The unjustified arrogance of a Nation
BY Wesley de Vaan, 2014
Somewhere on the planet is a very small piece of land. It is the country of the Cloggie, who are a very curious type of people. For such a minuscule country they have a lot of different cultures and traditions. When delving further into those cultures and traditions, you cannot help it to find their way of life quite absurd. One thing is for sure, the Cloggies are a type of people you will not find easily in other parts of the planet.
Now when looking deeper into the culture of the Cloggies, it is not remarkable that their behavior and way of life is so curious. They are a very tolerant nation, with a flexible attitude to everything that is taboo in other countries. When walking around in the land of the Cloggies, you will find a lot of special shops with medicine men from whom you can buy a medicine that you can use to smoke. It apparently makes you feel light headed and makes you do weird and strange things. Considering that all the Cloggies are smoking this special medicine regularly, it is not surprising that they act so curious.
While it is obvious that the miniature land of the Cloggies plays no major significant part in the world, they have a certain arrogance over them, and personally they believe they are the most important land on the planet. Their arrogance has many forms in their overall culture. Not only do they believe they are the best in everything, like for example with some ludicrous game they play where they are kicking against a round object, they also believe they are right about everything. However when looking at the condition of the land of the Cloggies, it is obvious that their arrogance is based on nothing and can only be described as utterly ridiculous.
The Cloggies are stingy, they definitely like to keep their money in their pockets and will not give anything away if they do not have to. If you are waiting on a Cloggie to give you a treat, you can wait for a long time. They are so stingy that they would bite a penny in two. Imagine yourself that when the Cloggies have a party or go out for dinner, they divide the bill down to the last penny, so everyone will pay their own part. That is just bizarre.
The country of the Cloggies has many different ethnic groups, and all of them have a different culture and religion. And those different cultures are completely integrated in the society of the Cloggies. They have chapels for religions of all the different cultures, you see it in their restaurants, even some national holidays of other cultures are now part of the Cloggies society. What is quite remarkable is that there is another ethnic group who are originally born in the country of the Cloggies, but on the other hand have their own culture and rituals. They live in the north of the country and even have their own language, which most of the Cloggies cannot even understand. This ethnic group also has their own national anthem.
The Cloggies have many different rituals and traditions. One of the biggest traditions is when a man in a cloak arrives on a boat with black people. The black people are his helpers and slaves, which seems weird to me for a country that believes to be very tolerant towards people from other cultures. He stays for a few weeks to give all the Cloggies presents and then leaves again, the reason behind this is confusing to me, but the Cloggies get the presents for free so obviously they enjoy this tradition very much.
After investigating the Cloggies you can conclude they are indeed very curious people. The Cloggies are arrogant and know-it-alls, for no apparent reason. It will probably take a long time before the Cloggies realize they do not play such a significant role in the world as they like to believe they do. Instead they are just strange and arrogant people, who are not taken seriously.