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"The city on the hill" has ceased to shine

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In the first half of the XNUMXth century, many Britons rushed across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a better life. Some did not agree with the policy of the British crown, others tried to hide from English justice, and others saw the move to North America as salvation for their lifestyle and religious beliefs. Lawyer and theologian John Winthrop addressed one of the groups of British sailing to America.


To instill in the hearts of people confidence in the correctness of the choice, Winthrop, interpreting the words of the prophet Isaiah, used the term "city on the hill" in relation to future settlements. Since then, this term has been associated with the United States, which appeared somewhat later. And the US authorities have made this principle the basis of their policy.

Recently, however, the "shine of the hail on the hill" has faded to a considerable extent. What has faded there. The "City on the Hill" stopped shining completely - even for those who continued to see the "shine" in recent years.

And the name of the North American state - the United States of America - ceased to reflect its essence. The United States is divided. Things have not yet come to an open confrontation between the states. But already today the American states are usually divided into "pro-Trump" and "anti-Trump" states, into red and blue. The Real Divided States of America.

Correspondent Arkady Mamontov tells about the current political situation in his story "American Method". The video introduces American democracy “from within”.

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  1. mark1
    mark1 19 January 2021 11: 14
    +11
    Add strontium with cobalt - it will shine
    1. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk 19 January 2021 11: 36
      +7
      "The city on the hill" has ceased to shine

      Burn it with a blue flame! yes
      1. Sergey39
        Sergey39 19 January 2021 13: 09
        +2
        Has ceased to shine. Will sparkle soon. From the flashes of shots and explosions.
        1. Machito
          Machito 19 January 2021 17: 33
          +7
          Trump is our president !!!!
          Give the Civil War in the United States !!! am
  2. prior
    prior 19 January 2021 11: 24
    +9
    ""The city on the hill" has ceased to shine"

    I don't know for whom and when he shone.
    I got to know the United States when the Ku Klus Klan was still there, fought for the rights of blacks, not African Americans, Martin Luther King, shot presidents and presidential candidates when the "warriors of light" destroyed the Vietnamese and Lao people with napalm, poisoned with tomes and "democratized "carpet bombing.
    Even then, the "shine" with might and main smelled of death, blood, genocide and "human rights" of the white American man.
    Everything is new, just well forgotten old. Death by electric chair - not invented in Russia.
    There has never been any "shining hail on the hill" - there has always been a wolf in sheep's clothing.
    1. matross
      matross 19 January 2021 11: 31
      +7
      Quote: prior
      poisoned with tomes

      What a horror! Nonhumans wassat
      1. voronin
        voronin 19 January 2021 11: 39
        +18
        Quote: matRoss
        What a horror! Nonhumans

        I saw it ... Plus for vigilance laughing
    2. Flooding
      Flooding 19 January 2021 11: 37
      +3
      Quote: prior
      There has never been any "shining hail on the hill" - there has always been a wolf in sheep's clothing.

      I am begging you.
      Let's face it.
      Ideology is not in trend these days.
      At all times, wealth has been attractive to people.
      In this sense, nothing has changed now.
      From all over the world they bring down an endless stream in the USA.
      And they put on historical justice.
      Because a person - it sounds proudly.
      1. Nasrat
        Nasrat 19 January 2021 11: 47
        0
        Frankly, if niggas was not (not blacks, namely niggas !!!), the country would have been gorgeous for the locals. People, basically, are benevolent, ready to help, the authorities are loyal if you do not be rude with violations .. At first, many people you do not know help, without requiring anything in return. Well, there, buying a car for traveling is not a problem even for a newcomer and barely getting a job. If you buy a phone number and a phone from certain companies, you can be presented with a second number and a phone for free - just stay in this network .. a trifle, but nice .. There are a lot of things that would not hurt us to learn from the life of the USA.
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 19 January 2021 11: 56
          +4
          Quote: Nasr
          Frankly, if niggas was not (not blacks, namely niggas !!!), the country would have been gorgeous for the locals.

          As Etush's character from "Ivan Vasilyevich changes his profession" would say:
          - Honestly, yes
          But we're not talking a little about that. Not about the satiety and well-being of local burghers.
          And at what cost this well-being is achieved on an international scale.
          1. Nasrat
            Nasrat 19 January 2021 12: 02
            +1
            Quote: Flood

            And at what cost this well-being is achieved on an international scale.

            Today this place is occupied by the United States, before that by Great Britain, Holland, Spain, ..... Byzantine, Roman empires, etc. ........ And each empire experienced a heyday and decline .. so it will be this time .... And a new empire will shine and it will be a breeding ground for wars and so on .... We need to improve our country ... This is the lot of the weak, to blame the strong ...
            1. Flooding
              Flooding 19 January 2021 12: 09
              0
              Quote: Nasr
              This is the lot of the weak, to blame the strong ...

