Friday, September 29, 2017

National anthem uproar rooted in black and white from fifties -- television

The national anthem uproar is rooted in something black and white from the fifties -- television.

Before television countries were one step below God -- holy; an abstraction.  But once I see pictures of other countries, just land an people, and I see pictures of my country, also just land and people -- I can't see countries as sacred anymore.  Just some kind of social instinct outlook takes over.

I still have the same views on other topics from politics to religion.  I just have what seems like a practical outlook, no longer a holy outlook on my country now.  The two may may not both co-exist somehow -- for some, maybe not others.

A little practical understanding of human nature (social instinct) might go a long way to cooling some overwrought patriotic fires.

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