(Original post by caroline147)
During the rise of racism in the 50s and 60s, it was precisely "laughing it off" that meant many ethnic minorities had to endure terrible abuse. Yeah, the Notting Hill race riots were ******* hilarious lololololol.
Wasn't referring to racism though was I?
Racism is a completely different topic.
Um, considering one of fascism's core tenets is nationalism, it stands to reason that patriotism is far far more likely to contribute to its support rather than undermine it. As soon as you start irrationally glorifying your country, I don't see why you'd stop at a 'balanced' point. It's all another name for a superiority complex.
and yet; in my view, history seems to suggest otherwise.
The British were very proud during our Great years... No fascism... only the ones we laughed at Mr Sweaty armpit Mosley.
Now a days, our pride has been torn away... fascist representation.
The correlation seems clear.
Also why is it irrational? So let's assume Britain went to war in the "East" and as a result liberated and improved the lives of millions upon millions. The millions dying of poverty now have enough to live without fear of poverty again.
I then say, I am very proud of my country. It has done brilliant brilliant things.
Oh no I'm not, that would be irrational...
See the flaw in your statement? Pride in ones country is not irrational.