“Imagine you have a brother and he’s an alcoholic. He has his moments, but you keep your distance from him. You don’t mind him for the occasional family gathering or holiday. You still love him. But you don’t want to be around him.
This is how I lovingly describe my current relationship with the United States. The United States is my alcoholic brother. And although I will always love him, I don’t want to be near him at the moment.”
I spend a lot of time thinking about American ethnocentricm and cultural issues. It’s hard for me to articulate in a way I think is appropriate, but it bothers me almost constantly.
Some of these things this article brings up I found very thought provoking—all of them are certainly true.
What are your thoughts?