Los Americanos

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, May 02, 2020, 14:35 (370 days ago) @ Ray

I was there earlier today and turned away because I was an American! I have lived here full-time for almost 4 years! Guess I should have shown them my residence card! Ugh!

Oh, and I'm pretty sure you weren't turned away for being American, because as you should know by now if you live here and partake of Mexican culture, we are ALL Americans from Tierra del Fuego to the Northern Territories and Greenland. ;-)

USA is not America :stirpot:

Such utter BS, Rob. I am so tired of people like you saying "don't call yourself American, 'cause we're ALL Americans." I get the "technicality" of what you're saying but NO OTHER COUNTRY calls themselves Americans BUT the United States. People from Mexico call themselves Mexicans. People from Canada call themselves Canadian. People from Guatemala call themselves Guatemalan. And so on. We, the people of the United States of "America" have the absolute and unencumbered right to call ourselves " Americans" which, by the way, is what every other country in the world calls us. So, give it a effing rest!

There’s that arrogance that the world knows you by so well.

No, no other country calls themselves a nationally that doesn’t correspond to them. The French don’t say they are the only Europeans, The Chinese don’t claim to be the only Asians. Only the USA has this problem of believing they are the only Americans. What America do you think United States of America refers to? Check your nationality on your passport.

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