The U.S is one of the countries that widespread globally. Interestingly, California exists in South Korea. The administrative district address of US army’s Korean base is California. Therefore, if you, who live in the U.S, send a package to USFK bases, it will be a domestic delivery. Even it is just an administrative separation, this is quite interesting, because this can be meat that the U.S has their territory in Korea. However, when you just see a USFK base, it does not feel that weird. Since my grand parents live almost right next to the one of the bases, they are familiar to me. The army is stationed in my country because we are just in a state of armistice. It exists for a peace upon many complicated political relationships. The U.S would become an affable invader or a threatening neighbor. This is usually depends on what justification does it have.
Most of my direct experiences in the U.S such as smiley greeting, opened parties and tolerant people, were positive. This can be a feature of quiet countryside, but those could be overall experiences and features of the U.S. However I was surprised when I saw a clip of statement of Yemen’s young man. He studied in the U.S for few years getting help from the U.S government. His misunderstanding on the country was gone away and he became an American citizen. However, when he visited his hometown in Yemen, there was an attack of drone and his family and other people trembled for fear because of the drone’s bombing. Outside of the U.S was different from the U.S that he thought as his friend. I found some odd feeling from his words. He said that if the U.S want to make his people trust the country, it should stop drone attacking right away. His speech seemed like imply the United State of America is a symbol and standard of a global peace and the nation should act as a symbol, but the U.S is not a charity or an international organization. Does the U.S really need a trust of Yemen? The young man gave the justification to the U.S as a guardian of peace and appealed that the country should not throw his trust away not just because of innocent victims. The U.S actually does not have to be a justice and it cannot be a justice. The world mostly expects the aspect of ‘Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima’, but in reality it is more likely flag in the ‘The Soiling of Old Glory’.
I thought the both affable and threatening aspects are one of the identities of the U.S. People I met were also parts of the nation and it was real experience. I could not define all nation of this country, but a lot of them have high quality of manner. The typical images of ‘American’ house would be a one or two floor house with opened green lawn. However, not everyone can enter the fenceless lawn but the only guaranteed people can enter. The gap between seen image and the reality made the difference deeply. I had been interested in many products of the U.S such as Hollywood movies and Disney films, but the experience in Davis is my first step to the lawn. Before my first step, my attitude towards this country was indifferent whether I heard positive news or negative news. The numerical value of how many people died in Pakistan or Iraq by attack of the U.S only give temperate disappoint. The flag can be a justice or a weapon, and it depends on own situation. Also the nation never can be judged by one aspect. This violence dilemma will always remains on the two sides of the country.