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Thread #52026 Message #794983
Posted By: Bobert
01-Oct-02 - 03:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
Subject: RE: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
Though I would agree with everything that Little Hawk has written, the word "Patriotism" has mutated and is now as *bogus* as the term "liberal". Both are thrown about by folks with agendas and PR firms to sell their agendas.
Hence, there is really no way to discuss ones "patriotism" without exposing one's beliefs, values and politics.
It's too bad, because it is a good word and goes to the heart of the best of human behavior. Hey, loyalty and love ain't bad traits.
I would agree with LH in that if it were a term that related to family, friends, community and the Earth *first* and nation and politcis way down the list then it could resurrect its own meaning, but the bridge has been burned.