Awesome Washingtonians and Americans Compared to the rest of the World
June 19, 2010 8 Comments
Although racism is still an issue in our country and in our nation’s capital, when was the last time you witnessed things like what you are about to see in the video below in DC or the rest of our country?
Having lived and worked in the EU including London, Bonn, Paris, and Madrid from 2002 through mid 2006, grew up in Shiraz and Tehran, visited many Middle Eastern and Asian countries, I can absolutely confirm the story in this video. I not only experienced this firsthand within their sports community and infamous hooligans, but everywhere including intellectuals, company executives, and the educational community.
As a naturalized US citizen who got off the boat from Iran back in mid 80’s and prior to my temporary move to Europe in 2002, I thought that we in America were racist. Boy, what the hell was I thinking? I agree there are still some pockets of racism in our country, but it is mostly among the undereducated community,. which is quite usual for any country and culture.
My problem with majority of the European and other Nations including my own homeland of Iran is how the hell do they remain racist given their higher exposure to other countries and cultures? Not to mention their thousands of years of rich history. Surely with all that interaction they would have learnt to be more understanding of different cultures and races.
Considering only 10% of Americans out of 300 million have passport, I understand why some people are still racist here. However, literally, 9 out of 10 Europeans have passport and have traveled outside their own country. So, what is their excuse?
To my fellow American friends who think highly of the EU and feel ashamed of some of the social issues in our country, trust me on this – we are doing far better on many issues than most other countries.
Let’s not forget that we are less than a 250 years old. We are still a baby compared to most of the countries and cultures in the EU, Asia, South America, and classic Middle East with thousands of years of culture. I think we are doing awesome as a baby 🙂
I am not discouraging anyone to not travel to the EU. Europe has many awesome places and scenery that indeed is worth spending money to visit. But in my opinion it is just good to visit for a maximum of two weeks and then get the hell out!
Ladies & Gentlemen, This is Europe today with their thousands of years of rich history and culture!