AerLingus
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Patriotism, Love Of Country

Sun Mar 04, 2001 5:27 pm

Do you love your country?
I don't care if you are American, Canadian, German, Indian, South African. Are you proud of your citizenship?
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DG_pilot
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Sun Mar 04, 2001 5:31 pm

Yes. I wouldn't live anywhere else.
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Sun Mar 04, 2001 5:31 pm

I think patriotism is just like religion. I left Russia, now live in US. I like countries, I don't love them.
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Sun Mar 04, 2001 5:50 pm

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.

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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Sun Mar 04, 2001 6:38 pm

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....
 
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What I Think...

Sun Mar 04, 2001 7:21 pm

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.)
 
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RE: What I Think...

Mon Mar 05, 2001 1:30 am

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.
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Mon Mar 05, 2001 2:31 am

I love my country, and deffinatly feel patriotic, when some moronic Canadian starts bashing America.  Big grin
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Mon Mar 05, 2001 11:31 am

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.
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Mon Mar 05, 2001 11:44 am

LOT, its posts like that, that stereotype all Americans. Thanks buddy.
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Mon Mar 05, 2001 11:47 am

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
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Mon Mar 05, 2001 11:56 am

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.

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RE: Kroc

Mon Mar 05, 2001 3:08 pm

ROFL...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

LOT767-300ER played right into my hand with that one  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Mon Mar 05, 2001 5:01 pm

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.
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Mon Mar 05, 2001 5:27 pm

The Netherlands. No better coutry in the World.

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

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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Mon Mar 05, 2001 5:35 pm

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




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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Mon Mar 05, 2001 6:06 pm

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'.
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Mon Mar 05, 2001 10:05 pm

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.

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CPDC10-30

Mon Mar 05, 2001 11:20 pm

I'm sure you could see me cringe as I read LOT's post right?
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Tue Mar 06, 2001 7:43 am

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?
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Tue Mar 06, 2001 8:23 am

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
 
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RE: CPDC10-30

Tue Mar 06, 2001 8:46 am

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.
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Tue Mar 06, 2001 9:07 am

>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).
 
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Europe

Tue Mar 06, 2001 9:28 am

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,
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Also, I Think

Tue Mar 06, 2001 9:45 am

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,
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Tue Mar 06, 2001 9:51 am

>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 nation on God's green earth.

Anyone who listens to a certain radio show syndicated out of Seattle will know why I post that every so-often.
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Tue Mar 06, 2001 11:00 am

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 would also like to live in Canada, and I love that country just as much. To say this: I love N. America, not just the USA or Canada, but both Countries.
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N766AS

Tue Mar 06, 2001 2:45 pm

The Michael Medvid (sp?) show perhaps?  Wink/being sarcastic  Wink/being sarcastic It is a wonderful program...
 
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RE: Patriotism, Love Of Country

Tue Mar 06, 2001 2:51 pm

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 him!

He would be near the top of my list of people that I would like to meet in person... and since he lives in Seattle, maybe thats not too unreasonable. But then again Bill Gates lives in Seattle... Big grin

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