Who thinks that America is a continent?
Both Americans, and non-Americans. Here are some examples below.
Interesting, coming from a British person who also claimed that the history books in the US were flawed and that only the best education can be taught in Britain. In fact, this entire group touts British superiority (on every possible level) over America.
More idiocy from the the compassionate and “worldly” left:
Why exactly is it that only US citizens are called Americans when Canadians, Mexicans, etc. all live in the Americas? We don’t refer to citizens of the Union of South Africa as Africans to the exclusion of the rest of the continent, nor are the Saudis exclusively (or at all) called Arabians. We just steal everything from everybody, even the name. –Antinous (reply #54)
According to this elitist scholar, this is why America is hated:
I hate America and Americans. More to the point, I hate the use of those terms in reference to this country and its citizens. Calling this country “America” and those of us living in it “Americans” smacks of the most vile and despicable arrogance possible and a self-centeredness that is an underlying cause of the hatred that many of the people of the world have against this country.
Another one tries to inform the “ill-informed”:
From a misguided American defending America:
By the way, you probably don’t realize that when you speak of the Americas, you include several countries on 2 continents and several island nations, some of which are British, French, Dutch and Spanish in origin. I think based on ignorance and not stupidity you are confusing the United States with “America”.
Wow. It’s not just American education. WESTERN education is going down the toilet.
So, here we go…
AMERICA IS NOT A CONTINENT!
Here is a list of all the continents for your review:
I circled North America to show that it’s called “North America”, and I circled North and South America to show that they are a part of “The Americas“.
In North America (psst… yeah – that’s the continent, HELLO!), there lies 23 countries. Let’s explore them.
Antigua and Barbuda
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
I refuse to apologize to the Americanophobes and to other Americans for calling myself “an American” and *not* a “Unitedstatesian”. Some of my fellow compatriots have been given virtual black eyes online for claiming to be *gasps* “an American” (or even worse… “from America”!) and are often smugly corrected and pointed out that “it is arrogant to assume that you own all 23 countries…. bla bla bla [insert more pseudo-intellectual rhetoric here]….”
I’m not making this up. I could never be this inventive. Seriously. I’ve just gotten to the point where I’m sick and tired of hearing that America is a continent. Really tired.
If that elitist Brit was correct that America truly was a continent, than why is it then “OK” for …..
—> those from Canada to call themselves Canadians
—> those from Costa Rica to call themselves Costa Ricans
—> those from Mexico to call themselves Mexicans
—> those from Jamaica to call themselves Jamaicans
—> those from Cuba to call themselves Cubans
but it’s “arrogant” or “ignorant” for a person born in the states to qualify themselves to be an “American”. What is so very wrong with these people?
Once Canadians, Mexicans, Costa Ricans, Jamaicans, Cubans and etc. start to call themselves, AMERICANS, maybe I’ll start to listen. By the way, do Italians, the French, Germans, Brits, Polls and etc call themselves Europeans first? (However, when making comparative analyses with America, then they use the word “European”).
To the illiterate over-confident self-loathing imps foaming at the mouth, we call our country “America” for short (contrary to the belief system that we are trying to annex 2 continents!!) Yeah. It’s shorthand for the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
—>TO THE SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES, FOR FREAKSAKES, I AM AWARE THAT IN SPANISH YOU CALL US “Unitedstatians”, but my blog entry isn’t about that unless you consider Canada and GREAT Britain to be Spanish speaking countries.
Next, I DO connect the politically correct name for America with mindless Americanophobia. Why? When a Brit or a Canadian pretends that they “don’t know” which country that you’re talking about at the mention of “America”, they really DO know that you mean the United States. They just pretend that they don’t understand which country you’re talking about as a means to intimidate and to intimidate only. The reason why I’m 100% sure that when “America” is mentioned by an American in regards to it not being mistaken with any other country is because if Americans WERE speaking of any other country, they’d NAME that country (i.e. Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica, etc).
Additionally, there are still people living in countries all over the world who call people living in the US, “Americans”. What to do about them? For example, the Japanese call us アメリカ人 (Amerikajin) and our country アメリカ！(Amerika) How are the elitist left going to recondition them?
So, please fellow Americans, don’t fall for the “We are all Americans” line. They hate us. If they were neutral, they’d never PRETEND <—(that’s the operative word here) to be so “confused”. To put it frankly, the Americanophobes are full of cow pie and full of themselves. And any American who falls for their intimidation tactics to no longer use the term “Americans” to refer to *sighs* —> “Unitedstatesians”, is nothing more than a pussy-whipped lap dog that shouldn’t even be living in America.
I am American, and I hail from America. GET OVER IT!
You can see here, and on many other websites that many agree to the “politically correct” Americanophobic substitute for America and Americans.
We are becoming less and less American everyday. There are more and more official instances of the term USAians, Unitedstatieans, and USians being used to replace “Americans” as a result of Americans being bullied online and wanting to appease the Americanophobes and give themselves up to Political Correctness.
If you look at sites on the internet, more and more are using these Americanophobic politically correct (yeah, I know that’s an oxymoron) terms everyday:
So, … take your pick.
I have taken down the map that I had up here due to complaints about the circle not being meticulously aligned around the entirety of Canada and Mexico. Never mind that Florida was left out as well. Never mind that I had and still have all 23 countries that make up North America spelled out for the knee-jerk reactionaries in the list above. So, I have taken the map down. This entire update is in essence, a dumbing down for the dumb.
Leave it up to teenagers to be too lazy to read an entire post.