an American

September 18, 2006

You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is, so they would know when they found one.

(Good one, mate!!!!)

An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.

An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as native Americans.

An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan. The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.

An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that, he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.

An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world.
The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.

An American is generous. Americans, have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.

When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country!

As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan. Americans welcome the best of everything…the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services. Nevertheless, they also welcome the least.

The national symbol of America, The Statue of Liberty, welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America.

Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. It’s been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.

So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other bloodthirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, everywhere, is an American.

Please keep this going!
Pass this around the World, then pass it around again.

It says it all, for all of us

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16 Responses to “an American”


  1. […] UPDATE: Yucca has an excellent post up regarding one mans response to the pakistani who offered a reward to anyone who killed an American. […]

  2. yucca Says:

    oh, i see – i thought you were gonna link the other post… by the way, i guess i should say that i found this one here
    http://esperimento.ilcannocchiale.it


  3. LOL…I see why you were confused now. I must need more coffee!

  4. yucca Says:

    thats a thought – Im off for coffee too!


  5. yucca I added you to my blogroll.

  6. yucca Says:

    so did i, goldbloom.

  7. Esperimento Says:

    Very very honoured :)) Thanx

  8. yucca Says:

    prego, esperimento 🙂

  9. GrumpyUnk Says:

    Hmmm. If any of the original readers missed the nicely written response and still wants to kill an American, I’d be happy to supply a list of good candidates.

  10. yucca Says:

    hi conservative christian – you would have probably liked my previous post better…

    hello grumpyunk, wanna drop some names? 🙂

  11. GrumpyUnk Says:

    I probably should be polite and wait till I know you better. Never know if one of ’em I had in mind is a friend of yours.

  12. yucca Says:

    no, dont be afraid, just go on and gimme some names… im very open you know, im just a plant…

  13. GrumpyUnk Says:

    Speaking of “Just a plant”. When I lived in Texas, everyone planted Yucca under all of the windows to keep people from breaking in via them. As I’m sure you know, it’s not called the Spanish Bayonet for nothing.

  14. yucca Says:

    really??? i didnt know it was called the “spanish bayonet”… i like that – i should re-brand the blog “an insatiable spanish bayonet”, then… thanks for that, grumpyunk!

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    bike rack

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