You Are America

Comparative Reasoning
4 min readApr 2, 2018


This is my first post and it’s going to be no different than my YouTube posts; direct, but in this, no swearing.

I’ve been watching The Young Turks for a long time now. In recent months Cenk Uygur has cited what is and is not American, just like any other politician, or person seeking such status. In the comment section, a person made the argument that being called “American” is an insult due to the atrocities which occurred during the founding of this land. To debate it, a person I deem a troll, crudely retorted that uncontrolled military and such are to blame. They compared America to the Middle-East and random nations that commit vile acts against its people and those abroad.

I mainly agreed with the original post. This is due to it making the point that “America” has perpetrated disgusting acts against its’ own for the agreed arguments of slavery, abusive capitalism, racism, attempted or successful genocides, and all levels of bigotry. The TYT host Cenk Uygur was interviewing Ken Bone and constantly called him, “America”. To call someone anything in such a manner is to label them under a personalized blanket with possible esoteric meanings. Dubbing someone as “America” or anything of the sort also alienates others who do not share the exact same ideology.

Ken Bone presents himself as mild-mannered, understanding, and more-or-less a Liberal-Libertarian. Cenk listened to his retorts and was simply enamored with them. Calling Ken Bone “America” in the sense of all that is good and great about the country in a base sense, outcasts those like I, who are not nearly as mild-manner. People like me are usually highly opinionated, ideologically combative, and have a strong dislike of those who harm others without justifiable reasons. It can and in most cases do, alienate those who are not doing the same political podcasts, or dress a certain way, or vote a certain way.

Another reason why I do not like anyone being called, “America” is the same reason why I try to refer to it as the U.S.A. or the U.S. America is not the U.S. America runs from the top of Greenland, to the southern tip of Chile. There are 35 countries that make up America, or collectively, The Americas. I find it socially and politically vile to cite ourselves as America, while segregating, harming, hating, and turning our noses up to every other American Country north and south of the United States. While I’ll never have the money to go to some of the best places in each country, I…

Comparative Reasoning

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