What do you fear as citizen of X country? (44)

1 Name: Citizen : 2007-02-08 09:38 ID:TomkliAN

Does the thread come from corrupt goverment? Is there unstable neibhour at large? Do you think terrorists are the gravest danger?

All in all, what does your country have to fear?

2 Name: Citizen : 2007-02-08 14:32 ID:TqjoA2h1

Aging of the population, eventually having so much old people that the youg people cannot support them anymore. That's gonna fuck us up here before any terrorists do if we don't find a solution.

3 Name: Citizen : 2007-02-11 10:58 ID:Heaven

Islamic radicalism slowly taking over. Maybe it's a good thing, but I'm against radicalism.

4 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-01-05 17:25 ID:r57dHPe+

Neocon Christianity. I fear in the future the state and church are going to become one, or close to one, with a corporate head at the top.

Obama might have slowed that, but the Southern Baptists can still regroup.

5 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-01-05 22:40 ID:Heaven

I fear Obama and I am a citizen of the US.

6 Name: Thorby : 2009-01-09 05:30 ID:SqB1ByEQ

I fear the letter X and I am a Citizen of the Galaxy.

7 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-01-13 19:54 ID:CoHI8qGO

I fear Quebec actually becoming independant. I'm a Canadian obviously.

8 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-01-16 17:49 ID:eiZsCJDc

I live in the UK and I fear the increasing government censorship of the internet and the media as well as the increase in security and CCTV surveillance.

And funnily enough, it's all happening because of people like >>3.

9 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-01-19 14:44 ID:02BlpRNb

I come from DQN and I fear mass debaters.

10 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-01-21 20:45 ID:Fa87HJYG

I come from a Land Down Under and I fear the drop bears.

11 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-01-24 00:51 ID:xHKsH9mO

I am from Denmark

Personally I feel bureaucracy is a big problem in our society. We have such a huge public sector that about 1/3rd of the population works for it.

Our state is not truly secularized yet. The constitution specifies that the official religion of Denmark is the evangelic-lutheran faith. It is supported by tax money. The monarch (we have constitutional monarchy) is required to be of that religion, or will be dethroned. These rules affect our society in many small ways.

Government has begun censoring Internet and other media in an unacceptable manner, despite saying the contrary.

Our ecology policy is pretty much a lie, as in, they charge 182% extra on cars because the cars pollute - recently they said that even if electric cars came out, just because the government would lose money (which is obvious), they will keep charging the pollution tax.

In other words, hypocrisy is a problem.

The welfare system (social democracy) has its negative effects on the people, ie. creating a culture where everyone feels entitled to something without giving anything for it. This has been pointed out many, many times, and is true. As is taught in public schools today, helping your neighbor in Denmark is a matter of making a call to the right place in the public sector.

12 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-01-27 03:02 ID:SqB1ByEQ

Denmark sounds very much like the US, except for very very small differences in various details.

13 Name: Praetoria : 2009-01-31 03:21 ID:onr8T8Qj

I am a citizen in X and loyal to no group or system, because party centralization of power limits politics to rhetoric, not factual reason.

Media bias is constructed to bend the uncritical and impulsive man.

Education isn't based on preparedness, but voters; never adresses discernment in an impulsive collectist culture.

Freedom and opportunity are but words to most.
State supported stupidity, no escape for potential trapped by enviorons. People aren't equal when race matters more than econ.

14 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-02-01 03:22 ID:6H4mvH0O

I am from the US and i fear an increase in gun control due to bossnigger.

15 Name: French Dude : 2009-02-04 15:12 ID:A+oxrFQi

I am a citizen of France.

I fear many things for my country: the corrupt government and its methods, and the way we elect our representants. The fact that no party actually mirrors my opinion, and the fact that in France the left and right schizm still is very pronounced on the sole fact that it is "left" or "right" (you can't have any ideas without people wanting to "situate" them). Also right-wing is heavily stigmatized (I'm talking about regular right, not even extreme right), so if you're caught saying "X from Y right wing party said something good" well, you're immediately considered as sucking the president's balls.

I fear the slow but steady islamisation of our country. I don't care about religion itself, and I love cultural exchanges. However this isn't about integration and melting-pots; this is about replacement of our old culture. A passive form of invasion, if you will.

