I have plenty of experience with rednecks. I've lived among them, and have occasionally been accused of being one. Yet I have never been to America.
As for me speaking like a Redneck, I certainly didn't mean what I said in a "Go back to your country!" sort of way, which would be rather hypocritical of me since I, too, am a foreigner here.
Yes, but that's exactly what you said: "Why not go back to the US?" Assuming he was from the US, based on the non-color of his neck. Many of us, based on skin-color, face this kind of presumptive discrimination every day. White people are assumed to come from the USA, yellow people from Asia, and black people from Africa.
I just meant, in general, when I'm not happy living in a location, I try to move somewhere else! That is true whether I'm living in my home country or abroad. I realize there can be many obstacles to relocation, but usually there are more obstacles to remaining in a foreign country than to living in one's native country.
Obstacles exist in every country, especially in one's native country. It's easier to go with the flow sometimes, and just keep moving around without rocking the boat.
Unless a person is fleeing war, persecution, or a complete lack of employment opportunity, I tend to assume they moved to a new country because they preferred it. (And, actually, even in those situations I would assume they prefer their new location to the alternative!)
And then there are people like you, who when they are unhappy in one location try to move somewhere else.
So, I meant it as a sincere question-- Why stay in a place he doesn't like? If I didn't like Taiwan, I'd be outta here.
Show me where he said he didn't like Taiwan...