An interesting question these days. It does not mean what it did when your daddy was spouting the term. Now it means people that concur with whatever warped thinking the writer has on his/her mind. All others are enemies of the state, although few word it that way but that is the implication.
Damn I love Teddy!
We no longer have patriots….we have a bunch of nationalistic bullshit hiding under the flag.
When an American does not agree with some prevailing thought then they are labeled and insulted…..I know I am guilty of this also….but at least I try to be fair and honest and do and say what I think is best for this country. I refuse to put my faith in a person, especially a politician….because I do not see any of them working for the betterment of the country….just making sure profit is not infringed upon……and their own personal legacy.
If 25 years ago you told me that some, many, Americans would be defending actions by Russia I would have called you a liar. There is no way that they would put these actions above the dignity and security of this country….no way….NO how. And then if you would have said that the American people would put their confidence in a Russian action over their own country’s institutions….I would once again used the term….LIAR! And once again I would have been wrong.
I have been mistaken many time but this would be the first time I would have been dead wrong.
If or when this accusation against Russia is proven then those that piled on can NO longer say they champion democracy for this would have been an act to undermine our democracy and they defended the action….
If this were 30 years ago there would be a name for these people…..
With everything written about patriotism the National Review has given its thoughts as well……
John O’Sullivan had a piece on the NRO homepage Thursday commenting on the debate about patriotism and nationalism, and I can’t improve upon what he wrote. But I wanted to add a few points about Jonah’s G-File last weekend. First, I should say, it was rollicking good fun, and Jonah never fails to astonish and impress with how he can combine wildly entertaining writing with deeply serious arguments. But some pushback:
Personally, I owe my allegiance to the country and its people…..not to a person or a party…this has been my creed for 50 years and I am NOT about to change it because some loud mouths run for president.
I am an American…there is NO hyphen in my title….