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    So what's the criteria to the American Culture?

    If you make it great again, what was it and where did it go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    So what's the criteria to the American Culture?

    If you make it great again, what was it and where did it go?
    well, I was born and raised here, but I'm not sure there is any definitive answer to that question. or, quite possibly, almost as many answers as there are people who are here. what's your perception?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    So what's the criteria to the American Culture?

    If you make it great again, what was it and where did it go?
    That is Donald Trump's delusion. You have to crack that nut.

    People of Trump's age want to return to the America of the 1950s-1960s.

    Where America's post WWII prosperity and dominance in the world was number 1.
    There is the added believe that white America was the dominate culture and the nation revolved around their concerns.

    Minorities and poor had no voice and were basically an after-thought if that.

    That in a nut-shell is what those who claim they are longing to return to.

    Return to post WWII economy
    Dominance of domestic business
    Dominance of US influence around the world
    Prosperous and growing middle class
    Dominance in racial station.

    American culture is in the eyes of the beholder.

    An African American family living in Atlanta saw America differently than a Hispanic family in Tucson or an Asian family in Delano Ca or a White family in Dearfield MI.
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    From where should the criteria come from ? Outside or inside what you name "American culture" as well the way you measure what is great or isn't ? History normally praise the winners who are often considered as being great. To come to American culture what is specific to it recognizing that it is a branch of Western Culture at least until now ? And finally what makes a culture great in interaction to others ? Criterias are difficult to figure out...
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    American culture is just competing hamburger shacks.

    One shack only wants to serve plain hamburgers on white buns and insist they are the only kind of hamburger that has ever existed.

    The other shack recognizes that there is two centuries of flavors that have came to the kitchen from around the world. This shack wants a diverse menu from regular hamburgers to black bean curry burgers to avocado and carnitas burgers.

    The plain shack has been blaming the flavor shack for the decline in demand for their plain white burgers for decades, centuries even. They just can’t seem to realize that a restaurant without flavor isn’t one worth eating at.

    TL;DR- American culture is hamburgers
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    Quote Originally Posted by galatin View Post
    From where should the criteria come from ? Outside or inside what you name "American culture" as well the way you measure what is great or isn't ? History normally praise the winners who are often considered as being great. To come to American culture what is specific to it recognizing that it is a branch of Western Culture at least until now ? And finally what makes a culture great in interaction to others ? Criterias are difficult to figure out...
    yes. it is an interesting question, though. is there a single thread that distinguishes American culture from all others. I would have to say no. we are all humans and, as do all humans, need and desire much the same things. the common thread is just the fact we are all humans, regardless of where we live in this world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchboxxy View Post
    American culture is just competing hamburger shacks.

    One shack only wants to serve plain hamburgers on white buns and insist they are the only kind of hamburger that has ever existed.

    The other shack recognizes that there is two centuries of flavors that have came to the kitchen from around the world. This shack wants a diverse menu from regular hamburgers to black bean curry burgers to avocado and carnitas burgers.

    The plain shack has been blaming the flavor shack for the decline in demand for their plain white burgers for decades, centuries even. They just canít seem to realize that a restaurant without flavor isnít one worth eating at.

    TL;DR- American culture is hamburgers
    I like bacon cheeseburgers with lettuce, pickle, tomato, onion, a splash of tobasco and no bun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderer View Post
    I like bacon cheeseburgers with lettuce, pickle, tomato, onion, a splash of tobasco and no bun.
    C’mon down to the flavor shack!

    I like a pretzel bun. With mustard and Swiss. Mmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast View Post
    So what's the criteria to the American Culture?

    If you make it great again, what was it and where did it go?
    Pretty much anything you see on a truck commercial or a country music video. America won't be great again till LA and NYC begin replacing low income housing with corn fields.
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    Just when I hear people saying, "I'm proud to be British/American/Irish/Canadian etc..

    You have the right saying, "Make America great again" and the left want their country back. So I was just trying to clarify what America culture was/is, the criteria and why it's no longer great or what elements of it that has deviated for the left want it back?

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