Following the recent demands that the South get rid of the Confederate Flag, I’ve seen a lot of people asking that, in light of the unpopularity of the Confederate Flag, what the South can use to define its individuality and culture and my instant response was… nothing. Stop pretending that you’re some other culture. Stop identifying like you’re from another planet. Just be fucking Americans and get over yourselves.
But of course, this isn’t just about the South, I’ve made this point about lots of different groups who both want to be equal to everyone else, but still hold everyone else at arm’s length. This is clearly the case with “black culture”, where many blacks want to be treated exactly the same as everyone else while holding to this separatist cultural label that makes people with black skin somehow different than everyone else. This isn’t limited to blacks, Hispanics have the same problems to a lesser degree, so do Asians, so do lots of racial, cultural and religious groups who want to be equal and different at the same time.
You people all need to get the fuck over yourselves.
I’m really, really sick and tired of people who want “fill in the blank”-pride. Just stop it. I mean, it’s probably sillier when it comes to “Southern Pride” since the South lost the fucking war and has been the butt of every well-deserved joke about the South ever since. You lost. Figure it out. The South isn’t going to rise again, any more than the Third Reich is. Grow up. The same goes for black people. There is no “Black Pride”. There’s also no “Brown Pride” or “Yellow Pride” or anything else. If you idiots are going to try to take pride for something that isn’t even under your control, you’ve got some serious issues. I’ll even go so far as to say that if you’re for blind American nationalism, or any other country for that matter, you’ve got some growing up to do.
People need to stop sticking themselves into little color coded boxes so they can feel superior to everyone else. It’s really childish. Just be decent people. I don’t care what part of the country you’re from, or what country you’re from to be honest. I don’t care what color your skin is. I don’t care what genitals you have between your legs. I don’t care what your religion is. I don’t care what gender you’re attracted to. Just be a decent person and stop with all this divisive nonsense. Isn’t it about damn time humanity grew the fuck up?