Hi Guys and Gals
I just read the thread of Hefficide "There Is Something Intrinsically Wrong With America" and remembered what happenned to me the first time I went
to the States with an American friend of mine. So, please bear with me, its a short story.
First time I went to the States was in 2007, as a work and travel student and I went to work in Maine, in Sebasco Harbor resort, near Brunswick. Not a
very good choice but that was the best i got, so i went. In the first few days i became friends with an American, called John (so many people with
that name that he might as well be totally anonymous
). We naturally liked each other, i dont know why exactly but he was a very smart guy and a
redneck too with very good manners - nothing like the rednecks depicted on tv and in comedy, so i have great respect for rednecks now.
Now, to tell you the truth i was quite aware then what the US government was doing around the world, i was aware that the US Dollar was not really a
US owned currency but owned by about 10 world banks controlled by certain families (we all know about them now, do we
) , so i was totally burning
with desire to talk to some American people about that and see what they think.
So, one day about 2 weeks after i had arrived, John comes with his TRUCK (totally American style with huge tyres, custom made by him for the truck and
actually the whole truck was custome made - true redneck, huh
) ) and tells me "Whats up mam? Come, jump in, i wanns show you some Maine
i jumped in, and i really had to jump, and we went into the woods. It was getting dark and we were driving for like 20 miles already (i know, Steven
King will get restless at this point, not a good idea to go roaming around the woods in Maine, during the night) . At some point, we were like silent
for 1-2 minutes and i decided to start it.
"John, i just need to ask you something!" - I started. " I just don't get it, the whole world knows what America really is (i said America and not
the US Government for which i'm sorry now), we know that you guys blew up you own Towers, attacked half the middle east under a ridiculous pretext,
so many people thought that WWIII had just been started by America, millions of people are dying in direct relation to US and Nato actions and you
guys, as a nation are still pretending that you are the good guys? What the .... ??? " Stupidity made me continue this tirade, one way statement and
he was totally silent - " You pretend to be the greatest and most educated country in the world but half of you don't know that Europe is not a
country (really, that was the case all too often), not to mention what is the capital of Hungary, for example" - i lashed out. " And not only that
you believe this stuff, but your money are totally controlled by the banks which you don't own but they own you guys, and you don't even know
that???? What the **** do they teach you in school??!!!! God damn it, do something!!!! ""
At this point, he hit the brakes, i got a little scared cause he was a big guy
, looked at me and said " Listen! I know about all that and more, i
know we blew up our own Towers in order to start a war, i know they teach us bullcrap at school and that we are one of the most hated people in much
of the world!!! And i'm sorry, ok, I'm sorry!!! What do you want me to do, what the **** do you want me to do???!!! - at this point i saw it in his
eyes that he was ashamed, furious and close to starting to cry (really, i couldn't believe it).
I got ashamed too that i had attacked John, who was such a good guy but hadn't done those things himself (maybe being complacent in some way but
really, totally not his fault). We sometimes do things too instinctively and do not think in advance too much, for which i'm sorry again.
So, i apologized to him, patted him on the back and said - i will never bring up this subject again my brother, you're a smart guy and you just
changed my mind about Americans.....
Really, this day changed my mind about America to some degree, at least about the people. And forums like ATS has further given me hope that there is
some light at the end of the tunnel and all we need to do is keep being informed and keep updating our minds about what's really going on. I know
that sometimes there are really, so many people on ATS that just try to debunk everything which is not always the most benefitial thing to do but hey
- we are here to learn from our mistakes and successes and we are all mirrors of ourselves.
Thank you for reading this, I feel well that i told the story to a greater public.....
Peace be upon you my brothers and sisters, find the strength to forgive.....