One-Liner Wednesday — Patriotism Versus Nationalism

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“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.”

Former French President Charles de Gaulle

The current President of the United States, Donald Trump, proudly calls himself a nationalist. ‘Nuff said.


Written for this week’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

18 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Patriotism Versus Nationalism

  1. Sadje November 7, 2018 / 3:34 am

    Well then Trump is at least saying it as it is! 😡

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  2. Christine Bolton November 7, 2018 / 4:55 am

    I woke this morning with renewed hope for the country, not so much for my state Florida 😢

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  3. pranabaxom November 7, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    Wow! can’t be any more clear than this. So POTUS is right about being a nationalist.

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  4. Sight11 November 7, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    Hey that’s wrong, I’m a nationalist and patriotism is blind I don’t concur with what he said…

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    • Fandango November 7, 2018 / 10:20 pm

      Why do you call yourself a nationalist? And why do you think patriotism is blind? I consider myself to be a patriotic American, but I’m not blind to its faults, limitations, and issues. Being patriotic doesn’t mean believing that your country is perfect and can do no wrong.

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      • Sight11 November 7, 2018 / 11:43 pm

        There are two type of nationalist that comes into play one that you refer to and another one the less know which advocates political independence back in Britain, there was a debate whether or not there is something called good nationalism, patriotism can’t work for multicultural and multi ethnic societies… That’s the truth…

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        • Fandango November 8, 2018 / 7:15 am

          That’s YOUR truth, not necessarily THE truth. The US has been multicultural for years, and there is patriotism across many of the sub-cultures, although Trump is eroding that with his nationalism.

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          • Marleen November 8, 2018 / 11:46 am

            … patriotism can’t work for multicultural and multi ethnic societies…
            That’s the truth…

            What the heck, SIGHT11. Are “you a suit” (I recall you asking someone else)?

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          • Sight11 November 8, 2018 / 6:22 pm

            For third or maybe fourth generation look at it this way when someone enter a nation he/she is more focused on the national institutions rather than the patriotic fervour… So if you ask me Patriotism comes much later.. And the US is not multi culture that’s your Truth Sensei.. It is a Christian state with white supremacist in the Senate and there always is the case of privilege..

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            • Fandango November 8, 2018 / 7:07 pm

              That’s what Trump and the white supremacist want, but the facts are that in a few decades, whites of European heritage will be the minority in America. And America is NOT a Christian state, it’s a state with a Christian majority, but per the US Constitution, there is no national religion.

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            • Sight11 November 8, 2018 / 7:18 pm

              Now you’re talking like a suit Sensei.. Just because it’s not written doesn’t mean it’s not practised…

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            • Fandango November 8, 2018 / 9:39 pm

              I know there are a lot of Christians who claim the US is a Christian nation, but it’s not. And it’s been years since I’ve worn a suit.

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            • Sight11 November 9, 2018 / 5:39 am

              You had in this great nation of yours not a single and I mean not a single non Christian President, forget about women and the glass ceiling, some Asian countries have fared much better in democracy in practice than America did. Also that’s funny… Suit I mean… Why is that all Americans think they know better about their country courtesy of living in it… You represent a part of it Sensei. I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again it is one of the reason the world dislike America not because it is a bully, when it comes to political developments but it just think it’s view are right all along.

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            • Marleen November 9, 2018 / 8:15 am

              As you said, SIGHT11, there are white supremacists in the Senate. That fact is not the equivalent that there should be. (One in the WH too.)

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