Anyhoo - things I like about USA.
Beyond the idiots in the pentagon , washington DC and the crooked lobbyists and such, I actually like the attitude of the Americans. Based on the
Americans i've met - they've polite, curious and generally quite nice and considerate people. Some of the American tourists have been a little
naive, but then again I guess I probably looked naive when I travelled across Europe and India too, so i'm not judging. I met a wonderful American
lady from New york who once helped me in India when I injured myself, she was very concerned and helpful and comforting. If that's the average
American, then I'm not gonna complain. (But i don't believe in averages).
I like the music - some of the greatest musicians have been American, many great actors and entertainers, writers, poets, directors and artists, but
again this can apply to Europe, UK, India and Asia etc etc too.
I like the way it's a bit of a melting pot of cultures too, for better or for worse, it's quite diversified and contains many cultures and attitudes
which reflects in cinema and music especially.
But i'm not an idiot and also know America can be a dangerous, paranoid place too, hence the strong religious overtones of some parts, or the
gun-nuts and passive xenophobia in some parts, but again this can be attributed to America being a new country.
One of my pet hates though, is the 'know it all, we're the best' attitude from the younger Americans, and the complete ignorance to world history
and society (but i'm not going to tar America with that brush completely, but it does seem prominent with the youth there - whereas our youth in the
UK can be violent and nasty and idiotic, but again not all).
Personally I'd be happier if America could one day finally elect someone who DOESN'T think he has a right to try and shove countries and nations
around and finally accepts that America is just another country.
P.s USA - some of your food looks amazing