America Is Royally Messed Up
‘Good Morning!’ as a Defense Mechanism in Modern America
by Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers
Greeting and salutations! They are no longer to say “Hello!” they are a defense mechanism.
I went to America a few months ago to see my deathly ill father. I didn’t want to go to America. I hate going to that place.
Why do I hate going to America? Well, there’s something very wrong about that country. From the moment you land at the airport – I always land at Los Angeles International (LAX) – there’s a tension in the air. I can’t put my finger on it exactly but it seems like a racial tension. It certainly got worse after the Los Angeles riots of the early 1990’s after the LA police beat up Rodney King.
Most Americans realize that America is an extremely messed up place and they will talk about it and complain about it amongst themselves but they will take umbrage with you if you, as an outsider, bring it up.
People may know that their kid is an idiot but they don’t like it if you say so….
America is one royally messed up place. Though most Americans recognize that fact, many are in serious denial or think that it is “still the best country in the world!”
Today’s American is so used to being treated like a third-class citizen that they fail to comprehend what has happened to their country. Most Americans are so blind that they think it is normal to be yelled at by police on a street or scolded at the airport and treated like cattle. They think that this kind of behavior is normal.
Well, it is not. It’s bizarre and uniquely American.