See that is just it---we are in a unique place that we can love our own
heritage, but then also celebrate the American (or fill in) that we are.
Therefore, being an American can be what you feel the need for it to be,
as long as ou don't define yyourself as being something other than a
nationality (bad word, I know) that you are, I guess. I could never
understand a culture fully that is foreign to me for that reason---just
as NO ONE can understand what it means when i argue as an American or try
to understand issue here in America. BUt, but, but--I know, Douglas---I
am at a complete loss as to what American (fill in) means. Do any of us
really know what it means to be a nationality? (Boy, this circle just
gets bigger and bigger :) ). I think part of being an American is
being able to celebrate certain heritages (be they Scot, Irish, German,
Indian, African, Russian, Spanish..etc...), yet still have being an
American (Fill in--I'm not being elitist) consciousness and an American
perspective. Boy, I've gotten way off track.....
On Sun, 22 Oct 1995, Douglas D. Blackley wrote:
> Would you agree that part of the beauty - and wonder - of being an american
> is being able to identify with your heritage, and still actually love the
> place you call home - America?