As a general reply, let me first thank my friend and adversary c.captain for starting this thread in my “honour”.
Secondly, I appreciate the comments of support, here and in other threads at time.
I admit, as I have done several times before, that I deliberately provoke a times to get a spirited argument going. In my experience, that is how you get people to think about things in a more informed way. If you only hear one side of a case, or only one opinion (preferably one that tally with your own) it is hard to learn anything new.
For those who only see attack on America and all things American, I can only say again;
I’m NOT ANTI-AMERICAN, but I’m against hypocrisy and ill informed attack on other posters.
I’m also not a Norwegian chauvinist, or exclusively Norwegian patriot.
Having lived away from Norway most of my life I am able to see things different from most Norwegians and I do see things I don’t like with the way Norwegians think about the rest of the world, especially people of other races among a segment of the population.
It is in many ways the same as in America, that people with a different skin colour, or different religion and culture are automatically “dangerous” and should stay away.
With the new reality that people are able to move between countries and continents with relative ease, it is a fact of life that you will find that your neighbour does NOT look like, think like or eat like you.
Having lived in a multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious country for nearly 50 years and worked worldwide, with people of all nationalities and level of education, I have no problem with this. But I can see that for those who have lived all their life in a homogeneous society, it is scary.
I try to put these things into perspective, when I can, but my weak written Norwegian prohibit me from participating in the Norwegian debate, hence you have to suffer my opinions.