I think patriotism is a very poor virtue and cheap too. Being proud of randomly being born in (insert country here) isn't all that great to me.
patriotism is about being louder than being right.but sometimes it may be comforting
Patriotism was invented to gives us a sense of belonging that could be used to promote violence against others that were "different". Psychological warfare studies have shown that we`re more inclined to kill people we consider different, like Japs, Jews, German Nazis etc. and all we have to do is brand them as "different" by not being born in the same place. Warfare manuals even talk about the technique of dehumanizing the enemy to make soldiers think they fight against an idea, or a system, not against people like them.
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