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[–] g-j-a 9 points 127 points (+136|-9) ago 

If you live in the USA and don't want to be/don't consider yourself American:

PLEASE GO FUCKING LEAVE NOW, YOU FUCKING CUNTS.

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[–] SuddenlySel 13 points 23 points (+36|-13) ago 

Well it isn't like most high school students have much of a choice over where they live.

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[–] babimbang 9 points 22 points (+31|-9) ago 

That's why we need to deport them and their parents.

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[–] BeardedMan 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I'm all for the "This is america, do what we do!" but you are correct, we're talking about kids here who may very well be exchange students or just not from and trying to get through school. Why not just have "EVERYONE IS AWESOME DAY" sponsored by Lego

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[–] ShampocalypseWOW 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What if you live in the USA and in fact are not an American?

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[–] g-j-a 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Then you get a pass. How's that? My grievance is with those of US citizenship. Stand quietly and respectfully by.

The headline uses a very specific word as a modifier. They don't CONSIDER themselves to be American. Words, they matter.

If you are in fact NOT American, then one would understandably not be expected to celebrate being one. Correct? Fair?

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[–] Mead 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

then deal with the fact that America is proud of itself and the country built since kicking out King George.

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[–] Inaminit 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

You're a Brit, aren't you?

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[–] Damndirtyape 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Don't call me British! UGH Trigger warning please!!! I self-identify as an Algerian.

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[–] Rule_of_Cool 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is the most American thing I have read today. Well done.

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[–] 1Sorry_SOB 7 points 57 points (+64|-7) ago  (edited ago)

They should make a list of things we can't do anymore so everyone is on the same page.

Confederate flag - out

sombreros on white people - out

Mexican flag and decals - OK

Spanish radio stations - OK

bilingual - OK

reference to astronomical black holes, manual labor for black people, whistling Dixie - out

Changing demographics of countries - Good

Retaining demographics of countries - out

Rioting over incidents before facts are known. - OK

add your own.

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[–] Lake 1 points 44 points (+45|-1) ago 

Giving minorities an advantage with school admission and testing - OK (Stipulation: Asians get penalized because, I mean, they just perform too well.)

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[–] ThePieAssassin 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Since when can I (am white) not wear a sombrero?

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[–] Dereliction 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago 

Don't worry if you're confused. Mexicans working at a Mexican restaurant were accused of being racist because they handed out sombreros to students.

Yes, it's true, we've gone full Mad Hatter these days. It's really beyond stupid. I hope people from the sensible side of things start losing their shit over this nonsense.

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[–] tibstibs 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Indeed, never let something as superficial as skin color get in the way of quality headgear.

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[–] CobraStallone 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There's a lot of white Mexicans. As long as sombreros have existed white people have worn them, so you are in the clear. Sombrero just literally means "hat" by the way.

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[–] Pawn 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

wear a sombrero if you like, fuck the haters, shoot them if they get violent.

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[–] SlappyHo 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

shooting people cuz they are white - OK

shooting people cuz they aren't white - out

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[–] ShampocalypseWOW 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wait, is being bilingual bad??

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[–] EstebanGonzalo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes, it's bad because if you learn a foreign language you might be exposed to foreign ideas and concepts and that, in turn, may cause you to become more open minded.

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[–] BOTUS 2 points 40 points (+42|-2) ago 

For students who don't consider themselves American.... It's a fucking title given to those who live or were born in America. How the fuck is this even happening? So should we have an America day and then a separate Everyone Who Doesn't Feel American But Likes To Enjoy The Pros Of The Country Without Being Loyal Day?

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[–] verzagathro 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Maybe if we all just called outselves Americans instead of putting up all these make believe walls

We did, that's why you don't hear news about German/Irish/French/English/Scandinavian-Americans. A couple past presidents were outspoken on this and those people adjusted so they'd fit in. That's stopped happening though and people are deciding to identify with foreign countries over the one they're living in, expecting it to adjust for them.

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[–] MCVoat 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

For real.

I don't consider myself mexican but we still celebrated Cinco de mayo.

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[–] Gargilius 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Heck, I celebrate Cinco de Mayo too, and the 4th of July, and the 14th of July, and the 21st of July and the 1st of August (twice over), and Oktoberfest (in September as it should), and any other opportunity I get to get wasted with friends.

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[–] Ah_Pook 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Mexicans don't typically celebrate Cinco de Mayo (regionally). Far more Americans do.

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[–] SuddenlySel 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Well the problem is how the titled has been usurped. To be an 'American' in this day you have to be a proud interventionist whose country is never wrong in any way whatsoever and would gladly exert its will over the rest of the world whether they want to or not.

Nowadays high school students either don't care or are flat out isolationists who want the country to go back to how it was 100 years ago when they literally read founding father speeches every year that basically said: "Stay the fuck out of foreign wars"

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[–] escapefromredditbay 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago 

wtf are they betraying by saying they dont like americas problems, and why is it so damn sacred.

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[–] BOTUS 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

It's the fact that they are attending an American school but don't want American flags or the colors red, white, and blue to be celebrated. How can this even be accepted? That's like me saying that I hate football and am offended that my school has a football team so the solution would be to get rid of football all together. This country shouldn't work this way. This is a common occurrence as well. In some citirs they are banning the American flag all together as to not offend anyone. Wtf is that? At PUBLIC schools.

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[–] Dashippy 1 points 25 points (+26|-1) ago 

That's funny yet sad at the same time. In a way it kind of proves how non-American America has become and I say that as an outsider. Do kids even say the pledge of allegiance anymore? If they do I can see that going soon too.

