Shut the world out. Chose one language, any. Then get started.
What the hell is a real programmer? If you can type you are a programmer. There I said it.
I wish I could tell you that not everyone will slow you down when you are getting started. But you don't believe in fairy tales now do you?
The problem is, those who have negative opinions are the loudest. A Google search will only result in more rants about programming languages.
The goal is to get excited and started building cool stuff. And you can do this on your own.
It's unfortunate that people who want to prove you wrong are all too common on the web. I even documented one of my experiences on Stackoverflow:
How dare you even answer this kind of question.
I laughed, I couldn't believe it. Before I could respond the question was deleted. The person who asked this question may never know what is wrong with his code, because asking the question is a terrible sin apparently.
To those who are experienced, I have a simple message. Let people learn any language they want. Even if you think it sucks. The only language that sucks is the one that you cannot use to create your work.
You are not doing anybody a favor when you put people down. Negative motivation is very poor at driving creative work.
Be nice people, be nice.