In honor of Memorial Day, I will be opening up my first Politics thread. I am interested in general thoughts… hopefully this doesn’t turn into a name-calling-piss-fest like all the others.
In the first few months of post-9/11 America there was an uprising in American Pride. Magnets, posters, flags, stickers, etc… Before the one year anniversary all the USA gear hit the attic. In general, I see the general American pride as pathetic, mainly because we fail to define the difference between supporting America and supporting the government of America. On my particular campus, I noticed many students demasting their US Flags upon Bush’s reelection… this doesn’t make sense.
So the topic of discussion:
Can one support America and show pride in America without showing pride in the government?
How would you differentiate between the two?
Do you think the line gets faded?
When one proudly hangs the flag of the United States of America, is he/she automatically in support of all government actions?