“You Are A Traitor”

I don’t really know where to begin for I’ve been bottling these emotions since a long time ago and constantly arguing with myself, “Oh, that’s nothing to worry!”

It all started back in the beginning of the ICC World Cup 2019. I and my younger sister were supporting Australia, New Zealand and England to star in the matches. However, I don’t live in either of the places, and the country to where I belong is also a cricket-playing nation. So every day, we —I and my sister— showered with scorns about supporting some ‘foreign countries’.

“You are a Traitor”

I’ve lost count of how many times we have been hearing this. My poor sister is suffering much more than me perhaps because she’s more outspoken than me.

Aki, another person like us, who dares to be different from the rest

Almost everyone, every near and dear ones too, have turned against us. They think we are just petty traitors who love the “foreign” teams, instead of our motherland, just because they are fair and good-looking.

But this is not true, and neither is it justified. I don’t really believe in the concept of countries where you divide our world just on some political basis. If I were to acknowledge some place as ‘motherland’, then it would be nothing other than the Earth.

The Whole World Is My Motherland

“Remember, no men are strange, no countries foreign”

No Men Are Foreign, James Kirkup

I agree exactly with the great poet James Kirkup. This world belongs to everyone sharing it. Every fellow human being is our brother. So why can’t we choose a few of our brothers against others? Why should something like political boundaries come in between something as infinite as love?

I like Australia, New Zealand and England cricket team because they are good teams. Because the players are interesting. Because I am mesmerized by their personalities. Nothing to do with their skin colour or looks!

There is one particular girl in my sister’s class who constantly mocks my sister as ‘Traitor’. One day, it’s okay. But day after day, it does not remain friendly any more. Unfortunately and coincidently, that girl’s elder sister studies in my class. Just a few days ago she was indirectly trying to imply that ‘It’s our culture to lick other’s boots’.

We two are trying our best not to express our dark feelings on being called a traitor. We are not angry, not in the least, but really hurt. Every day the fogs of pain and discomfort and sadness hover in our hearts. In this dark moments, we are trying to find hope in our fictional friends. They give us strength and hope…

Thank you, everyone, for reading this.

Everyone is different and that’s alright! We can have different views and choices.

I wanted to scream out to the world about my feelings and that’s what I am doing right now. Perhaps this is my longest post so far and I am truly thanking everyone who has given their time to listen to this emotional outburst.


14 thoughts on ““You Are A Traitor”

  1. They sound completely jealous of you and your sister! Because y’all have the courage to stand up for what you believe—equality of all. Don’t back down! I would rather have one person who is brave as my friend than a room full of cowards. I would not even give them satisfaction to think that they have hurt you. Chin up and keep smiling and doing what you love! Stomp on peer pressure!!! 😄🙏

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    1. Thank you sooo much. It’s nice to have someone understanding us at last and looking at our actions from a different angle 🙂
      I don’t think they are jealous, just angry because we are supporting others. Well, I don’t care. If my love is true, I can bear any scorns.
      Thank you again for staying beside us!

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  2. You can support whomever you want. I know it’s easier said than done but ignore the others. So, we’ve got an England v. New Zealand final, who’d have thought it. Not me!

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    1. Thank you so much for staying beside me 🙂
      Well, I thought England would win ICC World Cup 2019 but can’t believe the way Australia lost yesterday. Yet, I am really pleased by Alex Carey, my favourite player! His courage was… Amazing! Playing with a broken jaw!

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  3. Hey there dragon warrior! Don’t pay attention to what others are saying, you are right we shouldn’t be worried about political boundaries, we are all people who are equal living on one planet called Earth. Stand your ground, don’t worry about being different. We need to be different sometimes, that’s how changes can happen. Cheer for whatever team you want. There are a lot of Canadians who cheer for American hockey teams instead of Canadian teams. Have a great day and weekend!!😃😺

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