"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
> Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <
Neither should matter.
So much agnst and animosity prevails in life today. Everything seems to have a "side" or a label or a "right" or "wrong". Very seldom to I see people who talk/post with one another and simply discuss viewpoints. Often it seems some "side" is taken and that "side" is generally sandwiched between jibes of one type or another.
Labels such as a person's nationality and/or race do nothing, in my opinion, except perpetuate differences. In America, public schools teach American History. This is all well and good. But little is taught concerning World History, so little is learned by young people about other nations.
Other the other hand, public schools have classes taught in Black History. American's now see holidays such as Cino de Mayo showing up on their calendars. Learning and celebrating these things is wonderful...but it also tends to divide. When do public schools start teaching German history? Chinese history? Why aren't all of our signs spelled out in multiple languages instead of English and (in some areas) Spanish?
Neither should matter more or at all...maybe then some of the dischord will subside and fade away.
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I also think we should drop the race labels and the multi-ethnic/race labels. If you were born here in the US then you are American and nothing else. So screw the African,Chinese,Korean, American labels,if you were born in the US or have US citizenship you are not African, Korean, Chinese or whatever other, you are an American. We should ignore the race parasites who feed off the color of their skin and profit from it like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, as well as the racist.
Theodore Roosevelt hit the nail on the head with this-
"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
We should also drop this nonsense of allowing dual citizenship,pick a country and stay there. A man can not serve two masters. How do we trust someone with dual citizenship during a time of war?
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius