Mudcat Café message #1178861 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #69413   Message #1178861
Posted By: Little Hawk
05-May-04 - 06:06 PM
Thread Name: BS: Militarism & the US culture of violence
Subject: RE: BS: Militarism & the US culture of violence
You never know, Guest...if Canada invaded the USA and took you over (which it most certainly will not)...you might just end up with more freedom than you have now! :-) Mexico? Well, no...probably a good deal less freedom in that case. Mexican governments have mostly been extremely autocratic.

I'm sure that you, like me, feel a loyalty and love toward the land you were born upon. That, however, doesn't necessarily equate to loving that land's present government, its corporate elite, or its military-industrial complex. Unthinking patriotism to those powerful entities is extremely naive, although very common. A true patriot is patriotic to his land and his community, not to its latest batch of tinpot leaders.

In a ruthlessly competitive Sy$tem the scum tends to rise to the top.

- LH