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originally posted by: crazyewok
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
Who in their right mind would want a weak nation that cannot defend its-self, or its people?
Take a good look at what is happening around the world.
Propaganda is used by both sides. Why would a citizen propagandist want to weaken their nation?
There are just to many layers to this onion.
The UK has no were near the militarization in its civilian way of life and our propaganda is a lot lighter plus we dont make kids sing the national athem or do stupid things like pledges of allegiance.
But we are not weak and certainly not defenceless.
History shows how bad things happen to countrys that attack us.
There being proud of you country but recogniseing its faults and then rar rar bull#.
originally posted by: DisinfoCom
I have always viewed Patriotism as an aberration.
originally posted by: Boadicea
Methinks the author does not know or understand the difference between "nationalism" and "patriotism."
Nationalism is "Rah! Rah! USA right or wrong!!!"
Patriotism is wanting the best for your nation, and therefore her people, and acting accordingly.
originally posted by: rob23
I was a JROTC kid and a Civil Air Patrol kid back when the Cold War was hot. This is when I began to notice racism and discrimination as rampant in society. It struck me as high hypocrisy to go on about freedom while actively discriminating against anyone, to include gays, atheists, wiccans, anyone who was 'different'. Homogeneous societies, crops and animal species ultimately fail. So will the US if it continues a hypocritical agenda.