Last night my children’s elementary school put on a production they’ve been working on for some time. The theme of this production is “Peace be unto you” and to that end most of the content was about getting along and being better people. The highlight of the production is a song from the students wherein they sing “Peace unto you” in multiple different languages. In addition a group of children walk across the stage, each holding the flag of a different country, while the narrator indicates which flag is which countries.
At one point the American flag is carried across the stage. Much cheering. Later on the Afghanistan flag is carried across the stage. Catcalls and booing. WHAT. THE. FUCK. This isn’t Afghanistan you’re booing you stupid shits! This is a third grader who thinks you hate them! Not to mention it’s a production about peace! Do you think this child can tell the difference between your abstract hostility towards another country and him personally? Aieee… I’m just angry about the whole thing.
Yes, after the original booing a large number of people cheered and applauded (presumably because they were disgusted and wanted to show thier support) but still… some people.