Lima, Peru | Thursday, May 23, 2013 07:02 am | | |
Larry, I love reading your articles, they're always entertaining :) But I think it's unfortunate that you feel your opinion is of limited value. Despite being expats, this is what a lot of us call home and I don't think we have to forfeit our right to a well-respected opinion. I've been shot down a few times by Peruvians for being a) too young, or b) a foreigner, but to me, democracy is all about love for plurality and difference of opinions. Having an opinion doesn't mean you're right, it means you care about this country because it's your home (and that you're smart enough to form an educated opinion). But that's just my take on the issue ;)# Gassy Butt McGee says :
I think we should have each candidate fart and see which one smells worse. The one that smells the most like eggs should be declared the winner.# Rick Crosby says :
I am not an expat, but I am concerned about the election in Peru that will occur next Sunday, even though I live a thousand miles from Peru. Why? Not only do I love the country, but I have relatives who live in Peru and my wife is from Peru. I want to see only the best for them and Peruvians. I have been In Peru when the military controlled the country, and I don't want to see that happen again.# Liliana Wiesner says :
Hi Larry. Thanks for sharing your feelings and views as an expat about this particularly difficult issue. It was a great lunch by the way. We'll need more of those during the weeks ahead of us. It is certainly a very tough election. Let's just hope, as Carstens says, that whatever happens on Sunday, the next president will do a good job to improve life for everyone in Peru and leave office after five years as he or she should.# JOEL POOLE says :
LARRY YOUR WORDS ARE THE TRUTH THAT EVERY EXPAT ON THIS SITE RUNNING OFF AT THE MOUTH SHOULD REALIZE!!!!
THEY (YOUR WORDS) ARE SIMPLE YET PROFOUND AND I RESPECT YOU MORE HAVING READ THEM..
"What I know is what I read in the papers, and by listening to television commentaries along with conversation with friends. It is not enough to make a good judgment. I haven’t lived through the many crucial events that have affected recent Peruvian history. I lack that important experience, and therefore my opinion is of limited value."
THANK YOU AGAIN