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Are you patriotic?

Asked by Self_Consuming_Cannibal (4236 points ) January 6th, 2013

What is your country of origin and why are you or why are you not patriotic?

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burntbonez's avatar

I appreciate my country—America. I believe in trying to make it a better place. But I’m not big on patriotism to a nation. I’m more of a patriot to humanity and the entire planet.

Mariah's avatar

I don’t believe in being proud of a country just for the sake of being proud. Like any other entity, they have to earn my pride.

America has done a lot to earn my pride, but it has many facets that disgust me, too. I can’t say I am patriotic.

ragingloli's avatar

Hell no. Nationalism is a plague that must be eradicated.

cookieman's avatar

I’m from the US and no, I am not patriotic.
This is the part where some right-wing-nut (such as my cousin) will accuse me of being anti-American; not understanding there’s a huge difference between non-patriotic and anti-American.

poisonedantidote's avatar

I would go as far as saying I am anti patriotic. Countries are a work of fiction to me, I would only use words like America, England, Brazil, Germany and so on, because other people use those words, so it is convenient for the purpose of communication. However, I don’t actually recognize countries as being so, and see things like border control as an unlawful gang activity.

I am currently investigating to see if I can reject my nationality, without adopting another, to officially make me from nowhere. However, I was originally born on the land mass referred to as England by all the main world gangs.

rooeytoo's avatar

I am American living in Australia for the last 15 years. I am proud of and patriotic towards both countries. There is no such thing as perfection period so no use looking for that. In general both of my countries are very humane and a desirable place to live.

mattbrowne's avatar

I’m not when criticism of my country is justified.
I am when criticism of my country isn’t justified.

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