freetown fred wrote:
Blind Patriotism my ass. Criticize all you want, but don't ever knock PATRIOTISM, something I'm beginning to feel half of you know nothing about--flashback--the one's hiding in the basements whining while the PATRIOTS are out there defending OUR rights--which I think some don't deserve in any way, shape or form
Whew, thanx for listenin, I feel a hell of a lot better:)
There's "patriotism", and then there's "nationalism".
And I think many people confuse the two.
The last war that threatened to take away our rights was around 1812. All the others since were for political or economic reasons.
The Founding Fathers were called "patriots" as they were fighting their government so don't say a patriot can never merely criticize his government. That's nationalism
and it was tried in Germany in the late 30's and didn't work out so well for anyone involved.