American Heritage

White North Americans have an identity vacuum that manifests as claiming to be Scottish, Irish, Welsh or whatever without any actual connection to those places, cultures or even recent lineage. It always turns out to be an ancestor fifteen rows back that they home in on and ignore the rest of the DNA mixed in there.

I’ve not observed white Aussies or Kiwis doing it to the extent Americans do; they seem to be more secure in their national identities even though, like Americans, it’s based on colonisation and occupation of other people’s land.

Kind of weirds me out…


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