Friday, June 30, 2006

On Patriotism


Patriotism can be simply defined as a devotion to one’s country. This, at first glance, may appear a good and productive feeling. However when considered in the cold light of cynicism patriotism assumes a more sinister aspect.

The inspiration of patriotism, undertaken by politicians and the media in general, is a poorly disguised form of propaganda. It is patriotism which motivates a country’s young to join armed forces and fight wars.

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