That's really lousy.
At the DMV, there were these men in line, endlessly complaining and snickering about the "U.S. Gov" and it's problems with other countries. I don't want to be offensive so won't repeat but they went on to say how we should leave other countries alone and keep our money here and on and on.
What I wished for was my Westen Civ book from college so they could look up some reasons why it's not terrible if we aid other countries...but I know throughout the world are countless opinions on this.
I did step in as my number beeped to go up and I said, very quietly, "What about our resources like gold in Turkey and Russia (if still there) in those other countries? How would we protect that and how would we protect people from our country in others if we didn't go there and sometimes help?" I had other things to say, but since they complained about money, I used that angle...
Yes, I suspect the man at your school was maybe looking for attention or to see who could be aggravated easily. It doesn't show much tolerance or open-mindedness on his part, that's for sure.Ashland 13
A person is a person, no matter how small. -Dr. Suess