I decided ages ago that I was never going to live in the U.S. I think Columbine plus the 9/11 aftermath solidified the Nope.
I had the option. I'm very employable, I have dual citizenship (for reasons).
But the U.S. is just scary.
Current U.S. events are sad and disturbing, but the writing was on the wall years ago. I hope America manages to get her act together, but this runs deep, it's been brewing for a long time.
(You think kids pledging allegiance to the flag was ever NOT fascist?)
The flip side of this, is the fact that I've felt this way for so long, gives me pause at the current state of panic people seem to be in.
Has anything changed? Really?
From where I'm standing, it's a matter of degree, not kind. Obama condoned torture, raining death from the skies, Guatanamo bay (a concentration camp, kids), persecuting whistleblowers...
He was just all charming and black while doing so. Still a fascist.
I dunno. Maybe the orange guy opened peoples' eyes? 🤷
@HerraBRE I read "Unlearning the myth of American innocence" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/08/unlearning-the-myth-of-american-innocence a few months ago and my mind keeps returning to it.