I despise the entire concept of patriotism. I agree with Leo Tolstoy who wrote the following:
Patriotism in its simplest, clearest, and most indubitable signification is nothing else but a means of obtaining for the rulers their ambitions and covetous desires, and for the ruled the abdication of human dignity, reason, and conscience, and a slavish enthrallment to those in power. And as such it is recommended wherever it is preached. Patriotism is slavery.”
The US at present exhibits the worst aspects of this already terrible concept, using it as a cudgel to start wars, stifle dissent, and ridicule opponents. It has descended to a parody of itself, which is actually a good thing since it shows up the absurdity of the concept, as Jon Stewart demonstrates.
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