Yes, the President crashed through the floor with his ‘shithole countries’ comment. But as someone who is set to travel to one of those countries, I feel I’ll now have to defend the indefensible.
The modern American ‘us’ and ‘them’ mentality has gone far enough. Many people, like myself, are now choosing neither.
I live in Portland, the latest city to be brushed by hate. Which got me thinking, those people we supposedly hate, are the same people who give us our identity. So what does it give us?
As a veteran returning home, I was struck by the alienation and isolation, and the anger I felt, not just toward myself, but toward the innocent questions of others.
Gazing from the mire of my own addiction, I believe that the Internet, and all it’s information does both harm and good, in equal measure.
I recently returned home after years abroad, to find my country beset by stereotype. It’s time we question the truth – and our own thoughts – before lasting damage is done.