nameless wrote: ↑
5 months ago
1. Immigrants trying to come to America do not have the power to corrupt their countries. It is the leaders of those countries that are doing the corruption, not the immigrants trying to escape to America.
That is simply NOT true. In third would countries, such as India, Nepal, Pakistan and many African countries, barring rare exceptions, EVERYONE, including the common man and women engages in corruption. The difference between top politicians and normal blue collar workers is that top politicians can engage in corruption at a bigger scale due power they wield. Corruption is DEEPLY rooted in the culture. In India for example, government jobs are highly sought after even though they pay considerably less than positions in large private-multinational corporations. The reason is that government jobs gives you power over people which means far more opportunities for bribes, embezzlement, etc. Common people who complain about having to pay bribes start asking for them as soon as they become a government officer.
Also, top politicians in those countries don't descend from heaven. They were common men once and are simply carrying the culture of corruption they grew up in. If third world countries want to fix things, citizens of those countries will have to look within themselves and come to terms with the real reason behind their misery which is their corrupt moral framework. NOT colonialism, slavery or the US.
nameless wrote: ↑
5 months ago
4. And FYI the white nationalists here would vote to send you back to wherever you came from so they are not your friends. Their position is that you should not be in America. In their view, you should be deported by force back to your home.
I don't really care what white nationalists or anyone wants. I support policies that I think are in the national interest. Not because a particular group of people support them or those policies go against my own personal interest.
Also, even though I love the US and want the best for the country, I don't want to live here. I can't wait to go back to India as I miss my family immensely. Last year I spent a month there and simply loved it. However, unfortunately I can't just pack up and leave. I am in the middle of my masters and have invested a lot in the US. I am not even an Indian citizen anymore so I can't simply move there and get a job. Also, having spent all my professional life here, I am simply unfit to survive in Indian software industry work culture. I do have a plan though. My masters will be done in two years. I then plan to move to the country my brother lives in. The work culture in that county is closer to the US and I will be close to my brother and his family. He is working on opening a company in India. If that succeeds, there will be plenty of opportunity for us to move back to India.
I sometimes regret coming to the US. My friends and relatives who decided to stay back in India are doing really well. I don't think I would have liked the software industry in India but I could have easily chosen a different career that was suitable to me such as acting or could have become an entrepreneur(ALL of my relatives own their own firms). I have a nephew back in India who after graduating college became software engineer. However, he despised the field and switched to a different field in a couple of years. He is going great now.
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yettee wrote: ↑
5 months ago
The way you've been discussed here by other poster(s), I thought you were just working there, lol. So certainly you're heavily invested and I don't include you in my general query about why non citizens seem so... emotionally involved with what happens in the US.
Those other posters probably don't consider me American enough because I was born in India
. It's alright though, I don't really care if they consider me Indian or American. In a way I am both.
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I will just like to add that just because I say that people in third world countries engage in corruption, it doesn't mean I think they are horrible human beings. Corruption in those countries is prevalent in culture and hence why it's so widespread. If those same people were born in the US, they would probably behave differently. For example, none of the US government official of Indian or African descent has asked me for bribes. People really are product of their culture.