A love or pride for one's country. Popularly assumed to be the same thing as hyperpatriotism
, and chauvunism
, especially by prejudiced (and quite hypocritical) anti-American
Urban Dictionary contributors. For reference, note the other definitions on this word for some "witty" anti-American
attemps to belittle the people of the United States
Patriotism in its true form is merely a pride for being a citizen of one's country. A patriot DOES NOT live by the idea that his country's people are superior than others. True patriots, depsite popular belief, do not believe the government is always right, either. Such people are known as meathead
For further information on related terms, see nationalism
, hypocritical patriotism
"To announce that there must be no criticsm of the president, or that was are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but it's morally treasonable to the American public." ~Teddy Roosevelt (1918)
bleeding- or dying to defend our GOD GIVEN RIGHTS of free expression, freedom to worship GOD, freedom to own property, freedom from government meddling, freedom to life from conception to natural death, freedom to remain silent when accused, freedom of innocence until proven otherwise, freedom of association, freedom of DISassociation
patriotism is the willingness to give of one's self completely for others to experience the awesomeness of America under God
Patriotism is a feeling of pride and love for one's country. Common acts of patriotism include erecting a flag of one's country in the home or yard, decorating one's car with as many flags as possible, and singing national tunes!
However, a deeper look into the "patriotic" mentality reveals something more complex and disturbing then the aforementioned phenomena. Why should anyone feel the need to exalt his own country over another? What is so special about his country that makes it so that he is "proud to be a (insert random nationality here)"? And what exactly is he proud of? Is patriotism being proud of one's heritage? If this is the case, then there should be no need to masquerade symbols of pride, for that is just arrogance! It is analogous to a situation where a man is very proud of his personal accomplishments. The man constantly walks around singing about his accomplishments, wearing clothing representing his accomplishments, and even writing books about his accomplishments! Is this not arrogance? Is this necessary? Rather, the man should be inwardly happy about his personal accomplishments, but should carry on with his business without boasting. Just as, in any country, a person should not become "patriotic," but should rather hold an inward respect for his country, equal to his respect for other countries. Because aren't all men created equal? And accordingly, culture, a creation of man, and religion, though somewhat more dubiously, a c...
to be proud of your country because you are too stupid to accomplish anything yourself
Patriotism- 'MURICA FUCK YEA
The belief that your country is better than everyone elses because you were born there.
Person from Iraq: I have patriotism, go Iraq, fuck America!
Person from America: God bless America, nuke em!
I love my country, but I fear my government.
loving your country, yet attempting to fix its faults -- instead of glossing over the unsavory parts.
patriotism is not following Bush and Cheney blindly into war. patriotism is hoping to remove their kind from office, to better America and strengthen civil liberties.
"We love America just as much as they do. But in a different way. You see, conservatives
love America the way a four-year-old loves her mommy. Liberals love America like grown-ups. To a four-year-old, everything Mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes Mommy is bad. Grown-up love means actually understanding what you love, taking the good with the bad, and helping your loved one grow."
-- al franken, lies and the lying liars that tell them
a word that is wrongly understand and used, mostly abused by stupid angry young man and cunning politicians.
The definition could be found on wikipedia:
Patriotism is generally cultural attachment to one's homeland or devotion to one's country, although interpretations of the term vary with context, geography and philosophy. It is a related sentiment to nationalism...
The definition could be found on Cambridge Dictionary:
the feeling of loving your country more than any others and being proud of it
As for politicians, they found it so easy to achieve they goal by labelled it patriotism
As for brainless angry young man, they found it so easy to fill in their voidness mentally and physically by labeling themselve patriotism
Lets all wipe those people out, lets kill all those people, children, women and man. This act shows your PATRIOTISM! you are protecting you country and people from the evil people who will ruin our country one day...
medium Angry young man from country A: lets boycout Country B, their people all (actually maybe 0.01% of them) did bad things on us
medium Angry young man from country B: lets boycount Country A, our media and government shows us that people from country A all try to take advantges from us, bunch of asshole thinking they are better and clever than us...
very very Angry young man from country A: lets F****ING kill those people from B, lets F*****ING not use their goods, LETS F****ING not watch their movies. Whoever do that are all TREASON, and should be stoned to death and burn in hell
very very Angry young man from country B: STUPID F****ING asshole has been sit on our head for years, and now they think they are god to judge us! NO WAY, F****KINg die in hell you people from A
politician country A: uh huh, that's my boy!
politicain country B: wow, that goes well with our plan
Angry young man try to get away from their country, the reasons are: eww, the country is now so poluated, it is so crowed, the resource are running out there's no life there, I would better find a better place somewhere else and then I can start my Patriotism all over