"I saw a slogan on a guy’s car it said, “Proud to be an American” and I thought, well what the fuck does that mean? Proud to be an American? You see, I’ve never understood national pride. I’ve never understood ethnic pride because I’m Irish and all four of my grandparents were born in Ireland, so I’m fully Irish. And when I was a kid I would go to the St. Patrick’s Day’s parade and I noticed that they sold a button that said, “Proud to be Irish” and I could never understand that because I knew that on Columbus Day they sold a different button that said, “Proud to be Italian.” Then came black pride and Puerto Rican pride and I could never understand ethnic or national pride because to me pride should be reserved for something you achieve or attain on your own. Not something that happens by accident of birth. Being Irish isn’t a skill it’s a fucking genetic accident. You wouldn’t say I’m proud to be 5’11” or I’m proud to have a predisposition for colon cancer. So why the fuck would you be proud to be Irish or proud to be Italian or American or anything. Hey, if you’re happy with it that’s fine. Do that, put that on your car “Happy to be an American.” Be happy, don’t be proud.” – George Carlin"
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