I don’t know when I first gave up on north American society and its values, but it was probably about the same time as I discovered that Europe is not the Old World with Old World Values some politicians have claimed it to be. And now I look back at the values of the north Americans, of those living in my country of birth and wonder what went wrong and, above all, why no one can see that it has all gone wrong.
Take this little incident, for example:
Screenshot Source: Guardian US / Twitter
No, it didn’t take place in the USA: can you imagine the furor if it had? Of course you can, because we’ve seen it all before. Nipples are bad, Nipples must be banned. And if you’re actually using your nipples to feed a child, well, you can be banned from all public places and even threatened with an overnighter in the local jail.
This, however, is fine:
Screenshot Source: Guardian / Twitter
And still the question, why? Why is there such a fascination with weaponry, and especially with weaponry linked to a death, to a murder, to a prominent suicide? And why this weapon after so much time? What is the point of bringing it out now?
There are things in the USA which desperately need attention, and society is drooling over weapons, complaining about women’s bodies while, elsewhere in the USA these things are happening:
Screenshot Source: Huffington Post / Twitter
A real heterosexual-in-extreme man-to-man hug here. I wonder if the man in the background is holding a ruler to ensure they don’t get too close?
Separation of State and Religion. Freedoms and Rights for all. Wasn’t that the thing a few hundred years ago? Where did the ideal go to die?
- Viktoria Michaelis.