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Thread #52026   Message #795308
Posted By: alanabit
02-Oct-02 - 04:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
Subject: RE: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
I like Uncle Dave's description of "politics", because effectively it is a reminder of the difference between that word and the word "policy" - a line which is too frequently blurred. I have also enjoyed the discussion of the word "patriotism". I think that for many years it was hijacked by people whose policies sent some young men to die in ditches in other lands, or left others to sleep in cardboard boxes in front of overpriced department stores. If people like that are patriots I am proud to proclaim myself a traitor.