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04 06 12

Nationalism

With the Europe Championships of football running wild again, I think this is a good time to discuss this topic.

It’s gross, really. Now with the EC going on, everyone over here is suddenly all “YEAH NETHERLANDS ROCKS OTHER COUNTRIES ARE COCKS WOOHOO” again, and I just can’t stand it. With every purchase of groceries worth more than ten Euros you get a free nationalistic thingamabob, entire streets have been covered in orange decorations, and everyone’s suddenly very patriotic.
Please, hand me a bucket to puke in.

I don’t know, I just can’t stand it. Possibly also due to the fact that it’s football related and I detest the sport, but eh. It’s ridiculous really, how we always root for “our own” team despite often not even being into soccer.
And all the propaganda and fanboy/girling and screaming like batshit insane racoons. I usually try to combat this by rooting for the team that’s not the Netherlands but it’s not very effective

Forgot where I was going with this, but it was probably more flaming and hating and whatnot. I just fucking hate nationalism, especially the kind that’s so strong it borders the psychopathic.

Same goes for the monarchy. Fuck the royal family. Sure, they’re a “face of the country”, but I honestly couldn’t care less. They cost us a shit ton of money and have pretty much zero influence anyway. All the paparazzi on it’s just sick. “Oh but I love the queen!” Why the fuck would you? You haven’t ever met her and sure as hell don’t know her personally.
She’s a face of the country, and to be honest, that’s a pretty ugly face for “us” to bear.

/ragepost
~ Fang

Comments

  • 06/06/2012 (10:06 AM)

    Haha, interesting post. I can relate to that, because I was never a big fan of my own land favourite sport-basketball. It’s crazy down here when some competition starts. But on the other hand, it is quite good to have something that brings the people together, don’t you think?
    And on the monarchy, yea. It is an outdated thing. However, I would not worry to much, I think the times of monarchy are coming to an end.

  • 05/06/2012 (9:35 AM)

    I really don’t get the monarchy thing. I mean, if they have no real power why do people revere them at all?

  • 05/06/2012 (6:54 AM)

    Yeah… it sucks here in Canada that some of our politics are affected by what the Queen has to say about it.

    Stupid really.

  • 04/06/2012 (10:13 PM)

    I don’t agree. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being patriotic towards your country. As long as people don’t descend into riots and pointless fighting with people from other nationalities I don’t think people are doing any harm. I think it would look quite bad if people weren’t patriotic towards their country at a time that’s significant such as the Jubilee or European Championships.

    And you forget that royal families bring in a lot of tourism which makes the country richer. I wouldn’t be so quick to hate

  • 04/06/2012 (9:55 PM)

    You guys have a queen? I thought you were shitting on the English queen then. She’s an old lady, leave her alone you nasty young man. Though nah, I’m with you on nationalism definitely. I’m all for cultural and national diversity, let’s all be different, but pretty much everyone is born where they are out of sheer luck. Or bad luck depending on where you are I guess. It’s not like you really owe your country anything, and I don’t see what makes one country better than another.

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