Definition of the Day 10-24-15 — Patriotism

Posted: October 25, 2015 in Livin' in the USA, Politics
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PATRIOTISM, n. 1) The inability to distinguish between the government and one’s country; 2) A highly praiseworthy virtue characterized by the desire to dominate and kill; 3) A feeling of exultation experienced while contemplating heaps of charred “enemy” corpses; 4) Bootlicking with a sheen of arrogance; 5) The first, last, and perennial refuge of scoundrels.

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–from the revised and expanded edition of The American Heretic’s Dictionary, the best modern successor to Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary

 

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