Because the truth is, America controls international foreign policy today. We, americans have the real ability to impact the world. More than any other nation. I truly believe that if the average american ATTEMPTS to travel to a new country every three years, our foreign policy would not only be more multilateral, but also more understanding of cultural differences in general. Just imagine the impact it would have on the world if more Americans traveled. We have a duty to show that we are not best represented by our government. The world would be much more understanding to us as a nation. The birthplace of terrorism is ignorance but aren't we just as guilty of that ignorance? Because, I don't want to sugar coat it for you, people don't like us. Period. My travels in Europe, Asia and Australia have told me that. Other nations hate us. to put it bluntly. But not really us, mostly our government. They find us ignorant and intolerant, unjust and unfair. So i guess this blog is a rare one, because I'm venting and pleading at the same. If you're out there, get a passport. Learn the world. You're part of the human race, and you deserve to know how wonderful it is.
Prayers go out to the Boston community, no amount of hatred can excuse taking innocent lives.
Percentage of Americans WIth Passports