Misplaced pride has been a disturbing trend of late where people take the most objectionable part of their personality and claim it as a source of personal pride. Yes, some people are shouting their misplaced pride to the ends of the earth. This type of pride comes in a multitude of forms.
There’s the proud racist.
The white pride idiots exist all over North America (yes, in Canada too). They are too stupid to realize that the reason they don’t have that high paying job they are always accusing foreigners of stealing from them, is that they never bothered to educate themselves beyond the absolute minimum. They are also too lazy to lift a finger to help themselves, because that would be like admitting that the finger they did bother to lift… the finger of blame was a colossal waste of time. The last thing these folks want is to have to go out and actually work. They consider it a full-time job to blame those darned foreigners for taking their jobs, their women, their hopes and their dreams. Not to mention all of the effort it takes to indoctrinate their many children that they cannot support with as much hate and scapegoating as possible.
Next up is fat pride.
Now I am all for women eschewing the media’s ideal of the stick woman as sexy and beautiful, but there are those who take it way too far. Morbidly obese women talking about how sexy they are with all that ass. Oh yes, diabetes and heart disease are so sexy. What these women don’t realize is that when (not if, but when) they get sick and need medical care, it’s the rest of us that have to pay for it. Even in a country with Universal Healthcare, the taxpayers are the ones to foot the bill. The more people who get sick, the higher the taxes get. Personally, I would rather my tax dollars go to kids with leukemia over the morbidly obese any day of the week. Being morbidly obese and proud is like flipping the bird to the rest of society. This is an issue you can control. There is a billion dollar industry in place to help you out of this health hazard… including medical help. The first steps are the easiest, admit the problem (as opposed to living in the deluded idea that morbid obesity is sexy) take responsibility and get help.
I find this next one particularly offensive. Redneck pride.
Again, a group of people who have it within their power to change their circumstances through education and ambition, yet refuse to further themselves because of misplaced pride. Everyone has the power to change their circumstance. There is always a choice. These people actually choose ignorance, racism, misogyny and general xenophobia as a way of life of which to be proud. It doesn’t help that reality television rewards this behavior with fame and money. Of course reality television isn’t as much to blame as the people who gleefully watch these shows in order to feel better about their own lives. This lifestyle would not be glorified if there weren’t a demand in the first place. Just how low has the bar been set if the only way you can feel better about your life is by watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, My Crazy Obsession, The Real Housewives (sure they have money, but they still act like petulant teenagers), Hoarders, Toddlers in Tiaras or any other show that the ironically named Learning Channel broadcasts?
Pride should be reserved for your accomplishments, not used to describe your shortcomings. Where has ambition gone? People use to strive to better their lot in life, to give their kids a better childhood than they had. It seems as though we are collectively giving up. The things worth having are the things worth working for. The sad truth of the matter is that, in North America, we have the luxury of having a host of government programs in place for those that actually want to educate themselves that go unused every year because people like these choose to live in ignorance.
There seems to be a theme forming here… take personal responsibility and make the world a better place.
14 thoughts on “Misplaced Pride”
You never fail to spark my brain, renew my energy to fight the idiots. One of my favorite things about blogging is that it brought about this psuedo-relationship where we comment on and support one another.
You need to keep blogging-always. I would really miss your sassy, smart ass.
Thank you so much. I pride myself on my smart ass 😉
Well, hey, it’s pretty damn smart. So you’ve got that to fall back on 😉
LOL. Loving the pun!
Someone posted this once and it cracked me up: If your greatest achievement in life has been being born white then you should perhaps reassess your measure of success.
That’s fantastic!! It’s funny cause it’s so very true. Thanks for sharing.
I like the dog doing clean up.
excellent post mate
Thank you. The dog pic literally made me laugh out loud, so I had to include it.
Love the responsibility pic. If only I could teach my cat to clean her own letterbox.
I hear you there… cats get way too much mail 😉
Ha! Score one for autocorrect! If only it were mail I had to cleanup…
I showed the dog picture to my two boxers. They looked, sniffed, then went outside and crapped on the driveway and afterwards, walked straight past me and went to their baskets.
Got any more bright ideas? 😉
LOL. It’s monkey see monkey do… dog doo just sits and festers.