Finnish Perspective

America has been called the great melting pot. If so, then to me at least, it’s more like fondue that has gone horribly wrong.  This great mixing of cultures has yielded a country that is becoming more splintered and divided each year.  Instead of molding the traditions and cultural values that were brought over here by those from other areas into one, a number of these beliefs and values have been lost or simply tossed aside.

A country where personal agendas and monetary rewards take president over relationships and community. I remember when it was not so much. When everything did not have a price and avarice was considered by most to be crude and uncouth.  Where you went out of your way from friends because friendship meant something.  Where people looked out for one another and supported one another. Where jingoistic propaganda was not necessary to get people to back…

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