This is a threat, do not be mistaken.
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."
- Robert Frost
I am a foreigner in my own country, I was born in the State of Indiana and live here until age 42. After living outside the USA for 14 years, I am sort of afraid, I am worried, I do not feel comfortable inside the USA, I am in a foreign land, I am not home.
“The traveler is the one who constantly pushes themselves out of their comfort zone as often as humanly possible.”
- Doug Lansky
I am homeless, I do not feel comfortable in the USA:
I say, I am homeless, and I am technically, I do not rent a home, I do not own a home, all my possessions will fit into a backpack. However, I have always thought of Indiana as my home, a place where life is easy, and I can relax and feel comfortable. This is no longer true, yes, it was relaxing for the first month, but now I am extremely uncomfortable, my rose colored glasses are off, and I am feeling the USA as it truly is, not in some romantic, I love America way.
It is strange to feel like a foreigner in my home country, I have joked about this being hte "Americanization of Andy Tour," but that is also a scary proposition. I do not want forget all the lessons I have learned about living, and return to the slavery of the American culture.
--- Pride, a great way to be lonely.
Normally, Educated People are Arrogant
The Robert Frost quote above is my goal, I no longer wish to complain or rant about the problems of the world. I do not care if Obana or Romney wins the Presidential Election, I just cannot see the big difference between the two men.
Educated Americans somehow believe we are different than Europeans, yet, I have learned that Chinese people are different, and Americans are just slightly different than Europeans.
I hope to rise above, and take the 500 year view.
I want the reader to know, yes, I am a curmudgeon, I am "Hemingway Sarcastic," and try to be "Mark Twain Ironic." Yet, in real life, when you meet me, I strive to be a "Politician Glad Hander."
I think I am achieving this, when talking with people on the telephone, when talking in the restaurant, I agree, nod my head, and allow the people around me to build a full head of steam, without me standing on the railway track in their path. We can become friends, because I no longer dream of changing the planet, and for sure I am not arrogant enough to believe Missionaries or by Donating money we can save the poor of the planet.
But, American Love it or Leave
This is a threat, it means, shut up, fall in line, obey the person talking, and I think telling to a Mexican, Indian, or Islamic person in the USA makes good sense, but to another born in America American is way of the edge of good manners arrogant. I do not believe it is good for America to have immigrants, cultural diversity is just a place where people argue more.
But, America Love it or Keep Quiet is Correct
I am in the USA, and I vow to do my best to not complain, I do hope to point out all the small American idiosyncrasies in an enlightening way, so you, me, and all the Americans around me can see ourselves more clearly.
Only when I find a person with the 500 year view of things, when they realize the petty day to day happenings is just talking for kicks, the Glen Beck is for fun, that politics is a hilarious politics, and that nobody in the USA is poor or starving, then we will talk more serious, I will stop being mister personality.
500 years from now, nobody will look back and remember you or me, and for sure the weather and where you kid went to college is not important.
Avoid working as much as possible, you will never win the battle, only a fool continues to beat a dead horse after age 40.