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    How often was I faced with that? sorry, people the story is different

    I was an orphan (white Dutch) raised in the Netherlands; the Nazi's murdered my Dad and my mother got TB and suffered like no other because of the war.

    I was very good educated and even attended University as well traveled world wide to sell airplanes and know the aircraft industry and how it works, I ended up to go to the US because of my skills and participated in million dollar deals.

    I joined this site because of my international experience all around the world, but ran into the same thing as is happening to the 4 girls. It seems that due to the "island mentality" the "brains" are wrongly programmed and stick to the island view of things. "IKEA" an Swedish company is withdrawing from the US, because the costs are here too high compared to Sweden. Wow. Trump says it differently. Who do you believe? I did help to repair an aircraft in Bangla Desh and arranged all the logistic plus did help with the repair at well over 130 degrees. Right now they are fixing an "roof " in our neighbor hood while it is about feeling like 110 degrees. guess who are only people on that roof? Only "latino's" are on that roof. It shows that "white power" is exactly "lazy power". The Chinese and far east people know what hard work is and dedication; the "lazy" society here have no clue and are only busy to slime with the "boss".

    All of this makes or breaks an country; throwing around "money" or "bullshit" never elevates any country; common sense and dedication does. Therefore electing an President who always had "money to burn" is purely stupid. International experience is so much more important, if the US thinks it is alone on this planet, forget it. Trump only wants , what HE wants, and that is "ultimate power" as "I alone can fix it" which means : I "dictate" that, without any expertise.

    Three quarter of the population here has never been outside of this "island" let alone have worked all over the world, so what do they know? They elect an nut head because they don't know better.

    Please educate those people!!

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    In my international travels including residences overseas, I have encountered highly talented people of all races. Their perspectives on life have to be admired. Ditto for the United States. It's largely why we have such a strong economy. However, I have also encountered some of the dumbest most ignorant people right here in the USA who don't give a shit about facts. That will probably tag me as an "elitist".

    Now as I watch the Republican Party rally around Trump defending or denying his every rascist word, I just wonder what gene pool they came from. It's been an evolutionary process as some the Trump's harshest critics three years ago are now his biggest fans...Lindsey Graham to name one. Graham's words should also be condemned.

    Dutch, there are good people in America as there are worldwide. I would not stereotype all Americans based on the lowest common denominator of Trump Republicans. However, if people do not vote, we get a demagogue like Trump.

    “The secret of the demagogue is to appear as dumb as his audience so that these people can believe themselves as smart as he is.” -- Harry Zohn

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    Well Dutch, that's quite a lot to sort out, but I get the point.

    I consider myself one of those who has never been out of this country, except, I have been to a couple of different places in Canada. I can say how I was treated as an American in a French Province, I believe it was Quebec. I wasn't greeted or treated warm and friendly while there. I never learned to speak French either, which probably was one of my problems. It was difficult for me to communicate with the people.

    I can just imagine how people of the USA are treated abroad right now, which is probably much worse before Trump. Some Americans here treat foreigners like a piece of shit, which is wrong. I would like to think that America was once a place to come because people were more accepting. I just wonder how my father was treated while he was trying to assimilate here from Europe decades ago. I've heard of all the disparaging remarks and names foreigners were called years ago, and learned the meanings of those nasty names. Just as the racist labels are for blacks in America. People never seem to learn that these names and nasty remarks are hurtful and without consideration of where people came from.

    None of us would be here now if it weren't for boats bringing our ancestors here to begin with.

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    Life styles of the rich and famous and a tax code that supports that and creates people with more power than the government is disenfranchising US citizens. We will all be told to shut up or leave if the dictatorial tax code isn’t changed.
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    In my international travels including residences overseas, I have encountered highly talented people of all races. Their perspectives on life have to be admired. Ditto for the United States. It's largely why we have such a strong economy. However, I have also encountered some of the dumbest most ignorant people right here in the USA who don't give a shit about facts. That will probably tag me as an "elitist".

