Does the American government have its people's best interests in mind?

2021.09.26 14:49 Affectionate-Hold554 Does the American government have its people's best interests in mind?

I'm American. I live a in a "normal" town, whatever that means. I'm not rich, I'm not poor. Grown up with a single mom and I've lived a pretty remarkable life that I'm very thankful for. Just some context as to who I am is all.
There are many different areas of politics that to me, seem to be distracting people from the main... issues. Like, why are we arguing over the spread of COVID? I have my conspiracy opinions about COVID, because I like to think critically about everything, no matter what it is. But it's science that this is a sickness that can be spread... but, people have the right to choose to get or not get a vaccine. We shouldn't have any laws legislating our bodies in this way. It makes people feel very unsafe and uneasy. That being said, we should all have a choice.
Another example, legislating the use of pronouns. If you want to be called by a certain pronoun, I will gladly do it. I've never had a problem with this because I just don't care. I think it's silly to go OUT of your way to misgender someone out of malice. And I want people to feel comfortable and safe in their own skin so of course I'd use someone's pronouns. But legislating the words we can use... again, everyone deserves a choice.
We have a choice to be a "good" person of a "bad" person. No matter what you define good or bad as, again, everyone has a choice. And we all have a choice to judge and critique others, but not to infringe on people's freedoms.
So why in a lot of political posts are people just attacking each other left and right... It's almost like the media has us so divided that we are arguing about the little pieces that make up the bigger picture, which so frequently goes unseen. We're fighting over who is right and who is wrong, but the truth is, we all have an equal right to go either way! So instead, we need to be fighting to ensure that laws protect ALL people. Which also means the FREEDOMS of all people.
I hate that in my state the gun laws are so strict. Criminals will get guns either way, and do as they please, and innocent people are left empty handed. I won't go into too much detail with this because to me... it's common sense. Now look, this is my choice to think this way. And even if you don't agree, that's fine. You don't have to agree with me to protect my freedoms.
And see, a lot of this division and "way of thinking" and way of "attacking" has come directly from the media. The media influences EVERYTHING. It influences how we all think. So here we are, divided over opinion-based issues, completely missing the bigger picture... I know I'm probably not explaining as elaborately as I should. But looking up the Allegory of Plato's Cave I think it's called... This expresses what I'm feeling very well.
So, to me, the US government does not have the people's best interest in mind... I feel like a lot of what the government is doing is very sly and underhanded. Using the pandemic as a political pawn. Using real issues like transphobia as a way to legislate the words we can and cannot use... I'm just afraid that people don't have their own opinions anymore.
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2021.09.26 14:49 NicolasName Can this subreddit assume good will from other vegans?

The discussions, quite frankly, are becoming more toxic, even among and between vegans. There can be room for respectful disagreement about different topics, without resorting to referring to anyone that disagrees with you as an abuser. This tendency becomes more apparent when someone is talking to other vegans, and that attitude is still being kept, where the other person who disagrees with you isn’t merely of a different opinion or wrong, but a bad person.
You can still express your viewpoints without watering them down, and still be respectful of others. A bit of tact and assumption of good will to people who disagree with you (at least initially, unless they are trolling or obviously acting in bad faith) can go a long way to having a more productive discussion online.
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Asking this question because I know currently job opportunities for international students are pretty low in Russia (even if you are skilled and know Russian language). But idk why I just wanna study in Russia. I've shortlisted the above mentioned 5 Universities. And I wanna know which university graduates (international students) have better opportunities after graduating in Computer science? I know skill matter the most, but the truth is university matters too.
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