Monday. Melanie over at Sparks From A Combustible Mind has released a fresh batch of Share Your World questions. This week, she asks:
In your opinion, does patriotism require the belief that one’s country is the greatest on earth?
Let me change a couple words here.
belief becomes desire,
greatest on earth becomes best it can possibly be (which might well boil down to the same thing).
Now we have maybe got ourselves a deal. Yes, absolutely. And so I applaud people who can look at something, can see its faults, and are prepared do something about it to make things better (even just drawing attention to the problem is doing something). People like JFK, Martin Luther King, Billie Jean King, come to that – because equality means gender equality too.
Last Friday Fandango posted about Colin Kaepernick. Him, too. When somebody might get shot for leaving their home, by somebody supposed to be upholding the law, it’s worth shouting from the rooftops.
Why is patriotism considered by some to be the highest of virtues? What is so important about love of country? Shouldn’t we be more concerned about humankind, or the planet as a whole, rather than a single country?
Yes. And when the patriots have succeeded in their own country, they should look outside of it. Right is right, wrong is wrong, a border is just an imaginary line.
What is the relationship between decisions and consequences?
The relationship can be different depending on circumstances. Understanding that there *is* a relationship is a good start.
What is social justice?
The relationship between the individual and society.
and one ‘easy’ one because those others? Fairly difficult.
What’s one body part you wouldn’t mind losing? (told you. Silly).
My balls. Children? Been there, done that, got the scars to prove it.
What is something that made you smile during the past week?
The Eighties music channel made me cringe. That is almost the same thing, these days.