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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, 10:27 AM   #81
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4 - U.S.A.

If I could live in another country that just doesn't mess around with others and lets people actually be free, then I would move there.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:27 AM   #82
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"Nationalism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. "


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I love angsty teenagers bragging about how much they hate where they live, and they usually never leave the place(s) they bitch about.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:36 AM   #83
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I'm proud that America is so vast and beautiful. I'm proud that there are so many good people here. And I'm definitely proud when UKers try too hard to hate on the US.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:39 AM   #84
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I'm proud that America is so vast and beautiful. I'm proud that there are so many good people here. And I'm definitely proud when UKers try too hard to hate on the US.


I've seen more Americans shitting on the US than Europeans.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:44 AM   #85
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I think it's ludicrous to have pride in your country while ignoring all that is bad about your country, that kind of patriotism is insane.

To me, true patriotism is feeling the need to improve your country because it's your country.

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Old 09-13-2011, 10:45 AM   #86
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I don't necessarily like America, but I don't see it being much better anywhere else. Everywhere you live there will be problems locally and nationally, and of course the politicians will always be lying, cheating scoundrels no matter where you end up. I'm content with where I am.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:11 AM   #87
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I can't say I'm proud to be an American. I'm not ashamed, but I'm not proud. I just can't think of any reason to be. Why is it a national thing? You always hear people say they love the USA, but nobody's proud to be a Utahn. Or proud to be a North American. Or proud to live above the equator. Or proud to live on planet Earth. I feel like that thinking just causes more division. I've heard patriotism compared to a devotion to one's family - in that it's not that you're giving the finger to all other people in the world, you simply have a different kind of love and devotion to that particular group of people. I guess that's understandable, but it still doesn't make sense to me. My family are people just like people outside of my family are people. Then again I don't have a patriotic devotion to my family so it's hard to relate. I give myself a 5.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:19 AM   #88
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It's pretty obvious people have different perceptions of what patriotism is. I like Sweden and I like living here, but to me that in itself has nothing to do with patriotism.

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Fixed, get it right.

I love angsty teenagers bragging about how much they hate where they live, and they usually never leave the place(s) they bitch about.


You should talk to George Bernard Shaw if you want to "fix" it, he's the one who said it. Hence the quotation marks.

I don't hate where I live. Like I wrote above I like it here. That has nothing to do with it.

EDIT: Also, I have been referred to as an angsty teenager twice in one thread. I think that's a record.

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Old 09-13-2011, 12:09 PM   #89
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Well I live in the USA, and I enjoy the fact that NYC and Boston are here, and that a lot of good bands and jazz have come out of America, but I'm in no way "Amurika!!!".

I'm not a patriot in the sense that America can do nothing wrong, I'm a patriot in the sense that I care about my country and want what's best for everyone within it.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:13 PM   #90
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I would've picked 7, but since I'm joining the Army I guess 8 would be more appropriate.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:19 PM   #91
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I would've picked 7, but since I'm joining the Army I guess 8 would be more appropriate.


I'm in the Army and I picked 3
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:24 PM   #92
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I'm in the Army and I picked 3

You missed the part where I live in Canada though .
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:28 PM   #93
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See it's funny with me. My parents are Iranian, but I was born in Denmark and when I was 11 I moved to England.

Having said that, I love nothing more than the land that Iran is on. The government I despise more than anything else, but the land I truly love.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:31 PM   #94
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I really like the country but I wouldn't say I'm patriotic. I realize I'm just simply born here, it's not like I had anything to do with all the modern, past and future achievements nor am I in charge in any political policy-making. I don't even understand patriotism, sure you might like your country but it's not like you created it.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:39 PM   #95
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I really like the country but I wouldn't say I'm patriotic. I realize I'm just simply born here, it's not like I had anything to do with all the modern, past and future achievements nor am I in charge in any political policy-making. I don't even understand patriotism, sure you might like your country but it's not like you created it.


I think it's to do with preserving the culture and the history. If you don't have that passion and love about it, you won't necessarily take to the culture.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:53 PM   #96
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I think it's to do with preserving the culture and the history. If you don't have that passion and love about it, you won't necessarily take to the culture.


Most 'cultures' are not worth preserving anyway. Hawaiian culture can stay.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:02 PM   #97
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I don't know man. A country and its history is nothing without its culture. Sure if the culture states that every third full moon you have to go and slaughter a family and bathe in the blood or whatever then yeah, it ain't worth it.

But I like the fact that there are so many different cultures in the world. It makes humanity so much richer.
Hell patriotism to some extent (I'm speaking for myself here) preserves the language of your country too.

Like even though I live in England now, I still speak Danish and Farsi and Azeri because of my parents and the fact that I'm patriotic towards Denmark and Iran.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:08 PM   #98
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I consider myself a Kansan before an American.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:11 PM   #99
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Anything I strongly believe in would be something I'd fight to protect, so yes. I don't know what my country is though.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:13 PM   #100
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Not at all. It's about the people in the country, not the country itself.
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