UKLOVER wrote:Virtue or curse? Is patriotism good or bad? And are you patriotic?
They do say the opposite of pride is shame...
Personally, I am very patriotic. Near to the point where I salute every Union Flag I spot. For my age, patriotism is usually limited to England in the World Cup, if that even. But my pride is far more sophisticated than a mere sport.
That really doesn't sound too healthy (in my opinion)... naming yourself 'UKLOVER' and then making a thread on patriotism. Just wondering, why do you think you're so patriotic? Did someone feed any of this to you as a young child?
I'm not saying patriotism is bad or good, I'm just wondering. Of course, patriotism isn't racism (though it often crosses into it), but I know of some people that were brainwashed into believing a certain race is bad. Again, I'm not saying you were brainwashed, I'm just wondering where you got your views from (was it a parent, a brother, a history book, a teacher, the internet?)