1. a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.
The majority of democrats are not in favor of this. If you want actual socialist policies, go to many places in Europe where being on the left actually means being on the left and Democrats in the United States would be considered conservative.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
Yes and no.
On the other hand, it is hard for me to see why this country should not be something you could be proud of.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
I'd argue that the best thing a citizen can do is to criticize. It means they haven't settled and believe in making their country better.
Perfect is inherently unattainable. Striving to push your country closer to that unattainable ideal is truly admirable.
“The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action. Once you become informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You realize that nothing is as clear and simple as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing.” - Bill Watterson
Who Is Chicago Ted?
At any rate, I don't think pride or shame or hate or love or indifference factor into whether you're a good citizen -- it's what you do either because of or despite these feelings that makes you a good anything.
It seems to me that if you think something sucks in general, working to fundamentally transform it is the most productive thing you can do about the situation.
Unless, of course, you're positing that the majority of Democrats in this country live in California, and that they all voted for her.
Some pride, of course, but never "blind pride".There are many things which can be better, much better.
But, do we have the people for this ??
For instance, in PA we have over 500 school districts, which is wasteful and duplicitous. Also the supervisors are horribly over -paid ($300K salary in some cases....There is a huge amount of reform necessary, yet little happens..