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Thread #52026   Message #795116
Posted By: mack/misophist
01-Oct-02 - 07:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
Subject: RE: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
Patriotism is one of those sneaky, slippery words that ought to be banned. Every group that flaunts it seems to mean something a little different... or entirely different. The best definition I ever saw was a from W C Fields (the world's greatest juggler and a damn fine lock picker): "My country, right or wrong, is a lot like 'My mother, drunk or sober'.". When forced, I give my loyalty first to the ideals of the Constitution, then to the land itself, and then to Society. Let the damn people take care of themselves. They caused all the trouble in the first place.