Patriotism Nationalism, Definition

"...When these are exhibited in a reasonable degree and without ill thoughts about others and hostile actions towards them, that is patriotism; when they become unbridled and cause one to think ill of others and act badly towards them, that is nationalism. Conveniently enough, it usually turns out that we are patriots, while they are nationalists (see Billig 1995, 55–59)."

They are bunk-mates are Patriotism and Nationalism.
Their dreams are near the other.

If one is "patriotic" to country there is great chance that if their country makes plans for war against another country, one easily goes from patriotism to "nationalism" in the blink of an eye.

Patriotism and Nationalism are the same beast, one's seen as "reasonable" while the other comes from the first's unreasonableness. Fix this problem- be less patriotic and nationalistic and be more prideful to have a Home to fly our flags, salute or march. Fix the problem by changing the idea of those things, not by insisting that they are different things.

© 2015 Mark Richard Prime, I am.


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