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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another Lesson in Differences

OK, the election is finally over, and the American sheeple at least showed a bit of common sense for a change. Although I still don't feel Obama is the best man for the job, he was certainly the best choice we were presented with. I happen to agree with the thought that the man who wants the job the least deserves it most. Hopefully Obama can live up to his obvious promise, but (almost) anyone would be an improvement over a semi-retarded evangelical cunt like Bush.
I just couldn't imagine the Antichrist as VP, either. Just the fact that she thinks we're in the end times and would do everything in her power to accelerate the coming Apocalypse is more than enough reason to vote against the Republicunts. I feel that people like Palin & Mike Huckabee should be excluded from holding any meaningful elected office just to enforce the separation of church & State anyway. I am so fucking sick of narrow-minded ignorant fuckstains making decisions that affect my life.

Anyway, that's not really the purpose of this post. I really want to educate & inform people of important differences between what they think about certain things. As a previous post dealt with the differences between Rights and Privileges, this post will deal with the difference between Nationalism and Patriotism.

Let's start with Nationalism. According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, nationalism is: loyalty and devotion to a nation ; especially : a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups. That's definition #1, and will suffice for the purpose of this post.
That is what most people in Amerika consider patriotic: unwavering support for their country & its leaders, regardless of what those "leaders" think, do or say. A bunch of drunk fratboys bleating out chants of "U S A" & "We're Number One" while certainly embarrassing, is neither true or patriotic. Blind faith in anything just means you're willing to abdicate responsibility for your actions to someone you don't even know. That doesn't make you anything but a fucking sheep, which explains the repetitive bleating.

I can't put it more succinctly than that. Of course, the corporate media that spoon feeds most Amerikans their misinformed opinions on everything these days wouldn't dare make such a proclamation, the FCC would shut them down for disagreeing with the powers that be.
Rampant nationalism is also what allowed a fucking animal like Hitler to come to power in Germany, and he wasn't even fucking German! The same mob-mentality that brought us the Nuremburg rallies and the Holocaust has brought this once-great nation to a morally and intellectually bankrupt state. Not to mention having the Patriot Act crammed up our asses, the systematic elimination of our basic rights, and the institution in all but name of a Police State in what's supposed to be the most free country on the planet. Don't take my word for it, visit any of these links & see for yourself:

So the next time you're feeling Patriotic, try submitting a Freedom of Information Act request on what's really happening in Iraq or Afghanistan, waterboarding or other forms of torture carried out by the CIA & others, or any of the myriad Bill of Rights violations perpetrated by the worst presidency in history. Then let everyone know how that works out for you until the Goon Squad serves you with a no-knock warrant & "accidentally" kills you at 3 A.M.

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