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GUEST,Arkie Patriotism (356* d) Patriotism 11 Nov 14


This is from a comment on Quora.

Nobody in Germany (except Neo-Nazis) will say "I am proud to be German". That is a big no-no and has cost several public figures their jobs.

Many Germans will also argue that it is illogical to be proud of the accident of birth that could have just as easily placed you in Rwanda, or to be proud of your nation's achievements when you haven't done anything to create them.

That being said, you can sometimes find people who are paradoxically "proud of not being proud". They (and I myself am tending more and more towards that view) are proud of Germany for being basically the only nation that has identified patriotism as the root of much evil and done away with it.

Caused me to think. Some of the people I consider most dangerous in America call themselves patriots.




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