Tuesday, 6 June 2023

National/Ethnic Pride

"I've never understood national pride; I've never understood ethnic 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 fuckin’ genetic accident.
    "You wouldn’t say, 'I’m proud to be 5 foot 11 inches. 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?
    "If you're happy with it, that's fine. Put that on your [bumper sticker]."

~ George Carlin from his monologue 'Proud to be American' [VIDEO]

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