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I Was Sitting Wondering What to Write About

Posted By: Cathy
Date: Friday, 15-July-2016 16:57:15


Hello to all

If I was to write about
what I thought about
regarding a so called
news major headline
I get myself in trouble
The going on
Is most fascinating
and will be for
the balance of the year


as the minimizing and
Maximizing of collective headlines
usher in a probably new way being
whether it works of not
we will see

after writing that
I will give you one word going through my mind

the definition of patriotism

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriotism

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History[edit]

An American poster with a patriotic theme (1917), issued by the U.S. Food Administration during World War I
The general notion of civic virtue and group dedication has been attested in culture globally throughout the historical period. For the Enlightenment thinkers of 18th-century Europe, loyalty to the state was chiefly considered in contrast to loyalty to the Church. It was argued that clerics should not be allowed to teach in public schools since their patrie was heaven, so that they could not inspire love of the homeland in their students. One of the most influential proponents of this classical notion of patriotism was Jean-Jacques Rousseau.[1]

Enlightenment thinkers also criticized what they saw as the excess of patriotism. In 1774, Samuel Johnson published The Patriot, a critique of what he viewed as false patriotism. On the evening of 7 April 1775, he made the famous statement, "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel."[6] James Boswell, who reported this comment in his Life of Johnson, does not provide context for the quote, and it has therefore been argued that Johnson was in fact attacking the false use of the term "patriotism" by contemporaries such as John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (the patriot-minister) and his supporters; Johnson spoke elsewhere in favor of what he considered "true" patriotism.[7] However, there is no direct evidence to contradict the widely held belief that Johnson's famous remark was a criticism of patriotism itself. Patriotism is the will of the members of a country to support the country and help it continue.

Philosophical issues[edit]
Patriotism may be strengthened by adherence to a national religion (a civil religion or even a theocracy). This is the opposite of the separation of church and state demanded by the Enlightenment thinkers who saw patriotism and faith as similar and opposed forces. Michael Billig and Jean Bethke Elshtain have both argued that the difference between patriotism and faith is difficult to discern and relies largely on the attitude of the one doing the labelling.[8]

Christopher Heath Wellman,[9] professor of philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis, describes that a popular view of the "patriotist" position is robust obligations to compatriots and only minimal samaritan responsibilities to foreigners.[10] Wellman calls this position "patriotist" rather than "nationalist" to single out the members of territorial, political units rather than cultural groups.[10]

having to find myself digesting the thought
of understanding the different types of patriotism
I find myself having strange thoughts like

Is the time ripe for the picker's
and I mean the ramped up tensions
in several locations around the world
and the beginning of troop movements
all of a sudden
and our younger generation
with not even a clue that what may or might be going on
will have an affect on them -- dislike this phrase
'moving forward' as opposed to moving ahead
there is a difference in how words well placed and
used on purpose repeatedly
have an insidious way of impacting thought

What draw's you to protect what is patriotic?
Is it your cultural, religion, politics etc. ........?
Will that even matter, if things continue
to form the script
that has been written and re-written
thousands of times before

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Enlightenment thinkers also criticized what they saw as the excess of patriotism. In 1774, Samuel Johnson published The Patriot, a critique of what he viewed as false patriotism. On the evening of 7 April 1775, he made the famous statement, "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel."[6] James Boswell, who reported this comment in his Life of Johnson, does not provide context for the quote, and it has therefore been argued that Johnson was in fact attacking the false use of the term "patriotism" by contemporaries such as John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (the patriot-minister) and his supporters; Johnson spoke elsewhere in favor of what he considered "true" patriotism.[7] However, there is no direct evidence to contradict the widely held belief that Johnson's famous remark was a criticism of patriotism itself. Patriotism is the will of the members of a country to support the country and help it continue.

Cmanynames

not proof-read
don't want to, because I change things
just a few thoughts, no harm


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