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Debate Score:50
Arguments:20
Total Votes:60
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Is Patriotism good or bad?

  

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Side Score: 16
3 points

Nothing is 100% good or bad. The most important thing is not to go crazy or extreme. As AustralianWritings.com.au wrote about politics, there are always at least 2 sides.

Side: Good
1 point

What people tend to do is confuse Nationalism and Patriotism. Patriotism is just the love for your country and culture, whilst Nationalism is an extreme love, an ideology, and that you think your country is superior to other countries. My view is that Patriotism is the mild side, while Nationalism is the exaggerated side. However Patriotism has bad sides to it, just like Nationalism has some good sides.

As mentioned by Cappraid, nothing is completely bad, nor good.

Side: Good
1 point

It could be either way. Let's not forget: "One man's terrorist is another man's patriot!" We're seeing a lot of that today, sadly in America! There used to be only ONE kind of patriot in America, the GOOD kind, and we were respected for that, worldwide. Today, with white supremacists, white nationalists, extremely greedy capitalists and a radical NRA (and let's not forget, a "President" that thinks Putin is a "fine person"), The "American patriot" is a confusing image to the rest of the world!

Side: Good
1 point

Like anything else it depends on how it's handled. Patriotism is a good thing, extremism in any form is a bad thing.

Side: Good
1 point

Patriotism is a good thing

It most certainly is NOT a good thing. It's the most stupid, ridiculous notion imaginable and it exists predominantly so that large crowds can be quickly mobilised for war. It's regressive, animalistic, and is no different than the tribalism we saw in earlier periods of human history.

Frequently I shudder at the sheer naivety of people in the west.

Side: Bad

I say mostly good. I'm not a super patriot, but I think our leaders should put our interests first; that's why we elected them.

You're welcome.

Side: Good
excon(14603) Disputed
2 points

I'm not a super patriot, but I think our leaders should put our interests first; that's why we elected them.

Hello High:

Dude! You are SOOOO wrong.. Patriotism isn't love for our leaders.. It's love for our country..

excon

Side: Bad
HighFalutin(3193) Clarified
1 point

I'm not expressing love for them, I'm saying they were elected to represent OUR best interests, ie, our country and it's citizens.

Side: Good
1 point

Dude! You are SOOOO wrong.. Patriotism isn't love for our leaders.. It's love for our country..

Your "country" is an abstract idea. It does not exist in objective reality. It's an arbitrary set of borders drawn by someone who conquered the land and killed all the previous inhabitants.

Side: Good
1 point

Patriotism is permitted but there are people who misuse this word for their interests, this word means good but it can easily be used for bad. In my opinion, humans shouldn't only love their homeland and people, but mankind as well so we can at least be rid of wars famine and global warming.

Side: Good
1 point

The Word Patriotism has been toxifide by radicalized right wing extremists. These insane people run around crowing about how patriotic they are (while the vast majority of them are the exact opposite of Patriotic) and at the same time because they're stupid, thuggish and completely insane they've poisoned the very word Patriotism.

Most of them are fear crazed cowards, many of whom buy a new gun every week in order to convince themselves they're finally safe. About a week later after listening to more gun lobby propaganda they're off to buy a new one.

Brainless meat puppets.

Side: Good
Dermot(5796) Disputed
1 point

@ Dermot - What exactly is with sad little pipsqueaks like you who have to get on the internet and feel nice and safe behind your computer screen before you can feel brave enough to throw out insults against mothers?

This from an unemployed commie hiding behind his fat mothers computer screen typing hate pieces all night and banning anyone from commenting Bwaaaaaaahahahahahaha

There's no question that if you were to meet me in person where I could get my hands on you you'd never have the balls to say anything like that to me which of course makes you a coward.

There’s a very big question actually as the encounter would leave you waking up with a crowd around you helping you take soup through a straw for the foreseeable future

If my mother were still alive she'd kick your sorry ass into next week herself.

You seem to come from a family of “hero’s “ who spend their trailer trash lives issuing threats .......whoooooo scary ......

Grow up and grow some REAL LIFE balls while you're at it. Maybe you could start feeling good enough about yourself that you'll start acting like a man. Wait - lets be honest, we both know it's too late for you. Those tiny little nuts are never gonna drop.

Ha , Ha says braveheart who leaves a comment through another account and bans any response , now that’s how you define ‘man hood’ ........

BTW we all saw your profile photo last year ......A skinny ugly 4 eyed loser with a lisp attempting to rap in the hope a black ‘ brother’ might give him a compliment ......bwaaaaaaahahahahahaha

I laughed when with your lisp you pronounced “ road” as “ woad” and “rain” as “wain” ....bwaaaaaaahahahahahaha

Side: Bad
-4 points
BurritoLunch(5201) Clarified
1 point

But there's nothing wrong with being proud of and loyal to your country and its ideals

I'm afraid there is. You are placing an arbitrary "us and them" divider into the human race which does not belong there.

Side: Good
1 point

Completely bad. Countries will be destroyed for the One World Order in due course.

Side: Bad
4 points

You do understand that a "one world order" would be globalist and the opposite of Nationalist...

Side: Good
Mingiwuwu(1467) Clarified
1 point

Yes, I know. I posted on the 'bad' side.

Side: Good

Patriotism is another pernicious concept invented by power to persuade the poor to fight its wars. Add it to the list along with religion. It's frustrating meeting people who are so fundamentally stupid they think they have some sort of allegiance to an arbitrary set of borders drawn by some toff in a wig 300 or whatever years ago.

Side: Bad
1 point

LMAO at the idea that patriots have spines at all. They stand for something else because they can't stand for themselves. Dying from the roflmao, srsly.

Side: Bad
0 points

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Side: Bad