Benefits of Patriotism

“Patriotism is a glue that joins a people together and gives them the strength to prevent others from walking all over them” Anonymous
“To this day it gives me a faint feeling of sacrilege not to stand to attention during ‘God save the King’.” George Orwell
“…the negative, faineant outlook which has been fashionable amongst English left wingers, the sniggering of the intellectuals at patriotism and physical courage, the persistent effort to chip away at English morale and spread a hedonistic, who-do-I-get-out-of-it attitude to life, has done nothing but harm.” George Orwell
“It is all very well to be ‘advanced’ and ‘enlightened,’ to snigger at Colonel Blimp and proclaim your emancipation from all traditional loyalties, but a time comes when the sand of the desert is sodden red and what have I done for thee, England, my England? As I was brought up in this tradition myself I can recognise it under strange disguises, and also sympathise with it, for even at its stupidest and most sentimental it is a comelier thing than the shallow self-righteousness of the left-wing intelligentsia.” George Orwell
“If you throw away your weapons, some less scrupulous person will pick them up. If you turn the other cheek, you will get a harder blow on it than you got on the first one. This does not always happen, but it is to be expected, and you ought not to complain if it does happen.” George Orwell
“We are all children of Adam and Eve, but I can’t help feeling that I value my close family over my village and my distant family, my village and my distant family over my county, my county over my country, my country over my region, and my region over the world, my world over any aliens who may come along. Why? because my family cares more about me than my village does, my village cares more about me than my county does, I share more with the people of my county than the people of the country and more with the country than that of the region and more with the region than with the world and without meaning to be rude I share more with the people of this world than I would do with aliens, or at least I hope I would do!” Unknown
‘Love of your homeland is a part of your faith’. A Saying Many Attribute to Prophet Muhammad (saws)
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. General Charles De Gaulle
“English Socialists of nearly all colours have anted to take a stand against Fascism, but at the same time they have aimed to make their own countrymen unwarlike. They have failed because in England traditional loyalties are stronger than new ones. But in spite of the ‘anti-Fascist’ heroics of the left-wing press, what chance should we have stood when the real struggle with Fascism came, if the average Englishman had been the kind of creature that the New Statesman, the Daily Worker or even the News Chronicle wished to make him?” George Orwell
“Membership of the EU cannot be a matter of faith for the Labour party, unless we want to be a production outhouse for Germany” Austin Mitchell
“We would be better off freed from the exactions, excessive contributions, toils, red tape and regulations of the European Union.”  Austin Mitchell
“It if this is the idea, the end of Britain as an independent European state…it means the end of a thousand years of history.” Hugh Gaitskell
“My view of the EU has always been not that I am hostile to foreigners but I am in favour of democracy. I think they are building an empire and want us to be part of that empire…”  Tony Benn
“Britain’s continuing membership of the Community would mean the end of Britain as a completely self-governing nation.”  Tony Benn
“When I saw how the European Union was developing, it was very obvious what they had in mind was not democratic…”  Tony Benn
“…Labour wants to see Europe safe and prosperous. But the European Economic Community, which does not even include the whole of Western Europe, was never devised to suit us, and our experience as a member of it has made it more difficult for us to deal with our economic and industrial problems…Moreover, by preventing us from buying food from the best sources of world supply, they would run counter to our plans to control prices and inflation…For all these reasons, British withdrawal from the Community is the right policy for Britain” 1983 Labour Party Manifesto
“Virtually every serious review of the costs and benefits of the EU show that Britain would be better off out of the organisation in most, if not all, respects but political elite in all political parties will simply not listen to the facts.  Those who believe that the European Union can be reformed from within are deluding themselves.  Its very nature demands that, ever more power must be conceded to the EU institutions and, consequently, that of the nations be reduced.  Britain would certainly be BETTER OFF OUT and the longer our country remains in, the more certain it is that we shall simply become a mere province in a “country called Europe” Lord Stoddart of Swindon
The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth. Stonewall Jackson


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