posted on Sep, 8 2006 @ 02:38 PM
We've all witnessed people using it to further their personal agenda's, to suppress the freedom of civilizations. Furthermore i concider patriotism
blinding for whoever believes in it.
I think that there are two types of patriotism, the kind that makes people support their leadership no matter what and swallow what the media shoves
down their throats, and the kind of people who truly recognize the problems in their countries and try everything to solve it, heck, even if it means
blaming the government for the problems. But hey, you would be called anti-patriotic then!
Patriotism, it's about pride for your country, but ask yourself this, how far must this pride consume your common sense? Ok, it's good to be proud
of cultural achievements and historical (positive) events. But thats about it. To recall what i said last time about patriotism, it's actually quite
pathetic. Face it, your just a person on a spinning ball that has borders marked on them.
I have no pride of the place i happen to live in by coincidence. But thats just me.
The point is, especially in America there's to much happening based on this so-called "Patriotism", the term is used whenever anyone (fake
patriots) see the advantage in it.
I think i can go both ways here, on one hand patriotism is a term over-used and a tool for manipulation, but it can also inspire certain people to
stand up for their freedom and be a "True" patriot. Because such a person would know the best for his/her country.