posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 08:30 PM
The whole concept of national pride is BS. Why should I be "proud" to have been born anywhere? I was born in the US. That automatically makes me
cool? If I were born in Canada, I should be shamed, because it wasn't the US? Or I - me, the same guy I am now - should be proud that I was born in
Canada, if I had been?
I was born in Illinois. Am I supposed to be proud to be born in Illinois? Why? I was also born in Chicago. So again, I should be a proud
Chicagoan? North Sider?
My race, ethnicity, nationality, are all accidents of birth and do not reflect on me. I have as much right to be "proud" of being an American, as I
do of having blue eyes or brown hair. My eyes are blue. I'm so proud.
Your race, ethnicity, country of origin, none of this is anything to be proud of. Or to be ashamed of, either. It's just what it is, and it says
nothing about the person you are.
People talk about their "heritage". Most of the time, all that means is the old habits of your tribe, the institutionalized bigotry against other
tribes, the abuses of minorities and women, holding on to archaic ways of life that have no place in the modern world. Most of the time "heritage"
is an excuse for perpetuating crimes and abuses that would otherwise be more clearly seen for what they are.
I am a citizen of Earth, and more generally, of the Universe. I consider myself fortunate to have been born in the US, but it's not something clever
I did. It just happened to me. The world cannot afford to retain these foolish distinctions between people, where folks will automatically kill
other folks because of their religion, language, culture, or race. The Earth is getting smaller every day as communications and transportation shove
everyone closer. We have got to learn to get along, or we'll wind up killing ourselves off.
We need to be able to have a single language and a single government. NWO is the dark side of this, but we really need to unify, not keep
splintering. We need to cut out the tribalism and learn to get along, even if we don't much care for our neighbors.
I'd rather the World Language be English, but I'm willing to learn Esperanto if everyone else will, too. What the heck. We have to start
somewhere. We simply cannot afford to let things continue the way they've been going. That will end in disaster for all of us. If Americans have
to sacrifice their McDonald's and NASCAR culture for a greater good, then so be it.