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Old May 24, 2018, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ToBeFair
Mark Twain "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."

Patriotism does not mean supporting/uniting on something your government has done. Everyone has the right to be critical of government activities.

There are many occasions we unite:

- When our cricket team wins

-I believe everyone in the country is supporting students' protests to reduce quota from 56%

When there is a worthy cause, human beings unite.

When there is a dubious cause like buying a satellite and promoting it as MOHAKASH BIJOY when there are so many issues that need to be prioritized, people don't unite. It's common sense. Shaming people to unite them by calling them unpatriotic or rajakarer bacca will never work (like the students have been called). This type of shaming only gives birth to fascism and it is no different than forcing a religion on someone.
That Mark Twain quote is brilliant and you are right. I like the way you think.
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