November 21, 2006


From Wikipedia:
"Personal patriotism is emotional and voluntary. The patriot adheres to certain patriotic values, such as respect for the flag."

"Patriotism implies a value preference for a specific civic or political community."

"Continuity of the connections between leaders, between leaders and followers, and among followers is vital to the strength of a community. Members individually hold the collective personality of the whole. With sustained connections and continued conversations, participants in communities develop emotional bonds, intellectual pathways, enhanced linguistic abilities, and even a higher capacity for critical thinking and problem-solving."

Respect for freedom. Respect for true community.

Renewed respect for the voting process.


cindra said...

And patriotism should never be blind, as faith often should be. Dr. John said to stop on by.

Fancy said...

This is a great blog. Patriotism may be the last refuge of a scoundrel, as Samuel Johnson put it on the evening of April 7, 1775 but it is the oxygen that drives the collective identity in contemporary society. Homo Sapiens can be very patriotic. :))

Carina said...

Yeah! Patriotism is thoughtful, jingosism not so.
One more thing to be thankful for tomorrow....have a wonderful Thanksgiving!