I recently subscribed to the forum of an American writter expecting to have an interesting exchange of ideas , just as what hapens in this forum. Surprisingly my posts were constantly answered by the owner of the forum up to the point wher I am feeling harassed. Now as by my work I am used to working together with americans in some sort of coolabrorative effort. Yet, this writter seems to be feeling I am invading his turf.
His response : increasingly aggresive posts.
His latest post follows:
[Hugo Award Winner] to "CultureCitizen":
Before you jump in and get the U.S.'s health-care costs down by 10%, our energy demands met, our culture-rules fixed, etc. -- all by using your exceptional systems programming skills -- why don't we do a deal (as my British friends like to say)?
First, get involved with your own country and get the damned drug cartels under control. They're a total blight and a shame to planet Earth.
Second, reduce the violence in your country by . . . say . . . 10%. If you can reduce America's health care costs or choose our energy investments, that shouldn't be a problem for you. (Suggestion: wear a Kevlar vest. As sleepwear.)
Third, create a real middle class in your country - one where people who can make some money don't have to hire bodyguards to protect their children from being nabbed by professional kidnappers. And change the huge social pyramid there based on so many poor people that hire only one or two relatives in their "businesses", spend their lives below the tax radar, and will pass on the same crap-level life to their children and grandchildren.
Fourth, create some real accountability in your own government, especially in the police and special forces who seem to be on cartel payrolls more often than not. Insist on having a few officials who aren't on the take to somebody.
Fifth -- and finally -- secure your northern border and prepare to receive, not the billions of dollars in remittances sent south from the U.S. every year, but more than 12 million of your countrymen who came here uninvited and illegally and who have been fouling up our courts and prisons and dragging down our welfare systems and economy while creating a social and linguistic impermeable culture-within-a-culture for decades now. We want our American melting pot back.
Do these small things and then come back and give us your powerful advice about what the United States should do -- windmills rather than oil, government-run insurance, solar panels on car rooftops, big government investments in your chosen areas, legalizing all drugs, whatever -- to fix things here the way you want them fixed.
Until you handle your end of things though . . . well, silence is golden. A more reasoned and reasonable conversation level, minus all the bluster and bull, is acceptable.
[Hugo Award Winner]