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Patriotism under anarchistic system?

Discussion in 'Anarchism and radical activism' started by Utopian, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. Utopian

    UtopianExperienced Member Experienced member


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    Stupid question,but i need smart answer.

    p.s: im very anti-patriotic i even dont know our national hymn and people fucking despise me cuz of that pleas explain
     

  2. apples&onions

    apples&onionsExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    Fuck nationalism... there is you answer. And fuck systemic organization. Fuck hierarchy. Fuck coercive power.
     
  3. apples&onions

    apples&onionsExperienced Member Experienced member Forum Member


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    I like you already, you are very honest and eager to learn. You'll get along well here I think. You will learn much, but don't forget to think critically and be your own teacher.
     
  4. Utopian

    UtopianExperienced Member Experienced member


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    :lmao: yea i agree with this

    p.s: thanks :D
     
  5. kyledewolf85

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    I served in the military and I was exposed to a lot of enforced patriotic displays. The result is that I feel rather jaded about patriotism. However, I still meet a lot of veterans who are caught up in the nostalgia of patriotism and many simple folks for whom burning the flag is the ultimate sacrilege. Just to be charitable, I would say that it is an expression of their desire to be part of a wider community and a cause that is greater than themselves. The state has been pushing patriotism as a way to build loyalty and support among the masses for a long time. Sometimes, I question whether patriotism could be turned against the state, but patriotism will always be limited and limiting as long as people are still identifying with the borders of a nation-state as defined by a government that exercises a monopoly on the use of force within a given territory. However, as a question of sheer politic, I have found it useful to say on occasion that I love my country and only hate my government and that there is a difference between the two things, in order to gain a fair hearing from those who feel alienated from the government but for whom patriotism is still a motivating factor.
     

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