This letter is for Ian Bezek, the author of the article â€œConfession time: Iâ€™m rooting for Canadaâ€ which was published in Mondayâ€™s Collegian.
I found this article to be incredibly ignorant and offensive. The Olympics are an event that is supposed to show pride and patriotism toward oneâ€™s country. You root for your country because as a citizen that is your job: to be supportive.
The Olympics are not a battle and no one is going to bash a country for winning or losing. This is a time when the world comes together to compete in a friendly manner. Just like with the Super Bowl, the New Orleans Saints brought hope back to a city that had been devastated; the Olympics are giving the American people hope and pride when we are in such a difficult situation.
You think you were born in an â€œimmoral and rogue nation?â€ The same nation that allows you to voice your opinions the way you are right now. Try living somewhere freedom of speech is prohibited, where people die just to get their voice heard.
America is the land of opportunity and freedom, so maybe you should stop complaining and be thankful for being able to wake up in the morning and not wonder if youâ€™ll make it through the day.
Oh, and by the way, in case you have yet to notice the United States is not the only country fighting wars.
Sophomore, Nutrition and Food Science