What if I told you Patriotism is slavery?Submitted by dexterszyd on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:09
The Russian Author of "War and Peace"
Patriotism in its simplest, clearest, and most undoubted meaning is for rulers nothing else but a means of realizing their ambitions and venal ends; for the governed it is a renouncing of human dignity, intelligence, and conscience, and a slavish submission to the rulers. Wherever patriotism is championed, it is preached invariably in that shape. Patriotism is slavery.
LEO TOLSTOY, The Open Court, Jul. 16, 1896