Ugh... Nationalism and Traditionalism bothers me to no end. I have some 'pride' in my Finnish(Moomintroll is something I could sink into all day) and British(grandad was a Brit philosopher) heritage and don't generally think much of my Irish heritage. I don't let that influence my judgment of others or myself. People have told me I'm like my grandad and that does feel nice as he was a good guy imo, but what I do can be similar to his habits or mannerisms, but they can't be attributed to him. I can't get much strength from the blood relation.
Real strength comes from self-identification, self-love, and understanding the weight of your own actions/interest/qualities and the fact that they can only be attributed to you. I can't get gratification from what someone else of 'my race' did because I simply am incapable of making the connection.
To justify your more questionable actions as for your people, you're not thinking about how much scrutiny individuals of your race (who will not agree at all with your sentiments) will be subject to. That's yet another ugly point right there.
I do not enjoy such tension. Playful competition? Yes. Horrible hate-derived tension? No.
I also generally take the telly a bit too seriously when it comes to issues like that and prod at it relentlessly.
I wonder though. This particular Greek individual seemed incredibly desensitized. As in, unnaturally so. I wonder if it can really just be attributed to his parentage. I also wonder if he had seen the real event take place he would have reacted differently. Maybe, maybe not.
Again, Turk. I generally agree with you here.
P.S. Also... ya kinda overdid the dashes or maybe I'm just that horrible with my native tongue. Goodbye sweet writing career I was hoping for.