10 June 2016



"Patriotism ... is a superstition artificially created and maintained through a network of lies and falsehoods; a superstition that robs man of his self-respect and dignity, and increases his arrogance and conceit" ― Emma Goldman

"In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the people" ― Eugene V. Debs

"Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes" ― Bertolt Brecht

"How does one hate a country, or love one?... I know people, I know towns, farms, hills and rivers and rocks, I know how the sun at sunset in autumn falls on the side of a certain plowland in the hills; but what is the sense of giving a boundary to all that, of giving a name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply? What is the love of one's country; is it hate of one's uncountry? Then it's not a good thing" ― Ursula K. Le Guin

"There has seldom if ever a shortage of eager young males prepared to kill and die to preserve the security, comfort and prejudices of their elders, and what you call heroism is just an expression of this simple fact; there is never a scarcity of idiots" ― Iain Banks

"I'm no more modern than ancient, no more French than Chinese, and the idea of a native country, that is to say, the imperative to live on one bit of ground marked red or blue on the map and to hate the other bits in green or black, has always seemed to me narrow-minded, blinkered and profoundly stupid" - Gustave Flaubert

"Man is the only patriot. He sets himself apart in his own country, under his own flag, and sneers at the other nations, and keeps multitudinous uniformed assassins on hand at heavy expense to grab slices of other people's countries, and keep them from grabbing slices of his. And in the intervals between campaigns, he washes the blood off his hands and works for the universal brotherhood of man, with his mouth” - Mark Twain

4 comments:

alexandra g. said...

Delicioso (desculpa, estou sempre a usar este adjectivo, mas não se gasta, trato-o bem, é um dos meus adjectivos de eleição :) punhado de inteligência. Tudo somado (e nem é necessário, são afirmações individualmente válidas, um punho a direito na fronha de tanta estupidez vigente :)

João Lisboa said...

Voilá.

Anonymous said...

Pátria o muerte, venceremos

João Lisboa said...

Slogan idiota.