Thursday, January 10, 2008
"Patriotism" in Junior's America
Apparently, to be a patriot today, all you have to do is dress in gaudy red, white, and blue attire, be white, hate Mexicans and gays, and support Junior Bush unreservedly.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them! --Albert Einstein
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours. --William Ralph Inge
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him? --Blaise Pascal
Or my favorite:
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? --Pablo Casals