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I want to be able to plus this more please.
Isn't fear and ignorance sort of the American way?
You are "Earthians" First, so act like it!
+Mark Dowding , one element of it, the same way that genocide and endless stupid wars is part of Europe's. How exactly does decrying bigotry with bigotry produce anything but bigotry?
America is just an extension of that good old fashioned European way.
+Mark Dowding Please read to the last line of the photo, since you don't get it, listen to people who do get it. Nothing good comes out of a closed bigoted mind, those worms are locked inside forever.
"Isn't fear and ignorance sort of the American way?" NO, IT IS NOT!
We often forget that we all come into this life the same way...
"We are not the same but we are all equals" Author unknown
me too +Ted Ewen I hope it has a ripple effect no only in the web but also in hearts of many people....
You do realize that America is a continent, not a country.
hahaha +Kenneth Knox One day I asked the same question to my english teacher and he was speechless..... but this time I just wanted to believe in the intention of the message more that in the words used to express it...
Ah, you think many citizens of the United States of America do not fear other Americans? Mexico Wall? Strip searches of Canadians out for a day's shopping? It applies. Sadly, it applies.
To many as +Kenneth Knox and I:
Love thy neighbor, and if it requires that you bend your understanding of the truth, the Truth will understand. ~Robert Brault
+Elizabeth Delgado Isn't it interesting how people like to pick at, like a nasty scab, a tiny off topic point than deal with the real issue of the post? We are such strange animals.
Say "just be nice" they will say "define nice", knowing all along what you mean.
+Denise Morgan Kalicki There is, in fact, nothing off topic about it. If you choose to make wide ranging, bold social and political statements, then you could, at the very least, be accurate in your target.
It's ironic that this poster uses such nationalistic language to argue against prejudice.
+Ted Ewen So actually being correct doesn't matter to you at all? This is not semantics. There is, oh I don't know, a massive difference between Americans and US citizens.
+Marty Bluet Fair enough. USA Citizens then. And I think 9 years in the Marine Corps, deploying multiple times, is enough for me to take personally the difference between America and the USA.
+Kenneth Knox I appreciate and honor your service to the USA. But let's keep it nice in here OK. Your post, your rules and my post my rules. OK?

I am sorry you feel the way you do on this post. Being harsh and judgmental serves nothing, You are free to not comment and participate in the post. And I am just as free to ask you to play nice with others while in my post.
+Denise Morgan Kalicki Terribly sorry. Thought I was being nice whilst expressing my own opinions on this. If I was not then I sincerely apologize.
+Kenneth Knox Thank you. When on Social Media and sharing content produced by others (as this was, I am not a Graphic Artist), A good Golden rule to keep in mind is : "You can please some of the people some of the time all of the people some of the time some of the people all of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time." In other words, go with the major theme and for the sake of the post, ignore the minor pick points. I mean I can go off on some man pointing a finger in my face and ordering me to do something, claiming to be my "Uncle" Or I can go off on the fact that the word "America" is never used in the post. The word "American" is the word used. And here's the definition :

But that is not the point. We need to respect ourselves and others.
+Kenneth Knox Once I used to call "Americans" USAns but than I realized that it sounds quite odd. But I guess the name "American" reflects pretty good USA's foreign policy and their world view: We are America! You'll be democratized. Resistance is futile! ...just a joke ;)
the world series is named after the newspaper that promoted it originally - but i get your point
I'd argue that you're human first, but what do I know.
+Larissa Daher To be VERY fair, I will help you with a search list for the definition of the word "American". And I looked again and I DO NOT see the word "citizens" used at all in my post! Sadly, too little knowledge leaves you bigoted and close-minded. And this post does not need your approval. But thanks, K for sharing your thoughts. Here's the search results, I made you a tinyirl so you don't get confused.
Poor poor +Larissa Daher even when you give her pages of definitions, already searched for her, she still hasn't a clue. And Larissa, sweetie dearie, my post was only a photo of an art poster, I refer to nothing, I used NO words, so try again, maybe let an adult read the sign to you, The words "United States" also do not appear in the photo. Geesh, the education these children get today is substandard. You might want to check the definition for "hypothetical" , K? Thanks, Bye!
"Bullyism - no dictionary results"
"No results found for Bullyism:
Did you mean Cullyism?" Yeah, that's it I bet he meant Cullyism. LOL! Go ahead look it up!!!!
I don't get it, so I am asking any american here that does to explain to me please, especialy the "act like it" how does an american acts or is suposed to act?
Right. See that guy in the Corner of the Pic? The one who has been an emblem of America, the States, The United States of America since J. M. Flagg's 1917 poster? That provides CONTEXT, Look it up, and take note of it for future utility. Splitting hairs when you know full well the intent of the statement, picking semantic or grammatical nits, shows only that you don't like it and can come up with nothing that is wrong about it. Deal with it.
I can hear +Larissa Daher stamping her feet and drumming her fists in frustration, the small print it also says...

