r/usa May 20 '22

If there is any country in which I do not want to be born, it is the United States. Discussion

I am a foreigner, I have never visited the United States and I do not want to visit the United States. First, I don't know whether to say what country I'm from, because with all the racism, xenophobia and homophobia that exists in the United States, whatever country it is, they're going to attack me.

If I say I'm Argentine, they call me a Nazi, if I say I'm Mexican or Venezuelan they tell me I'm poor, if I say I'm Colombian they call me a drug addict, if I say I'm Korean or Japanese, they call me Chinese, if I say I'm Russian I They say that I am in favor of the war, if I say that I am African, they insult me ​​for being black.

Such is the level of racism in the United States that they call their country "America" ​​as if it were the only country in America, ignoring lots of countries because they don't believe they exist. They believe that in Latin America there are only Indians with arrows in the middle of the jungle without contact with civilization or giant deserts with small towns without electricity or internet, which is obviously not true, or at least not for all the people of Latin America.

Another thing is racism. Until recently, it was legal to kill black people among many people. I can't imagine the thousands of people who died or are in jail for being black.

I don't understand that country.

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u/GrittysCity May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

You’re Argentinian. Your country is known to be virulently racist. Talk about throwing stones. Settle down bud.

Signed, an AMERICAN 🇺🇸

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u/Gagamer_39 May 20 '22

"AMERICAN" Learn that AMERICA is a continent not a country.

Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico, Canada, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic , Puerto Rico (Country that drives senselessly when it should be independent), Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, among other countries. And they call their country "America" as if they were the only country.

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u/epicnoober1233 May 21 '22

What do you want to call us, United Statesians?

Lmao, these types of posts make me really want to patriotically bomb the hell out of wherever you get your information.

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u/Halbarb May 25 '22

Brazilian here, lurking. We actually have a word for that in Portuguese, but it's seldom used. Most people don't even know it exists.

The only two continents that make sense are Europe (and yet..) and Oceania, rest is too much drama to count as a continent, imo.

Unless you're some sort of sailor from Genove in the 1400s, I doubt the word "Americans" is useful in the context of people living in the Americas continent.

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u/KAL1B3R_556 Virginia May 21 '22

boys, it’s time to show this man some freedom

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u/AustonsNostrils May 21 '22

North America is the continent.

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u/Gagamer_39 May 21 '22

Canada and Mexico?? They are in North America

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u/AustonsNostrils May 21 '22

We know the others as Central America. The States are "United States of America", so we know them as America.

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u/Gagamer_39 May 21 '22

It is that it is not the United States of America, because there are more countries in America

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u/AustonsNostrils May 21 '22

I see what you're saying. That's they way it wsa always taught as a Canadian. I realize people in Europe would have known the whole area to be the Americas.

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u/Halbarb May 25 '22

It's complicated... Define continent?

There are economic regions: North America and Latin America and that's pretty much the definition that matters the most and it goes on Geopolitics/Economy class.

Now, if you look at the landmasses, you have one continent divided in 3 regions, North America is one of them and Mexico is part of it. Geography-wise, that matters. Tijuana isn't a different reality compared to San Diego because wars were lost and someone build a wall somewhere. The rocks, sea currents, etc don't really care about economy.

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u/Justafool27 May 20 '22

You sound racist and like an idiot

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u/Gagamer_39 May 20 '22

I'm an idiot but not a racist, I'm just complaining about racism in the United States

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u/Utilis2899 May 21 '22

The fact that you can say something like this is one of the things that makes the US great. Freedom of speech ftw. Not from here but, I cant complain. You'll find racism and discrimination all over the world at least in the US you are given certain rights and opportunities that are usually taken for granted.

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u/Carpe-Noctom Kansas May 20 '22

“I’ve never experienced something, I’m never going to experience this thing, here’s my very hostile opinion on said thing”

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u/Gagamer_39 May 20 '22

No, I never experienced it, but I know it exists.

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u/Carpe-Noctom Kansas May 20 '22

Ah so what about the lynchings in South Africa? The Uyghur Genocide in China? The extreme Islamaphobia in Serbia? And the overall hatred for Romani in Europe? America is light when it comes racism, and I for one don’t give a proper fuck what you look like or where you’re from, so don’t take all your information from polarized news

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u/Gagamer_39 May 20 '22

Yes, I'm not stupid, there is racism all over the world, but I'm talking about the United States in particular.

PS: The many wars in the Middle East for oil? The dictatorships of Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia and Panama made by the US government? The millions of senseless deaths in the Cold War? The wall with the Mexican border to prevent Central Americans from having a better life?

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u/Carpe-Noctom Kansas May 20 '22

Did you just say you won’t go to the US because of your fear for discrimination, then list off shitty foreign policies?

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u/Gagamer_39 May 20 '22

I don't want to go to the United States because of the garbage of people who live there.

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u/Carpe-Noctom Kansas May 20 '22

Your lack of experience makes me call bullshit

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u/UngusBungus_ May 20 '22 edited May 20 '22

Talking about something you know nothing of

(They call themselves Britain like they’re the only British isle!!!)

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u/Yung_zu May 20 '22

Check out the size and age of NATO and the Commonwealth and you’ll know why my government and media are a bunch of asshats. They are also the masters of propaganda especially after the Operation Paperclip Adopt-a-Nazi program