Poll: "Hello Krusty Krab?" "No this is PATRIOTISM"
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View poll results: "Hello Krusty Krab?" "No this is PATRIOTISM"
1 - I've already started the revolution
32 14%
2
18 8%
3 - I write demeaning stuff about it on the Internet
37 16%
4
19 8%
5 - It's k, bro
38 16%
6 - It's better than k, bro
29 12%
7
33 14%
8 - I'd die to protect it and the people that live in it
20 9%
9
2 1%
10 - My country is perfect and I don't want it to ever change
5 2%
Voters: 233.
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#81
Quote by Ahteh
"Nationalism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. "


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.
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#82
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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#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.


I've seen more Americans shitting on the US than Europeans.
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#84
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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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#85
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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#86
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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#87
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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#88
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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#89
8 - Canada

I would've picked 7, but since I'm joining the Army I guess 8 would be more appropriate.
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#90
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8 - Canada

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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#91
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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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#92
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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#93
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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#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.


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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#95
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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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#96
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Most 'cultures' are not worth preserving anyway. Hawaiian culture can stay.


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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#98
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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#99
Not at all. It's about the people in the country, not the country itself.
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#100
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Not at all. It's about the people in the country, not the country itself.


I respectfully disagree.
Iran is run by an extremist fascist government who are probably the most idiotic and infuriating people in the world.
It's the people's fault that the country is now like this.
I can't stand the government or their followers, but as I've stated before, I love the land itself.
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#101
Quote by Oblivion_Rps
I respectfully disagree.
Iran is run by an extremist fascist government who are probably the most idiotic and infuriating people in the world.
It's the people's fault that the country is now like this.
I can't stand the government or their followers, but as I've stated before, I love the land itself.


Ah, if patriotism is based solely on the land then I still don't really like the land of the USA anyway.

If it's a combination of the people + the land, then I guess i'm 50% patriotic though. I think there's a fine line between patriotism and nationalism, so I guess i'd be patriotic in that i'll defend ths USA if it comes to defending it in debates and such.
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#103
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I consider myself a Kansan before an American.


Kansas is the absolute worst.
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#105
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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?


It is indeed extremely expensive, especially in Oslo. The wages in Norway are much higher than in other countries though, so it´s really not much of a difference. However, I would imagine that it would be rather expensive for an American to stay in Oslo, much like the US is very cheap for many Norwegians.
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#106
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I'm so sorry.


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Kansas is the absolute worst.


Any particular reason the two of you dislike my State?

Too open for you, perhaps?
#107
Seems like a remnant of primitive emotions.

Although I like my country, that's more because I find the general mentality and vibe of it's people to be pretty cool.
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#109
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Kansas IS the absolute worst us Americans have to offer. Sorry rest of the world.

Nah, your thinking of Iowa. I mean, wtf happens in Iowa? Nothing.
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#112
4-ish. Chile = crap education, crap justice system, crap security. But I don't dislike it to the point of writing demeaning stuff often. :P
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#114
The entire concept that a bunch of dumbasses control everything that I do is just retarded. I'd still rather live here than anywhere else.
#115
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Kansas IS the absolute worst us Americans have to offer. Sorry rest of the world.


You obviously haven't been to South Dakota or Montana.


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Nah, your thinking of Iowa. I mean, wtf happens in Iowa? Nothing.


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#117
I like my country, it's gorgeous but i hate the politics in it, but i hate politics in general so regardless of where i live i'll feel that way. I live in Canada btw.
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#118
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I think you're thinking of Nebraska there pal.


I've been to Iowa too, there's tons of cornfields.

They also have an official website about corn
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#119
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And I put 2, I love this country and most of it's people, but I am not someone who thinks in terms of national boundaries. I in general like the Earth and most the people who live on it

Patriotism isn't nationalism, but the two aren't really far from each other. Patriotism just never did anything for me, I think it is kind of silly. Nothing wrong with loving where you come from, but why does that end where some imaginary line in the sand was draw long ago?
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