When I was in the 7th grade, my family moved overseas for a year to live in Pakistan as my mother’s husband worked for the United Nations. Looking back now, I consider that to have been a good experience. I ’ve always thought that living abroad in a country you are not originally from is a worthwhile experience as you experience something different from your own culture.
America, in particular, is very insular and has a way of re-enforcing ignorant incorrect beliefs about the world. Traveling abroad might free one from that.
This in fact was one of the life experiences that President Obama had that I liked when he initially ran for president. His boyhood years spent in Indonesia were a plus.
Of course, in Dark Ages America heading backwards and starting to resemble Germany in 1933, any sort of connection to what is viewed as different from the “American” experience-what is that exactly? Is met with waves of xenophobia.
Example A ….Mike Huckabee’s comments the other day
Of course this is Huckaboob’s way of sending code to a right wing base that doesn’t really like or trust him due to his taking some moderate positions when eh was governor of Arkansas on Immigration and and education and taxes. These comments in my mind disqualify him as a serious candidate for the presidency
Huckabee’s comments are inaccurate as they relate to the facts of Obama’s life, racist, bigoted and dumb and he is a fat useless Gomer Pyle tub of lard who reminds me of one of the man rapists in the movie DELIVERANCE . “You got a real purty mouth"