Well, actually its over-patriotism. This actually dawned upon me during Sunday school. Why must we continue to divide ourselves? We tried our best to unite this country years ago, but yet we cant unite the world. Why cant every country be equal? Someone always wants to be #1, even if it means trampling on other countries.
(Note: most of those questions can be answered (we're greedy, arrogant, etc.) , but my comment is totally theoretical.)
I, as a "Indian", am forced to say that "I am indian" every time someone asks (only when my parents are around). My question is, why? We keep separating ourselves from other people. I assume most other religions do this too. (I know for a fact that TONS of indian parents impose this on their kids)
I am not Indian. i am not American. I am human.