Thursday, 17 April 2014

  1. 1.
    feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one's own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closely associated.
    "a proud grandma of three boys"
    synonyms:pleased (with), glad (about/at), happy (about/at/with), delighted (about/at/with), joyful (at), overjoyed (at/over), thrilled (at/about/by/with),well pleased (with), satisfied (with), gratified (at), content (at),appreciative (of) More

  2. 2.
    having or showing a high or excessively high opinion of oneself or one's importance.
    "he was a proud, arrogant man"

I keep seeing the phrase 'Proud to be British' bandied around.  Well here's the thing, I'm British and I can't actually say I'm proud of it.  Where I was born is a fact, not an achievement. Lets forget for a moment the deterioration of Great Britain as the government dismantle and destroy it.  How can you be proud of where you were born?  It's not an achievement, it's an happenstance.  You can't determine where you're going to be born anymore than you can determine your own height or eye colour.  You may be fortunate to be British or even to some, lucky yet how exactly can you be proud of where you were born?  The entire notion seems a trifle ludicrous to me.  Pride is an emotion evoked by one achievements.  Even if you were to look at it as Great Britain's achievements, what exactly has this country done to make you notably proud?

In an era when hatred and prejudice is strong, is this not just another example of feeding this? encouraging this? A way of blinding people against the utter destruction of society that is occurring under the ridiculous guise of uniting them?  

Are you proud of what you're wearing?  Of what you last ate?  Of the colour of your eyes? Or are these just facts?  Are you proud of being British?  Or is that again, just a fact.  

Before you say you're proud of something, ask yourself if it's really something to be proud of.  Are you really understanding the meaning of the adjective 'proud'?

Maybe you're just happy, lucky or content instead.

So no, my children won't be singing the national anthem in school, just like in a none religious school we ensure they realise as Atheists, they don't have to join in prayers either.  It's not inspirational, it's just another attempt at control.  It's arrogant and reeks of conformity. We are not and will not be sheeple.  If you want to make the children proud, do something to inspire it.


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