Top Ten Greatest Quotes About PatriotismSome people love the country they were born in. Others might have adopted a new country. Regardless, there seems to be a knack for patriotism with many people.
However, not everyone sees the good in being patriotic. Along with feelings of pride and brotherly love, it has caused wars, fights, sadness and death.
Below are some of the best quotes about patriotism - not only in favor of, but also opposed to.
The Top Ten
Countries, states, towns, races, classes, clubs, groups, teams, gangs, cliques. Mankind will always have a reason to hate another group. Once an evolutionary benefit now our greatest downfall. The only group we belong to is humanity.
What about the people that were born illegally in a country? Should they have the right to be as patriotic as those born legally?
That a good one
Makes me shiver to realise that if I were born in the U.S., I'd love my country.
Let's face it, most of the wars not fought over religion are fought over real estate. Eddie Izzard says it best with his "Flag" routine. Look it up.
Sometimes it is not about blind faith but rather, judging someone by their works. Or, judging a country by its works.
Any atrocity carried out by a nation or its government is wrong and should not be tolerated or condoned by its people.
Those who do not wish to sacrifice for another person are often not worth sacrificing for by others.
Yelling "Patriotism" is often the first sign of guilt. It's like calling someone names on the playground because you know their argument is right and you have no way to combat it.
Just because you have grievances and qualms with your country, government, or people, doesn't mean you have to broadcast it to others who might not have formed an opinion. What better place to broadcast your thoughts than at home where the people you have issue with can hear you?
Not only does this thought agree with the "might makes right" mentality but it also questions whether or not all winning actions are those that should have taken place.
As spoken by an American President, this statement basically says that the State doesn't grant liberty or freedom but those who oppose the government are the people who guarantee it.
While this quote quite often gets used in defense of patriotism, I take it to mean that for liberty to exist we need to be willing to fight for what we believe. Sometimes the people who agree with the status quo win and sometimes the opponents do. But regardless, continuously questioning the existing dogma of the State is the only way to assure a society doesn't fall into staleness and fanaticism.
True, because it hides all kinds of inhumanity under its umbrella and is the main excuse for militarism.