The Whitest Kids U’ Know x
I really spent four years in the states thinking this couldn’t possibly be a real thing but then I graduated and everyone knew the pledge of allegiance PERFECTLY and then I realized how true this gifset really is. If you say something enough as a kid, it’ll never leave you. The thing tho, is that normally, kids know lullabies, and songs. Not a poem about mindless patriotism.
REBLOGGING FOR ALL THE FUCKING TIMES I GOT IN TROUBLE, MAINLY IN HIGH SCHOOL, FOR NOT SAYING THE WEAK ASS PLEDGE!
SAME! I used to “baaaaaaa” during the pledge in middle school lol
I was tracking with this until the last image. “Hey, let’s make a sensible political point, then take a swipe at legitimate medication that treats a recognized psychological disorder!” Man. Go fuck yourself.
Yes, I know it’s a comedy sketch. I regularly write and produce comedy sketches. Making jokes doesn’t excuse being an asshole (or a group of assholes) who perpetuates the marginalization of mental illness/learning disorders.
I started taking RItalin in 1996, at the age of 21. It may very well have been the single most significant event of my adult life. For the first time, I could stay focused enough to do things that other people take for granted, like read books and have thoughts about stuff. It did not make me conform. If anything, it encouraged independent thought by way of making complex, critical thinking possible. It helped clarify the jumbled mess that had heretofore been happening inside my brain. It allowed thoughts like “hey, yeah, the Pledge of Allegiance as a concept is kind of fucked up” to form.
Yeah. This is just a joke. But jokes are the best way to continue to reinforce attitudes like “ADD/ADHD aren’t real things and nobody needs to be medicated for them.” That punchline makes your dismissal so casual and flippant that people just accept it as truth. This is also, in its own way, a subtle form of brainwashing. To bring us back to the original point of the sketch.
Seriously, fuck you.