America - its all a bit odd...

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@jumpinjarhead @LJONESY

What is this "real America" you keep talking about, repeatedly? The U.S. is a lot of things to a lot of people who moved here and who amalgamated. That's what makes the U.S. great. So many different views and aspects.

I suspect that the 'real America' is that part which agrees with their views. It's not confined to the USA. It's a worldwide phenomenon... ;-)
 
@jumpinjarhead @LJONESY

What is this "real America" you keep talking about, repeatedly? The U.S. is a lot of things to a lot of people who moved here and who amalgamated. That's what makes the U.S. great. So many different views and aspects.
How the fcuk would you know? I hear tell you're Indian/British walting as an American.
 
How the fcuk would you know? I hear tell you're Indian/British walting as an American.
I thought he was a 'Septic' OTC drop out/liberal living in London, possibly going to OZ?
 
I suspect the "real America" is the people who are like the majority of people the world over. Trying to get through life and raise a family the best they can.
 
I thought he was a 'Septic' OTC drop out/liberal living in London, possibly going to OZ?
I thought so too until I found out differently.
 
@jumpinjarhead @LJONESY

What is this "real America" you keep talking about, repeatedly? The U.S. is a lot of things to a lot of people who moved here and who amalgamated. That's what makes the U.S. great. So many different views and aspects.
Precisely dear fellow and regrettably from what I can tell in many, if not most, cases ARRSERs seem to visit NYC, DC, SF, LA or Disneyworld, leaving the great unwashed deplorables (as someone (in)famous recently labeled huge swaths of America) unmolest...erm, unseen.

As you rightly point out in your post, but sadly have somewhat misrepresented in others, there is much to commend a great many parts, places and people of America to those who come here to actually "find it." Once you have lived as I have in a great many places and lived with Americans of all sorts, especially outside large metro areas, you come to appreciate what real "diversity" is and again, from my experience in having been to most of the major cities in America, Canada, the UK, Europe and Asia, I have found them to be (increasingly) similar, thus my perspective that "real" America really isn't reflected as much in such places.
 
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I suspect the "real America" is the people who are like the majority of people the world over. Trying to get through life and raise a family the best they can.
For me its the places that arent tourist honey pots - the next relative/visitor that asks me to get escorted to Hollywood/sunset blvd/walk of fame will get ejected into skid row.
 

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