I mentioned in a previous thread that we are separated by ethnicities....Such as African Americans, Irish Americans, Italian Americans, Jewish Americans etc......I failed to mention then that in the last 20 years, there has been an increasing percentage of interracial and inter faith marriages....I predict that in the next 20 to 40 years there will be so much more mixing of ethnicities and faith that when someone asks what your nationality is you can honestly say 100% American....... ....Because by then America will be truly unique in our genetic makeup, and since we share the same double helix DNA, we will all truly be One in the same...........Since people also marry outside their faith, I also predict that religion will only be getting in the way and the majority will choose to be Agnostic or even go with Atheism....Wouldn't it be great if everyone wakes up and realizes that god is not real and they can live a normal, happy life, without praying to this mythical creature...............I would be interested in your comments.....
@Plinius you go girl!!!
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
(Henry David Thoreau, in Walden, Chapter 18: Conclusion)
Yes, some of us in the USA have Europe envy. The USA has so many stupid cruelties - the mistreatment of the poor by drug laws, the criminal justice system, and generally failing to care for them.
The USA does well in freedom of speech. It's shocking to most of us that just saying something or writing something could be punishable by law in many European countries. At least if they are talking about ideas - information like nuclear bomb plans is different.
Some time back, I remember seeing a piece on NOVA about a Russian scientist named Lysenko and his efforts to create an alternative model to genetics, describing how trait inheritance behaved. In that portrayal, he was shown having an argument with a Russian geneticist (whose name I don't remember) about whether elephants were the descendants of wooly mammoths. Lysenko mocked this man, telling him, "You've never even seen a gene!" and pointed out what he saw as radical differences between the two species. The geneticist's response was simple and wise:
Don't just look at the differences. Look at the similarities.
More than anything else, I suspect, that's what humankind needs to do: recognize that we share far more in common than the differences which may separate one from another.
That's funny, Mindy.
When my wife first got to this country I would tell friends sometimes of a problem I had with her. Ultimately it came back as "you need to tell her this is America." What the hell does that mean?
Like if we lived in Germany I could tell her "this is Germany." WTF?
Yep, We Are One but most of us are still working on it.
Patricia...you are a Canadian...nothing wrong with that.......Just go with it..
@Patricia.....So who is counting??
Mindy........I am an American and proud of it....I am not alone either...Most of us in the United States refer to ourselves as American....People in Canada are Canadians, and People in Mexico are Mexicans....if anyone feels otherwise it is just too bad....BY the way Mindy, you are an American too, so be Proud......
someone sounds very bitter.........
@Mindy.....Well said....Absolutely nothing wrong with Canada. In fact some Americans have been known to flee to Canada to escape our taxes or escape the draft when we had one.....Canadians are very much like us which is why we have each others back.....We, as Americans, are on the right path to an excellent health care system, if only the Tea Party would get out of the way.....