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    Do you live in a badland?

    You are not a patriot .. in the sense that you refuse to lie against all evidence. Hence you do not claim bad is good in your country/state ?

    Unpatriotism is a simple test for democracy.
    A true democracy favours and condones unpatriotism.
    A badland does not.

    Who is a patriot?
    A bad individual in a badland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Do you live in a badland?

    You are not a patriot .. in the sense that you refuse to lie against all evidence. Hence you do not claim bad is good in your country/state ?

    Unpatriotism is a simple test for democracy.
    A true democracy favours and condones unpatriotism.
    A badland does not.

    Who is a patriot?
    A bad individual in a badland.
    A nationalist is a bad individual in a badland. For nationalism says my nation is better than yours, while patriotism says you can love your country as much as I love mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    A nationalist is a bad individual in a badland. For nationalism says my nation is better than yours, while patriotism says you can love your country as much as I love mine.
    I know.
    I try to understand.

    What is a country?

    You were born within its borders. You did not choose to be born within its borders.
    What do we mean when we say we are Australians, Danes, Americans, Paraguayans?

    Roman Catholics, Greek Catholics, Lutheran Laestadians, Calvinists, Unitarians, Mormons?

    If we are born Roman Catholics, we believe in a Roman Catholic dogma.
    If we are born Lutheran Laestadians, we believe only Lutheran Laestadians go to heaven.

    If you are born colour blind, you do not see colours. Does it mean there are no colours?

    Someone asked in the paper: Why violet is not in the rainbow between red and blue?
    It is between red and blue.

    If it is between red and blue why it is not between red and blue then?
    Maybe it has something to do with the horizon.
    The place of the horizon is determined by the subject.
    Actually the horizon is not there. But the rainbow is.

    In the Middle Ages the sailors were afraid of the horizon.
    Do not veer your ship close to the horizon!
    You cannot.
    Because it is not there.

    We are wiser now, eh?
    Not much wiser.

    The country is not there either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    I know.
    I try to understand.

    What is a country?

    You were born within its borders. You did not choose to be born within its borders.
    What do we mean when we say we are Australians, Danes, Americans, Paraguayans?

    Roman Catholics, Greek Catholics, Lutheran Laestadians, Calvinists, Unitarians, Mormons?

    If we are born Roman Catholics, we believe in a Roman Catholic dogma.
    If we are born Lutheran Laestadians, we believe only Lutheran Laestadians go to heaven.

    If you are born colour blind, you do not see colours. Does it mean there are no colours?

    Someone asked in the paper: Why violet is not in the rainbow between red and blue?
    It is between red and blue.

    If it is between red and blue why it is not between red and blue then?
    Maybe it has something to do with the horizon.
    The place of the horizon is determined by the subject.
    Actually the horizon is not there. But the rainbow is.

    In the Middle Ages the sailors were afraid of the horizon.
    Do not veer your ship close to the horizon!
    You cannot.
    Because it is not there.

    We are wiser now, eh?
    Not much wiser.

    The country is not there either.
    Sure, to be born Australian is to win the lottery.

    Should I give the prize back? I've been spending it all my life. And there is still a bit to spend.

    I look at all the little winners in the maternity ward and think how lucky we are.

    For we live in the lucky country.

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    I do not understand the point of this thread.

    What's this really about, Wildcat?
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    Oh.
    Between that cigarillo and sticking my finger down my throat to see if I could DT, I feel like puking RN.

    Read my Blog.

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    Define "patriot" in this context.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Tater View Post
    Define "patriot" in this context.
    A patriot loves their country while a nationalist thinks their's is the best.

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    Very true. It's so ironic that the people who claim to be defenders of democracy are the first to accuse people who suggest radical ideas of being unpatriotic. They only understand maintaining the structure that created democracy, what they grew up considering to be democracy. They don't really understand the spirit of democracy.

    I've been seriously called unpatriotic for drinking hot tea before, because of the Boston Tea Party thing.

    It's funny how they preserve all the WRONG things, and throw away the good ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athenian200 View Post
    I've been seriously called unpatriotic for drinking hot tea before, because of the Boston Tea Party thing.

    What?

    Man, me and my family must be terrorists considering the sheer amount of hot tea we drink...
    -Carefully taking sips from the Fire Hose of Knowledge

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