The recurrent topic of chatting in lunch time "why wont you even
consider to go to the USA?" is back.
M., D. and C. all think that I'm too stubborn to consider that the USA
is not a good place to live right now. It is good to say that this is
all very hypothetical talking, as I:
(a) Don't pretend to go to the USA in the near future.
(b) Anybody pretends for me to go to the USA in the near future.
But after much thinking about this topic, maybe I am having a biased
view of the USA after all. Or maybe not. It is true that I like to
watch "The Daily Show" and the recent "The Colbert Report", and that
the programs are all about criticising the Falcons and such and so on.
But hey, that's exactly what is _happening_ in the USA right now. It
is not like there would be a "The Ericsson Report" in Sweden, where
they would be criticising the government for all the bad things they
would be doing. And I don't mean doubling the taxation for butter or
things like that (I'm sure in Sweden that could be a problem), I mean
the things that have been happening in the USA during the last ~5
So I could say that yes, without having been there, I prefer Sweden to
the USA. And I would prefer Germany to the USA. And I would prefer
Japan to the USA. And I would prefer New Zealand to the USA. And I
would even prefer South Corea to the USA. I wouldn't prefer
Afghanistan to the USA, or Pakistan to the USA. Any country that takes
the United Nations seriously could be a good place to live. Any
country that takes the Kyoto protocol seriously would be a very nice
place to live.
And I'm not saying that every inch, every city or every state in the
USA is the same. I'm sure that the daily live in a mid-sized city in
Texas can be a lot different to the live in Boston or San Francisco,
but you get the idea.
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