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[–] OM3G4UN17 0 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago 

They pulled it from my sons school, there were a lot of parents upset. The ring leader was an Arab who wanted it to be brought back because, he wanted his children to be American.

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[–] Dashippy 2 points 19 points (+21|-2) ago 

That's a pretty cool story. That it was an Arab who wanted to be part of his new home that tried to bring it back. They aren't all bad. We just tend to focus on the ones that are. Some, like that, are very willing to integrate and even want to.

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[–] BiscuitFever 4 points 23 points (+27|-4) ago 

As an American, I never said the pledge in school. That shit is weird.

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[–] pacman2000 5 points 14 points (+19|-5) ago 

Right? It's a free country why the fuck are we swearing our god damn ALLEGIANCE to a flag? That's some Nazi shit right there.

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[–] flimflamedthezimzam 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I wish I were kidding, but I'm pretty sure voat sees nothing wrong with this picture.

So yea... that's part of our history too...

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[–] Totenglocke 8 points 6 points (+14|-8) ago 

I grew up in the 80's and 90's and by.. Second? Third? Grade I refused to say it. Nothing is less American than making children pledge blind obedience to the government.

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[–] HeteroErectus 4 points 6 points (+10|-4) ago 

You pledge allegiance to the flag and what it stands for (the Constitution). As American citizens, our duty is to stand in defense of the values that this country was founded on - freedoms, the republic, the flag that represents these things.

Don't kid yourself here, either. You're telling us that by the time you were about nine years old, you had enough of a grasp of American history and politics to decide that the Pledge of Allegiance was un-American? Please.

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[–] cynoclast 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Do kids even say the pledge of allegiance anymore?

They can't make you (which is very American, btw). I stopped in like 7th grade. Nobody gave a shit or harassed me about it.

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[–] kujda 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago 

I'm not american, but visited the US 12 years ago. I admired how the Americans were proud to be American, how in many places the flag was hanging and how many people looked up to that flag. Yes the USA has its problems, their politicians are a bunch of selfish assholes, and probably cause much more mess in the world during the last 50 or so years, than they should. Still I admired that people were really proud about their country and not in some nationalistic way, but in a good proud - patriotic way. What is going on with you Americans? Why you are loosing what was good about you? Who is doing it to you?

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[–] InyourfaceNancyGrace 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

I think the point is that the citizens of the US largely don't have anything to take pride in. Congress doesn't care what we think, so the laws that are passed are by a very few, which means the rest of us can't really take pride in any decisions being made because our influence doesn't mean dick.

What I mean is: it's not OUR country anymore. You might as well ask why we aren't patriotic about Saudi Arabia for all the influence the common person here has. This country is less and less interested in its citizens and more and more interested in special interests and faceless corporations. This is leading to a slow-but-steady decline in the quality of life for the average citizen, and it's been happening for a LONG time. We're reaching a sort of identity crisis stage where the average person sees a large schism between what is supposed to be (as laid down by the Constitution) and what is actually happening.

So am I a citizen of the US? Yes, but what does that even mean? I'm a slave to corrupt officials only seeking to bleed the country dry while I work my life away, unable to influence the outcome. I can't say I'm too proud of that.

TL; DR: It's not a country of the people anymore, so the people are less patriotic.

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[–] BOTUS 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Eloquently put. I, as a fellow American, completely agree with this stance. Identity crisis all the way.

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[–] cynoclast 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Here's a good, short video summing up (and corroborating (same source) your link): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tu32CCA_Ig

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[–] TheDude2 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The idea of America is dangerous to those in charge.

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[–] CharlesDarkly 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

On some level we all know that we've lost the country.

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[–] BoiseNTheHood 8 points 7 points (+15|-8) ago 

Why stay in a country you hate so much and don't feel any pride in? Move to some European shithole or something. Better yet, move to some leftist wet dream like Venezuela or North Korea.

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[–] cynoclast 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I have pride in my country but shame for its current government.

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

—Mark Twain

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[–] pacman2000 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

It costs too much. If they weren't economically oppressed they would be able to afford it.

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[–] BoiseNTheHood 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Yet they keep voting for the big-government statists who keep them poor and dependent. But let's be real, most of the people who actually find time to complain about things like "America Day" at school are limousine liberals and champagne socialists. Lower/middle-class America is busy focusing on practical concerns like their livelihoods, supporting their families, etc.

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[–] OrangePaper7 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

well since its a school, its not the kids choice to live here...

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[–] HoneyNutStallmans 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Why stay in a country you hate so much and don't feel any pride in? Move to some European shithole or something.

Shithole? Like Kosovo or Moldova?

What about any of the other countries in Europe?

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[–] Mr_Wolf 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

So we live in America and we're not allowed to be proud to be americans?

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[–] pwn 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Why would anyone be proud to be American in this day and age, anyway?

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[–] DiggRedditVoatBlank 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I really don't know if this is supposed to be sarcastic or not, because it can be interpreted as a legitimate question

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[–] bob3333 6 points 3 points (+9|-6) ago 

Populists are not leftists.

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[–] cynoclast 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago 

No, you should continue to be programmed by the plutocrat (disguised as the right's) propaganda. /s

They have you hating half the poor people in the same boat as you so as to make off with all your wealth.

The choice between left and right isn't freedom, but a box to contain your mind.

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[–] BoiseNTheHood 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Did you make your own fedora or just buy one that "the plutocrats" mass-produced?

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