Dwism is stupid and European and I'm redundant

| Saturday, September 25, 2010
Have you ever noticed that Europeans are really unpatriotic? When was the last time you saw one salute the American flag or sing the anthem? NEVER! Except maybe when Obama visited them, which clearly doesn't count.

14 comments:

Daniel said...

Well it was mostly because during the Bush years we thought of the American hymn as slightly ironic - land of the free (wiretapping) and home of the brave (the whole punditdom shitting themselves from fear over some dude in an airplane that could not shove a stick of dynamite up his properly). The sad part is not that the Daily Show is the best news source for America. The sad thing is it is the only one.

P.S. who knows that red white and blue are the flag colours of Russia and France too?

Nikola Begedin said...

What you Americans call patriotism, we call nationalism. Think about it :P

Red, white and blue are the colors of the Croatian flag also.

http://www.travelblog.org/World/flags/croatia-large-flag-hr.gif

Klepsacovic said...

We are not Pazis.

Nikola Begedin said...

The rest of the world disagrees :D

spinksville said...

Wait, do you guys actually know the words to your national anthem?

spinksville said...

ps. red white and blue are the colours of the british flag too

Nikola Begedin said...

Lijepa naša domovino,
Oj junačka zemljo mila,
Stare slave djedovino,
Da bi vazda sretna bila!
Mila, kano si nam slavna,
Mila si nam ti jedina.
Mila, kuda si nam ravna,
Mila, kuda si planina!
Teci Savo, Dravo teci,
Nit' ti Dunav silu gubi,
Sinje more svijetu reci,
Da svoj narod Hrvat ljubi.
Dok mu njive sunce grije,
Dok mu hrašće bura vije,
Dok mu mrtve grobak krije,
Dok mu živo srce bije!

In english:

Our beautiful homeland,
Oh dear heroic land,
Our father's ancient glory,
May you be blessed forever.
Beloved, you are our sole glory,
Beloved, you are our only one,
Beloved, where you are plain,
Beloved, where you are mountain
Drava, Sava, flow on,
Nor you Danube, lose your power,
Deep blue sea, tell the world,
That a Croat loves his people.
Whilst the sun warms his fields,
Whilst winds lash his oak trees,
Whilst his lost ones are with grave covered,
Whilst his living heart beats.

And yes, i do know the lyrics, even though i haven't sung it ages.

Klepsacovic said...

@spinks: This only supports my claim that the Founding Fathers were foreign-born.

Shy said...

Why would Europeans salute the American flag? o_O

iapetes said...

thats joke.

and completely seriously, i find a lot of americans are way too patriotic, to the point of it being really annoying.

We Fly Spitfires said...

The Brits aren't very nationalistic and that has it's good and bad points. It's bad because it makes the population very depressed and unmotivated but it's good because we don't blindly follow based on a sense of obligation or indoctrination.

Klepsacovic said...

Brits aren't really European, not since they decided to have their own giant set of islands with castles and their own minority to oppress right next door. Way to be elitist. Look at the French, honest, down to earth people who stuck with what I like to call Real Europe and when they needed someone to oppress they had to either invade Spain or go around and invade northern Africa. Or Germany, they toughed it out fighting the Poles and French.

Dwism said...

I will have you know that two weeks ago I was at a patriots game (patriots!) in... near Boston, singing along:
"fooor the [mumble mumble] ...the braaaave" and I did better than most!

Btw worst apology ever!

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;) loved it

Larísa said...

Oh, the joy of stereotypes! Someone posted a link to this site on my guild forums, and it gave me a chuckle because it's so head on about how we look at each other in the multi-culture Europe....

http://alphadesigner.com/project-mapping-stereotypes.html

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