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View Poll Results: "Hello Krusty Krab?" "No this is PATRIOTISM"
1 - I've already started the revolution 32 13.73%
2 18 7.73%
3 - I write demeaning stuff about it on the Internet 37 15.88%
4 19 8.15%
5 - It's k, bro 38 16.31%
6 - It's better than k, bro 29 12.45%
7 33 14.16%
8 - I'd die to protect it and the people that live in it 20 8.58%
9 2 0.86%
10 - My country is perfect and I don't want it to ever change 5 2.15%
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:53 AM   #61
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I'm from England.

My country has flaws, my country folk have flaws, we have a rich culture and history and we have a lot to be proud of, but we also have a lot to be ashamed of.

I would say despite this I am fiercely patriotic, although I accept being born here was completely accidental so to be patriotic in a sense is quite silly, at the same time for the last 30+ years a cultural marxist agenda has been trying to diminish what is great about our country and make us feel ashamed to be proud, aswell as selling off our culture and replacing it with a foreign culture. It's now become frowned upon to fly our national flag. I'm neither racist nor xenophobic and I appreciate and celebrate many cultures, however I feel my own nation and culture is under attack and so this has bred a patriot in me.

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Old 09-13-2011, 06:44 AM   #62
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Yeah, I´s so far the only one to vote 10. Norway is awesome.
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:54 AM   #63
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:02 AM   #64
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I find it interesting how Americans are giving answers more in relation to the historical understanding of patriotism. Might possibly be due to historical reasons. (This is not to undermine anything. I always have a soft spot for radical political philosophies in history, not excluding anglo-American radicals in the 18th century.)
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:05 AM   #65
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I am not captain America but i do like my country. I think that most countries have good and bad, mine included. I am living in Korea currently and i have been to japan and loved it. the only thing that makes me feel a semi-swell of patriotism is when America is being trashed online. I hate that it has become cool to trash America by people who have never been there. Just as i would never say harsh words toward other countries (that i have not been too) i do not appreciate hearing it of my country. Do we have problems? Of course, but so does every other country.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:22 AM   #66
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Hmmm... are you sure you're from New Zealand, being all nice about Aussies???


lol jokes, I would also like to have some mutual love between Aus & NZ. Although I can't see that happening with TV like this:


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Old 09-13-2011, 07:29 AM   #67
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:06 AM   #68
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Yeah, I´s so far the only one to vote 10. Norway is awesome.


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My wife always wants to go south for the holidays. I want to go north! But I heard Norway is pretty expensive though. Fact or false?
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:07 AM   #69
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I'm from England.

My country has flaws, my country folk have flaws, we have a rich culture and history and we have a lot to be proud of, but we also have a lot to be ashamed of.

I would say despite this I am fiercely patriotic, although I accept being born here was completely accidental so to be patriotic in a sense is quite silly, at the same time for the last 30+ years a cultural marxist agenda has been trying to diminish what is great about our country and make us feel ashamed to be proud, aswell as selling off our culture and replacing it with a foreign culture. It's now become frowned upon to fly our national flag. I'm neither racist nor xenophobic and I appreciate and celebrate many cultures, however I feel my own nation and culture is under attack and so this has bred a patriot in me.

Yeah.


Yeah, bloody Thatcher and her Marxism.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:13 AM   #70
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:16 AM   #71
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:26 AM   #72
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I am not captain America but i do like my country. I think that most countries have good and bad, mine included. I am living in Korea currently and i have been to japan and loved it. the only thing that makes me feel a semi-swell of patriotism is when America is being trashed online. I hate that it has become cool to trash America by people who have never been there. Just as i would never say harsh words toward other countries (that i have not been too) i do not appreciate hearing it of my country. Do we have problems? Of course, but so does every other country.


All them other countrys are just jealous of our freedom.
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Old 09-13-2011, 08:44 AM   #73
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No I'm not patriotic. I have no love government, current or past, and I have no love for the sheep like metality that has infected a large chunk of the population. There's nothing to be proud of, and UK heritage is basicaly built off suffering and smashing the underlings, there's nothing to be proud of.
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No I'm not patriotic. I have no love government, current or past, and I have no love for the sheep like metality that has infected a large chunk of the population. There's nothing to be proud of, and UK heritage is basicaly built off suffering and smashing the underlings, there's nothing to be proud of.


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Old 09-13-2011, 09:49 AM   #75
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I think the UK is a good place to live, in certain places. I'm grateful I live here, but I'm in no way proud to be British.. because I had no say in living here, I didn't earn my citizenship, neither did I make this country what it is today.

Patriotism is a concept I don't really understand... it's just taking other people's achievements and feeling glory from them because you live on the same plot of land as them.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:04 AM   #77
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You have got to remember that this is the Pit. Everyone is allowed to like their country except Americans

That being said, I love it here. The only other place I would consider moving is probably Canada, since they are pretty similar imo. I'm probably a 7 or 8
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You have got to remember that this is the Pit. Everyone is allowed to like their country except Americans

This is hardly confined to the Pit. It exists in the real world too, go to another country and start expressing pride in the USA and see how quickly many people will become hostile.
The reason for this is fairly obvious, the US's foreign policy for the last 50 or so years has been absolutely deplorable in the eyes of most of the world. People understandably have a reaction against anything that they could see as condoning it. This is the same problem that the British face when expressing patriotism around people who have not forgotten the actions of the British in the past, the US gets it worse because they're seen as still at it right now and completely unrepentant (unlike the Brits who have at least apologised for lots of their stuff)


I understand that some people see patriotism more as being happy to live in a certain place or liking their country, but for many (especially people on the outside looking in) patriotism is linked to support for the actions of the state, both past and present. I don't think that it's unfair, given this understanding of patriotism, that people would attack American Patriotism.
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Yea, I understand that. It makes sense too.

It just starts to get annoying when people from the UK and Canada, and Australia are talking about how they like it there and nobody cares, but once someone mentions they like living in America, you get the typical responses. "hurr durr, 'merica. Fuck Yea!"

I know that the U.S. is by no means perfect, but I do enjoy living here.
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