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Posted 12/6/15
America isn't so bad. I like it here.
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Posted 12/6/15 , edited 12/6/15
I love my country, but I don't let it blind me.

If there's anything I'm proud of, it's that we're on this list
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Posted 12/6/15
Patriotism, to an extent, is good. But as always, too much of a good thing is no longer any good. Currently, the state of American patriotism is so much that it's poisonous. I will say no further than that.
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Posted 12/6/15 , edited 12/6/15
Fuck nationalism and patriotism. What a good way to divide up humanity even more.
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I cannot thumbs-up this picture enough.

VZ68 wrote:

If anything we should join forces with China and Russia and just cause the rest of the world to piss themselves.

We're pretty much de facto allies with China as it is imo. If China cuts us off, suddenly all the shit in stores disappears and nothing gets made.
An alliance with Russia is what America needs right now, but Obama is just too fixated on trying to take their pawn Assad away from them, ISIS be damned.


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To much patriotism and nationalism is problematic, but the influx of self-hating US citizens concerns me. Both are self-destructive and short-sighted in excess.

Agree 110%
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Posted 12/6/15
I love America and I think it is a country deserving of patriotism. Or at least it was, and nowadays I'm less and less sure, but it still is such a better place than most.

I believe any American who hates America is someone who takes a LOT of things for granted (seems to be very common among younger folk). They should go spend a couple of months in other countries, see what it's like. Furthermore, I also think all USA-hating Americans need to move to other countries ASAP so those of us who are true Americans at heart can move in :P

People take a lot of little things for granted, a quality of life other countries simply do not have.

For the record, I'm Canadian, and I would move to America without hesitation if they'd let me.

We live in a time when success is reviled, and by association, systems that promote success (i.e: Capitalism).
We live in a time when mediocrity is accepted, rather than admonished as it should be.
We live in a time when Americans are made to feel guilty for being Americans (and Men for being Men, for that matter, but I digress).

We live in a scary time :P
GO USA!

(Side note: The Metric system really is factually better in every way, though. I still love you guys.)
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Posted 12/6/15 , edited 12/6/15

There is a difference between loving and supporting your country, and thinking your country is superior to all others. I think the latter is a line that is stepped over often.
Posted 12/6/15

X41822N wrote:

I love America and I think it is a country deserving of patriotism. Or at least it was, and nowadays I'm less and less sure, but it still is such a better place than most.

I believe any American who hates America is someone who takes a LOT of things for granted (seems to be very common among younger folk). They should go spend a couple of months in other countries, see what it's like. Furthermore, I also think all USA-hating Americans need to move to other countries ASAP so those of us who are true Americans at heart can move in :P

People take a lot of little things for granted, a quality of life other countries simply do not have.

For the record, I'm Canadian, and I would move to America without hesitation if they'd let me.

We live in a time when success is reviled, and by association, systems that promote success (i.e: Capitalism).
We live in a time when mediocrity is accepted, rather than admonished as it should be.
We live in a time when Americans are made to feel guilty for being Americans (and Men for being Men, for that matter, but I digress).

We live in a scary time :P
GO USA!

(Side note: The Metric system really is factually better in every way, though. I still love you guys.)


That's a lot of patriotic drivel coming from a Canadian. If someone is to judge these Americans on their patriotism, better for it to come from other Americans. It isn't as if you vote in US elections, nor need worry of the results.

If Americans , some Americans hate their country, it isn't your concern, and it might be more than luxuries they take in account . I could give a shit about us luxuries, you confuse every american for rich. There are a shitload of poor in america too that give a shit what the rich care about. So its nice you shared but irrelevant. Still better aspects elsewhere I'd gladly sacrifice other aspects for.
Posted 12/6/15

ayaundwolf wrote:


There is a difference between loving and supporting your country, and thinking your country is superior to all others. I think the latter is a line that is stepped over often.


And then some would gladly leave it for you to relish.
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Posted 12/6/15 , edited 12/6/15

thegreywitch wrote:


ayaundwolf wrote:


There is a difference between loving and supporting your country, and thinking your country is superior to all others. I think the latter is a line that is stepped over often.


And then some would gladly leave it for you to relish.


I don't follow your meaning. Expound, please.
Posted 12/6/15

ayaundwolf wrote:


thegreywitch wrote:


ayaundwolf wrote:


There is a difference between loving and supporting your country, and thinking your country is superior to all others. I think the latter is a line that is stepped over often.


And then some would gladly leave it for you to relish.


I don't follow your meaning. Expound, please.


Sure. Not everyone cares for it, many would leave if given the chance. ppl come here illegally, they can have it.
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Posted 12/6/15 , edited 12/6/15
I have a friend who is ex-army. About 30-ish. Sometimes his patriotism gets to scary levels. He often promotes military violence and just in general blind patriotism.

It reminds me of a comment I read on the internet, and I am paraphrasing "I wouldn't want someone who isn't completely sadistic defending my country."
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Posted 12/6/15
I feel everyone needs to have patriotism for their country but you need to appreciate other countries and know what is wrong with your own country
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Posted 12/6/15


Oh, that they can have their patriotism. I got you. I agree. I suppose on a scale of this country is shit to our country is the center of the world, I'm in the mid-ground. I think there's a negative connotation with American patriotism because of that superiority complex those die-hards have. Still, there's nothing wrong with loving the place you live in.
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Posted 12/6/15 , edited 12/6/15
I love the USA but I don't need a flag to show my patriotism.
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