Marksman said:Suporting your people,your nation,not too much like "we are the best"that is perverted patriotism,so keep it cool :rambo:
this is how racism begins
Darkmb101 said:Here are my definitions of the two.
Patriotism- i have faith in my country for its one of the greatest.
Perverted Patriotism- i have faith in my country and it could, should and
would take over the world because we are better than you.
Spyfly said:I have never seen anything like this in other countries...i think that americans shouldnt show their pride so much.....after all pride is a sin.
[n] unreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
[n] a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
[n] satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements; "he takes pride in his son's success"
Ever been to Denmark? Mexico? Canada? Those are the only countries I have any personal experience with besides my own and Italy (where the "patriotism" is directed more at soccer clubs than nationality, right, ItalianGuy?
Well which countries do you consider to be worser than yours than? I dont think that we should consider our country best or better... this is how racism begins. You start thinking that your race is better than the countries that is next to you. This way you consider yourself better than others...and i think that nationalism is a close word but i wouldnt replace it....in a few countries nationaism is mistaken for natzis. and there is the difference.
Spyfly said:You are very right with that we should think that our country is a good place to live....but i dont think that people should think that its the best country....by thinking that you are looking down on other coutries....country is just a piece of land just as any other....
but it is the people who make the laws and other stuff. so this is the part where a race comes in....by thinking that your country is better is just as same as thinking that your race is better. that makes you look down on the other races....and that is racism.