Don’t get me wrong, I love America, in fact I was born in the United States. That doesn’t mean I don’t feel a little bit of a patriotic kick at the thought. It just means I’m more of a “real American” than the typical American who is only interested in seeing what the next election will bring.
The thing is I dont feel like I am really American. I am a European, but I am a European who was born and raised in the United States. I have a lot of friends and family from the United States and I am happy to have them there.
I can understand wanting to be a part of an American culture, but the problem is that you can’t really be an American and not also be a person who feels a little bit conflicted over having the same home as someone from that country.
As a result, we have Donald Trump. He is an American who appears to have a few European friends, and I would be surprised if he ever feels like he’s less American than he is. But you can’t really be an American and not be a person who feels like he cannot stand being American.
The problem is that, being an American, we are not allowed to be offended by him. We can’t say he’s a racist. We can’t say he’s unpatriotic. We can’t say that he’s a sexist. We can’t say that he’s being unkind, but we can’t say that he’s racist either. He’s not allowed to be offended by us, because that would be unpatriotic of him.
In fact, we cant say that at all. We can only say that he is being unpatriotic of himself and that we, as Americans, do not have the right to be offended. It’s pretty hard to believe a more unpatriotic thing to say than that he is not American.
If you find yourself getting offended by things you don’t agree with, then maybe you are unpatriotic, or perhaps you are being unpatriotic of yourself. Either way, you are not allowed to be offended by it, and if you are, then you are not allowed to be offended at all.
A lot of the time, we’re in the dark because we have so many questions we don’t have answers to. If we had a clue, it would be that we are being unpatriotic of ourselves. I mean, what did we do to make this happen? It might have been to get it fixed, but we’ll never know.
Yeah, let’s just take a step back in time to the days of the “greatest generation.” Back when the average American was a young man growing up in an American home where the house was built to last, and there were no cars, radios, televisions, or cell phones. You had to be the smartest person in school and you had to be the best athlete in sports, so you had to be the most well-rounded person around.
I can’t believe it. It’s a lie, but it’s true. In fact, my dad once said that when most of us were kids we would always think, “Hey, I can’t believe that I was born in a house built like this.” It would be like a movie or an article about a great man.