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Patriotism, Love Of Country  
User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

Do you love your country?
I don't care if you are American, Canadian, German, Indian, South African. Are you proud of your citizenship?


Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
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User currently offlineDG_pilot From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 856 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1038 times:

Yes. I wouldn't live anywhere else.

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

I think patriotism is just like religion. I left Russia, now live in US. I like countries, I don't love them.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

I like my country, and obviously feel a fair amount of pride that it is arguable the best in the world at some very important things. So I guess you could say that I do feel somewhat proud that I am a U.S. citizen.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1026 times:

No. I would never be proud to be part of a country unless I had needed to make an effort to achieve that status, eg if I were an immigrant to the US, I might be patriotic about it. Otherwise patriotism is just the euphemistic expression for nationalism in my eyes.

What is there to be proud off about living on a certain plot of land enclosed by imaginary borders? What is there to be proud off about living in an enclosed space with XX million other people, most of whom I don't know and have little/nothing in common with, except maybe a language? I never understood the concept of patriotism - people are proud of things they did not achieve themselves just to boost their own self-confidence and self-esteem....


User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1023 times:

When we're young kids we fight, "this is my space, don't come over here" wah wah wah, we divide up the sandbox and the bunkbed and such and throw fits when someone crosses our line.

I think countries, as a general rule, are just plain dumb. So much for freedom. Do I love my country? Do I like it? Do I have patriotic feelings?

(I'd answer that but I'm choking with laughter at the very concept.)



"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

I'm goign along the lines of An-225 because I have multiple citizenship....living in Canada and New Zealand. I like both, but I'm not wild and crazy. I feel most patriotic when some idiotic American starts bashing Canada  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

As far as my British citizenship goes, I couldn't care less since I've never lived in that country.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

I love my country, and deffinatly feel patriotic, when some moronic Canadian starts bashing America.  Big grin

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1004 times:

Those canucks up north! You never know what kind of an excuse they find to say their better, but the truth guys! AHHAHAHAHAH we are way better.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 999 times:

LOT, its posts like that, that stereotype all Americans. Thanks buddy.

User currently offlineOl' Gipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 998 times:

There is no better country than the good ol' USA!
the worst is the Evil Empire USSR...

Oh wait....I already brought that country to it's knees.
never mind.

-Ronnie


User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 988 times:

No, not really. I'm not very proud of being an American. I plan on moving out when I get out of high school. Me and America are built differently, and I'm sure that we will learn to part ways amicably.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 987 times:

ROFL...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

LOT767-300ER played right into my hand with that one  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 41
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 982 times:

Ol'Gipper, that was rather disrespectful. I do not love any country, but I do not like when any country is getting bashed. I suggest you apologize.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineGunFighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 980 times:

The Netherlands. No better coutry in the World.

And every single dutchman is pround to live in the Netherlands.

Warm regards


User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 980 times:

Ol'glipper, this is not the place for your stupid propaganda.







Falcon....like a limo but with wings
User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 977 times:

Someday I think perhaps to withdraw citizenship and be something of a nomad. Yeah there's still paperwork to go from place to place, unfortunately, but I'd rather not "belong" to a country. It really runs aground with 'freedom' to know that no matter where I am good ol' USA can track me down and pull me back if I don't get this peice of paper so I can leave or forget to pay a tax or two. Y'know I didn't ask to live here. I know - that's very selfish, I should be greatful for what I have. And I just might be, but I don't think the USA gave it to me, I think the Earth did. I love the Earth, like John Denver, and as far as America is concerned... 'whatever'.


"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
User currently offlineCopper1 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 967 times:

Most countries are able to offer great things to their citizens. Part of the problem we in the west have is we place our values on lifestyles in remote parts of the world.

I enjoy being Canadian and all of the great things that this country has to offer. That is not to say that Canada is faultless though. One must accept that the country of their choice is not perfect and if something is wrong, one must set about getting that changed. North Americans, on the whole, love to bitch about what is wrong but most will stop there.

I take great pride in telling someone I am from Canada. That does not mean though that Canada is the greatest nation in the world. There are areas where it would be hard for another country to beat us but there are plenty of areas where we come up a little short.

If everyone would sit down and really think about it, they too would realize their country has faults. Those on this forum who proclaim " my country is the greatest in the world in everything " live in LALA land and I suppose everything there is a lovey rose colour.

Copper 1
A Proud Canadian !!!


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 965 times:

I'm sure you could see me cringe as I read LOT's post right?

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 956 times:

I have been fortunate enough to live in many different countries, and you know what? - I love them all. There is no such thing as a 'good' or 'bad' country, only good or bad people.....


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineN766AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 951 times:

I, like Dustin, wouldn't live anywhere else in the world. I feel very, very privilidged to live in the United States of America, a nation with arguably more freedoms than any other.

America is truly the greatest nation on God's green earth.  Big grin


User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 951 times:

I'm sure you could see me cringe as I read LOT's post right?

Yup.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy I was expecting it to be either him or dg_pilot.

America is truly the greatest nation on God's green earth.

Its statements like this that make me proud to be Canadian.


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 946 times:

>America is truly the greatest nation on God's green earth.

Its statements like this that make me proud to be Canadian.

At least he said that he feels America is the best country on earth. He said it respectfully, without tauning or shit talking. He stated his opinion in a civilized manor. I am proud to be American too, but I also enjoy Canada as well. I won't talk bad about any other place (well maybe South Korea Big grin).


User currently offlineL'EspaceA340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 80 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 944 times:

I am very proud of my European background. EURO pure breed  Laugh out loud  Laugh out loud

But this is not to say that I feel all other countries are trash. All cultures have their styles and attributes that make them unique and amazing in their own way. Everyone should be proud of where they come from.

I would love to travel the world and see more cultures and more countries!

Bon Voyage,
L'EspaceA340


User currently offlineL'EspaceA340 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 80 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 942 times:

These are just my observations, but the further back a country can trace it's history, the greater its people's patriotism. The older a country, the more hardships and triumphs it has gone through, along with the people that live in it, and this pride of accomplishments is carried down from generation to generation. "One for all, and all for one"; it doesn't matter if not ALL the people fought through all these harships and triumphs, the country did as a whole, and that counts as/for every single one of its devoted citizens. I will point to Europe as an example of this. Many of its country can trace their history way back, and it seems that most Europeans are proud of their background. This is just an example; I am not saying that Europeans are the most patriotic, but it is true that they are, for the most part, pretty patriotic.

Just some thoughts...

Bon Voyage,
L'EspaceA340


25 N766AS : >Its statements like this that make me proud to be Canadian Well, I would respect your opinion if you said that you believed Canada to be the greatest
26 Blink182 : As it may not seem like it, I actually am a proud american, and yes I love my country, and I am afraid Bush will destroy this country. To be honest, I
27 Post contains images DG_pilot : The Michael Medvid (sp?) show perhaps? It is a wonderful program...
28 Post contains images N766AS : Yes, Michael Medved. He IS wonderful... its good to know that there are level-headed people out there like him and that millions of people listen to h
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