Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Independence Day

"It seems that American patriotism measures itself against an outcast group. The right Americans are the right Americans because they’re not like the wrong Americans, who are not really Americans." -

-Eric J. Hobsbawm

"Dissent is the highest form of patriotism."

-Howard Zinn
(from Informed Comment)
A reactionary says "my country, right or wrong", a progressive says "dissent is patriotic".
I don't think that their is a reason to be loyal to an an imagined entity at all.
Salman Rushdie once said that nation is the third greatest myth of our existence, following money and God.

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