So, everyone is celebrating Canada Day (and now, it's July 4th, so people south of us are taking their turn). My thoughts?
Sorry, just not patriotic. I have no nationalistic feel good sentiments to speak of. I much prefer to identify as human and think of us all as living on the same planet than think of us divided up into these arbitrary countries and then pledge my allegiance to the one I happened, by accident of birth, to be well, born into.
National birthdays are bullshit. I can't wait until tomorrow when all the flags are gone, the firecrackers stop banging up and down my damn street, and no one gives a shit again....
Cynical, I know.....
July 4th Addition to the blog:
I really don't give a shit.
I'll say this one last time, so you know I am serious: Fuck Canada Day. Fuck July 4th. I don't care.
And neither should you.
I meant what I said in that regard- that wasn't posturing or exaggeration for effect. Sure, living in North America affords one some unique, or at least, distinctive, advatntages. And it's by no means, in terms of comparison to nations around the world, a bad place to live, probably by any objective standards (HRQOL, GDP, "happiness," taxation rate, savings, etc). My point is, however, that to me, it doesn't fucking matter.
Why the FUCK are we overfed, over privledged, overstuffed, overstimulated, narcicisstic, spoiled, bubble dwelling Westerners proud of something we had NO FUCKING CONTROL OVER?
You should be proud of accomplishments, not of which side of an invisible, arbitrary line your mom's vagina was when it plopped you out!!
And beyond that, as I was driving at, why are we Westerners celebrating how 'great' we have it, when so many of our human (and non human, as well) brethren have is so fucking shitty?
What, not only do we have more than so many people around the world, people who don't even have enough upon which they can subsist, let alone thrive, and even commit gluttony, but we need to celebrate this fact?
It's akin to the rich kids in the neighbourhood throwing an exclusive party celebratng how fucking rich they are while all the poor kids around them gather around and stare in, gawking at the excesses but unable to get their hands on even a fraction of what's there, even if they are going to die without and the rich kids are just going to throw it away. Shame. Shame on North America.
(And for the record, fuck Thanksgiving as well).