I guess the title could apply to a few things today. But literally, the earth is red in Australia. I'm referring to the dirt. It looks so exotic and strange at the same time. I'd guess it's also full of clay? It sticks to the bottoms of shoes and even blows in through the windows if you're not careful.
The shooting in Virginia has been all over the news this past day or so. All of these Australians are calling in to radio stations to give their opinion on why they think it occured. Facts remain that it isn't because we have more guns than anyone other country, and that this time it wasn't a middle class white person. I'd tend to think we have shooting like this due to the egocentric nature of the American psyche (although I'm not sure I can apply it here as it was an international student from South Korea this time). After interacting with many from different cultures around the world, I have learned that Americans have the tendency, much moreso than any other culture I've interacted with, to put themselves first. It's ingrained in us to think of ourselves ahead of anyone else, and not to be so much concerned about the results of our actions on others. Cultural differences like this are programmed in us from the time we begin to speak and socialise, I think. When Americans get desperate, they don't think about the consequences of their actions on others. This is probably part or most of the reason we are perceived poorly by the rest of the world. I'm not sure what else I think on the subject, so I'll leave it here for now.