View Single Post
Old 04-17-2003, 09:37 PM   #4
JofaGuht's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 938
What? There was a liberal media? I didn't know that. How come nobody told me about this?

Okay i'm kidding. But speaking of that, how did Dennis Miller get so conservative?

Patriotism...the love of a part of the endless land...with some lines to show it. The great land that was given to us stuff is all like sectioned off and those sections are so important to us we'll change our behavior over it and even go to war over it. (Well, "we" won't, but we're saying "we" because the representatives of that specific section we feel are also representing "us"...that and "we" is basically a poetic expression of patriotism.) Also people can hate other sections (based on those few representatives)and basically saying "Hey, we don't like you because you roam over there. All the people over there are dumb." or "The way people act over there is the wrong way to act." (Don't get me wrong, the diversity of culture and ethnicity is very important, but not important when it comes to "The cool people are on this side of the invisible line.")......Okay, look, I know that last thing didn't make any sense, but go along with me here. I'm just questioning the irony of reality and how things turned out after 350,000 some odd years. This is the sort of stuff I think about in class when I'm bored(the school system is another thing to question reality about, how all these things came about, and the rules of school, and especially how students create their own system of dividing social classes--the popular kids and the unpopular kids--that's extremely ironic and funny...) And also as you stare out and wonder what the hell I'm on, it brings up the strange system of logic and what makes sense and what doesn't. Who decided that and why? Discuss amongst yourselves in the proper American communication system.

Okay, shut up. It makes sense in my head. I blame the English dictionary. That's the boundary keeping me from expressing my thoughts.....anyway....

The first meaning of "patriotism" meant "going against the government". Well, it meant being against the British government at the time of the colonies, but still now it's a pretty ironic leap to what it means now.

There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
JofaGuht is offline   you may: quote & reply,