The Perversion of Patriotism

Slowly catching up on some reading, and came across the article below from the Editors of America. It’s well worthy reading if only for its last paragraph:

Patriotism is gratitude for and pride in the gifts of one’s nation, not an assertion of a nation’s indefectibility or destined greatness. That, in fact, is idolatry.

The Editors: Patriotism loses its meaning when it is used as a political weapon

Patriotism loses its meaning when it is used casually as a political weapon-and it has repeatedly been used this way by the Trump administration. Perhaps most notably, President Trump has repeatedly called athletes like Colin Kaepernick unpatriotic. “N.F.L. players continue to kneel during the National Anthem, showing total disrespect to our Flag & Country,” he tweeted in October.

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Article by Andrew Doohan

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