I fear that the fact that everything is failing will bring a politic catastrophe in the near future. There is nothing left in the left wing, no ideas, they only try to "counter" anything that comes from the right; ultimately, the right fails too because of that (I won't start on what they are doing wrong in the first place). I fear that people left with nothing will turn to an extreme - be it left or right. Now, this will probably bring a shitstorm on our country. The only brightside is that it might end up in everything falling apart, allowing us at last to build a new system from scratch. But I'm not really counting on that.

I fear the fact that the education level goes down quicker and quicker; people care about less and less stuff (I'm talking about basic education and enlightenment, and this goes through language mastery amongst other things). This also leads easily to close-mindedness, of course. People that are not very capable (because this is what most people are becoming on my generation) start teaching. Then in two generations, people that will have been taught by them will become teachers in turn... I'm afraid Plato's fear will finally prove itself grounded.

I'm afraid that we might have been doing something wrong and people keep getting angrier, angstier, and more depressed. Morale is low everywhere, while we live in societies that should have been able to provide us the ability to enjoy a certain form of hedonism.

16 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-03-29 12:13 ID:qkf+mdz2

I live in australia, and I worry about what our government is doing to our country. We're losing everything that was good about being australian. There's no 'fair go' for people anymore, our democracy is a sham, our nice beaches are all getting ruined, our education system is a joke, our legal system is a joke, much of the population is extremely ignorant, we are no longer a nice healthy country, most of our citizens will have to work hard their whole life simply to afford their own house to live in, and their retirement will be shitty too. And we're ruining our awesome environment. Our healthcare system is in a crisis, though i guess at least we don't leave our poor people outside to die. But all the important stuff is just getting worse, our quality of life and stuff. The country is going downhill, and nothing is boing done about it.

17 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-03-31 00:02 ID:ZehwYbkA

United States. I fear that the two-party system is stifling democracy. The vast majority of citizens out there feel that neither party truly speaks for them and feel isolated from the political system, which contributes to our chronically low voter turnout. Granted, one has to make compromises in a democratic system, but as it stands now the two parties appeal primarily to single-issue voters, with the rest on the bandwagon because they feel their respective part is the lesser of two evils. The Democrats are a loose conglomeration of special interest groups while the Republican Party is growing increasingly more reactionary, isolating the more moderate members of the party. For the past century or so, parties have come into power not because they have new ideas or can truly lead the country any better; it's been more along the lines of "the other guys fucked up bad, now it's our turn."

18 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-03-31 20:27 ID://dET2Lr

United States, I fear big federal government. A highly centralized government and laws will destroy our union over petty issues like abortion. Every single state is extremely different from another. Decisions about social issues should be left to states alone. If Alabama wants no abortions, then no abortions for them. If California wants abortions, then abortions for them. Simple as that. No need to tear each other apart, we are not a single state, we are a union of states.

19 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-04-04 20:45 ID:Heaven


Abortions for all.

        [crowd boos]

Very well, no abortions for anyone.

        [crowd boos]

Hmm... Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others.

        [crowd cheers and waves miniature flags]

20 Name: ZhaoYun : 2009-04-19 01:09 ID:/WSgxp6K



21 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-05-14 16:48 ID:vcWD5oeY

I live in the US, and im afraid that southern bible thumpers will influence so much of american society that (gay) people like me will have to deal with even more bullshit than we already have too.

They are the ones who are "afraid" of the "Gathering storm" (Im quoting that one video if any of you have seen it) of homosexuality invading their lives. Last time I checked, gay people really dont want anything to do with them, so wheres the issue? My biggest concern that when its my time comes and im responsible for myself and possibly someone else, ill have an exceedingly hard time about it due to Christian ideas being too far integrated into my world.

Im also afraid of isolationism. I dont think its a good idea at all to break ties with countries. Its good to have as much support as possible, especially for a country with such a controversial history as America. Im not into politics at all, but if i remember right, the Obama administration is trying to work against isolationism.

22 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-05-28 05:54 ID:DvuBI9qM

So what kind of "bullshit" do you have to put up with? I'm not even close to the US so I can't imagine what's going on over there.

23 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-05-28 16:30 ID:vcWD5oeY

Well i live in california, and they just recently decided to uphold prop 8, which places on a ban on same sex unions. Now im not a total protesting kind of guy at all, but maybe i should. The LGBT community isnt looking at all to "Impose" any type of lifestyle on any group of people. We just want to have the same legal benefits that straight couples are given, Going by the California constitution, banning same sex unions go against the equality clause, so its pretty much against the law.