Wanna start a good fight, for real, walk into a bar in Canada and say that Canadians are "Americans" Then duck and run out quick!
That's when I use it in the sense Larissa insists on, but only via the internet ;)
ROFL, this +Larissa Daher is a funny teenage troll. I bet she has three piercings, loves Hello Kitty and has pink somewhere on her person right now.
Humans, no matter where you are from, will always dislike other humans. Its not that they are "afraid" its human nature. Plus I don't want to think and believe like everyone else nor do I want people to think and believe like I do. How boring would that be.
+Marty Bluet I agree. But as they say haters gotta hate, it's all they have. And we have shiny examples of A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, as Larissa has been so kind to give us multiple demonstrations to prove the point.
Were all either male or female and we have already solved the debate between them
A quiz...

Native or citizen of Canada = Canadian
Native or citizen of Mexico = Mexican
Native or citizen of Brazil = Brazilian
Native or citizen of Argentina = Argentinian
Native or citizen of Colombia = Colombian
Native or citizen of Chile = Chilean
Native or citizen of Panama = Panamanian
Native or citizen of Venezuela = Venezuelan


Native or citizen of United States = ???????
Oh +Larissa Daher "+Denise Morgan Kalicki LOL. I am from South America. I'm not lying. Therefore your lovely argument is remarkably invalid." I never said anything about your country of birth or your nationality nor citizenship. Silly child. It's so confusing to try and keep all these lies you are spinning straight.
She (Larissa) has a point. It's like calling a German a European. Or a Thai person an Asian, or an Australian an Australian. If you are from the continent then you are one of them. But I guess you would have to define as North or South American if you go by the continental rulings. Just how I see it. Also, I don't see why it says stop being afraid o "Americans". Shouldn't it simply say, "other people"?
Actually ,,You are humans first!'' should be written down there...
+Larissa Daher Please stay in school, you really need your education. And now I see why so many people do not want the 13-18 year olds in their circles. I'll still support them, and keep my circles open to them, but, I can see why some don't, now.

And my little quiz does prove that unless one uses the term that +kevin Johnson had pointed out has been in use since 1648, of "American", there is no term for a native or citizen of the United States. To call us "North American" is incorrect as Canadians and Mexicans are also "North Americans". The only term that uniquely refers to natives or citizens of the United States is "American". Yes I can see how that term can denote a larger group as well, but that does not take away it's primary use as that which denotes a native or citizen of the United States.

Now, does anyone want to talk about football? 8-)
I am a German/Irish/Welsh American. But you never hear me say it. No, I am an American. I do not struggle to keep my heritage in this country. I have never been to Octoberfest and I cannot stand Baileys. So please don't force your heritage on me.
I like this post right up to the part where it says You're AMERICANS
FYI In most south/center American, and European countries natives of USA are called Yankees.
+Daigoro Toyama Well if I say "American Football" we still, by the above comments, have a quandary. And the reason why I asked the question. I'm evil, I know. ;-)
+Pablo Carmona And that would be very problematic for natives or citizens of the United States of America. Calling some folks that, to their face here in the USA, like the deep South, well, them is fighting words. And the only way you can be a Yankee in say, Maine or New England, is to have been born in those states, moving there after you were born, even a day old, does not count. <Sob> So hard to be nameless!
+Marty Bluet Yes, +Larissa Daher did show herself off as a child with her "proofs". I literally laughed out loud when she claimed she was telling the truth by saying "even some High School teachers" as if they were the highest form of pure knowledge. Ah, but we were all 13 years old once, and I am sure we all thought we knew it all then too. :-D
Why in the world did this turn into personal attacks? Are the people posting in this thread really mentally limited so far that all they can do is throw insults and call names? Have an adult discussion or don't bother at all.
+Kenneth Knox LOL, it fell down the rabbit hole. Big time!
I post a photo of a graphic. I say nothing on the post, just the graphic. Amazing how many people told me what I "said" and how "wrong" it was.

