Quote of the Day: Real Patriotism is not about Power Over

| April 27, 2010 | 1 Comment

One of the benefits of not being a modern day Republican is that one’s friends tend to not be utter morons. To this end, a friend sent me this quote today:



“Nationalism is our form of incest, is our idolatry, is our insanity. ”Patriotism” is its cult. It should hardly be necessary to say, that by ”patriotism” I mean that attitude which puts the own nation above humanity, above the principles of truth and justice; not the loving interest in one’s own nation, which is the concern with the nation’s spiritual as much as with its material welfare –never with its power over other nations. Just as love for one individual which excludes the love for others is not love, love for one’s country which is not part of one’s love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.”

—Erich Fromm

Nationalism masquerading as faux patriotism is a GOPPER disease. Liberals and progressives must not cower in the face of distorted, phony patriotism.

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  1. crystalwolf aka caligrl says:

    These idiots are all promoting “STATES” rights over Federal rights…so I think all that want to play this dangerous little game ought to have all federal funds removed ASAP starting with Arizona on Fri,OK next, TX, AK, all down the line, Hey more for us socialist states eh? The states can finance everything, roads, school, etc. And if the people don’t like it they have until Nov to vote these AssHats out!!!!

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