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.