I'm not really patriotic since I kinda feel that's a form of nationalism, which I think is one of the reasons the global community isn't reaching its full potential. Having said that, I'm really happy to be living here (even with the ignorant people, but they tend to be everywhere).
SO LEVEL 2 I GUESS
I feel the same way about America that I do about my family: I'd rather live with someone else, but it'll still always be my home.
As far as all the love it or leave it, teaparty nationalism, you really just have to be stupid to feel that way about this place.
I guess by obligation of the military paying for my college tuition and me shipping out for military training in a few weeks I'd have to be "Level 5," although I'll say off the record that I appreciate our vast armaments more than a lot of other aspects of America, like, say, American politics. Fuck no, politics. If you showed me an M1A1 Abrams tank or an F-22 Raptor, however, FUCK YEEEAH!
Of course, there are foreign things I can get behind as well. Like the FN F2000.
Probably level 2. Freedom of speech is something a lot of people take for granted but even that's starting to disappear.
Yup, unfortunately that's been happening here for a while. Now you can get locked up for saying stupid shit on Twitter.
Anyway, as a British-born half-American who's seen the US pretty thoroughly from both sides of the fence, I'd say I'm about a 2. I like America and it's people, and I'm mostly fine with the celebration even if I think some people take it waaaaay too far. It's most certainly not without it's flaws, but that doesn't mean I won't wish it a happy birthday.
Britain on the other hand, is firmly a 1 at the moment. How people can actually celebrate the Jubilee and the Olympics when shit has gotten this dire is absolutely beyond me.
Denmark wins! I'm not American though, and I live in Denmark(strange choice for a poll though) so I'm biased, I guess!
i was just peeking in to see some of the stuff that was going to be said and also had to vote denmark since im in the same boat as you:D
Well, I know the overall state of things is a bit low, but I like my country enough to want for it to get better, so LVL 3.
I've got a flag out in front of my house, but otherwise I'm not really that Patriotic.
@Phatmac said:I love America so level 3 for me :) I have a bad feeling that liberal college kids are going to invade this poll so beware!
lol, I'm guessing you're a republican then?
I think he means the stereotypical kind that pop up in these kind of threads. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/college-liberal
I like America. It's my home, and it's nice. I'll support our national team in the World Cup, even though they suck. However, I think it's unhealthy to go around shouting that we're the best country ever and that we are chosen among nations and blah blah. Am I proud to be an American? Sure, why not. Am I proud to be a Utahn? Yeah, of course. I always will be, no matter where my life takes me, and no matter how much I may dislike certain pieces of American culture.
That being said, I might where the Spanish national team jersey I bought last week in Spain to today's festivities. For the lulz.
No reason to like America. It should be the opposite of that (JFK?) quote, we should be asking what our country can do for us. But with about half of all the people in it being conservative, anti-tax, meaning they don't believe in healthcare/schools/police/fire departments/etc. I mean, what's the point of America? You'd be just as better off hunting and gathering.
Are you saying half of Americans don't believe in public education? What a really enlightened view of the right.