My mom's bitching at me because I keep talking shit about "the greatest country on earth"
So it’s story time:
For history class, I had to draw a picture about the creation of Israel. I drew a little Muslim girl giving a soilder a flower, with broken buildings in the background. This led to me telling my mom about why I’m so against American Sniper, and soon after 50 Shades of Grey, followed to the protest in Baltimore and all the recent police killings of innocent people.
And then I went back to Israel, saying that I’m not racist towards Jews or any other religious groups or races, but that I don’t think it’s right that America supports killing innocent people and being super racist towards Muslims because of a few terrorist groups.
My mom freaked out because of that, saying “all you do is talk shit about america, like it’s a fucking 3rd world country. It’s the best country in the world and you should be fucking proud to live here. I’m married to a man that served 8 years in the army defending this country, and your gonna talk about how its so horrible and racist, sexist, and shitty. Then get the hell out and go to another country!”
To which I calmly responded. “Yes, what a great country it is, built on the backs of minorities, racism, and slavery. Where every other week someone is killed for their race or religion, where Muslims are hated and no one seems to care, where heterosexual abuse is more acceptable then gay love, where the schools teach us war zone tactics to survive if someone snaps and decides to bring a gun to school again, where transgender and queer people are killed everyday without anyone trying to stop it, where racism isn’t only common but premoted. Ah yes, aren’t I glad to live here.”
She then told me I have to stop going on social media because it’s “warping my mind” and that if it wasn’t for it I’d be “normal”; that I’d love America and be a normal girl and still be Christian and be straight and not so fucking weird.
I’m ready to run the fuck away and find a way to Toronto. I hate it here so much. Not only am I made fun of for being trans, buddhist, and liking girls as well as boys, but I have to deal with people being perfectly fine with black people, Muslims, lgbt members, and other minorities being slaughtered as well as my own parents being victim of what I call the “American Syndrome” where they have been brainwashed to believe they live in the greatest country on earth.