Thursday, June 18, 2015

America - The Asshole

I know everyone is talking about the shooter in Charlelston so I won't beat a dead horse too much but I have a couple things to say. The news of the tragedy reached me while on vacation in Berlin and made me incredibly sad and also very embarrassed to be an American. We all aren't like that asshole (actually too nice of a word for such a fiend) but at the same time I feel a level of culpability regardless. As a nation we have perpetrated centuries of injustice against people who have done nothing to deserve it and it makes me furious. Being in Germany I have seen how it's have been humbled by their past regardless of whether or not they were connected to the atrocities perpetrated by their countrymen in the past. It is almost illegal to be proud to be German like we are "proud to be an American" because of what that conveys. They do not want to repeat their past and simply are just people trying to live together. 

Be mad at me, but I'm not proud to be an American, especially when we have shitheads do things like shoot innocent people just because they have a different skin color. I'm not proud of the fact that we have bombed other countries to hell under the pretense of freedom when in reality it is for the monetary gain of some elites. I'm not proud of how much we consume at the expense of poor workers in countries like China. I could go on, the list is long. I'm really not proud to be an American.

Does that mean I hate America? No, but I am ashamed at what we are, at what we continue to be. Shut the fuck up with your pride and try on a dose of humility. We don't have a lot of things right in the U.S. and the actions of this one man and all the police brutality that has come to light recently prove that. As a nation we need to get off our high horse and onto our knees to beg forgiveness from all those we have wronged. We need to realize that like Jon Snow, "we know nothing".  You think that owning a gun makes you free? Fuck off. Owning your own brain makes you free and at present, most people's brains are controlled by the media and their lack of experience with other cultures and ideas.

For all those who have suffered at the hands of America and his prideful ideology - I am completely and utterly sorry. It breaks my heart to see what we have done and continue to do. I call America "him" instead of the traditional "her" because I don't think that a lady would act this way. Only an arrogant man treats others with such disregard and inhumanity. 

For what little it's worth, I'm ashamed for all of us. 

I'm sorry. 

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