by Shelt Garner
In yet more proof that “everything is dumb,” I got into something of a prolonged argument on the Twitter clone Pebble with some non-USAians about what to call…,well, people like me.
As is so often the case, it all started when I made a casual remark about something and referred to “Americans” in a way that clearly linked the idea of people from the USA with the word. This made a Spanish-speaking non-American American very upset and I spent a few hours arguing over this fucking dumb issue.
For me, the issue is — fucking Americans, or USAians, save the globe during two world wars and a Cold War, we should be given a pass when it comes to what we call ourselves. But NOOOOOO. It definitely seems as though there are some non-Americans who fucking hate the United States so much that they get really upset when USAians call themselves “American.”
I have to say that jumping down my throat about something so stupid — especially when the USA is careening towards either a MAGA-themed autocracy or a civil war / revolution. And, yet, here we are.
I was countered by well-meaning people who wanted us all to hold hands and sing fucking Kumbaya until Americans collectively agreed to take the feelings of everyone outside of the United States into consideration when we referred to ourselves.
Fuck that. It’s never going to happen and anyone who think it will is a fucking moron. It’s a testament to how well-meaning Leftists blather on about something that doesn’t mean shit in real terms just because in some dream world they think they can change things.
What Americans call themselves just isn’t that big a deal, all things considered. Especially given how close the United States is to either MAGA Nazi fascist autocracy or civil war / revolution. UGH. I fucking hate Leftists, sometimes.