Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by TheBoogieMan, Nov 28, 2006.
Absolutely. Patriotism =/= nationalism. Being a patriot is about loving your country enough to want to do what you can to make it as great as it can be. That can take a lot of forms, but I am proud to love my country and its citizens. Yes, we have our flaws, but part of being a patriot is recognizing and trying to correct those flaws.
No, I'm not. Patriotism is the first refuge of villains.
I consider myself to be a patriot. I love this country and what it stands for. That being said I hate the government. I hate how corrupt it's become. I hate that we're fighting a pointless, bloody war and I hate the damn politicians who don't give a rat's ass about the common people. However, I think I'm pretty lucky to be living here. It could be worse, like south of the border worse.
A thing that irritates me is when paople bitch and complain about the country they're living in and say how much better it is back home(yeah, right) I say if you don't like the priviliges and freedoms you have here(or any other country for that matter) then get the hell out!
God Bless America!
No, not in the traditional sense. Both of my parents are immigrants (from Canada & Australia) and so I was never taught to be a flag-waver. Instead, I was raised on the greatness of all things Australian....and yes, that includes Vegemite.
That doesn't mean I don't have respect for American values, though. On paper they're beautiful- it's the misapplication of them that's a disappointment.
No, I don't consider myself so. Apart from the fact that here in Italy patriotism is seen as a need of running around screaming our national anthem (even at 2 am, what's the matter?), bringing the italian flag anywhere, and, on the political front, patriotism = close your eyes and ignore anything going bad (and there ARE things going bad, believe me), just say we're a great nation!!!
...No, I definitely disagree with that. I can say one thing: I like my country, its places, its food...too bad for the people
I'm going away as soon as I finish university
Well, Canada is a great country with a stupid, venial, incompetent government.
To an extent. I agree with those who say that being a patriot doesn't mean following blindly and acting like you can't think for yourself, doing and believing everything you are told. I love this country and wouldn't want to live anywhere else, but I recognize its flaws as well.
No, not in the least.
Canadians are usually embarrassed by patriotism and consider it in bad taste.
Nope. Don't really care for my country or our government, at all. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I live where I do (in the US), though I'm not proud to be American or anything like that.
Yes. I love my country and am proud because of that.
Yes! I love history and my country has a fascinating one. America ftw! Anyways, I support our troops, what our Bill of Rights stands for and the right of everyone else to agree with us. (kidding on that last )
I'd say I'm a bit of a patriot. I do love my country and very many things about it, though I don't often quite agree with the government...