Sunday, July 06, 2008

Mute Monday ~ Patriotism

Sunday, July 06, 2008


patriotism means love of one's country.
we like to think of it as positive force,
but at many times in history,
the pictures have portrayed its dark side.
every human has love for one's nation.
its how we show it that really matters.



12 comments:

K9 said...

good observation. happy MM> and travel safely grrrrrrrrl. i look forward to more adventures of frizzy.

frizzy scissorhands said...

hey grrrrl ... you're k9 again? kewl.

happy MM

boneman said...

from top left to the bottom one?
The two seem to be the same.

....and not unlike too many days of everybody's life, sometimes, eh?

foam said...

yes ..
that is a good observation ..

Kate said...

Patriotism is frequently served up as reasons to allow atrocities...great MM!

Gypsy said...

There are certainly some scary pics there. It's astonishing how very cruel we humans can be to one another.

Happy Mute Monday!

TROLL said...

Interesting observation. Can't let jingoism replace patriotism. That picture of the muzzie with his son was proven to be a fake though. Staged and taken 3 days after the battle ended.

Happy Mute Monday!

Enemy of the Republic said...

Don't be a stranger. Have a good journey.

Raven said...

Wow. Intense MM posting.

frizzy scissorhands said...

hey y'all ... thanx for visitin' and commenting ...

troll ~ i had forgotten that; i do recall hearing about that photo, now that you mention it tho ... i've removed it and replaced it with the raising of the flag @ iwo jima.

ta ta.

frizzy scissorhands said...

this comment ain't at all related to the post ... but i insert it here for some comedic relief ~ frizzy went to wreck beach yesterday evening. frizzy chose the option of remaining clothed, and that made it an interesting experience. however, those 335 steps one must climb to get to the main road just about killed frizzy, who felt like she needed a lung transplant even before the climb. frizzy's legs feel like spaghetti today. and she may very well still be high (from yesterday!)

Bunny said...

Very interesting take on the theme. True, we can go too far in the name of patriotism. Wonderful selections.

Happy MM!