America in Wonderland

Finnish Perspective

One of the main problems I see with this country is how out of touch the majority of people here are or rather still are. I would say that those of my mother’s generation and even most of my generation – the so called baby boomers – were more aware of what was going on outside the country than most are now. Radios from the 1930s through the early 1950s had shortwave bands so one could listen to international broadcasts. They even had markings as to where on each band you could find London or Berlin or Bonn or Paris etc.

There are now far too many people who are not only unaware of what’s really going on in the rest of the world but also are unaware of what is going on outside of their own little bubble. They live in some sort of fantasy land where everything is…

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