Patriotism is...

Reply Wed 9 May, 2012 12:18 am
I'm working on my research paper and I need your help. If you can,please, tell me what patriotism/American patriotism is for you. All the information will be used anonymously.

P.S.Please, state your gender, age and profession

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Patriotism is_________________
Gender: □ Male / □ Female
Age: 20
Profession: student
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2012 02:13 pm
Samuel Johnson
250 years
Political Philosopher and Historian

"Last Refuge of the Scoundrel"

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Reply Wed 9 May, 2012 02:17 pm
which is it patriotism or american patriotism

patriotism is a waste of my time, american patriotism is a complete waste of my time (as a canadian)

genus - human being
age - 49
profession - being human
Reply Wed 9 May, 2012 03:16 pm
DJ? Due to inflation of the Canadian dollar, you will need a little more Canadian based patriotism to equal the amount of American patriotism. Okay, it's only a penny's worth but still.
Patriotism is fidelity.
Gender: ✔ Male
Age: 40
Profession: henchman-level file clerk

Looking at this very elementary structure of this alleged survey, I sincerely hope that this project is for a middle school or high school level assignment.
Reply Wed 9 May, 2012 05:29 pm
Patriotism is a propaganda trick, emotionally blackmailing you to do the trickster's bidding or be stigmatized as un-American. Just say no!

Male physicist, 43 years old.
Reply Wed 9 May, 2012 06:31 pm
Isn't that misguided or misleading patriotism Thomas?
Reply Wed 9 May, 2012 06:34 pm
Perhaps. There may be examples of patriotism that are not misleading in this way. But I haven't seen them.
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2012 06:37 pm
Ambrose Bierce

Erstwhile journalist, soldier, and alleged lexicographer.

Born, 1842, disappeared after St. Stephen's Feast, 1913.

Combustible rubbish ready to the torch of any one ambitious to illuminate his name.

In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.
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Reply Sat 12 May, 2012 07:34 pm
the reason survey being so simple are points I only care about - definition,age,gender and profession to describe American patriotism in my work. I just dont need anything else to get my diploma=)
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