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From Nationalism to Patriotism to Jingoism

We gained our independence with special thanks to feeling of oneness, belongingness and unity among all the provinces. Most of the provinces notwithstanding their mutual feuds and interests rendered their helping hand to unite India as an independent state but were we really patriotic back in 1940s or just anti British? 667 more words


The Rise of the Far Right

By Dr David Laing Dawson

In the 1988 presidential debates Mike Dukakis was asked whether he would support the death penalty should his wife, Kitty, be raped and murdered. 912 more words


Speciousness and Identity Politics

Doubling down.  When threatened, double down.  Whatever you have put on the table, regardless of how critically it may be viewed by “them”, double down with it and affirm your convictions more boisterously.  380 more words


Horrible things said and done by Donald and his Administration - October 2017

Horrible things said and done by Donald and his minions in October 2017

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In October, Donald’s EPA director, Scott Pruitt, turned the EPA into an agency dedicated to the destruction of the environment and of public health. 2,874 more words


Are You An American Or A Hyphenated American?

Originally Published At CSC Media Group US.org by Dominick Luckette

American Or Something Else

The progressives‘ view of equality seems to be, unity through division? Listening to President Trump I heard him speak about, America first, about his agenda to help ALL Americans move up. 476 more words

In My Opinion

Love of Country

Back in July of 2012 I wrote this post about the relationship between education and democracy, a relationship I, like many others, consider essential. A part of that discussion is about patriotism, and given today’s sudden interest in the notion, featuring many who have no idea whatever what the word means, I thought it timely to trot out the post and ask readers to consider it once again. 913 more words

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