Friday, 5 October 2007

nice things

It would be a Belgian, I suppose.. But anyway, here's the best thing anyone has said about nationalism, or identity in general:

Rik Torfs, professor of church law at Leuven University, said,

"Why should you be proud of your own identity? I am a man, and I'm not proud of it; I am a Belgian, and I'm not proud of it. It can give you a very nice feeling."

The world would be a much better place filled with people like this, instead of men who are proud of their "identities". You could be proud of something you did, but not what you are; that's egotistical crap. It's childish.

So, let's all be Belgian - apparently it means very little, which is the best kind of identity I can think of.

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