You see, I don’t believe in patriotism.
You can call me unpatriotic if you’d like, but really I’m anti-patriotic.
I’ve been studying fascism lately, and there is one inescapable fact about it:
- Nationalism is the egg that hatches fascism.
- And patriotism is but the father of nationalism.
- Patriotism is not something to play with. It’s highly toxic. When ingested, it corrodes the rational faculties.
- It gulls people into believing their leaders.
- It masks those who benefit most from state policy.
- And it destroys the ability of people to get together, within the United States and across boundaries, to take on those with the most power: the multinational corporation.
- Plus, it’s a war toy, wheeled out whenever a leader needs to improve his ratings by attacking some other country—often after invoking God’s name, too.