IT'S TIME!!!!!!!! The Winter Olympics are back, baby!
Now, if you've read my blog for a while, you know that I am a very patriotic person. I am Canadian, and for a long time it bothered me to move to the USA. Not because I have anything against this country, but because I loved my own country so much. I didn't want to leave Canada, and I most certainly did not want to give up my citizenship (luckily, I won't have to for another few years). In the end, I love both countries for different reasons. But when it comes time for the Olympics, I am Canadian all the way. This will be my first time out of the country during the games so I'm curious to see how it's going to go. Luckily, my parents will be here for part of it, so I will have some support ;)
On a more serious note, I know a lot of people are boycotting the games due to Russia's social policies. I don't discuss my own personal beliefs on this blog (for obvious reasons), but I think this is important and should be said: I believe in equal rights for all, regardless of your skin color or sexual preference. What Russia is doing is wrong, and I hope the Olympic Committee looks into their future sites with greater care from here on out.
On the other hand, I support my fellow Canadians, and my fellow humans! We are united together. We are stronger together. Do I think Canada or the USA should have backed out of the Olympics to show support to our gay and lesbian athletes? No. It wouldn't have changed a damn thing, and it would have deprived our athletes of the chance to show how wonderful they are. It would have deprived our countries of showing how awesome we are. Plus, how else can you showcase the issues in Russia if you don't have people over there?
On top of that, being gay is barely legal here in the USA. Think of how many States still do not allow gay marriage. Although people aren't being arrested and tortured for their sexual preferences, they aren't allowed the same rights as everyone else. Before people try to correct Russian policies, perhaps the USA should focus on their home turf for once.
But, I digress. I say we go over there and KICK SOME RUSSIAN ASS!!!!! Show them what a free country looks like, baby!
And now, because I can't help myself, Canadian videos!
GO CANADA GO!!!!!!!