Originally Posted by Lee510
They shouldn't expect to go someplace new and make it "just like home".
And yet, 95% of all Americans I know living overseas do everything they can to make it "just like home." I met so many military folks that simply never left the base, because it was "weird out there" or "they drive on the wrong side of the road" or "they talk funny" (so you just yell louder in English?
). "Besides, I can get everything I need at the Commissary or AAFES and I feel safe here." And those were the folks stationed in peaceful countries that are our allies, not off in some war-torn hell hole.
As for the "PC" problem, both sides have it wrong. It simply boils down to respect. One side has taken it so far that a single word or a look can cause offense, so you keep your head down and your mouth shut so as to not offend anyone in any possible way. And the backlash, as we've seen here, is to say "screw 'em all, damn freaks!" which is really no better and doesn't actually solve anything.
Whereas if folks would learn to respect other's differences without prejudice or ridicule, then maybe we'd all learn something from each other. And maybe, just maybe, learn to stop attacking things that we don't understand.