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Boots
 
July 2nd, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
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FOX is a joke, they are parodied by daily show not because jon stewart hates them, but because they provide the funniest material.
No, the daily show is a joke and he parrodies fox news because hes a liberal.

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I don't think i can say that for any network in this nation whether they're communists run or backed by old money CEOs.
C-Span.
July 2nd, 2006  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by The Cooler King
Why does every thread turn into a left wing vs right bickering match?
Because people run out of real arguments.
July 6th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
Nowhere in the whole world is the flag shown or displayed or waven as much as it is in the US.
It is a sign of patriotism, and there is NOTHING wrong with that.
What is wrong is not caring about one's country and forgetting to thank the flag for the democracy we enjoy in our countries.
The US still remember, and that's one of the reasons why it is one of the few Western societies not collapsing yet.
Far from being "blinded" by patriotism, the Americans are aware of the reality and complexity of the world, while Europeans are generally asleep.
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July 6th, 2006  
Chief Bones
 
 
Patriotism is a much misused word. It is NOT a blind love of country ... it's also NOT my country is better than your country.

What it is ... is love of country even though you know it has a number of warts and scars ... it is also spending a portion of your life in service to your country so that others can continue to enjoy the freedoms they sometimes take for granted ... it is this and more ... those who have it sometimes have problems articulating just what it is ... and ... those who don't, constantly try to find fault. It isn't just waving the flag.

It is very easy to identify who is patriotic and who is not.
July 6th, 2006  
Damien435
 
 
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Originally Posted by WarMachine
FOX is a joke, they are parodied by daily show not because jon stewart hates them.
You forgot to mention that everyone in government has been a victim of the Daily Show, even the Pope.
July 6th, 2006  
WarMachine
 
 
The daily show was never meant to be taken seriously, it's funny. And when they run clips of FOX news, i can't stop laughing at what jerks they are.

Anyway, i had a thought about why america is so patriotic compared to other countries. I bet you it's because we're still a relatively young nation that hasn't really gone through anything truly devastating. Once you some horrible happens to your nation it seems that people blame themselves and their national pride that got them into the situation. I'm not saying that ww2 and the civil war weren't bad, but they weren't near apocalyptic. Germany, Russia, Japan and others have been ruined before, and they're wary of anything that can take them down that path again.

I bet if anything like that were to happen in ameirca, people would be less patriotic given the whole human mass psychology thing. As it stands it's pretty safe, but who knows what can happen down the road. For better or worse i suppose. Not trying to be a downer here, just an insight is all.
July 7th, 2006  
AlexKall
 
"What is wrong is not caring about one's country and forgetting to thank the flag for the democracy we enjoy in our countries."

Sorry, I had no idea the Swedish flag saved Sweden from being a dictatorship. How can we thank our flag for that? And who thanks a flag, when you can thank the men and women that actually did it rather then a colored peice of cloth? heh
July 7th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
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Originally Posted by AlexKall
"What is wrong is not caring about one's country and forgetting to thank the flag for the democracy we enjoy in our countries."
Nothing at all if that's the way you truly feel about your country. A flag is just a symbol of National pride and a sort of emblem to remember your war dead. That's all.

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Originally Posted by AlexKall
Sorry, I had no idea the Swedish flag saved Sweden from being a dictatorship. How can we thank our flag for that?
Like this, place your hand over your heart and remove your hat or cap, or if you're on active duty, salute when Sweden's colors are carried reverently past you.

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Originally Posted by AlexKall
And who thanks a flag, when you can thank the men and women that actually did it rather then a colored peice of cloth? heh
You can't, most are dead. But they left you something to remember them by, freedom, and a symbol of their sacrifice.
July 7th, 2006  
major liability
 
 
I think countries should have 2 flags, the regular flag and the war banner...

You know, so they would represent different things. Kind of like those old Confederate flags, the one most people think is their standard flag (the blue X with stars in it on a red background) is actually their war flag.
July 7th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
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Originally Posted by major liability
I think countries should have 2 flags, the regular flag and the war banner...

You know, so they would represent different things. Kind of like those old Confederate flags, the one most people think is their standard flag (the blue X with stars in it on a red background) is actually their war flag.
Probably a good idea. Like in Sweden's case, during WWII, they were neutral but some fought with Finland against the Russians in 1939 and some were volunteers in the German army during WWII even though National sympathy was for the Allies. Keeping their National flag out of battle would be a good idea.
 


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