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    Are you a jingoist?

    It's defined as "extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy".

    In practice, it refers to the advocation of the use of threats or actual force against other countries in order to safeguard what they perceive as their country's national interests, and colloquially to excessive bias in judging one's own country as superior to others an extreme type of nationalism.

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    Re: Are you a jingoist?

    Not absolutely.

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    Re: Are you a jingoist?

    "My country, right or wrong."

    My country isn't superior to other countries. I treat it like it's superior because it's mine.

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    Re: Are you a jingoist?

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    Re: Are you a jingoist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    My country isn't superior to other countries. I treat it like it's superior because it's mine.
    Nonsense.

    Some countries are better than others, by objective standards such as quality of living, mortality rate, crime rate, amount of personal freedom, size of the prison population, etc.

    And by anecdotal standards, thirty million invaders like the US more than the place they left.
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    Re: Are you a jingoist?

    I think that I, like most people, "have excessive bias in judging my country as superior to others" - but that doesn't necessary make us jingoists.

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    Re: Are you a jingoist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Some countries are better than others, by objective standards such as quality of living, mortality rate, crime rate, amount of personal freedom, size of the prison population, etc.
    But the US isn't the best at ANY of those things...except size of prison population (if you really consider that a good thing).
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    Re: Are you a jingoist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    But the US isn't the best at ANY of those things...except size of prison population (if you really consider that a good thing).
    I think he probably meant a smaller population size in prison to denote more law abiding citizens.
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    Re: Are you a jingoist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    And by anecdotal standards, thirty million invaders like the US more than the place they left.
    "Thirty million"? Regardless, it's difficult for anyone to invade a land that their race was present on thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans...but only some misguided nationalistic delusion would enable one to regard Amerindian immigrants as having some allegiance to Latin American states when many of those states remain largely racist in nature and governed by white elites that often possess disdain for Amerindians. The misguided will refer to them as having poorly governed "their" countries, of course ignoring the fact that people of that race only had marginal political control of Latin American countries to begin with.

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    Re: Are you a jingoist?

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