Even the constitution says that a group of people are not allowed to vote to take away the rights of anyone at all. Fuckin lame.

24 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-05-28 21:04 ID:InIboTrA


Whilst I'd agree with you on the most part, I think it's all to easy to say, "We're losing what was good about being Australian". Exactly what was so good about the past? It's littered with racism, discrimination and cultural conflicts. And it's not like we haven't had economically hard times before. Don't get me wrong, I do agree with most of the issues that you raise, it's just irks me when people use terms like "unAustralian". It somewhat glorifies the past, making it seem better than it really was.

25 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-06-04 00:15 ID:AD0EtOwW


I don't understand why don't you just it a civil union or a common law agreement for mutual benefit.
You get your rights, the traditionals get to keep their holy words. Everyone but a pissy minority on either side is happy.
That's another thread, i guess.

26 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-11-21 17:37 ID:Fa87HJYG

In the US, political pressure groups thrive on confrontation. No one likes compromise.

27 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-11-30 09:20 ID:xUn9xpoB

UK here. Graft and corruption of the news media are my biggest worries. Thank the cruel, uncaring universe for Private Eye magazine, that's all I care to say here. Will soon get my subscription.

28 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2009-12-03 20:27 ID:5mhqfYsP

As a citizen of 'X' I am familiar with 'Y' and the point at which it intersects (The government assures me it's 0, has always been 0 and will always be zero), but since I've learned of the existence of 'Z' I'm frightened and don't know what to believe anymore.

29 Name: ( ・∀・) : 2010-01-06 02:34 ID:UEUwPy9B

their CQB skills would kill a Lion.

30 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2010-01-19 08:15 ID:/zGRyttZ

Would someone just post something already?

31 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2010-02-14 23:03 ID:l8YVOqRY

I am a citizen of /b/ and I fear lions. In fact, whenever I see a lion, I get in the car.

Perhaps I should hire one of these Russians of whom >>29 speaks.

32 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2010-02-16 11:20 ID:ETHvkeei

Greetings, There is no point to what country i'm from, because after the lisbon treaty i now fear a world under one government

33 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2010-02-16 20:36 ID:Heaven

I agree, and I do not even live in a European country.

34 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2010-03-01 09:36 ID:Heaven

I'm from the internet. Well, not really, but i moved there from New Zealand. I'm mostly afraid of cold weather and bumping into drunk people around the university.

35 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2010-03-03 15:25 ID:Rph454MM

I'm from the US and afraid of corporate sponsorship of political campaigns.

36 Name: Azrael : 2010-03-20 16:13 ID:L4O+Itgk

Philippines here. I fear the extensive corruption and poverty here. :((

37 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2010-04-24 04:09 ID:Heaven

American here. I'm afraid I won't get my 99 cent big mac :(

38 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2010-05-12 02:50 ID:Heaven

You could lose some of those pounds though, man.

39 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2011-09-30 02:49 ID:RNtBWOpq

One world government under Islamic radicals.

40 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2011-10-07 02:12 ID:Heaven

the president sending a drone after me

41 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2011-11-30 22:42 ID:BFKGSYsi

American. My list is too long for me to want to type.

42 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2011-12-28 09:05 ID:GCqcBp2x

I fear the insane amount of non-integrated (north and sub-Saharan) immigrants and son of immigrants that settled in France. A large amount of these are stacked in peripheral "ghettos", destroying and vandalizing every pieces of public services, respecting nothing and having a vocabulary of 400 words.
They're known as "racailles" (scum) here in France and it's a major and politically-incorrect subject.
I don't really see how the government can handle it since they're breeding in their own little aggressive and primitive environment. Once they've passed 18 and still act like violent apes and leech of the state, I have no idea how to change their mindsets.
The majority of crimes and aggressions are committed by these on big French cities.

43 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2012-01-12 01:00 ID:1WLi0KAD

Belgium: country breack up and political deadlock.
These people really need to wise up, there are other things in life than nationalism.

44 Name: Anonymous Speaker : 2012-10-09 14:23 ID:Heaven

i can't think of anything that i wouldn't fear were i to be registered in the databases of another country

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