prophet/profit July 4th XXXX, A day that will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked guerilla and terrorist forces of the anarchist revolution. 010620
Bertrand Russell Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. 040209
misstree how can i be told to love my country
when american flags are slapped on
every surface worth selling?

how can i pledge allegiance to a place
that was founded for freedom of religion,
but insists that it needs to recognize
the God of the few?

how can i love a place where
i am called a traitor
for wanting it to act properly?

some days, i realize
it's just because
i don't know anywhere else to love.
minnesota_chris I thought oddness_from_across_the_pond was about America. But I suppose ignorance is the reason I like Europeans... they're easy to like from afar. 040314
quotree "A real patriot is the one who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works." -Lorena Cappellone 040412
quotree "Our country rides the small bus." -Basia Petro 040412
quotree "Why, of course, the people don't want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece. Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country." -Hermann Goering, Commander-in-Chief of the Luftwaffe, 18 April 1946 040412
quotree "You hypocritically presume that your democratic system gives you a moral prerogative to force other cultures to conform to your politics." -Kerla {Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country} 040412
minnesota_chris wow, looks like Bush, Cheney et al have been reading up on Nazi philosophy 040412
anne-girl "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it" 040915

-a message from the misnistry of home security

I saw this on a poster once.
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