Except, it really isn't funny. I've been planning on doing a blog like this, but I haven't gotten around to it. Just so you know, this is long, but I implore you to read it all, I think it's important.
I would like to discuss the concept of national pride. Why do people have it? I know it's a very serious concept for some people, and they get a bit overzealous about it. But why?
Let's just go through this a little bit. So, the concept of nations is fairly new in human history and the history of the world. In my history class, I'm learning how the lines of the countries moved across time and space. There are many countries now that didn't exist in 1500, especially in Europe. Thus, the lines on a map are completely arbitrary. Someone in power can say, okay, these two countries are merging and becoming one. Or, they can say, this country is being divided into three. The British did this in the Middle East. Before it was Texas, it was still Mexico. You can't argue with this. It happened.
Now. Let's take The United States. What happened before it was the US? The European settlers came in and took over the land. How did they do this? By slaughtering millions of innocent people who were already here. You cannot deny this either. It happened. So our ancestors got this country with the blood of millions of people on their hands. A true atrocity. A sick horror. It happened.
How can you have pride in this? Doesn't it twist your gut with how disgusting it is? Do you just say, oh, well that's all in the past...water under the bridge..so to speak..?
So some people say that we're a great nation, the best in the world. We do good, supposedly. Let's take a look at some of these "good" things.
-Bush invaded Iraq on the premise that they had WMDs. This proved to be false. Do we really believe they received faulty information? I thought we were so great...boy, did we really mess that one up...
-Bush started the National Defense Authorization Act, and Obama strengthened it and extended it, which says that the government has the "right" to spy on its own citizens AND hold someone indefinitely with no trial, supposedly for the sake of finding terrorists (oh, the democrats and republicans don't work together? Only when it encroaches upon our civil liberties...). Does anyone honestly believe it's being used for the stated purpose? It's obviously an open door for the government to openly spy on everything you do without a warrant. Besides that, the definition of anyone who threatens the government is pretty vague. ALSO, I believe the Constitution states that the People reserve the right to overthrow their government if they think the government isn't acting in the best interest of the People. So, this very idea is what the government is afraid of, and under the NDAA, any action or discussion or plan to overthrow the government is a threat to the government. Under the NDAA, anyone who thinks the government isn't acting in their best interest and wants to overthrow it, the people involved can be held indefinitely, without trial. Doesn't that seem Unconstitutional? The Constitution was written to PROTECT the People from the government. I think it's foolish that more people aren't afraid of the NDAA. Do you honestly believe it can't and won't be turned on you in a heartbeat?
-We invaded Afghanistan on the premise that it's a terrorist nation and the person responsible for 9/11 was hiding out there. Now, people seem to forget or ignore the fact that the US MADE Osama Bin Laden. They PUT him in power!! They provided the weapons and funding for him to remain in power. The country of Afghanistan was used in proxy wars during the Cold War because of it's location. That country has been completely manipulated by outside forces for decades. Do you honestly believe that fact doesn't harbor some resentment? Is the US the only country that can retaliate for wrongs done to them by other countries? Even if you DON'T believe that 9/11 was an inside job, you can't tell me that the US didn't have this coming. Be honest with yourself here, truly.
-Besides the fact that we keep invading other countries and thrusting our culture, views, and beliefs upon others, Americans seem to think that we are a Free Nation. How so? What does Freedom mean? Does it mean the NDAA? The striping away of your civil liberties one law at a time? The fact that you have absolutely no Agency?
For these reasons and more, I find the concept of national pride useless. Tomorrow, this "country" could cease to exist as we know it...there could be new lines drawn. It's happened in the past. And really, I think anyone who thinks we are a great nation should really think about why they think and feel that way, and look at the whole picture. I'm sure any reason that's given, I could find some sort of immorality it's based on given enough research and digging (which, I am totally not going to do, because I don't have the time..but I'm just saying..).
The reason I bring this up is because someone shared Mitt Romney's status, saying something about the fact that this country does things for the greater good, and she added that she will always be proud of America. This was my response on her post:Forces for good? Does that include invading dozens of other countries for the purpose of Agenda 21? Does that also include the near genocide of a native people that was here first? I find it hard to have pride in arbitrary lines that were drawn on a map by people who literally slaughtered millions of innocent people for the purpose of taking over land. But I forgot, that's "the American way." Now it's just being done overseas. NWO.
She sent me a private message, saying that she didn't like this comment, and she copied it in the message, as though I didn't remember what I said. This was my response to her message:Why? It's the truth. That's what was done to the native Americans. And, lines of countries are arbitrary. Before it was Texas, it was still Mexico. And look at the nations of Europe. The lines of many of those countries is fairly new. France started as a very small country. The British drew the lines of the Middle Eastern countries. Part of the reason there's so much turmoil in Afghanistan is because that's the land that was left after the Brits got done drawing lines on the map and they clumped 5 different cultures together that don't have the same values, thus there's been fighting for leaders of the country with different super powers backing different leaders of the land. The US has done nothing but insert their beliefs unto other peoples. Agenda 21 is real. It's their intent to create one large super power government.
(BTW, Agenda 21 is *supposedly* voluntary...but, is it, really?)
This was her response to the above: I disagree, nothing personal... I would just rather not have that on my page, but you are entitled to post what you like on your page, I just don't really want that on mine... I love America, at least the America I grew up in and believe we can have it again with the right leadership.... thanks tho...have a great week
This was my response: I would like to know what it is you disagree with, since everything I just said is true.
She never answered me. I believe it's when I initially responded to her message is when she deleted and blocked me. THAT is the part that made me laugh, that she deleted and blocked me. But, honestly, you can't defend your position? You can't defend your thoughts? You can't answer a simple question, what is it you disagree with? It's for this, that it's really not funny. There are people saying these kinds of things, and making a stand, but it's all meaningless unless you can explain why you think and feel that way. Is this the kind of people we have in the world today? That just think and feel things without truly knowing the truth? That turn a blind, ignorant, arrogant eye to the things that have happened and are happening?
If you're still with me, thank you...I would just like to know what your thoughts are on national pride. Do you have it? Why? Why do you think or feel a certain way? It's in the best interest of the future of humanity to really take a look at these hard questions and think for yourself, and be able to defend your stance. Otherwise, it means nothing.