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    Senior Robin Hood Guy Ian Gills's Avatar
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    Default There's a reason people come to America

    And it may not be the one you think.

    If you could be any place or anywhere in American history, would it be here:



    Here?



    Perhaps here?



    Here?



    or here?




    I was hoping my life here would be like it was in Hazzard. But things seem to have changed.
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    Move to the hills of backwater kentucky and make whisky.

    And the small towns in Kansas are just like the Waltons, even now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    And it may not be the one you think.

    If you could be any place or anywhere in American history, would it be here:



    Here?



    Perhaps here?



    Here?



    or here?




    I was hoping my life here would be like it was in Hazzard. But things seem to have changed.
    Ian you can watch You Tube in England if you go back...
    Don't let that stop you...
    You can probably watch full episodes of most of those shows on Hulu too!

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    Thanks for the offer of a return ticket Redwood.

    But it's not the shows I'm after.

    It's the lifestyle.

    An America of old perhaps, that was not to be found here when I arrived.

    Perhaps a happier America with the Bandit and friendly police.

    Has America changed that much in the short space of thirty years?

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    My house always sounded like the Waltons, you would had loved it. At night, I would yell to each my sons, that I loved them, they yelled back, I love you mom, I love you dad, my husband would yell to each son that he loved them, and then, I would say laying next to my husband that I loved him, and he would say the same back to me.

    We had a great life. I wish the same for you Ian... I hope you get your John-boy, and Mary Ellen someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    Thanks for the offer of a return ticket Redwood.

    But it's not the shows I'm after.

    It's the lifestyle.

    An America of old perhaps, that was not to be found here when I arrived.

    Perhaps a happier America with the Bandit and friendly police.

    Has America changed that much in the short space of thirty years?
    No Ian... Hollywood has always been Hollywood....

    It's a TV Show not reality...

    Just like Reality TV is not reality....

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    I'm sure there were/are parts of America that are really like those shows.

    Don't break the dreams of a million wanna-big immigrants whose only knowledge of America is these great shows Redwood!


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    Versailles is what you see on TV or in the movies when you look at that country from a great distance. Also, huge apartments with high ceilings. And outdoor settings that are beautiful.

    Watching French TV, I saw a documentary where immigrants complained that their life in France wasn't at all like what they had dreamt of. Most of the habitable buildings in France of the kind that immigrants can get into are butt ugly. It's not Versailles, not at all...

    Hope this helps. In terms of reality check. As a general rule, nobody has any incentive to put the worst parts of any society on TV or in movies. If you needed to be told that, you can thank me for telling you that. If not, just thank me anyway. Modern America is similar to the America that existed in previous decades. Things did not change in any sudden way. It's a continuum. There is continuity. Hope this helps, in terms of hearing at least once that there were all the same currents that you see today and which impact you more strongly now than they will later, because you are still a recent immigrant and still getting your bearings.


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