The Patriot

22 01 2013

It’s Australia Day soon, and I don’t really care for it.

I’m not Patriotic, I’m not one of those people who wrap themselves in a flag and somehow think they’re superior to everyone else.

When I was a kid, Mum was aware of certain Mothers who would be asked to come to the office to discuss a problem child.

“Oh No, Not MY little boy, You see He’s a perfect little angel, He’d never do anything like that, It must’ve been the child sitting next to him” they’d say.

Patriotism is just that, an imagined perfection in our own culture, it blinds people to ones own problems, which is a shame, because we know that if someone can admit they have a problem, then they can do something about improving themselves.

Oh look, I do love the country, I especially love the natural aspects of it, I’m just not, and never will be, a patriot.

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