Nobody cares what you object to. Your notions of political correctness do not concern anyone but the small minority of Canadians who have nothing better to do with their time than fret about nomenclature that was put in place over 200 years ago and is not going to change.
Garbage. To "steal" means to illegally take something from the person
or legal entity that actually owns it. Nobody ever owned the name
"America", and your use of the word "steal" in this context
unwittingly reveals your revisionist intent: I.E. to pretend that the
U.S. took something that rightfully belonged to you in the first place
and that they must therefore be the ogres in your fairy tale.
You're perfectly welcome to call yourselves anything you want to, and
should the Canadian government suddenly announce that Montreal will
hense-forth be spelled and pronounced "Whiffleball", we'll happily go
along with the joke.
But that's not the same thing as pretending that you personally speak
for all Canadians and acting as if everyone else should suddenly bow
to your individual wishes. Last I heard, the government of Canada had
not officially announced to the world's press that=A0they will no longer
accept being part of the inclusive term "Americans". (And to put a
little perspective on your claim, can you imagine the Chinese
announcing that they are no longer "Asians"?)
Again you've confused Canada -the legal entity and government- with
yourself. Look in the mirror. Are you three thousand miles wide, do
you extend to the Arctic ocean in your northern extremities, the
Pacific on your west, the Atlantic on your east, and border the U.S.
on your south? No? Do you contain some 33 million people of widely
varying ethnic and social backgrounds and political views to match?
Not that either?
Do you happen to have any wheat fields, forests, lakes, cities, or
rivers on your immediate person? Still no luck?
Then *you* aren't "Canada". (It's easy for most people to tell the
Funny how you -you the *individual*, that is- are so willing to decide
what Americans should do in terms of political correctness, but quite
properly resent it when we do the same to you in in return.
Goose, gander, sauce for.
- posted 13 years ago