• pinkdrunkenelephants@lemm.ee
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    11 months ago

    That shows how badly they need to travel. There’s a literal epic fuckton of cool things you can find across the country. I traveled cross-country a few years ago and I saw lots, things you wouldn’t even necessarily find in books. 🤔 Things that really need to be in books, come to think of it…

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      1 year ago

      Yeah, it’s a deeply flawed country. But it has some truly amazing and unique nature and history.

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      1 year ago

      Negativity is also a cancer. There’s a lot of great things about America, and a lot of great people. If the bad parts are stopping you from appreciating the good, the that reflects more on you than it does on the country or the people who live here.

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        1 year ago

        What if the negative aspects overwhelm the good? Particularly the shootings and lack of socialised services.

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          1 year ago

          Gun violence is a huge problem, but don’t forget there is less gun violence than in the 90s. And socialised services affect citizens, not foreign tourists.

          Like I said, if you can’t enjoy a vacation to the US then it reflects more on you than it does on the country.

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    1 year ago

    They’re not entirely wrong though?

    The US is 1.867% of the world’s landmass, ignore Antarctica and you still have 95% of the world to see. It’s a young country so the density of historically significant things even in major cities is pretty low compared to Europe and a lot of urban development is in fact suburbs (so roads and outlets and big stores). It’s big so it’s varied but take the same size of territory and check what you get anywhere else and it’s the same thing… Heck, culturally speaking you’ll have more variety over a much smaller territory in most of the world because countries are smaller…

    I made the decision to not go to the USA anymore after 2016 and don’t miss it one bit, plenty of awesome stuff to see elsewhere…

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      1 year ago

      Where will you find the grand canyon or any other national wonder?

      The post pokes fun at Tankie’s inability to see anything more than their ideas of capitalism, and their pretend version of communism.