"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!"
by:
Albert Einstein
(1879-1955) Physicist and Professor, Nobel Prize 1921
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 -- dick, fort worth      
'Patriotism' can be twisted to mean many things -- often far from being true to the ideals of one's country. Consider the 'Patriot Act' and the 'patriotic' wars against Islam in Afghanistan (as if these people were a threat to the most powerful nation on Earth) and other Middle Eastern countries. Wars based upon lies are dishonorable, and true patriots will not support them.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Meh. He's creating a reductio ad absurdum.
     -- Bob, Eugene OR     
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    Heroism on command - like swat teams breaking in on the wrong house and killing the dog; Senseless violence - often employed by jack booted policing combatants enforcing victimless crimes; and, Archer above describes patriotism as would here fit.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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