'evolution facists' (facist as in trying to control other people's thoughts)
Eh? Teaching evolution in a *science* class is now controlling other people's thoughts? The whole reason this is an issue is because hardcore theists want to prevent it from being taught because they think it conflicts with one cultures interpretation of a creation story. Is that not attempting to control people's thoughts?
soon we will see signs posting that say something like " no filming, and no recording devices ".
Which means, no cell phones. No bar owner would dare post that.
No they have made mistakes but they try to not be evil more often then not, and that is far more than I can say about most other companies in their line(s) of business.
They might not be so evil at present. But what happens years down the road when they decide to be evil? They'll have this enormous treasure trove of data, and widespread control of information infrastructure. You know it's inevitable, right? They will not have this anti-evil philosophy forever...and in the meantime they chum the water...we eat happily...they begin pulling the net in around us.
You're ignoring too many social forces at play - especially religion. Despite the growth of atheism in the USA, a large majority of people in the US still turn to God as a last resort when really pressed by a life or death crisis. If the country actually fractured, it would likely be on those cultural/social lines.
This is one of the problems with Christianity in America. You seem to think atheism is some kind of powerful growing cult opposed to Christianity. Atheists are not organizing against anyone. You guys blow these Festivus Pole next to your Nativity incidents way out of proportion. They get publicized by the national media because you guys love that stuff
it will probably take future historians decades to realize that the real USA (as it was - "one nation, under God, indivisible"...
Oh please. Really? The only ammunition atheists have against the American Christian political juggernaut, is the First Amendment...created by the same people who apparently designed this to be "on nation, under God".
Not sure how such an economy, so separated from Earth's would even start.
We start by mining the moon with robots. Refining on the moon with robots. Then finally building human habitats with robots.