Friday, June 23, 2006
THE USA IS NOT AMERICA!
During the last thirty years I've noticed the increasing habit of politicians' calling the United States "America" and shunting all other nations in North and South America to some hyphinated subclassification; Mexican-American, Canadian-American, Latin American (even Afro-American to clarify the white bread soul of the ancestors of the American revolution). Considering the recent political trend toward putting Texas-Americans in Washington perhaps citizens of the 50 states should be referred to as United Stetsons. The trend of United States' businesses' relocating industry to third world sweatshops recalls a t-shirt I distributed in the seventies to protest Viet Nam, "U.S. out of North America." In the era of the stolen presidency, the United States isn't even United (its red or blue) or States as the Constitution is violated from free speech to states' rights. The hubris of calling the the U.S. "America" to the exclusion of the rest of the hemisphere is a speech pattern any psychiatrist would term megalomania.