AngiePen (angiepen) wrote,
AngiePen
angiepen

I Will Not...

...sign a loyalty oath, to prove to other people that I'm a loyal citizen, because signatures on a paper prove nothing.

I will not display a flag on my house, nor wear a flag pin on my clothing to prove to other people that I'm a good American, because anyone can display a flag and if they're enemies of one's country then they would certainly display that flag to pretend otherwise, wouldn't they?

I will not wear a yellow ribbon, nor a ribbon of any other color, to display for the world the fact that I support our soldiers or any other good cause, because I already know what I support, and when the display of these symbols becomes a matter of social pressure, they might mean only that the person who displays them caved.

And I will not post any pre-fabbed statement or graphic or symbol in my journal about what I do or don't support, or about what I believe, to prove to other people what a good person I am. I know what I believe and what I support, and so do the people who know me. I don't need to "prove" it to anyone, and certainly don't need to prove it over and over and over when the same damn meme goes around every year. I don't need to prove to anyone that I'm a good or worthy person, or that I hold the "right" beliefs or the "right" attitudes, or that I'm willing to go along with the crowd because someone who wrote a meme decided to use manipulative emotional blackmail (Hey, if you're an asswipe, go ahead and ignore this) to try to force everyone to go along. I will not go along just because some stranger who wrote a meme thinks I should. They can bite me. And anyone who honestly thinks I'm a bad person for not going along with some meme very clearly doesn't know me and I therefore don't care what they think.

Angie
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 38 comments