posted on Jul, 5 2017 @ 09:50 AM
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: intrptr
Is this what we mean when we say "globalization"?
Partly. The term is euphemistic.
More like Corporatocracy, where corporations rule. I just heard the other day Apple has 'reserves of 250 billion, more than the UK and Canada
combined'. In practice, importing engineers from abroad brings with it the influx of families and their relations. While the highly educated and
trained professional engineers and programmers speak good english and overall, abide by the rules, their families less so. Creating a multi cultural
atmosphere where they families themselves don't mix or assimilate, but form their own minor communities within the community. There they remain asian
or Indian, take over neighborhoods and shops catering to themselves exclusively.
You've heard of the term "Chinatown", like that. The demographic has been slowly changing over the years (this is after all, silicon valley) but
recently has changed dramatically. Now when I drive along main street I pass rows of shops that have foreign language signs, if you go inside, the
labeling and prices are in Chinese and the clerks don't speak english.
Strange the way products sold in America in American stores have instruction manuals with ten languages to cover every base, but these what I call
foreign town shops don't have to have english equivalent. In my home town.
I know because I dumpster dive, find chinese artifacts, clothing, whatever and try to sell them to these places. When I go to flea markets theres many
stalls that sell watches, buddah statues and asian music or cheap clothes, and merchants are barking hi prices, might as well be buying at full
My old hi school is all full dress code asians, the yards in my old hood are overgrow with weeds, the boulevards look unkempt, the paint is peeling,
the cars in the driveway look like they never get washed.