This is a discussion on Starvation and Socialism within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; I know about her and she makes Obama look middle right politically . Imagine Sheila Jackson Lee with three masters and a Ph.D. With a ...
I know about her and she makes Obama look middle right politically . Imagine Sheila Jackson Lee with three masters and a Ph.D. With a Maoist bent and a more sophisticated upbringing ...
I certainly understand what my good friend @Salt-N-Pepper is espousing and agree with him.
However, in later times, having school children recite the Pledge of Allegiance, carried a certain amount of Patriotism toward a symbol of freedom.
But again, Salty is correct in a historical and ideological view.
Again, it's not because I don't like my country... I think my country is the best country in the world and I wouldn't want to live anywhere else... but to me, patriotism is a tool to be used to manipulate people.
Rather than teaching people to be patriotic, I would rather teach people to think about whether what the country is doing actually makes sense.
I make no bones about the fact that I am an anti-socialist person, that I think big government is a very, very bad thing and that I think we should start disbanding about 99 percent of what the government does. Right?
Patriotism leads people to set aside the search for the truth in favor of buying what people who want you to "think patriotically... you know, the RIGHT way..." are selling, whether it's actually morally right or wrong.
Patriotism lead us into several wars we never should have been in, and got a lot of good men and women killed or maimed for life, and a lot more than than those that had physical wounds it lead to a lot of our best and brightest young people coming home with post traumatic injury...
Me? I'll skip it, and evaluate everything on it's own merit.
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Egotism, politics and greed are also what has expanded government and control. They expand their control by telling many they are rightfully entitled to many things. Income, food and medical care are all now being touted as rights belonging to those who agree. Lincoln started the expansion of government control, FDR pushed it much farther then LBJ sealed the deal.
What is being past off now as patriotism is nothing more than political correctness.
Your idea of patriotism is the same as mind, but it is blind patriotism to which Salty refers.
"Reality is almost always wrong."
Dr. Gregory House
Deriding patriotism seems trendy now too ( Like siding with the Palestinians / Arabs over Israel ) no matter how you guys spin it Your derision and eschewing of Patriotism is very telling of your Political leanings .
But that's probably why they too will be wiped from history. Just like they are doing with Lee and Jackson.