Before anyone starts putting in any useless comments because this is testing area, I kindly ask you not to, reason being that this is a serious topic that has bothered me for a long time, and although it should be General Off-topic, the potential for flame is high, and I am still willing to listen to what you have to say. Recently I've got into an argument and this made me start to question my actions. First of all, I am a nationality called Uyghur who resides in Northwestern China. I moved to Uzbekistan because Uzbeks and Uyghur are extremely close in language and culture, and later on I've came to Canada. To this day, no matter how much the Chinese denies it, democracy is a farcry in that region. There exists a large amount of racism towards us from the Chinese, and they view us all as terrorists. (because we are Muslims) In EVERY history book written for the Chinese public educational system, our Province of Xinjiang belonged to China since the beginning of the time. This contradicts the name of the Province it self, which means "New territory". China used this place as a nuclear bomb testing ground which put oil on fire that was the anger of Uyghur Separatists. There have been demonstrations about this, and most people who were there were either killed or captured and later on tortured. In a land we resided for 6000 years (the Chinese denies this length and write it as 2000 or 3000 years), we are not even allowed to celebrate our culture or religion. My parents moved to Uzbekistan only to find that the people there are also under dictatorship. We immigrated to Canada later on and felt blissed by the freedom. I wanted to thank this country so much that I joined the Army. I quit for sometime to get University level education, only to find people laughing at me for being an idiot who puts his life on the line to defend someone else's country and said go defend my own fucking country. What country? My people never had a country since before the Tang dynasty when the Chinese first took over. When Canada provided a stable future for my family I was willing to put my life on the line for Canada's duties. Canada was willing to accept me as an equal citizen. If I had my own country I would be the first to fight for it, but I don't have one. Tell me, what am I doing wrong?