Patriots and Tribalism

The Sperg Box

Patriot. The word has baggage, in this there is no denial. What does it invoke, convoke, provoke for you? Is a Patriot a mindless, flag-waving jingoist of the Fox News variety? The sort who says “no fat chicks” but would be hard pressed to describe his toes because he hasn’t seen them in years? Maybe he is a twitchy youngster with plenty of visible tattoos and a Richard Spencer haircut. Or, he could be a some other kind of smol armed degenerate with oddly died hair, questionable causes and a penchant for quoting the Constitution.

Which is the true Patriot? Are all Patriots American? Are all Americans Patriots? A silly question, but these are silly times. No. Many Americans aren’t Patriots, and many are. And most Patriots aren’t American. Because there aren’t many Patriots left in America.

Of course. Patriotism is loyalty. Words have meaning. What is the root of…

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