It's like putting a shiny thing someplace and seeing what happens. Some love it and share it, others like it and admire it, some try to take it home. others attack it, they are afraid, they work to destroy it, "not in my neighborhood!" GOML! And some appreciated it and understood.
And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA. "America the Beautiful" is an American patriotic song. ..... The song is one of the most beloved and popular of the many American patriotic songs. : "American Pie" is the title of a song by American folk rock singer-songwriter Don McLean. ...The single was a number-one U.S. hit for four weeks in 1972. In the UK the single reached No. 2 on its original 1972 release and a reissue in 1991 reached No.12.

Toby Keith - Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American) Lyrics : ..American Girls and American Guys
We'll always stand up and salute
We'll always recognize
When we see Old Glory Flying .. "American Woman" is a song by Canadian rock band The Guess Who (Apparently Canadians have no issue referring American to the USA) "American Flag" redirects here. The national flag of the United States of America (or the American flag) .... Uncle Sam (initials U.S.) is a common national personification of the American government that according to legend came into use during the War of 1812 and was supposedly named for Samuel Wilson. ... (First line) Write for us about … jobs in America ... The US job market seems to be getting better. When last month's official statistics came out, Americans discovered that the economy added a better-than-expected 227,000 new jobs, and that the national unemployment rate held at 8.3%, the lowest in four years. (The Guardian doesn't have a problem calling USA Citizens Americans ) (the whole world loves Madonna right?!) Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone (/tʃɪˈkoʊneɪ/ chi-koh-nay); August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and entrepreneur.
If not then surely BritBrit is loved by the world.... Britney Jean Spears (born December 2, 1981) is an American recording artist and entertainer. American Airlines, Inc. (AA) is the world's fifth largest airline in passenger miles transported[4] and operating revenues. Surely everyone accepts them world wide as meaning the USA : American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) or AmEx, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. ( Pretty sure nobody has confused this before either )

And last but not least: Americans, or American people, are the citizens of the United States.

Now here is my point... If you have a problem with it, complain to the other countries that also refer to the citizens of the United States of America as Americans. Tell them not to write "Americans" in their news reports, not to call our movies "American", and not to call our Actors, Actresses, and our Musicians "American" nor call Obama "The American President". Urge the world, please, because it is such a huge problem the world is facing right now that everyone references USA citizens and products as American. For those who showed concern for why we are only concerning ourselves within our nation of Americans... it is because we need to get the message out to our own. Let us work on something of our own people instead of everywhere else. Crazy how people of other countries keep saying we Americans need to stop going everywhere else in the world...but when we have a fake poster on the internet mentioning something we want to focus within our own country, we get scolded for that too. Geesh.
+Gina Reed Let us not forget that Women serve in active combat.
"And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won't forget those who died,
who gave that right to me."
And I will always honor them.
I know +Denise Morgan Kalicki , I was only directly quoting the song :) They played that song when I received my EGA when I graduated Marine Corps Bootcamp. ;)
I wanted to add also that the recruiting station I came from was right there in Manahawkin, at the corner of Rt 9 and I believe the road that you turn on to get to LBI :)
+Marty Bluet "And please people! READ THE POSTER !!! this post was not about being human or not human, it was about patriotism and that's why it says "a real American" "

Now this is the most honest comment in here. Good old patriotism/nationalism. Pretty much the root of bigotry and racism if you think about it. Now the discussion is really getting somewhere!
No +Nathan Stanley you have taken the conversation absolutely nowhere. It's not nationalism_. It is anti-nationalism. Real Americans are not Nationalists. Real Americans embody the principles of tolerance and acceptance, stand up for the weak, fight for the Truth. You know, ideals.
+Ned Ewing +Nathan Stanley Real Americans? Really? I'll tell you who real Americans are, they are all of you. This is everyone who has a citizenship. The term 'Real American' is an ignorant phrase which really means "People who I like and believe as I do". It's meaningless, and moreover is used to bully and coerce belief.

Love one another, even those you hate. If you don't stand together, there won't be any Americans, 'Real' or otherwise.