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Misplaced – Displaced? – Patriotism

I’m not “unAmerican”, but overdone patriotism really gets on my nerves. It’s not just the “America, everything it does is great, love it or leave it” crowd of ultranationalist zealots that chafe my patience, either. Rather, it’s the economically confusing “buy American, just because” crowd who really irritate me. Support the “local” businesses, even if they can’t otherwise be competitive in the market? Yeah, whatever. I’m not going to compromise my (admittedly flexible) quality-first approach just to appease the domestic ultranationalists. Pay a premium for something that’s inferior? No thanks – I don’t play the whole “my country is better than yours” game.

Or do I? I had a weird realization the other day…
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Published in: 'D' for 'Dumb', General, History | on July 29th, 2008 | 2 Comments »