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Old 21st Jul 2004, 11:49   #21
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Old 21st Jul 2004, 11:50   #22
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Old 21st Jul 2004, 11:52   #23
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"The passion for destruction is also a creative passion."

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Tradition: Anachronisic practice performed, despite it's reasons and original intentions being lost to popular consciuosness, mainly as a sop to patriots.

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"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"

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PATRIOT, n. One to whom the interests of a part seem superior to those of the whole. The dupe of statesmen and the tool of conquerors.

PATRIOTISM, n. Combustible rubbish read to the torch of anyone ambitious enough to illuminate his name.
In Dr Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit that it is the first.
- Ambrose Bierce

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Patriotism assumes that our globe is divided into little spots, each one surrounded by an iron gate. Those who had the fortune of being born on some particular spot, consider themselves better, nobler, grander, more intelligent than the living beings inhabiting any other spot. It is, therefore, the duty of everyone living on that chosen spot to fight, kill, and die in the attempt to impose his superiority upon all the others.
- Emma Goldman

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Patriotism is the conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it
- George B. Shaw

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To me it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography
- George Santayanna

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You'll never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of it.
- George B. Shaw

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Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons
- Betrand Russell

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The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders... All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism.
-Hermann Goering

Some of the most patriotic people you'll meet are the ones who will never do any of the patriotic dieing. Of course they have good reason, they are too busy editing newspapers.
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