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TomBecker wrote:Why would anyone love an individual who represents a country that occupies and kills Palestinians?
Mother Russia is an alcoholic? I never would have guessed that.IMHO Patriotism is not about being proud of, but about loving. You love your mother even if you are not proud of her, even if she's alcoholic, or something else not really appreciated by the society. You still love her, patriotism is the same thing. You just love your country whatever it is and try to make it better and never stop. So I love my country
vijayjohn wrote:I mean, for one thing, it's one of the largest countries in the world, yet the majority of the population seems boringly homogeneous
linguoboy wrote:To be fair, though, there are a lot of countries I used to consider boringly homogeneous (Mexico, for instance) but which, upon closer examination, turn out to be anything but. I've since come to the conclusion that if I feel that way about someplace, it says more about my own ignorance of it than its actual characteristics.
vijayjohn wrote:But I still haven't seen any evidence that the majority is all that diverse. Idk, I guess I'll just have to keep looking.
Very good idea. Just come to visit sometimes.Hoogstwaarschijnlijk wrote:I don't even want to live in Belgium because it would probably ruin my romantic idea of it.
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