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QP
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 3:02:59 AM
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Hi friends,

A black guy is saying below sentences on TV.:-


Our current political climate in America's pretty fucked up.

This country hasn't been this fractured since the civil war.

Could California actually form its own country?

It's no wonder all this talk of secession is in the air.

We're basically operating as two different Americas.


Could you please explain the sentence in bold? Can I say that "basically, we are living in the divided two social classes of America.

Thank you
QP

Romany
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 4:24:02 AM
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No, they aren't discussing social class but politics. The two political parties have very different ways of looking at the world. So the members of one side think one thing, the members of the other side think something different. Thus there are two different streams of thought in America and this is breaking up (fracturing) the country in the speaker's view.
QP
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:42:34 AM
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Thank you for your advice, Romany.
Wilmar (USA)
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:49:34 AM

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This discussion could have taken place without the vulgar language. It contributed nothing.
FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 10:49:30 AM

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Wilmar (USA) wrote:
This discussion could have taken place without the vulgar language. It contributed nothing.


Very true. Unfortunately, in today's world, too many people think this is the "cool" way to talk. We also see it in movies. I sometimes think they make an effort to use the "F" word as often as possible, as if this somehow elevates the show into "normal" use. It doesn't, IMO. The excuse is, "This is how normal people talk." Not in my world.

In fact, I watched an old movie just the other day from the 1980's and the absence of vulgarity was striking and noticeable; and much more pleasant to watch. It's understandable that someone might use it in extreme circumstances, or powerful emotional outbursts, but not in casual conversation. At least, that's how I behave.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 12:09:35 PM

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One who uses a vulgar language disqualifies oneself as a valid interlocutor. The arrogance, impertinence, and impropriety join this person’s endeavors to impose by any means their POV.
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