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Itsorb wrote:So far, I have not come up with anything knew, that isn't the corny virtues usually referred to when a politician speaks on being American.
cherry-pick when reading the bible
But I do find your criticism of American spelling of the word "their" a bit curious.
-1- wrote:What typifies an American?
- Ability to spell "Their" five different ways, regardless of correct meaning
- read with consternation of people shooting up schools, post offices and amateur abortion agencies, and not try to ban guns
- think their country is the best ever in the world (the actual value judgment I am neither debating, nor confirming)
- ask not what their country can do for them, instead, ask what they can do for their country
- ask what Jesus would do (for their country)
- cherry-pick when reading the bible
- accept Jews as humans and without a trace of discrimination, yet place the Black People in a sub-class beneath their own (whether they be white or black)
- not understand foreign cultures
- think that the French are funny just by being French
- no longer think that the Japanese are cool, but the Chinese are.
-- Updated 2017 July 12th, 6:06 pm to add the following --
- Would rather bankrupt their own families trying to raise money for a major surgery, than accept a public-funded (essentially free) universal healthcare system. Like people have in Canada, Japan, China, in all European countries, Oz, and Americans would rather see their fellow citizens rot in the gut and the gutter of diseases they can't afford to get cured, much the same way as in Quatar, Syria, Bangla Desh, Brazil and Zimbabwe.
-- Updated 2017 July 12th, 6:08 pm to add the following --Itsorb wrote:So far, I have not come up with anything knew, that isn't the corny virtues usually referred to when a politician speaks on being American.
How is the above by me serving as an antidote to your saccharine-sweet candied idealism of the description of an American?
...We are a country in transition. What it means to be an American is a question without a clear, unambiguous answer. How one might answer today might not be how they will answer five or ten or twenty years from now.
Steve, go to a site where the average American writes on forum posts. They're[sic] grammar their[sic] is what there[sic] grammar is...
Itsorb wrote:Constantly, I hear about discrimination of race and gender. This has brought me to ponder about my own identity, and one question that I just knew I could not answer on my own during the process was "what does it mean to be American?". The reason why I ask this in the forums is because I know some responses will come from Americans, and some from non-Americans, which helps bring in an outside perspective. I hope you can help me discuss an answer to this question. So far, I have not come up with anything knew, that isn't the corny virtues usually referred to when a politician speaks on being American.
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