reply to post by slackerwire
Hello, welcome to old age...
I saw the damnest thing recently:
A really old man was sitting next to me on a park bench and some boys (6-7) were messing around nearby and he said the strangest thing to me in a very
sad way, " I'd hate to be a kid nowadays" .
My wife came along and I didn't get to ask what he meant.
I remember old timers saying things like, " you kids got it so damn easy"- and stuff like that.
Don't know why I would mention it in reply to your thread.
Anyway, about America being awful; the awfulness of America is profound and deep and a monstrous story, but I don't think you're talking about
that... I think you're talking about habeus corpus and such.
I lived in Mexico for some time. I was amazed at all the millions of Indians there who hate Indians. A bizzarre racist delusion. I had people who
looked like a Maya relief carving telling me how 'Castillan' they are. They're as European as Don King. Very strange.
Some Indians are darker than others, and so the Chaos of Mexico.
Isat in a cafeteria in the PRC with many hundreds of people in it ( common in China). My friend was eating ( left-handed) with chopsticks. I noticed
lots and lots of people were staring. Most seemed to have a very menacing attitude in contrast to the indifferent or humerous attitudes of most
In China, individuality is often horribly crushed... not on some idealogical level, but at the personal level.
If you don't fit in there within your 'station'- you die. Think I'm kidding?
Won't boor you with anymore war stories, but take note of this:
1. U.S. is held to a pretty high standard. Most people have no idea of the blood-soaked cultists that really run this place; they think we are some
sort of normal nation, like in the history books or something. And they believe the crap that we do around bombing everybody to make things better.
Maybe you believed this until recentl.
2.There are great oppurtunities here in America. You can usually find love and happiness if you want to and can.It's not easy; truly sick people want
to destroy your chance at happiness ( I stopped watching TV, for example-when I was 22- but, I'm still programmed pretty good...
If you want to you will find your way.
The grass is always greener on the other side of puberty.