reply to post by thehoneycomb
It's understandable that you may have feelings of discontent about America, so do I.
I am not anti-US at all.
At times US foreign policy disgusts me, at other times I understand why they have taken a partcular stance.
At times I even support it's foreign policy.
Yes, the US has made some bloody and terrible mistakes and it has a tendency to both compound them and repeat them....but, and it's a massive but -
the world is a better and indeed safer place because of the US and it's foreign policy.
I could discuss Americans and Americanism at great length but now is not the time or place.
If you start a thread on that then I will gladly contribute.
Suffice is to say that American self-obsession and self-aggrandizement, generalisations that they admittedly are, really piss me off, as they do
almost every other non-American I've ever discussed them with.
And I really don't get this pathological fear of anything left-wing, (I loathe labelling and pigeon holing anything), and socialist or communist.
It really is irrational and could almost be described as indoctrination.
But from an outsider looking in there is more than meets the eye.
I'm absolutely sure there is.
Have you ever visited at least?
Despite travelling quite extensively around Europe, including several former Eastern bloc countries, I have never had the opportunity to visit
It's certainly on my bucket list.
There as some specific places I would love to go and people / things I'd love to see, however, I would also like to travel about off the beaten track
and away from the tourist trail and spend some time meeting 'real Americans' going about their everyday lives.
There is a slim chance I'll get over to the east coast next year to see a couple of bands, we'll see.