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What is Patriotism?

July 4th, 2008 by · 14 Comments

CNN.com offers up an article exploring the question “What is Patriotism?”  Despite the seemingly random timing of such an article, it fits in perfectly with our latest short, “Patriotism.”  CNN provides quotes from a wide variety of anonymous users who provide online names such as Llambo, caligirl and hellcat, who all attempt to define what Bob Crane defined years ago when he narrated the “Patriotism” short:

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Patriotism is being proud of whatever you are and whatever you do” says Crane, thereby settling the issue forever.  Do your research, CNN!  Bob Crane has already set this definition in stone: Patriotism = blind, unceasing, narcissistic pride.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be dancing around the room in cowboy boots to Loudon Wainwright III’s “Bicentennial” while eating a peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich, very proud of my patriotic acts.  Happy 4th!

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