Why Do Americans Say Things Like "We Fought For Our Independence!" When They Were Never There?
I see this on Hubpages all the time. "We" this and "We" that in reference to the history of the United States. Huh? Are there really people still living today that participated in the Revolutionary War? The War of 1812? The Civil War? The last living WWI veteran died in 2012. So it appears that "We" didn't do anything at all in the past, but "They" most certainly did. And what did "They" do. They helped to commit genocide, steal an entire continent, destroy a culture and supplant it with a greedy capitalist oligarchy. It's remarkable that the "We" people want to take credit for all of that.
Yet, you don't have a problem when "we" is used in connection with Slavery. We the people of today had nothing to do with Slavery. In fact, the biggest factor in slavery were the Africans that captured and made slaves for sale to many countries in the world.
So where is your opinion on why "WE" had anything to do with Slavery? It is only logical that you have to spread that "WE" equally to good and bad.
And you also have to give credit or blame to "WE" by stating who is that "WE". Is it Americans, or the US Government, or both?
The "WE" logic of this question is vague, ambiguous and doesn't seem to have a point, at least not a valid point. Many Indian Reservations are doing pretty good thank to "WE" gamblers.
I have never said "we" had anything to do with slavery. I have no opinion on an absurd position I have never taken. The progeny of thieves continue to profit from slavery. That is my position. You R entirely off topic, and I indicated who "we" R.
Ronnie, reread my comment.
It is on topic, but if I have to explain it, you didn't understand it.The topic is WE.
The topic is why Americans say "we" in reference to historical events they never participated in . That has nothing to do with the issue of slavery or how anyone feels about it. How often were U picked 4 the debate team?
We Americans have been blamed for Slavery that we didn't participate in, You don't think that having people blame the Whites of today for something they didn't participate is not in the boundaries of this question?
Slaves were not here, when this land "America" was taken from my ancestors and we/I had nothing to do with the enslavement of any one. Did you?
My question has nothing to do with slavery. Brad doesn't know how to stay on topic. My question pertains to nationalist rhetoric. For example: "We defeated the British", which is a ridiculous statement.
Ronnie, when people make it person, it is because they most likely don't have a valid argument. WE is the topic.
Anyone who can read my Headline and subsequent explanation knows better Bradley. You are the one who wants to hijack the thread and go somewhere else. My advice: Go somewhere else.
It blows my mind. That King guy is scary! He only wants to go "back" so far.
Hello Diane, I'm not quite sure who you are referring to.
Senator King from Iowa. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar … ne/519336/
The tweet was, by King standards, somewhat nuanced: Although it’s hard to read the tweet as anything but a statement of white racism,
yes. its white christian nationalism. ever hear of seven mountain dominionism?? dominionists...christians must take over every aspect of society..throughout the world. and well you know jc is blond hair blue eye...god is white, so white makes right.
I read the article. He doesn't know about contributions from other races because he is an uneducated racist. Educated people know better than to make such ignorant statements. I only hope there is a hell deep enough and wide enough to hold them all.
Wrong again Brad. First of all England did not have control of the entire area now known as the U.S..England continued to own the American colonies after the war, and the U.S. is a British Colony unto this very day. U know nothing of history.
Americans took from England. Whom did England take it from?
The uneducated have subscribed to the fiction that the European brought civilization to this continent. But that is only if you consider slavery and genocide civilized behavior.The African and the Indigenous R supposed to feel grateful 4 the abuse.
The Native people helped them to survive, growing crops and making it through the winter. That takes quite a bit of intelligence and compassion.
history books and religious books perpetuate this story we're supposed to base our lives on. im done w it. there is nothing superior about using violence to conquer..from any race or religion. and womans place is not submissive to man..in any way.
Ronnie, Our country was 13 states and that is what we took from England. Apparently, this question is not really popular, maybe because it doesn't mean anything. bye bye
Popularity in a goat herd is not my goal in life. Among those who consider ignorance a virtue, what is most popular is commonly base and trivial. The day I become popular at anything is the day I realize I have failed. So far,I have been successful.
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