- I hope this blog does not come across as to preachy, but I am sick and tired of African-Americans...... I thought that would get your attention!!! For that matter I am also sick of Hispanic-Americans, and Italian-Americans. The same disdain can be said for German, Jewish, Irish, Cuban, Greek, Asian, Scottish, Egyptian, and ALL Americans who hyphenate their nationality.
- I am an American. Yes, I have Italian ancestry, but I am 100% born and bred American. Baseball, Apple Pie ,and Chevrolet all the way. (Although I drive a Ford). I bleed Red White and Blue. I would NEVER ever dream of flying any flag other than Stars and Stripes. It's wonderful to have pride in your ancestries lineage, but how about pride in your American history? This is where you live, and if you are lucky, where you work.
- Now there are some exceptions to my rule; if you are fresh off the boat and still smell of Opium, then by all means throw your chest out when you talk about your homeland of Afghanistan. If you can't get the Rosy images of slaughtered women and children out of your head, then you can be proud and hold your head high when you talk about the grasslands of Sudan. If you are uno generation welfare recipient and still own the Pinto you drove across Arizona in, then feel free to talk with great glee about Mexico. My point is simple, unless you are first generation,wet behind the ears, fresh off the boat broken English Alien then your allegiance should be 100% American. That means "WE" come first. The United States of America. Whenever I talk or write about this it always makes me think about John Wayne. Why you ask? Well take two and a half minutes and watch this...................
The Hyphen is the great divider. The sooner we drop the Hyphen, the sooner we will think of each other and ourselves as Americans. So next time someone asks you " hey what nationality are you?" You can answer, I'm American.....
- The Hyphen - By John Wayne www.youtube.com