Re: Oh, Ann
- From: nick c <n-chen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 19:39:17 -0700
On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 15:50:36 -0700, nick c <n-chen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Barbara Lake wrote:"nick c" <n-chen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:jPKdnWuElJgR1NjZnZ2dnUVZ_vednZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx:)Barbara Lake wrote:In effect, what you are saying is that the most uniquely American culture is in NOT having any other culture. What a culturally poor country this would be if that held true. However, since your blood pressure seems to be rising on this discussion, I'll end it here.Tell me, Nick, what customs would you call typically American? We are and have always been a nation of immigrants. We are and have always been enriched by the customs of those from other countries. Apart from that, please point to even one custom that is uniquely American.Bunk, pure bunk. An example would be the wearing the dress of native countries is not American. So long as people want to be different and flaunt their differences, they will be treated differently by those who are different and that may well contribute to the continuation of racism and/or culture segregation.
This idea that the US benefits from the culture and traditions of old countries is pure bunk. Such things openly practiced keep people divided and all the do-gooders have to offer for people to be tolerant and try to understand differences. There would be no need for such counsel if we all were of one mind. BUNK .......
Mr. & Mrs. Oliveo came from Italy. Mr. & Mrs. Viddertoskie came from Poland. Mr. & Mrs. O'Brien came from Ireland, Mr. & Mrs Haripschak came from Hungary, etc. etc., and when settled in their new apartments in the Bronx, they enrolled in PS 9 school to learn English. They dropped the traditions and customs of their former countries because they felt the US was now their country; with the exception of their relations and religious observances. These were the kind of people that made America because it was in their hearts to be Americans; by acts and deeds.
We see the issue differently because you would promote social differences while I would promote social unity. I don't like to hear the term Afro-American, or Mexican-American. We are either Americans or we are not Americans. I fail to see unity when we refer to one another as being different. Might well as refer to those who would endorse these terms as half-breeds, just to make sure we all recognize there are inherent differences between all of us.
Nick the way I look at it is if they say their anything but an
American I figure they are here on a visitor pass. Now does that piss
them off or what? LOL
We can shake hands on that thought. <g>
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