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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:13 PM
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Patriotism vs. Nationalism and Jingoism
The righties always loudly declare themselves the "true patriots" because of their conspicuous display of flags and symbols, and their blind support of whatever war du jour we're involved in.

But are they really patriots, or are they something else? Let's look at a few definitions:



Patriotism - love for or devotion to one's country


Nationalism - loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially : a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups


Jingoism - extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy



Now, which of these sound more like the righties and the leaders that they support?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:26 PM
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1. oh jingoism
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