Comment: I just became a member now..

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I just became a member now..

I just became a member now to give my input on this topic, I've been a long time lurker but felt compelled by this topic to finally join the DP as I had a discussion about this. To make a long topic short I am going to quote George Carlin as he said it best.. "“I could never understand ethnic or national pride. Because to me, pride should be reserved for something you achieve or attain on your own, not something that happens by accident of birth. Being Irish isn’t a skill, it’s a fucking genetic accident. You wouldn’t say “I’m proud to be 5’11”. I’m proud to have a predisposition for colon cancer.” So why the fuck would you be proud to be Irish, or proud to be Italian, or American or anything?” With that being said, this is the old technique to "divide and conquer." When I get asked where I'm from, I politely answer "from planet earth but born in Mexico and raised in America." This whole notion of belonging to a group has always led to some sort of hate between groups. If we were to stop categorizing people based on place of birth, religion, color, this world would be a more loving place. You'd be surprise how little to no respect some foreign countries have towards Americans for their lack of knowledge in geography and the negative attributes the Government has imposed on their people with their poor foreign policies. Then again these very same people elected such Government. But continue...

"Life is just a candle, and a dream must give it flame.."