I'm not conversant in political lingo & I live outside the US, so don't scalp me for asking a question here. Please explain any political jargon in answers, thanks.
What do people mean by the American way? Some kind of ideology. This statement was used by someone to promote christian views, and I think perhaps thinly disguised pro-white idealogy.
What is the Nationalist Movement? Is this connected to the American Way? The Knights Party/Ku Klux Klan say they are a Nationalist Movement, have a christian identity, and are "committed to the unity of white christians".
The "American way" of doing things is the same as being conservative, hard-nosed, and hard working. Christianity is usually associated with this because of the values brought here by the Puritans. These values have created the greatest culture in modern times. Yes, it has had flaws but no society doesn't have flaws.
Coupled with this is a sense of justice that takes the Queen's Law to a higher level of equality. The people who came here initially were outcasts, or commoners, in Great Britain. They were keenly aware of this while forming this country.
What would America be like if another people had founded this country? The point is that other cultures promote a dominant few while everybody else is subject to their whims. The U. S. Constitution is based on equal rights for all. That's why so many people try to emigrate here -- legally or not.
There are numerous fringe groups that try to promote their specific agendas. The KKK is one of these. However, there are others that do the same like La Raza (Hispanic dominance), the New Black Panthers (Black dominance) and so forth. There are even countries that support these radical fringe groups. Mexico, for example, has sent millions of dollars to La Raza to help promote its lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C. Saudi Arabia has financially supported various Islamic efforts in the U.S. The KKK was a locally dominant force in the South after the American Civil War. Today it has very little power and is seldom seen or heard. The KKK has never been synonmous with the American way.
To be a nationalist, or to have nationalism, simply means one has a loyalty or devotion to one's own nation. It might be considered extreme patriotism.
thanks. To outsiders, it seems like Americans are very patriotic, esp with Bush - they didn't seem to criticise him, yet it seems its not the same with Obama.
The difference between Bush and Obama is that the latter is pushing a strong leftist, or government-centered agenda. Some people refer to this as a minor form of socialism. This runs counter to mainstream America which is conservative and center-right. Trying to paint this criticism as racism -- i.e., Obama being black -- is absurd as Obama did get elected by popular vote. What's interesting is that the rest of the world thinks very highly of Obama. But what they see isn't what Americans see; Americans scrutinize policies while the world hears a very eloquent and smooth orator (with teleprompter).
Many believe that powerful forces in Congress are running the United States. This is because Obama had very little experience in politics and governing before being elected. Somebody had to call the shots on day one. Obama, lacking that experience, therefore relied on Pelosi, Reid, and others like Barney Frank for advice and counsel.
The best orators seem to get in, do they not?
No. Anybody can give a speech that promises the world. But at some point the promises must be backed up with reality. John F. Kennedy was a very good orator but he was also a realist. Most people feel JFK was the last honest President this country has had. Other Presidents, like Harry Truman, were not good orators. But Truman's "The Buck Stops Here" mentality won the hearts of the American people. Both, by the way, were Democrats.
The masses are often duped into believing something through slick marketing and public relations. The teleprompter -- another slick marketing device -- is seldom seen by viewers. But it's a tool relied on by people who could not deliver a good speech without it. Next we'll see "orators" use lip synching.
Most are very patriotic, at least those of us believe in what I will call the real American Way. Lately the definitions has been changing as their are those elitists who would like others to believe the American Way means getting everything for nothing and the government knowing better than the individual and that they should take care of the the people.
I also think different people will have different views of what the American Way is, but I agree with the first answer you received, it is the idea that if you work hard you can better yourself and obtain your dreams.
I think the American way is like in the forum, you can say whatever you want to say, debate it, but at the end of the day, you congratulate each other for whatever achievements they received, huge earnings, amazon, adsense etc. Many person are just cocky, but everyone is nice deep inside.
What makes this country great is the overall ability to speak what you want to say with a loud voice. Freedom of course is not absolute, but it is better and keeps getting better to my opinion.
I don't know if the KU KLUX is still alive?
I just think that American love to voice their opinion in a loud voice but that is the voice only loud -- like any other people in other country, there are imperfections of a culture.
I don't know if I am answering the question, morning to all..
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