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Jingoism, police state lock downs, and no one giving a shit

I just got back from a parade at my new town, it was pretty decent sized, of course a million flags waving everywhere and ‘thanking the vets for their service’, but it always felt so shallow to me.  356 more words

Breaking It Down

What Makes Or Breaks A Copycat Movie

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Today I’d like to talk to you all about a little something called “Copycat Movies.” These are films that are released around the same time, and that have extremely similar plots and/or premises. 1,866 more words

Film Analysis

Thought | Living with a Muslim Pakistani

Living with a Muslim Pakistani by MV Blake

I sneeze.
“Bless you,” comes the response from the sofa. It’s irritating but I forebear. I’m fairly sure I won’t be. 1,351 more words

Religion

A country that doesn't forget 1915 -2015

You could not be in Australia, or among Australians* in 2015, and be unaware of what happened to an extraordinary group of men** on the Gallipoli Peninsular on April 25th a hundred years ago. 994 more words

Patriotism and its superficiality

India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters. I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.I shall always strive to be worthy of it.

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Personal

Why I Don't Pledge Allegiance

I don’t believe in saying the pledge of allegiance. Funny, since I was the person to read it aloud every morning of my junior and senior year. 1,831 more words

Life Or Something Like It

Jingoistic Troopers: What is Propaganda?

In striving for accessibility, Starship Troopers (1997) pulls a corny b-movie facade over a subtle satire of American jingoism through a masterful understanding of propaganda. Over the belligerent course of football star (where football is at least tribalistic, if not jingoist) to naively obsessing over a high school girlfriend, when protagonist and striving soldier Rico is asked the question, “would you like to know more?” he repeatedly says no. 373 more words

Culture