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    Re: An outsider's view of the Presidential Election

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    I think patriotism is defined these days by the West Point Toast - "My country, right or wrong". If it were defined any other way I might find it tolerable.
    That's it in a nutshell. A learned man recently said, "Sad how easily the masses are convinced to run off to war." The very odd thing is that he doesn't seem to understand why that is. Patriotism is the answer.

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    A love for one's country is akin to a Mother's love for her children. Despite all their faults she will still love them.

    That is Patriotism.
    I do not agree. Going back to what Spot said about “the Toast”, love of one's country is akin to a girl whose father is a drunk, locks her in her room and sexually molests her on a daily basis. Despite all of his faults she still loves him. It's the Stockholm syndrome.

    That is Patriotism.

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