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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: DisinfoCom
Man. It's just a shame that a bunch of fellas calling themselves patriots wrote some crap down on a piece of "paper" that secured your right to carry a soviet flag and scream Soviet names out in a fit of teenage angst.
It's a shame a bunch of guys who thought the promise of America meant not wearing chains and working for free so somebody else could reap the benefits of your work.
It's a shame we live in a country where many view non-conformist ideas and speech as the very fabric of the term patriot.
I congratulate you, sir, on being such an incredible patriot that you so willingly use the rights given to you to rail against the country you reside in. May you carry on with your patriotic endeavor for all your lifetime.
Patriotism is an emotional attachment to a nation...
Usually the two aren't mutually exclusive. If you're a self confessed patriot, you're more than likely a nationalist as well.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Boadicea
We're not the only country with free speech or the right to protest.
I'd even argue that we are less free than a lot of other countries in the world.
The motto "land of the free and home of the brave" is yet another tool of indoctrination that incites patriotism and nationalism.
You can't be a nationalist until you are a patriot first.
Patriotism is the gateway to nationalism.