Perspective Of Yet Another Night Owl


Controversial Questions
September 6, 2008, 4:30 pm
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I have some controversial questions that I would love to see some answers to.  Some of these are more controversial than others, and I do not intend to offend anyone.  My intent is to get an honest idea of other’s opinions.  If you think you want to answer them, please read on.

  1. Why is it that Democrats are readily willing to admit their party affiliation, yet Republicans tend to remain silent on the topic?
  2. Why does this world always have to be so damn politically correct?  Aren’t we sugarcoating things and creating a warped sense of reality in our younger generations?
  3. Why is it that we use the term “african american” when most blacks in America are not from Africa? 
  4. Why do we not use the term “Black American” instead of “African American”?
  5. Why do we have to classify what type of “American” we are? Are we eventually going to have a thousand types of Americans? For example: Russian-American, Asian-American, African-American, East Indian-American, Latin-American, Czech-American, Chinese-American, Korean-American, etc.  We could go on for frigging ever. If we are born in the USA or become citizens of the US, aren’t we all just “Americans”?

That is all I have for now.  If you have a question, please ask and if you have an answer, please tell. Thanks.

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very simply answers to what appears complex questions

1.Republicans who wont say what they are are wimps, and many democrats dont say they are liberal. THis demonstates the lack of character as people dont truly have straing convictions and fear what others think

2.The world is p/c becuase most people are brain dead
3.Why do we use african american? lol you best question I often ask. Because the p/c police and all the bleeding heart liberals want idenity politics to strengthen their clout. But your right we shouldnt have hyphenated america!
we classify for the U.S census bureau..

Any other questions?

Comment by jim

1. Actually, with the people I know, it’s the other way around. I know only a few D’s, all of whom are pretty silent. On the other hand, the Republicans are pretty outspoken, obnoxious at times, even.

Personally, I don’t care for either party. I vote for the person.

2. People are afraid of offending other people. It’s gotten to the point where we’re afraid of having a point. Most will either change or hide depending on the majority.

3. For the same reasons we call people who have been in the USA longer than use “Indians.”

4. See above.

5. Who do we have to even classify why type of person we are in the first place? It shouldn’t matter if I’m a Japanese-African or a English-Narnian; It shouldn’t matter if my skin is pink or if my skin in purple.

A person is a person is a person. No questions asked.

Comment by Jordan

5. Why do we have to classify what type of “American” we are? Are we eventually going to have a thousand types of Americans? For example: Russian-American, Asian-American, African-American, East Indian-American, Latin-American, Czech-American, Chinese-American, Korean-American, etc. We could go on for frigging ever. If we are born in the USA or become citizens of the US, aren’t we all just “Americans”?

Hmm…I think it was Theodore Roosevelt who dreamed of the day that there would not be hyphenated Americans, but simply Americans.

Found the quote:

“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. … The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic. … There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyphenated_American

Comment by Shades of Pink

Wow, Shades! I love that quote, thanks for turning me on to it. Yep, if you didn’t guess by my questions, I am a little bit tired of all this PC crap and trying not to offend anyone. I agree, it is kind of offensive to us Americans that everyone wants to hyphenate their country with ours. One of my best friends is black woman and she always corrects people when they refer to her as an African-American. She always says, “I have never been to Africa and definitely am not African!”

BTW, great to see you too. I think I will be around here a bit more often. 🙂

Comment by Krysti

LOL! Yay! You’ve been posting a lot! I try to make the rounds on the blogs I’ve just been really busy!

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