    Now as I watch the Republican Party rally around Trump defending or denying his every rascist word, I just wonder what gene pool they came from. It's been an evolutionary process as some the Trump's harshest critics three years ago are now his biggest fans...Lindsey Graham to name one. Graham's words should also be condemned.

    Dutch, there are good people in America as there are worldwide. I would not stereotype all Americans based on the lowest common denominator of Trump Republicans. However, if people do not vote, we get a demagogue like Trump.

    “The secret of the demagogue is to appear as dumb as his audience so that these people can believe themselves as smart as he is.” -- Harry Zohn

    Schmidt, indeed as you say you have also very good people here; I don't deny that. However I've got an strong feeling as I noticed the in last 33 years that I'm here, that this country is and remains very stubborn to accept "things" which work in other parts of the world. For instance "healthcare" which they refuse to "copy". Also stubbornly stick to an outdated British like government structure (let alone "inches and "feet) with 1800's elements like the "electoral college" as well stick to an "two" party system" which is "asking" for an "dictatorship" and "partisan" behavior as is now the case. Also it invites corruption on an huge scale by allowing "lobbyist" to roam free. I can mention another thousand things. Of course if I don't like those things, then people will keep telling me to leave. I try to educate people here, but the stubbornness is "inbred" and hard to remove. I hope people looked at the China thing on TV; which shows that even under "communism" an country can thrive and become more advanced than us, because they don't stick to "old shoes".

    The biggest bottleneck here is having an wrong election system without decent proper "vetting" as well an very poor education system (if the teacher is stupid (as well the curriculum is not up to par) so are the students) especially in the southern and middle States here. Also most people here live with "the blinders on" and have indeed an "island" mentality which was introduced by the British Empire, which is now in the same shit, because they've got the same wrong antique system of governing and "oddball" laws as is the case here, as well in their old colony's. But yeah Boris will "fix it" the same as Trump.

    It is called "isolation" from the rest of the world.

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    Dockadams Wrote:

    Well Dutch, that's quite a lot to sort out, but I get the point.

    I consider myself one of those who has never been out of this country, except, I have been to a couple of different places in Canada. I can say how I was treated as an American in a French Province, I believe it was Quebec. I wasn't greeted or treated warm and friendly while there. I never learned to speak French either, which probably was one of my problems. It was difficult for me to communicate with the people.

    I can just imagine how people of the USA are treated abroad right now, which is probably much worse before Trump. Some Americans here treat foreigners like a piece of shit, which is wrong. I would like to think that America was once a place to come because people were more accepting. I just wonder how my father was treated while he was trying to assimilate here from Europe decades ago. I've heard of all the disparaging remarks and remarks foreigners were called years ago, and learned the meanings of those nasty names. Just as the racist labels are for blacks in America. People never seem to learn that these names and nasty remarks are hurtful and without consideration of where people came from.

    None of us would be here now if it weren't for boats bringing our ancestors here to begin with.

    Dock, I must say that you one of the writers who's got an open mind and an person who "thinks" and has "humor". I appreciate all your writing.
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    Thank you Dutch for the kind words.

    I think you're one of the members using this site who has a very accurate assessment of the direction this country is going. In old day terminology, we used to say things are going to hell in a handbag, and I believe that's true present day. Granted, there are some good people living in the USA, but things seemingly have gone from bad to worse in a matter of a couple of years.

    I vividly recall the 60's and 70's when African Americans struggled trying to stay alive dealing with police departments, and IMO, we're flashing back to those days when cops did what they wanted to with minority groups of people, there seems to be an uptick in police shootings of blacks. More brutality towards citizens too. Like we're headed for a police state with Nazi like officials overseeing this more violent society and doing nothing about it. And now with trump being a racist dictator (acting president), it seems to have empowered white supremacists, which has emboldened them into supporting him even more. This is clearly going the wrong way.

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