those situations are kind of anomalous. Over the long term, you can expect capitalism to be anti-racist -- just because its anti-human. And race is in fact a human characterstic -- there's no reason why it should be a negative characteristic, but it is a human characteristic. So therefore identifications based on race interfere with the basic ideal that people should be available just as consumers and producers, interchangable cogs who will purchase all the junk that's produced -- that's their ultimate function, and any other properties they might have are kind of irrelevent, and usually a nuisance."

    I don't look forward to a future where there aren't different cultures to appreciate, which is guaranteed to happen if things continue to progress as they have been.
  • slothski 01-20-2016, 11:16 AM
    student debt
    people that dont use irc
    the fact i cant have a doggo
    the acceptance people have for the 9-5 grind
    the mob mentality of both the right and left
    my feet are cold
  • Oskitty 01-20-2016, 11:37 AM
    Political parties (at least in our country) completely avoiding what to do with the endless stream of foreigners because they fear to be labeled as racist

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Some of society's problems that concern you?