Is the patriotism in the US a little too much? Is it getting old? Is it out of hand?

Discussion in 'Archive: The Senate Floor' started by Gutter_Monkey, Jul 10, 2002.

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  1. TeeBee Jedi Knight

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    Americans are getting arrogant right now and it's sickens me as well...

    Right now, as in while fighting back against being attacked by an arrogant Bin Laden and his arrogant terrorist cronies. Or did I miss some other big event that caused Americans to begin showing their patriotism more frequently than they were a year ago at this time?

    Bottom line is, I DON'T see how being patriotic is synonymous with being arrogant. As I stated previously, why can't we be proud of our country without being accused of disrespecting others'? I really don't understand all the breathless accusations of Americans being snotty arrogant turds because we like where we live and will fight to keep it safe.
  2. bountyhunter2999 Jedi Master

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  3. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

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    Hmm....maybe I'd get bashed less if I kept it to myself. Hmm....

    Hmm....maybe people will criticsize me less if I keep the patriotism to myself. hmmmm

    that's the correct answer
  4. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    I think it's the "We're great" comment. In some circles that's arrogant. But I usually don't see people saying 'we're great' until we're bashed. Otherwise it's usually "I'm proud to be an American"
  5. bountyhunter2999 Jedi Master

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    :mad: at post before last post!!!
  6. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    Hmm....maybe people will criticsize me less if I keep the patriotism to myself. hmmmm


    Well I can't accuse the Netherlands of being patriotic. So you're right, maybe it would be best if you didn't say "The Netherlands rule all!" :p
  7. bountyhunter2999 Jedi Master

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    Seems like Gutter Monkey has ran away because we were too patriotic for his taste.
  8. DarksiderGeorge Jedi Knight

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    Jirin, you are absolutely correct!! Patriotism has gotten out of control and out of hand. It is my belief that nationalism and patriotism is the barrier to elevating humanity above its weakened state! Only in a true global community can we escape our species specific problems.
  9. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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  10. TeeBee Jedi Knight

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    Exactly, FID. I don't know anyone who goes around extoling the virtues of the US or bursting with pride about being American to anyone with in earshot. It only comes up when on the defensive against just these kinds of baseless accusations.
  11. Maveric Force Ghost

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    ...as long as Americans foot the majority of the bill.



  12. Darth_Omega Force Ghost

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    "I'm proud to be an American"

    That is patriotism

    We are the most powerful (and best) country in the world.

    That's arrogant

    you know the difference?
  13. bountyhunter2999 Jedi Master

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  14. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    I like America, I like what it stands for too. I also have my gripes about it too. But I would never say that the patriotism is a bad thing. If it makes someone feel better, do it. Don't bash the people who are proud to live where they are. Put yourself in their shoes-would you honestly like someone talking smack about your country?
  15. Fire_Ice_Death Chosen One

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    "I'm proud to be an American"

    That is patriotism

    We are the most powerful (and best) country in the world.

    That's arrogant

    you know the difference?


    Yes, and Americans are zealous about their patriotism? Does that make them arrogant? No. How's saying you're the most powerful arrogant? It's not like it's an opinion. :p
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