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Old 07-03-2007, 05:34 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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When I talk to my mom who is almost 80, she with out a doubt loves this country. I do not get that same feeling when I talk with people my own
age (53). We are about to celebrate July 4th, so my question... are the boomers patriotic? What does this mean for our next generation?
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:55 AM
 
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America: Love It or Leave It patriotic? My Country, Right or Wrong patriotic? Dissent Equals Disservice patriotic? Get US Out Of The UN patriotic? In my view, patriotism is a somewhat more complicated and challenging thing than some would take it to be. We would need to know what it is we are searching for before deciding whether we can find it more over here than over there...
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:15 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Yes, the vibes are much the same as they were during the Age of Aquarius.
Is love of country supposed to be blind? Personally, I think not.
Ours is not the greatest generation, nor is it the worst.
IMHO we got off to a good start (Freedom Riders, Woodstock) but then we got distracted.
For those who come after us, well, they might have a bit of cleaning up to do.
I only hope we are able to let go when our turn is over.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Washington DC
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Somewhere along the line, fighting for civil rights became unpatriotic and anti-American. The real unpatriotic people are the ones who tell people to "love it or leave it". There's nothing more anti-American than bowing down to tyranny, at home.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:22 AM
 
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I have found it to be so with more conservative people and more religious people in general, no matter the "generation". For the rest, am sure they will want "patriotism" defined, so they will not feel excluded.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:49 AM
 
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heh
Yes, the vibes are much the same as they were during the Age of Aquarius.
Is love of country supposed to be blind? Personally, I think not.
Ours is not the greatest generation, nor is it the worst.
IMHO we got off to a good start (Freedom Riders, Woodstock) but then we got distracted.
For those who come after us, well, they might have a bit of cleaning up to do.
I only hope we are able to let go when our turn is over.
wood stock, patriotism? was a good start? where are they now? do you think jerry garcia is grateful now?
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Somewhere along the line, fighting for civil rights became unpatriotic and anti-American. The real unpatriotic people are the ones who tell people to "love it or leave it". There's nothing more anti-American than bowing down to tyranny, at home.

Hear, Hear !
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:54 AM
 
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I have found it to be so with more conservative people and more religious people in general, no matter the "generation". For the rest, am sure they will want "patriotism" defined, so they will not feel excluded.
Right. No one is saying that disagreeing with our leaders is unpatriotic. What is unpatriotic is people like Michael Moore spreading propaganda, and outright lies to get attention and make a buck!
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:01 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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wood stock, patriotism? was a good start? where are they now? do you think jerry garcia is grateful now?
Surely not as grateful as Scooter but Jerry was a much better guitar player
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:03 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Right. No one is saying that disagreeing with our leaders is unpatriotic. What is unpatriotic is people like Michael Moore spreading propaganda, and outright lies to get attention and make a buck!

But Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, et al spreading propaganda and outright lies to get attention and make a buck are patriotic?
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