There are lot of good things and a lot of bad things in our culture and history. I think we have to work to make things better.
Patriotism – An outdated, tribal relic – the last refuge of a scoundrel.
It was Samuel Johnson back in 1775 who stated that patriotism was the last refuge of a scoundrel. I agree with him.
I am British but I do not see that as something that defines me. I have more in common, as I see every day on my blog, with people all over the world than I do with most of the people in my own country.
Above all I am a compassionate human being. I side with likeminded people who respect nature and other people, who are tolerant, forward looking, thoughtful, caring, creative, humane and take responsibility for their actions. I side against people who are cruel, narrow-minded, elitist, callous, selfish, shallow and destructive.
I am proud of many things in my culture that have come from the history of my country. I am proud…
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