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Thread #52026 Message #795187
Posted By: Thomas the Rhymer
01-Oct-02 - 09:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
Subject: RE: BS: Patriotism -- what is it?
There comes a point sometimes, where the patriotic thing to do would be to impeach the president... Patriotism is a conservative impulse that can say no! to the multinational scourge thats got most of the world over a barrel... Patriotism can throw off the shackles of all kinds of oppression... Patriotism has nothing to do with war sometimes... Patriotism is taking care of your country folk as 'job one'... Patriots generally protect their 'homeland'... Patriots reject corruption as soon as it is detected... Patriots see the good qualities in their fellow country men/women, and encourage the health of the nation... And, I believe that a good patriot in this day and age, would feel compelled to protect the natural environment... from precisely the people who are commonly labeled 'conservatives'...
There is a common misunderstanding about what is deemed conservative and what is liberal/radical... Many of us greens and alternative party seekers are far more 'conservative' than the global corporate business parties representitives... By desiring to improve the general welfare of the people in all countries, we are, in saying so, declaring ourselves to be 'radicals'... So much BS really... Self determination is going to encourage conservative values eventually... But the 'conservatives' of this country want their 'inalienable right' to manipulate the economies of most of the world... a 'radical' belief at best...
'At the end of the day', the true patriot in this country attempts, to the best of his/her ability, to uphold his/her interpretation of The Constitution of the United States...and, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness... And the true patriot stays informed about the pertinent issues by getting serious about gathering 'facts'... thereby rejecting ALL propaganda as unpatriotic. Democracy can only function with a well informed, involved, and caring population.ttr