Tag Archives: police state

Officer Slam 1: The Incident

This post doesn’t live here anymore. It migrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No:  An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“Spring Valley High School Student Violently Arrested by SRO Ben Fields”

When Are We Going to Get Angry?

This post doesn’t live here anymore. It migrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No:  An Outsider on American Fascism,

where it resides under the title:

“Authoritarianism: Response to Police Misconduct? A Slap on the Wrist”

Simmering Down Now

232_edited-1Yesterday I just accepted all comments without replying to each one. I was venting, not looking for a conversation with people who have never been emigrants themselves. I thought I’d leave that for after I’d calmed down a bit.

Well, I’m calm now.

Question

Like Old Faithful, I need to let off steam on a regular basis.

Like Old Faithful, I need to let off steam on a regular basis.

So, fellow immigrants from Western Europe, wherever you are, I have a question for you.

Most of us spend the majority of our time writing expatically correct—and in  my case Americally correct—posts, demonstrating how well we are adapting.

I’m no exception. With tongue in cheek, I can write a halfway funny piece about pretty much any random, absolutely unimportant quirky cultural difference. See  my The Gap post. Yeah, it’s not hard to make fun of American public toilets.

People love posts like this. Or posts in which we write about the personal growth we experience, thanks to being permanently outside our comfort zone, and how grateful we are for this growth. And we even manage to believe it. We are able to take a step back and look at our environment and ourselves in it from a distance and laugh. Or at least shrug our shoulders.

I do, anyway. Most of the time. Next time.

But…

Reese and the Police

This post doesn’t live here anymore. It migrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No:  An Outsider on American Fascism,

where it resides under the title:

“Reese Witherspoon v. Police: America Is a Police State and Nobody Minds”