I Am Not Patriotic

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    Well.

    It's not that, you know, I'm "anti-America," although I'm sure about three-fourths of the populace would brand those in this group as such. I'm not anti-anything. I just don't believe in patriotism. I'm grateful that I live in this country, and not, say, North Korea, but I don't...
    DysfunctionalMuse DysfunctionalMuse
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2010

    Okay so I live in the US of A,

    and am far from patriotic. Sounds weird right? With the whole"'Murica' thing. Yes we have some good things like education. But that's about it; welfare? Just something lazy potheads get on because they're too lazy to work. Land of the free and home of the brave? SIKE. All people...
    CourageousNerd CourageousNerd
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014

    These Are My Reasons:

    1) I'm not American Yep, I think that's about it. I could give more reasons, but they are too complicated and won't really make that much sense.
    girlanonymous girlanonymous
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 31, 2011

    Patriotism Is Simply A Word

    I am not a patriotic person, I used to be till people started hating each other and greed took over the country, not to mention pretty much the rest of the world as well. There was time when patriotism actually meant something. Today patriotism is about "Everything for me and...
    MyLadyAlexis MyLadyAlexis
    51-55, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2012

    I'm Not Patriotic Because

    A wise man once said, "You should be proud of something you do, not something you are". Admittedly that was Jerry Springer, but the point is still valid. Pride of the colour of one's skin is looked down on, pride of one's name is considered stupid, yet pride for your homeland...
    Jaw1024 Jaw1024
    18-21, M
    Nov 9, 2010

    'God' Bless America

    I'm a Christian, but recently I refused to stand with everyone else for "god bless America". Which God is this? Is it Shiva, Buddha, Pan, or some other man made God? Perhaps it's Horus, as the eye of Horus is on the back of the dollar bill. I stand for Yahweh, creator of all...
    Yosegh Yosegh
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 29, 2012

     

    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 21, 2014

    I'm Not Really Patriotic...

    I don't like what this country has done to people, despite being called "the land of the free." It has hurt and killed many and continues to do so, just because they aren't part of the majority. Not only that, but the country is so corrupt.
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    Apr 16, 2013
    BOJ1988 BOJ1988
    26-30, F
    Feb 28

    Used to Be

    I used to believe in the 'American Dream' and the officials that guided the rest of the country towards the economic end of that dreams...now, however, I no longer have any faith in any of our leaders I am a fan of the America that was - I am a fan of hard work paying off in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 30, 2007

    Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.

    -- Oscar Wilde Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. -- Samuel Johnson
    BryanCalifornia BryanCalifornia
    46-50, M
    Nov 22, 2015

    So Pointless

    One, I don't really agree with how America handles pretty much anything.Two, patriotism breeds hatred. It creates this "Us vs Them" mindset and pits people against each other. It's unhealthy.And Three, I just don't understand the importance of being patriotic. Why does it matter...
    Veggiefriendly Veggiefriendly
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2011

    When I was 10 I had an American Flag fixed to

    my bicycle. Nearly every male in my family served in one of the armed forces. I served for 4 years. I believed everything I was told about the greatness of the US. Justice for all, Freedom for all, Now here I am, a stranger in a strange land, contemplating, relinquishing my...
    jcm1963 jcm1963
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014

    Dont Get Me Wrong

    i have a best friend in the army, and i love my freedoms...but its so damn hard to be patriotic. im happy with what i have not how it was gotten. i cabt be "proud" of something i did not work towards. the flag is just a symbol. any other flag has the same meaning to any other...
    Squoose Squoose
    18-21, M
    Jan 8, 2012

    Why Would I Be?

    The way I see it, America just happens to be the place I live in. I dont understand what I am being partiotic to. A place? That makes no sense. The people? Just because you live in the same place as me, doesn't mean you get my loyalty. The goverment? HA! that's a good one. The...
    dugaauru dugaauru
    13-15, F
    May 17, 2012

    Lesson: Patriotism

    Definition: Patriotism is the love for a nation. - Introduction to Definition: Group - a number of persons ranged or considered together as being related. Note: In order for a group to be, it has to be agregated, relatively separated from other(s). The formation of a nation...
    BetweenBillions BetweenBillions
    22-25, F
    Jul 6, 2013

    I don't love America.

    My ancestors were slaves. I'm working on leaving. Latinas were natives who now can't even get here because they're considered illegal aliens. Asians were jokes about during the time when people believed in something called the yellow peril. Women were treated like **** and are...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 1, 2015

    I believe that it is the cause of

    so many problems it causes racism and war no one would sign up if people didn't feel the need to honour there country then what power would anyone have. People would be so more open minded but no we still fight for our country because it's our "duty ". People need to take a look...
    Junjoromantica Junjoromantica
    16-17, M
    Apr 27, 2015

    I Pledge Allegiance

    To humanity. I have no race, no religion, no country. I think for, care for, stand for, fight for people. I can't care about one country, why only that country? Why is our sympathy so selective? We can't we be empathetic? Patriotism is a tool. Patriotic themes, throwing...
    nilmortalibusarduiest nilmortalibusarduiest
    18-21, M
    Mar 24, 2013
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