seawasp (seawasp) wrote,
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Writer's Block: Cinco de Mayo

Do you consider yourself patriotic? If so, how do you express it?

Yes. But not in the sense of the actuality of the country at the moment, in the sense of believing in the best of the ideals of the America of my heart, the America I see in my head when I think of the word. And I try to remember that ideal, and as much as I can live it within the limits of my own life.

Being a true American patriot doesn't mean blindly following whatever the country does. It means believing in what America SHOULD be, what its ideals imply it COULD be, and not accepting what it SHOULDN'T be. How much of this each of us is capable of varies -- with time, with money, with "spoons" of attention that might be available. Sometimes it just means doing the best in your life that you can FOR yourself and those around you.
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