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RE: American the Grim Truth
I am not one to agree that America is a terrible place to live, that it is going down the tubes or that there is something wrong with us. I've lived in Brazil, spent a summer in Jamaica living by the beach, writing, enjoying the clubs and experiencing the "four hour work week" everyone on this thread seems to idolize. I was quite bored.

This is not to say that travel is not good for the soul, on the contrary it is a healing that one should go through quite often;however, I am not one to fall victim that the grass is greener on the other side. "Where ever you go, there you are"

Yes, I am American. I am arrogant, egotistical, narcissistic, very competitive, self absorbed, sometimes compassionate (most of the time when it suits my interest), loud and I believe I am the best even when I am not. Does that classify all Americans? I would hope you would believe it doesn't. Is that all there is to my personality? The number of friends I have would say otherwise. Is that what I displayed about my character while I traveled abroad? Maybe, who knows.

We can debate on what country is the best ad-infinitum but I will say for me I could not live anywhere else but the United States. The convince factor is one (Amazon.com, Netflix), the entertainment is another, women are easy, lots of libraries to pursue my intellectual pursuits, supplements are readily available, I could make a lot of money here, I experience a host of different cultures, S.E.C. football and NBA basketball, awesome food, they speak English here, there is a strong presence of African-American culture (my personal favorite), best music in the world, best movies in the world, best athletes in the world (we would be #1 in soccer if all of our best athletes didn't do every other sport but it). From Jerry Falwell to Dwayne Wade, I love being American.

There is also a legacy here that is not found in the rest of the world. Whether if it is the struggle of women's rights, African slaves that eventually lead to a black man in the white house despite the legacy of white supremacy, Babe Ruth hitting more home runs then the combined total of all except two MLB teams, Muhammad Ali beating George Foreman despite nobody (not even his own family) believing he could do it, Selma, Hay market riots, bank bailouts, The Sopranos, Denzel Washington, Crips and Bloods, Yankees vs. Redsox, Robert Horry's clutch shot making skills, Gay rights activists, Bill Clinton's blow job, Code Pink, Cindy Sheehan, racial profiling, Michael Jackson, Y2K, Notorious B.I.G., Nas Illmatic, The Great Gatsby, Ernest Hemingway, The Godfather trilogy, I can go on and on.

This is not to say that any other country does not have an amazing story to tell but I for one know America has one of the greatest of them and we are still very young.

That is not to say I won't find things to hate in NY or LA but it is the USA to my dying day.

Ish
(This post was last modified: 07-01-2010 10:27 PM by IshGibbor.)
07-01-2010 12:22 PM
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American the Grim Truth - kindredspirit - 06-28-2010, 03:15 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - thekiller - 06-28-2010, 04:58 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - speakeasy - 06-28-2010, 05:13 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - eidoos77 - 07-18-2010, 10:23 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - Badstuber - 06-28-2010, 08:38 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - hydrogonian - 06-28-2010, 09:14 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - speakeasy - 06-28-2010, 10:36 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - IshGibbor - 06-28-2010, 10:00 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - IshGibbor - 06-28-2010, 09:58 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - thekiller - 06-29-2010, 11:28 AM
RE: American the Grim Truth - hydrogonian - 06-29-2010, 12:50 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - thekiller - 06-29-2010, 05:13 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - speakeasy - 06-29-2010, 06:07 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - oldnemesis - 06-29-2010, 08:35 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - speakeasy - 06-29-2010, 08:52 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - hydrogonian - 06-29-2010, 09:30 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - thekiller - 06-29-2010, 10:04 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - hydrogonian - 07-04-2010, 08:09 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - thekiller - 07-06-2010, 10:53 AM
RE: American the Grim Truth - oldnemesis - 06-30-2010, 05:01 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - Jim Kirk - 06-30-2010, 12:17 AM
RE: American the Grim Truth - Whoremonger - 06-30-2010, 01:05 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - hydrogonian - 07-04-2010, 07:04 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - thekiller - 06-30-2010, 07:27 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - Jim Kirk - 06-30-2010, 08:01 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - thekiller - 07-01-2010, 10:25 AM
RE: American the Grim Truth - OGNorCal707 - 06-30-2010, 10:52 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - IshGibbor - 07-01-2010 12:22 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - Jim Kirk - 07-02-2010, 11:16 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - Roosh - 07-04-2010, 05:32 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - kingkong - 07-05-2010, 12:50 AM
RE: American the Grim Truth - Entropy4 - 07-12-2010, 01:04 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - oldnemesis - 07-19-2010, 11:27 PM
RE: American the Grim Truth - Entropy4 - 07-22-2010, 12:24 PM

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