the homeland was gendered as masculine, as male. the colonies were gendered as feminine. they were things to be conquered, taken, plundered for the benefit of the empire. so it follows to europeans that living there meant you were feminine too, that you were less of a man. this is expressed in a lot of ways, especially in how under the spanish caste system in latin america being born in spain granted you more societal power than being a spaniard born in the colonies (criollo)
this is really the root of european anti-americanism on the whole. to even hate on "americans" as if there's only one nation is fundamentally anti-marxist. there are many nations within the united states most of which are oppressed nations. even in white america the living conditions are closer to the third world than the first.
@georgespolitzer europe: Ew get out you disgusting individualists. Leave us alone and go seize resources from our colonies so we can leech off them.
Also europe: Noooo why are you doing that???? What is wrong with you????? Stop doing that!!! Stop!!!!!
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