I have traveled all over the world - Europe, South America, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Africa - but the majority of the areas I have been in enjoy the same freedom we do. For the first time I am in an area where freedom truly does not exist.
There are remnants of memory of oppression in America. A few survivors of the haulocaust are still alive and it wasn't that long ago that blacks were truly oppressed. But the generation of today has no memory of these things. We can read about them and be taught about them in class, but until we experience a loss of freedom, we have no concern.
What is it like to live within brick walls? Restriction on where you can eat, where you can walk, how you can be transported because it is not safe? Oppression because of race, religion or financial status. What about when you turn on your t.v. and hear phrases like "People don’t like them" (referring to US citizens) and "because we hate you..." This is life for the Westerner in Pakistan. Every day I wake up and realize anew that I am not in Kansas anymore.