Tuesday, 16 April 2013

For the proletarian...

People usually get all sensitive when I say I'm not patriotic to my country. Instead, let me say this: 

I'm patriotic to the people of the world... y'know, the billions of ordinary folk who work long and hard to get by; and get up day after day facing all kinds of challenges just to survive... 

The folk who don't have rich mummy's and daddy's that live on Coconut Grove... who can't be bailed out of their realities and just want to live their lives in peace. 

I'm patriotic to The People because I don't believe that any one person, tribe or nation is superior to another - and neither are their needs, dreams and desires. Most of us face the exact same issues and struggles in varying degrees, on a daily basis. 

And we don't need corrupt people like Governments, Politicians and Terrorists to put us in the middle of their agendas. We have enough to deal with. Some of us are just trying to paint the roof. Viva the Proletariat!

This was my Facebook status today. And I believe in every word.

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  1. And I do too. Awesome post! Very well said Azra and I second my previous comment :) Yeah that's right people, I was there first!

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    1. 25000 points for you Juliette, for getting here first ;)

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    1. Yes Roving Retorter, viva indeed!

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  3. I'm with you, Azra. If somebody wants to honor anyone, praise the mothers who raise children to honorable adulthood and the fathers who set their own wants aside to provide for their children. It defines who they are and the good that they do shines forth, but it's not boastful.

    Many rich people think about exercising power over others and it's better to own a politician than to be one -- and that begins to define your soul.

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    1. So true LL, good parenting is quite rare these days. Power is hardly ever the problem, it's the abuse of that power...

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  4. This is so true. Rich people are greedy. They kill others just to stay in power but what is there to gain?

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    1. Debie Grace, sometimes I wonder if it's the "rich people" or the people who help them become rich that are really responsible...

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  5. very true. may I ask what caused this outburst :)

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    1. Hello and welcome Petra... this resulted from a combination of events: dealing with petty people, the Boston bombings, terrorism, war, my criticism of politicians and puppet governments and basically being fed up that an overwhelming majority of people are subjected to the ill wills of an elite minority that have no one's interests at heart, except their own.

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  6. :) Me neither and well said. Also, along a different line, I can't understand why people are like "Oh there's no better place than South Africa.. ever. Nothing compares". uh.. what?

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    1. Nuraan, my response to that is usually "well you should get out more!" or "well, you've obviously been to the wrong places" or "gawd, get a life!!".

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  7. I think the same dear:)send yiu hugs

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  8. Ah Azra. My favourite. reality has a method of getting in the way of the noblest causes.

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    1. Aasia, I think next time, I'll write a poem about it.

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    2. why haven't you done it yet.

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    3. I was uninspired Aasia... but don't worry, I'll get back on track.

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  9. I was starting to feel guilty... but then I realized I don't have mummy's and daddy's that live on Coconut Grove... Why in the world should anyone be patriotic? It's just the place where you happened to be born, is all.

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    1. Grumpy, don't tell some South Africans that - they'll quote Mandela and want to die.

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  10. I'm not patriotic simply because I don't care. ._.

    I think my reasoning is somewhat less sophisticated than yours.

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    1. Haha DWei... I think more people don't care than we realise.

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  11. Brilliant. Love this so much.

    I'm quietly proud to be Serbian but...I don't think Serbs are superior to any other nation (DUH), nor would my "Serbdom" ever make me only sympathetic to the plight of my people.

    All innocent people's lives in their world, and their plight, matters. I mean, that goes without saying.

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