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Posts Tagged ‘patriotic

Myths of War and Combat

July 19, 2012

[America] conditions the poor and the working class to go to war. We promise them honor, status, glory, and adventure. We promise boys they will become men. We hold these promises up against the dead-end jobs of small-town life, the financial dislocations, credit card debt, bad marriages, lack of health insurance, and dread of unemployment. […]

What is Patriotism?

December 27, 2009

“Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.” —George Bernard Shaw: ‚ÄúPatriotism in its simplest, clearest and most indubitable signification is nothing else but a means of obtaining for the rulers their ambitions and covetous desires, and for the ruled the abdication of human dignity, […]

War comes wrapped in patriotic slogans

July 4, 2009

Those who return from war have learned something which is often incomprehensible to those who have stayed home. We are not a virtuous nation. Those who return to speak this truth, such as members of Iraq Veterans Against the War, are our contemporary prophets. But like all prophets they are condemned and ignored for their […]