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Fifty years ago America was in mortal fear Russia had the bomb and we were pretty confident in their want to use it This was all the result of the struggle between the greedy Capitalist pigs and the idealistic Socialist swine What many dont know is that this struggle is not just new to the past fifty years it can be traced back to the beginning of the twentieth century where it seemed at least on the surface as a wonderful time to be living in Capitalist America This period in memory seems to optimize the modern man living the American dream But memories can be deceiving In the early 1900s our Capitalist economy seemed to be the precedent for success but as Upton Sinclair would go on to illustrate in his classic novel The Jungle the pitfalls of the Capitalist society and the Capitalist means far out way the eventual ends During this period in American history we as a country had seen the end of our American dream We saw its flaw during the civil war in the difference of one races right to be treated equally We saw its flaw in the massive increase of immigration and immigrant poverty when we realized that no matter how self sufficient and individually successful we as a country were our contact with the other nations of the world would always destroy our dream for happiness Thousands were coming to this global melting pot some seeking fortune others just seeking easier times but all seeking a better life What they found on the other hand were brutal industrial towns and the cruel realization that not everyone in America is successful but they were stuck here regardless and hardened and soon stripped of any hope of this dream ever coming true Immigrants had always heard stories of former friends or family going to America and getting rich Upton Sinclair uses the story of Jurgis Rudkus and Ona
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