Thursday, May 6, 2010

PSA: Showing Proper Respect in a Culturally Diverse Society

In a culturally diverse society it is incumbent upon the citizenry to at all times show proper respect for those who may have customs or traditions that differ from the wider population.  Therefore, citizens should at all times refrain from showing any form of pride for the United States as this maybe be viewed as disrespectful to persons of various ethnic persuasions.  Examples of unacceptable behaviors are as follows:

Wearing clothing that bears the flag of the United States, wearing clothing in the colors red, white and blue, saying the the Pledge of Allegiance or singing offensive songs such as the National Anthem, America the Beautiful or God Bless America*.

Often citizens of the United States act in a particularly egregious manner on certain days of the year.  The following is a list of acceptable non-offensive holidays that may be observed:

May 31st is Royal Armed Forces Day (Brunei)

July 4th is Liberation Day (Rwanda)
September 6th is Eid el Fitr (Saudi Arabia)
October 11th is Moi Day (Kenya)
November 11th is Republic Day (Maldives)
November 25th is Statehood Day (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
December 25th looks pretty good but to be on the safe side please remember that in Pakistan it is celebrated as the birthday of Quaid-e-Azam therefore any direct references to Christ should be avoided.

In light of the fact every day is a national holiday somewhere, schoolchildren in the United States should dress only in black lest their classmates feel disrespected.

*Saying, or singing, God Damn America is acceptable and encouraged.

1 comment:

Fuzzy Slippers said...

This is great! I wonder how long before BO burns the flag flying over the WH. I mean, I'm sure there is someone who is offended by it.