TamaNyan - absolutely. Me too actually, I get pissed by a bit of criticism.. I don't like this phenomenon.
ThunderFog wrote:a lot of people are very self centered in America
I think this runs across the board/planet
Yeah when it comes to diverse social situations there'd be a lot of them where Americans'd be capable of showing more style and grace than people around here.
Still there was something odd, I'd call it the dark side of prosperity.
USA flourished, it started with ww2 when men left and women good in maths developed first programming languages to make software for artillery calculations. Ever since USA had the tech. edge over rest of the world.
After all that prosperity now that the whole world is getting quite sh*tty things are just getting more and more dense.
In times of prosperity you grow lazy, in tough times you grow disciplined... cyclic thing.
blue_moon so how's the racism not justified? I imagine western Europe to be still target of radical's dreams of domination, only thing that changed it developed into the breeding strategy rather than terrorism. I guess they need some 30-50 years to take over countries by outvoting former residents... I'd say not a concern since by that time the environmental crisis will be way bigger issue than that, perhaps even uniting people a bit.
Yet it must feel smothering as hell by now that you are becoming more and more surrounded by people who hate you, disrespect your culture, don't know how to behave like guests and demand constant tolerance for their foreign habits.