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Thursday, August 04, 2005

What is a Patriot?

[Today, The Bulldog Manifesto's post can be viewed at Bring it On!. Our next regularly scheduled post will be on Monday, August, 8, 2005.]

Here is the introduction to today's post at Bring it On......

These days it is constantly implied that a "patriot" is somebody who supports the actions of the government. We are also lead to believe that a "patriot" is somebody who supports the War in Iraq. Using the flag, as well as ideological constructs of 'good v. evil' we are ever so (mis)lead to believe that a "patriot" is somebody who supports the status quo of America, and beyond that, that the status quo in America is on the side of good, morally righteous, and just.

Continued at Bring it On!

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Good read.

I agree with you, and the original interpretation. Recently, when people declare themselves to be patriots I often mis-hear them, and think "parrots".

Totally correct, I see how they try to make everyone feel bad, if they do not agree. Keep it up!!!
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Being a patriot means loving one's country enough to do what is best for it even when and if it doesn't go along with one's personal values. That means that any time an ideologue-in-power does what he or she wants, they hurt the nation because their ideology isn't in the nation's interest.

By that definition, it's easy to see why both the Democratic but especially the Republican Party are hurting America. The list of anti-American activities by the GOP goes on and on and on but the worst on the list is telling Americans that dissenting is un-patriotic. When the President is wrong, he's wrong even if we ARE at war. Patriotism is putting oneself above such political maneuvering as Bush employs.

Interesting.
The next question is why the word patriot has such a different sound to it when it is said somewhere else than in the United States. If someone is a patriot somewhere else, it either is a sign that the person is from the US, oor if he/she isn't, it's a bit weird. You don't just let it pass, it's usually followed by questions like what do you MEAN by that p-word. Are you a fascist or are you saying your country is better than somebody else's. It's a pretty suspicious word, but in America it's mostly regarded as a positive word. This is just an observation, I haven't made up my mind really about whether I think patriotism is a good feature, it depends on what forms it takes in practice. Personally I don't put so much emphasis on which country I'm from. Who cares.

I would rather dissent what other countries are trying to impose on us, personally. Sounds more patriotic to me, especially when what we are doing is just.

He (Bush) is attempting to be like FDR which was the closest to a dictatorship we have ever came to. The difference is that FDR had good reasons for acting the way he did, Bush has no good reasons.

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Good read.

I agree with you, and the original interpretation. Recently, when people declare themselves to be patriots I often mis-hear them, and think "parrots".

Totally correct, I see how they try to make everyone feel bad, if they do not agree. Keep it up!!!
Check me out: http://anthonylemons.blogspot.com

Being a patriot means loving one's country enough to do what is best for it even when and if it doesn't go along with one's personal values. That means that any time an ideologue-in-power does what he or she wants, they hurt the nation because their ideology isn't in the nation's interest.

By that definition, it's easy to see why both the Democratic but especially the Republican Party are hurting America. The list of anti-American activities by the GOP goes on and on and on but the worst on the list is telling Americans that dissenting is un-patriotic. When the President is wrong, he's wrong even if we ARE at war. Patriotism is putting oneself above such political maneuvering as Bush employs.

Interesting.
The next question is why the word patriot has such a different sound to it when it is said somewhere else than in the United States. If someone is a patriot somewhere else, it either is a sign that the person is from the US, oor if he/she isn't, it's a bit weird. You don't just let it pass, it's usually followed by questions like what do you MEAN by that p-word. Are you a fascist or are you saying your country is better than somebody else's. It's a pretty suspicious word, but in America it's mostly regarded as a positive word. This is just an observation, I haven't made up my mind really about whether I think patriotism is a good feature, it depends on what forms it takes in practice. Personally I don't put so much emphasis on which country I'm from. Who cares.

I would rather dissent what other countries are trying to impose on us, personally. Sounds more patriotic to me, especially when what we are doing is just.

He (Bush) is attempting to be like FDR which was the closest to a dictatorship we have ever came to. The difference is that FDR had good reasons for acting the way he did, Bush has no good reasons.

and Zack needs to quit spamming.

New blog launched to expose the disreputable and dishonest American Bulldog breeders and kennels.

If you have a "horror story" when dealing with an American Bull Dog breeder or kennel PLEASE share it with us at http://americanbulldogblog.blogspot.com/

By doing so you will be providing valuable information to potential puppy buyers and help them avoid similar situation.

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