Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
Those who don't Love America don't know what it stands for of the Sacrifices by others that give you the right to think what and want and express it any time you want.
Our young and sometimes not so old fought ans many have died to keep a dream alive, and no it's not perfect, Winston Churchill once said “democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others”
Some in my Generation used to say: America, Love It or Leave It, I won't go that far. But I will say get an education before you protest or complain about something you can't begin to comprehend.
I'm not proud to be an American (because I am only an American by circumstance), but I am certainly grateful and happy to be one.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
There's absolutely no sense in taking pride in which nation-state I happened to have been born in, a random quirk of circumstance, in which I had no part, whatsoever. While we're on the subject, nation-states are fundamentally illegitimate institutions, and, therefore, shouldn't exist.
Economic Left/Right: -7.25, Authoritarian/Libertarian:-7.13
All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume. -Noam Chomsky
I also never miss a vote in an effort to make a difference because I know everyone counts, and I have seen what can happen when good people do nothing. We end up with California I am not proud of, as I once was before the State went from #1 to 49 in education and in other areas as well.
“The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.”