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Nationalism is pimped-out bigotry, designed to provoke a Stockholm Syndrome in the livestock.
originally posted by: kevinp2300
a reply to: ArchPlayer
Well said...I think I have heard about the firings. Is that the Air Force scandal they covered up with "cheating"? He says he respects our military but doesn't do a lot to show it. Hopefully there is a good candidate in 2 years. I wish we could vote an independent into office and get rid of the fed. That would be a good start.
But still as Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces every President should at least show some decency with the troops. And really it's not just the saluting.
Like what other members said Obama just standing there during the Pledge of Allegiance is another issue and plus treating the Constitution as a piece of paper.
Not to mention Obama swapping 5 Taliban Prisoners for an alleged Army deserter.
originally posted by: desertguy
a reply to: kevinp2300
wow, he is just being so lazy.. If I had a cup of coffee in my hand or anything I would take an extra couple of seconds to set it down then salute.
originally posted by: Snarl
Come onnnnnn ...
There's a lot of things to 'hate on' this guy for. Don't fall for distraction.
If he had ever served, he would have known. When your hands are occupied ... you don't salute. It's that simple. So, go ahead now, tell me how his left hand wasn't occupied and he should have transferred the coffee cup.
“Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it....”
― George Bernard Shaw
“Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer, Essays and Aphorisms
“Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious”
― Oscar Wilde
“Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.”
– Mark Twain
“Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.”
– George Jean Nathan
“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”
– George Orwell
“Nationalism is an infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind.”
― Albert Einstein
originally posted by: roadgravel
The president just gave the go ahead for the military to blow up stuff in the mid east. Can't the staunch backers trade that for a poor salute grade? Shouldn't bonus points be awarded for the bombs and missiles.