Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by TheBoogieMan, Nov 28, 2006.
Poll suggestion by Cloned_Sidious.
Nope, I don't like my country at all. Most of the time I oppose the government just because they're the government
I consider a patriot to be a person that questions the government and not agree with them blindly just because, so yes I am a patriot.
Patriotic dissent FTW!
No. Patriotism is a poor trait.
No I'm not. I vote for parties who have no chance, I won't join the military and I won't go into politics. One person can't make a difference, as I prove every day.
Yes I am, and proud of it.
No. Patriotism is a dangerous trait.
Yes, I love my country We're so blessed in this country compared to a lot of other nations.
Misunderstanding what patriotism is is the real danger. Blindly following what your leaders tell you, for example, is not patriotism.
I'm speaking from the Anglosphere here (UK, USA, Australia, Canada, NZ)... most anti-patriots are self-flagellating, anti-white-guilt, anglophobe apologists.
I would like to think of myself as being a patriot.
Yes, I love my country, but I will never follow my government blindly.
Australia IS the lucky country.
i am THE patriot.
Yes, I consider myself one. there are things I like and dislike, but if i couldn't consider myself a patriot, why would I live here?
No, I'm politically neutral.
No, I really dont care about political stuff nor borders.
Except when we (the dutch) are playing against Germany in a soccer match that is.
No. I used to be, but I've grown out of that. If there is a draft I am moving overseas.
I'm certainly not a patriot to my part of the country.
*lives in the bible belt*
Yes, I consider myself a patriot, and damn proud of it. I love my country, and thank God everyday for allowing me to be a part of it.
Contrary to what many conservatives call me for opposing the handling of the Iraq War, I, too, think one of the fundamental beliefs of a patriot is to be vocal when you're country is wrong, for it shows that you truely care about the direction of the nation.
I would have to say yes, but never to the extent that I believe everything the government tells me to believe. In fact, I probably don't believe *most* of what the government wants me to, but I do support my country and hope my contribution will make it a "better place."