May a foreigner speak too?
America has very few laws in comparison to ANY European
I am not talking migration but the immigration over the last 4
centuries. Most of these immigrants fled for economical, religious,
tax etc reason. I feel over the few centuries a lot of the feeling
WHY people came over got lost in many small minded "values"
America's overseas public relation tries to sell the country as
the biggest democracy in the world. Well biggest doesnt mean best.
My experiences since I came over 18 months ago speak of lack of
open-mindness, equality and respect of others(and self)
At the same time I came to value compassion, empathy and
entrepreneurial spirit even more.
My experiences are as ambiguous and diverse as the society of
America. I do consider the American society consisting of many
societies which certainly doesn't make governing people easier.
Yesterday I visited the German-American heritage museum= to get
there I walked through the famous gate in Chinatown and passed a
synagog. All within a few feet radius. I loved the potential and
promise of a diversified cultures and challenges. I believe that
America wonderful cultures and diversification is at the same time
a major obstacle.
May I speak of an example? Freedom of speech is something
wonderful. A democratic right. It often however seems to grow into
something without moral/ value. Like a demonstration at a grave for
a fallen soldier. or telling me ever so often that as foreigner I
am not entitled to an opinion...
The freedom of speech in Germany has boundaries. Stating that
someone's freedoms ends where someone else's freedom starts. Not
censorship but boundaries. Leaves a soldier be buried in peace and
the family to mourning....
Americas diversification and the issues arising through to it =
well, is truly a challenge.
You have come so far with quite some detours and you will find
your route over time. Every democracy is born and maintained in
pain and sacrifices. That counts for all countries, including
Germany with its terrible history and America in its