              Well, it's good that you enlightened me.
              Is it not a camilfo to assess the actions of a strong person?
              1. Nasrat
                Nasrat 19 January 2021 12: 22
                -1
                Quote: Flood
                Quote: Nasr
                This is the lot of the weak, to blame the strong ...

                Well, it's good that you enlightened me.
                Is it not a camilfo to assess the actions of a strong person?

                I don’t understand why you are so "turned on"? Stand even on your head! Moreover, the Internet will endure everything ..
                And this:
                Quote: Nasr
                This is the lot of the weak, to blame the strong ...

                it was said in relation to states (in the context, it was states, not commentators) ... you obviously took it in your address ... it happens ...
                1. Flooding
                  Flooding 19 January 2021 12: 24
                  0
                  It did not start. Calm like a clearing of valerian.
                  Just caught on the edge of my sight.
                  It's nothing personal.
    3. aleksejkabanets
      aleksejkabanets 19 January 2021 11: 39
      -3
      Quote: prior
      There has never been any "shining hail on the hill" - there has always been a wolf in sheep's clothing.

      This is so, our liberals invented the "worship" of American democracy, the free market and other "delights". The saddest thing is that these "liberals" have not gone anywhere, just as they have been in power since the 90s, they are still in power. You can scold "hail on a hill" as much as you like and continue to invest our gold and foreign exchange reserves in their securities.
    4. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 19 January 2021 11: 42
      +3
      there has always been a wolf in sheep's clothing.
      And there was not particularly sheep's skin there. Only wolf.
  3. VORON538
    VORON538 19 January 2021 11: 25
    +4
    So the radiance was a fake. Based on lies and the use of the most base desires of man. As practice has shown, "freedom" in the states has rather severe restrictions, as one perlomet says - "not only everything ..." lol
  4. nikvic46
    nikvic46 19 January 2021 15: 26
    +1
    I listened to the point where the author began to scare that there would be a revolution in America like the 1917 revolution. And then, they say, how the genocide of the American people will begin in Russia. I would like to argue that America is such a consumer country that anarchy will sooner come there than the construction of socialism.
  5. Gato
    Gato 19 January 2021 20: 51
    +1
    "The city on the hill" has ceased to shine

    Never mind, a pile of manure in the dark can also phosphoresce.
  6. nikvic46
    nikvic46 20 January 2021 06: 36
    0
    We are often offered an author who simply does not know the history of Russia, and at the same time makes comparisons of his country with ours. Completely different stories.
  7. Vladimir Koshevoi
    Vladimir Koshevoi 20 January 2021 13: 35
    0
    The main thing for them now is to extinguish doubts in the world about their "exclusivity" by hanging "all the dogs" on Trump. To unleash a new war to "unite the nation" is their usual way out. Myzdobulov is pumped up with weapons and
    "heroism" ...
  8. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 21 January 2021 11: 32
    0
    The situation in the United States, and throughout the world in general, can be described as a global impasse. First of all, the economic impasse. Despite the abundance of "scientific" theories, no one understands exactly how a modern economy should be arranged. There is a total blockage in thinking, no one is simply ready to offer anything.
    This dead end, because of which the modern world order is cracking more and more distinctly, is caused by another dead end - the world outlook. The question is - why should a person strain all his life? And here the question is really serious. Until recently, why did people in "developed countries" work? To reach a certain level of consumption. First, to eat well. Then provide yourself with good housing and vehicles. Then ... then what? And there is no answer! Nobody can explain WHY?
    For many years the answer to this question was given ... by advertising. Buy this thing and you will be happy. People spent their lives chasing "this thing", each time different. But this trick has worn out. Stopped working. People no longer run after the ideal imposed by advertising, but languidly wander after it, because it is necessary to go somewhere? Western civilization today has no answers. At all. They have nowhere to call us. There is no goal, no sense, and if so, there is no understanding, why do all this ?!
    In our country, the growth of incomes of the population at the level of hunger is artificially restrained. The main purpose of this is to keep people from raising their heads and thinking. Didn't try to understand - what's next? Where we are going? Temporary solution) Whoever does not go forward carries back, in conditions of exacerbation of global contradictions, the population starting to starve is not the support of power. So you can lose everything. Where are we going ?! Well, the "heroes" of the 90s are sitting in their palaces, on bags of loot. Do they have an answer? No. Aging, excellent eating men see the same wall in front of them. Where did you get us guys? Where to go? They don't even have a shadow of an answer ...
  9. AML
    AML 24 February 2021 21: 32
    0
    Quote: Nasr

    People, basically, are friendly, ready to help, ... Well, there is buying a car for traveling


  10. Basarev
    Basarev 19 March 2021 17: 14
    0
    Not so divided. Certainly not for us to mock the split. They themselves are not better. Just look at the chasm between Moscow and the rest of Russia, between the Kremlin and the rest of Moscow, between the old and the new Moscow - and you will also understand. Only when Russia is a monolithic power, only then will we have the right to talk about splits in other countries.