Wow.. I feel this close to home. I read a lot of the comments from that article and I was very impressed by the responses. And of course there was responses from other Europeans. This makes it easier for me to really discuss subjects of this nature. It truly is a european problem, ad it would make sense that we discuss it between ourselves.
I could not really discuss this with most americans about this,(for the most part members here are excluded) as one commenter responded that there is not this issue occuring quite yet in America.
I have been here 20 years in this country, I speak english, and I am VERY well knowledged in America history and culture"(naturally I use this word loosely) I feel very wronged that I am looked at as a fool for wanting to ride my bike everyday, shop for healthy food, speak italian or share italian culture, drink espresso, etc. It is the Italians who helped share in passionately building this country with its knowledge of business, art etc, and I would only hope that I can enjoy my life with all this hassle. Well either way I make my way around such issues.