Sunday, December 02, 2012

Cultural Differences

I love Chicago.

Interesting conversation with a man from Vietnam yesterday. We were discussing various SE Asian atrocities committed by oppressive governments. I offered the obvious cliche about people in this country not understanding or appreciating the freedoms we have.

His response was that he thinks we have too much freedom and thinks we need a bit of oppression. People under repressive regimes who do not break the rules are usually safer than most Americans. Oppression that you surrender to is not such a bad thing!

I asked him which freedoms he would take away. He instantly responded: the right to bear arms and the right to slander the sitting president.

Interesting viewpoint. If course, we were having this conversation in Chicago, not Saigon.