The debate "How to be American step by step guide" was started by
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i had a hairstyle similar to trump
Actually, Donald Trump let somebody test his hair. It isnt a wig.
onece you have completed these, you will be put back out again by that orange man with a blond wig, who calls himself Trump
Also you need to understand its history and to become american (other than applying for citizenship) you need to explore america, understand its values, struggle and you should also respect the forefathers.
LMAO such silly arguments. To become an american, you need to apply for the naturalisation process and then get the green card. Also you need to love America from your heart.
could u explain
shoot first, think later.....
it was a democracy in some ways. u still had a king. he still had a bunch of power and he was the one who wouldn't even listen to our pleas to lower taxes. because he was fearful of being forced to step down by ur democracy. but he did still have the power.
Nemiroff, unfortunately the hypernationalism which the "American" govt created also caused people to over exaggerate American society as a whole. There are even fools to this day who still dont even know that Britain was a democracy in 1776. They actually think that one person was in charge of Britain at that time and to such people i say they should get an education.
actually it's all original. we had taken parts of all coultures and made our own. our gov. was actually made to be the exact opposite of urs. we wanted one where the people had the power instead of one man. America is and should be a place for everyone who comes for a new start.
Nemiroff, what do you mean "what exactly do they retain of their British, Dutch, or other European cultures?", everything in American culture is EUROPEAN. The clothes that they wear (shirts and trousers etc) are European, the shitty food that they eat is European, the language that they speak is ENGLISH, the system of government is copy-catted from the British (minus the monarchy obviously and some other tweaks) etc. Everything is European, nothing is original.
You may want to review the definition of the word Caucasian. It literally means a white person of European descent. White Americans themselves as being of European heritage constantly.
for white Americans at least it is a cultural thing. people who came 1 or 2 generations ago, eat their ethnic foods, retain some of their native language, or even practice some of their native customs still often keep label themselves as Irish American, Italian American, French american, etc. some even continue to live in ethnic ghettos and retain their identity for many generations.
for the Americans who have lived here for 200 years, what exactly do they retain of their British, Dutch, or other European cultures? nothing. they are just Americans.
either way, all Europeans are just remenenants of the roman empire and surrounding tribes, which all come from Greece and further towards mesopotamia, which came from africa, and are just distant cousins of Africans and African americans. along with the Asians and native americans.
Nemiroff, the people who settled were English and all white people living in America today are also ethnically English. I dont believe simply being born in a land makes you of those people, its one of the most stupid political concepts ever. Before 1776, "Americans" were called British/English. British leaders such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson etc simply re-identified themselves and the colonies as "American" after 1776 to reduce the chance of the population wanting to secede back to England. After all, after 2 or 3 generations of calling themselves "American", the population would forget that they had any ties to Britain at all and would feel that America is their only homeland where they have a chance. Let me tell ya, nationalism is a jewel of a propaganda method. George Washington even spoke with a Cornwall (a town in south-west England) accent and Thomas Jefferson's mom was born in London and his tutor was Scottish so he had a Scottish accent. Yet thay is not what films and so on show you. I played Assassins Creed 3 a couple years back in which they had George Washington rolling his Rs like a motherf***er, when in reality, such was not the case. But boy did they do a great job at indoctrinating their citizens! Think about it, when Chinese- Americans or Indian-Americans etc look back to their roots, they always go back to China or India but how many white Americans even THINK to look back to Britain ir Europe? Very very very few. American leaders go to the UK and talk about the "great bonds our nations hold" and joke about 1776 and the "little dispute over tea", but they never mention an even greater bond- the fact that they are both EXACTLY THE SAME ethnic group of people because it feels like such a distant concept to them. Yet black Americans whose families have been in America for just as long as the whites still acknowledge that they are African, thats why they call themselves AFRICAN AMERICANS, whereas when was the last time you heard a white guy call himself a "European American"?
England used to own France as well. and that didn't end to well either. also I know they didn't call themselves that but that is what they were.
England never sent an army, settlers simply came, settled, and then stole. they weren't called Americans back then, but the people are the same ones.
u do realise that a) England took the land originally and b) most Americans at that time were born in America.
Nemiroff-no, the Chinese fought in and FOR lands that they are NATIVE TO. They fought to gain control of land which was already inherently theirs. same with the Africans. America is not natively the land of the whites, which makes it worse because they have NO right to that land. Nownif they were to fight in Europe, that would be a different thing because it is their homeland. America is not.
that was taken in war as well.
you may want to reread the history of Texas. Mexico invited Americans in as Immigrants. they decided they didn't like living in Mexico. so instead of returning to their homeland they just decided to steal the land they were invited into. and now you're building a wall to keep them out of the land you stole from them.
the Chinese were many groups that fought each other endlessly until one group won, murdered many civilians, and took over the whole nation. the same goes for japanese, as well as france, england and many (if not all) parts of africa. even native Americans had violent civilizations that conquered, killed, enslaved, and stole from other native americans.
the history of the human race, after other species stopped being an existential threat to us, was one of conflict, murder, and theft long before western societies managed to cross the seas. what Europeans managed to do was to have fewer but larger scale conflicts instead of the far numerous but smaller tribal / city-state warfare of everyone else. the net result is pretty much the same.
u r wrong actually. u first settle in a small area.(like the colonies) then u fought others for there land till eventually u get a nation. historybuff could probably explain better but it's well known that u fought for ur land as well.
Nemiroff- no they didnt. Most countries gained their land by being the first ones there or by their population's splitting to settlements that are in that REGION. Crossing an entire ocean, killing its people and then declaring it YOUR homeland is another matter however. There is a reason theyre called NATIVE Americans, theyre either the first people to settle at that land or they originated from that land entirely. In terms of buying land...well...you cant sell land that isnt yours. Whites are natives to EUROPE, Chinese looking folk are natives to east Asia, blacks are natives to Africa and so on. People like overcomplicating things to promote their agenda but in reality, it doesnt take a genius to tell which grouos are natives to which land.
every race fought, killed, and conquered others for their land. the only difference with America is they did it more recently.
we got the land through war and buying. albeit with native Americans (see not indians) we just didn't understand each other. that's what caused that war. I think that people forget that all the land countries have had has mainly been taken in war. also this is definitely not how u be an American. try again. I'll give u a hint. it has nothing materialistic connected to it.
you forgot steal large amounts of land from Mexico before building a wall to keep out the Mexicans.
1) Be British, not American.
2) sail over to America.
3) Declare independence from Britain.
4) Pretend youre not British.
5) Pretend to be American.
6) Call America the land of the free, and say all men are equal in the constitution while keeping slaves.
7)Kill the real Americans.
8) Call the real Americans Indians so that they sound like the foreigners and not you.
9) Pretend to be history's knight in shining armour and then rape the resources amd land of those you "rescue".
10) Indoctrinate your citizens to believe America is the greatest nation on the planet for no apparent reason.
13) Ban alcohol.
14) Unban alcohol because the current generation of adults is already addicted, and only they matter. future generations do not.
15) Drop 2 nukes on a country.
16) Make the country you dropped the nukes on apologise.
17) Deport and ban people who come to America the same way you did.
18) Build a wall with Mexico even though Mexicans are native to the continent and you arent.