Originally posted by CO Vet
I'm definitely staying. I served for my country for 20 years, and I'd never consider leaving her, no matter what.
I wish those who do consider leaving would leave and not come back.
Things come and go...things change.
One thing that does not change is that we are all united - we are all human.
Hungary, as an example, was once a great nation.
It had 3 seas on its borders.
Later it was taken over by Turks, Austrians, Germans, Russians, (now the E.U. has swallowed it)...did I leave out anyone?
America is a fresh nation...yet not long ago were the American Indians who went on the trail of tears, etc.
Funny how we can be so identified with one part of the world...Im sure the earth herself feels at one and not divided.
- Words are mere pointers going beyond themselves...but we easily get lost in them.
So, if someone leaves America, its not necessarily because they hate america...its a mere geographical move. Which, of course, brings about changes
from the different cultures.
The more you travel, the more you can expand the way you see and view things.
No one expects anyone to move or leave anywhere...after all...its America land of the free - to come...and to go.
I am not a nationalist for any country. I see it as a division that is unnecessary - but at the same time, it has its time and purpose for being
And I do not look down on anyone who is a nationalist - its their "American" right.
(Freedom of choice that is...well, that is a given right to all.)
More than likely I wont be back.
But its not out of hatred to America. I quite like the U.S.
Again, Geography and culture are at play here. I like diversity...which is why I tend to like large cities stateside, etc. (you have an international
Small towns, anywhere, get you small town mentality.
This is not bad...but it can be limited when you want to reach out and grow with the world as a whole.
Again, to each their own.