Your Myths About My Great America

1. WE ARE A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS

No, we’re not. We’re a nation of citizens. This country was built on legal immigration, and the ones who made learned the language and assimilated. Although, some people still don’t understand it. Nowadays, 15 millions illegals trivialize the idea of legal immigration and diminish those, who made through it legally. This is a long and difficult procedure, but if a way to immigrate legally exists, you have no right to violate it. Learn the difference between legal and illegal.

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2. WE STOLE THIS COUNTRY FROM PEACEFUL HIPPIE INDIANS

We fought them for 400 years. Fighting for land has always been part of the human race, it was so common, I don’t understand how do some people’s brains block this information. All the nations have all done that all over the world, but only Americans are told to feel guilty for it. Yes, nowadays it is called “stealing” or “annexation”. But for a long time this was 100% acceptable. Oh, and I have to remind you of the fights between the Indians before we even stepped on this land. And, oh, that was sooo brutal. They sometimes even ate each other.

2. AMERICA WAS BUILT ON SLAVERY

This is a popular myth, but history doesn’t support it. Yes, some rich southerners owned slaves, but the issue of slavery in the United States was ultimately decided by the Civil War.

With a population of 20 million, the Northern states obviously possessed a much larger military manpower base, but their industrial capacity was far greater as well. In 1860 the North had over 110,000 manufacturing establishments, the South just 18,000. The North produced 94 percent of the country’s iron, 97 percent of is coal and – not incidentally – 97 percent of its firearms. It contained 22,000 miles of railroad to the South’s 8,500. The North outperformed the South agriculturally as well. Northerners held 75 percent of the country’s farm acreage, produced 60 percent of its livestock, 67 percent of its corn, and 81 percent of its wheat. All in all, they held 75 percent of the nation’s total wealth. – Warfare in the Western World

So, America was primarily built on the industry of free people. Slavery was a terrible thing that went against the ideals of this country, but we don’t have to create false narrative around it to prove it was wrong. (I don’t even want to mention who turned those people into slaves and traded them here)

4. AMERICA IS RACIST

No, it is not

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We could get rid of all the other nations’ representatives and it would be almost 100% white.

5. AMERICA IS GETTING WORSE

Life expectancy is growing, crime is at the lowest rate ever. Even terminal cancer patients can be cured. Sex is safer, food is safer. We are the most technologically developed country, we make the best movies and music. This list can go on and on. Take literally any aspect of life. America is awesome!

And if you think that things were so much better back in time, get a time machine (or a history book would be enough?)

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4 thoughts on “Your Myths About My Great America”

    1. Your first two statements contradict each other. How is it legal immigration if the land was taken from Indians. That doesn’t add up. The land was taken. You do not understand immigration if you think that we aren’t a land of immigrants. We are. How else did we get here, I mean really? Maybe the time machine you referenced. Immigration is the action of living permanently in a foreign country. Is that not what the English did? Cause if you don’t think so, you obviously should pick up the history book you also referenced in the last section. If you’re gonna write a blog post at least proofread it. And maybe fact check too while you’re at it.

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  1. I think I understand some of what you are saying, but I’m unsure. Your grammar is atrocious. Perhaps you should spend some time learning how to write in proper English.

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  2. When you say “we” make a better music and films, to me you sound as the world now makes everything much better thanks to the USA. What happens to the leadership chair now, that America no longer a singular, exceptional nation on the Earth? Here comes The Trump, he is the answer. To the world outside of the States, Trump means – perfect borders control, meaning you can be part of America as long as you stay away, far. I am not American, but I am nobody as well, therefore, I do not judge based on my personal criterion, in fact I only and always state facts. For example, we the humans have forcefully killed over 5,000,000,000.00/- of our own specimen during past several thousand years, this is a fact.
    To the world outside, Americans are them who they left behind for the promised land of freedom. There is hope and bright future ahead for the USA, and in the end we all are one type of a carbon based life form, somewhere among countless stars. I feel at times as privileged due to being nobody because I can see me and all of us as we are – just another life form, experiencing this conscious bliss.
    I’d like to sum up by affirming most of the above, exception is the native Americans, speaking in millennia terms, they are still there, and while time has gone by, the hate stays. If I were in charge and had decisions to take, I’d give them the natives special American passports and additional rights to the ownership of particular lands, enabling them to re-calibrate the way they perceive the rest of Americans. This isn’t an argument, and to make things right they must be acknowledged as Native / Aboriginal population entitled to own large chunks of land where they can procreate and maintain their culture.

    Thank you for this beautiful day, Jenna.

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