…not even on the Fourth of July. Fresh off a Gallup poll showing that Libs are half as likely as Cons to be patriotic, I give you this:
By Noel Sheppard – newsbusters
Imagine being an American that hates the Fourth of July. Seems impossible, right? Apparently not for the editor of the uber-liberal magazine The Progressive proudly wrote Saturday, “It’s July 4th, my least favorite holiday…You see, I don’t believe in patriotism.” As amazing as it might seem, the 27-year-old Matthew Rothschild was just getting warmed up (h/t Weasel Zippers):
You can call me unpatriotic if you’d like, but really I’m anti-patriotic. I’ve been studying fascism lately, and there is one inescapable fact about it: Nationalism is the egg that hatches fascism. And patriotism is but the father of nationalism.
Patriotism is not something to play with. It’s highly toxic. When ingested, it corrodes the rational faculties. […] Plus, it’s a war toy, wheeled out whenever a leader needs to improve his ratings by attacking some other country-often after invoking God’s name, too. […]
But as for me, between God, country, and apple pie, I’ll take the apple pie.
Actually, Matt, why don’t you take that apple pie to a country you can be proud to call your home, for if you so hate America that you can’t enjoy the day of her birth, why stay? Makes you wonder how many of The Progressive’s readers share Rothschild’s views – and how many liberals do as well.
More importantly, how many so-called journalists at major news outlets feel the same way? Of course, as NewsBusters Jeff Poor noted Sunday, this is the same magazine that reprinted Howard Zinn’s anti-American rant “Put Away the Flags” in its July issue. I guess to liberals like these, nothing says Happy Independence Day like rotten tomatoes thrown at the birth of the greatest nation on the planet. It explains a lot, doesn’t it?
So there you have it folks. To this “nuanced” Lefty, there’s no discernible difference between a patriotic American and a patriotic Nazi. The object of their patriotism is entirely irrelevant because patriotism itself is what’s the problem. Much like saying a devout christian is the moral equivalent of a devout Satanist, or a devout pacifist is the moral equivalent of a devout warmonger, isn’t it? Nuance!