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To understand anti-patriotism, you should first know what patriotism actually is.
Patriotism is little more than a buzz-word. It can mean anything, and has meant everything.
“Seek Hail” was patriotic.
Ghandi’s none-violent protest was patriotic.
Neil Armstrong planting an American Flag on the moon was patriotic.
Patriotism is just supporting national policy. The problem is that national policy is dependent on who happens to be in power. Hence the word “patriot” can be hijacked to convince turkeys to vote for Christmas.
Would the people of Germany have supported the ghettoization of Poles, in the 1940s, if their leaders told them it was a mass breach of human rights, based on xenophobia, anti-semitism, and racism?
They supported it, as their government convinced them that Polish Jews were nasty, lazy, lying, cheating, stealing, flea ridden, parasites, who were stealing German jobs, and giving back little more than an increase in crime and disease, on the fair-minded, hard working German people.
Freedom of information and thought is the key to progress. In short, thinking for one’s self.