Some people on this forum asked why I mock patriotism. I mock it for the same reason I mock religious people. If a person insists on blind faith in country or god, or both, he can expect my mockery. If he can't handle mockery he clearly isn't faithful enough. However, we might not all agree on this and maybe it would be proper to discuss this matter. To start of the discussion I will give some points of critique: 1. Patriotism is emotional and learned. 2. Patriotism strives to impose morals on others. 3. Patriotism can be used to control people. Well, that should be enough to get something started.