Over the past couple decades or so I have attempted to elicit answers to the ever growing question: Who, in our western hemisphere, is an American and who are not Americans? Suffice it to say that no one seems to want to answer the question, from the U.S. President all the way down to the person sleeping under the local bridge.
Today, I raise the same question. It seems that the “news media” and politicians are hell bent on pushing the “Made in America” notion. I ask then, “which America?” What ever happened to the most accurate statement: “Made in USA”? Politicians declare “… we are Americans, as if to suggest that the rest of the population of the western hemisphere are not Americans. You see, we have North AMERICA, Central AMERICA, and South AMERICA. What about Columbian Americans (South America), Mexican Americans (North America) or how about folks born and raised in Newfoundland — Canadian Americans, or Costa Ricans (Central America). Was dictator Chavez, president of Venezuela, an American? Sure was. Venezuelan American (South America). This list could fill several pages but I dare not bore you with so much trivia.
Everyone born, raised or who took up citizenship anywhere in our entire Western Hemisphere are fully “AMERICANS” regardless of which country, from the South Pole to the North Pole, they live in. Keep in mind there are THREE AMERICAS. North, Central and South America.
I think it is ethnically immoral to label ourselves (those of us in the United States) as AMERICANS exclusive to all others and promote the notion by stripping the non-U.S. citizen of the title “American”. Let me ask, are Canadians NOT American?
Just for the hell-of-it I decided to look for samples of LOGOS, CLIPART and other symbols that declare MADE IN AMERICA. I found one that has (clipart) of a “rubber stamp” image that reads Made in America. After examining the first 60 sample images I decided to just let you folks go to their web site and see for yourself. With the exception of 2 or 3 designs of Made in America, all others declare Made In U.S.A. along with a sprinkling of a few other countries. Wanna see it? Click HERE.
I think you get the message. I first proposed this same issue in October 2011 but got no replies or comments. Take a look at the western hemisphere map provided by the United States CIA. Click HERE.