Everyone insinuates that world travel is dangerous, and that I am nuts, it is hard to decide if I am crazy, or the American people.
Americans talk to me as if I am crazy for being a world traveler for 14 years. I know they watch the slanderous reports by CNN about other countries and think they are real, what am I supposed to do?
I say to my friends,
"The USA people have guns."
"I live in places where the only dangerous people with guns are the police."
"They won't let normal people have guns."
We could debate that for days, but the bottom line, is a small man, can become a big man with a gun in his hand.
I was recently robbed in the Dominican Republic, probably the most dangerous country I have ever visited. And, they also have guns, there is something about power that enables violence to grow.
10 People Dead in Chicago over Memorial Day Weekend 2012
What can I say... I am on a Road Trip around the USA, and I am going to circumvent the large cities. I know the bigger the city, the more the problems, the smaller the town, the safer is becomes.
Urban Density + Cultural Diversity + Immigration = Violence
Africa is insanely safe: Why?
Many culture in Africa have barely changed in 1000-2000 years, they are doing things the same as they have always done, and they just do not put up with trouble makers.
However, when people go off to the city, to escape their father, their mother, their grandfather, their grandmother, they are free to become trouble makers.
But in Africa, the only ones again who have guns is the police.
Africa has 52 countries.
Gee, just because one small country has a war, does not mean all 52 of the rest are dangerous.
I think of driving on the freeway inside Chicago, I could accidentally get off the the ramp, get confused, and end up being in gangland.
Let me think, have I ever heard of a drive-by shooting outside the USA?
Not in my 14 years of living in 90 countries.
Again, the only country I know where foreigners get killed by violence is in the Dominican Republic. I suppose some Mexican looking Americans get killed in Mexico.
Don't you just love the political correct planet.... hehehe?
Even a Hobo is afraid to say exactly what he is thinking.
Crime is about neighborhoods, if you can avoid a bad neighborhood, you are safe. However, the American public wants to believe that all people want the same, they do not, there are areas of the USA that are war zones. As always, the best way to enter one of them is to rent a car. These bad neighborhood need defined as incredibly danger. This is not a country thing, every country has problem areas. South Africa, one of the most highly tourists country in Africa is number one, this is always the bad apple shining. The USA should not be on the list...
I made the mistake of turning on CNN, nothing good ever comes from watching that for me, it always makes me depressed, or angry. Normal TV in the USA is horrible depress, not the shows, the commercials. Funny how Mexicans inside of Mexico are more civilized than the ones that immigrate. There is something strange about people who go live abroad. I think we, or them, or me, or anyone who goes abroad to live has about a 90 percent chance of being angry, or wanting something for nothing. Immigration or emmigration is truly a horrible thing to a culture.