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Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
This should be a discussion of the matter of expressions of patriotism in the media and elsewhere and why some are uncomfortable with such.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I can only speak for myself. And I have nothing against expressions of patriotism in the media and anywhere else, for that matter, if one wishes to do so. I think the problem comes in people's differences of opinion as to what 'patriotism' is and what events signify patriotism.
In that video, I saw certain things that I'm proud of America for and certain things that I'm ashamed of America for and certain things that I don't feel can be attributed to 'America'. So the overall feeling I get about the video is less-than-completely-positive. For example, anyone who is against the war in Iraq, wouldn't consider the Iraq bombing scene something to be particularly proud of or feel patriotic about.