I quickly realized he was relentless and my words likely would not change his attitude, but I responded anyway.
Welcome to the land of the free, the home of the brave, and the input of the snarky, selfish, and ungrateful.
As Thomas Jefferson wrote, if we truly desire democracy we must “educate and inform the whole mass of the people,” for “they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”
“If you say you’re from Italy they go ‘Oh, I love pasta!’ What does that have to do with anything? Just because I’m from Italy doesn’t actually mean I’m sitting around eating pasta all day.”
EUROPE THIS, EUROPE THAT.
The question I probably got asked the most abroad was probably “Do you own a gun?” Growing up in America, more specifically Texas, guns are just part of life. In other countries, it’s not like that.
Most houses have at least two TVs.
We are a diverse people, that is for sure.
My mother was on her knees, sobbing in front of the TV when I came home.
America is truly mysterious.