#9360772, By Are you proud to be English?

  • Deleted user 11 February 2013 12:42:54

    I'm not really proud, per se, I take an interest in history and what achievements, faults and evil Britain has been involved in but I don't project what my ancestors did onto myself like the mongoloids you see on YouTube: "Us Brits invented computers/civilisation/sports. Hur hur". Isaac Newton said "If I have seen further it is by standing on ye sholders of Giants". We in the West stand here today by taking advantage of the struggles of other people not because our civilisation is exceptional in some way.

    What I'm trying to say is I have a deep suspicion of nationalism/patriotism, history has demonstrated that when a particular society or civilisation starts thinking they are exceptional and special and above all others then they start thinking they are entitled to do anything they please which can lead to very bad things. So no, I am not proud of my country but I am proud of humanity's achievements.
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