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[–]magnora7 9 insightful - 5 fun9 insightful - 4 fun10 insightful - 5 fun -  (3 children)

The fact it's so hard to come up with a single name is part of the problem... the media doesn't really focus on people actually doing good in the world.

Often, anyone who takes a moral stand within the current culture of corruption is only able to do so once, then they are ostracized or worse. Our corporate and media systems filter those people out, because morals and having a backbone is goes against the drive to maximize profit and keep order for the existing order.

Newscasters get fired for speaking the truth, amazon workers get fired for unionizing so they can have pee breaks, intelligence agencies tried to get MLK Jr to kill himself and he was later assassinated... and nowadays someone like MLK Jr wouldn't even get air time. Where is today's MLK Jr? Where is today's JFK?

Instead if we listen to the media, we're meant to look up to people like football players, or fictional superheros, or greedy billionaires. Where are the real heros? And do most people care? Most people seem content to live in a fictional world, while their real world gets worse and worse. They avoid discomfort and thus the uncomfortable problems never get addressed.

[–]Markimus 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

and nowadays someone like MLK Jr wouldn't even get air time. Where is today's MLK Jr?

Lol what? MLK went around America bringing riots to cities, he was the original BLM. MLK is EVERYWHERE today.

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Not really... that's quite a mischaracterization of MLK imo

[–]pcpmasterrace 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Where is today's MLK Jr?

He'd just be another Al Sharpton type if he hadn't been martyrized.

[–]Vulptex 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

No one in government right now. The last one I know of is Ron Paul.

[–][deleted] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Me

[–]fschmidt 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (2 children)

Modern American values are completely depraved, so some depraved celebrity I guess.

[–]Jesus 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Says the Jew.

[–]jet199 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I was thinking Fatty Arbuckle.

Not actually depraved but ruined by a hypocritical society.

[–]portace 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Ron Jeremy

[–]Jesus 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

If they were still alive: Malcolm X for African-Americans and Muslims. Israel Shahak for Jews, though Orthodox Judaism is unredeemable; and Pope Leo XIII for Catholics.

[–]cisheteroscum 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

What does "American" even mean anymore?

We should pick some obese mystery meat turbofag who loves Israel and drag queen story hour. At least it would be an accurate characterization

[–]HongKongPhooey 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

Ted Kaczynski

In all seriousness though, nobody. There are no more 'american values', we are ideologically fractured.

[–]jet199 1 insightful - 4 fun1 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 4 fun -  (0 children)

Too skinny

[–]Jesus 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

A non-Zionist non-Jewish Appalachian. As for the US, that's a different story.

[–]Markimus 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Matthew Parrott!

[–]pcpmasterrace 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

Jazz Jennings: Jewish, sexually disturbed, and morbidly obese.

[–]jet199 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

Devine maybe a better one.

[–]Anman 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Eric Cartman's mother during the world of warcraft episode. Specifically this scene:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aDgH-_G4h0

[–]Horrux 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Donald J. Trump. He's a naricissist, conceited, rich, degenerate. What more can you ask for?

[–]Although 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Colonel Douglas MacGregor.

[–]TheRealPanzer 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Johnny Appleseed

[–]jagworms 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Clint Eastwood?

[–]at_finn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Bozo the Clown at this point