To many ‘anti-war’ types, being proud of your country, if it is fighting, means you are a far-right neo-nazi or nearly so.
And there is some truth to the idea of needing to be proud of your country in order to die for it or to kill for it — few anti-war folk would do either.
Most anti-capitalists also harbor this type of anti-war view.
For non-Jews, living under Hitler and the National Socialist Nazis was far better than living under Stalin and the international socialist Communists.
Similarly, living under Catholic priest Slovak leader Tiso 1939-1945 was better for most Slovak Slovaks (not Slovak Jews) than was living under post-war CFR communism. But to speak this truth is to be called a Nazi.
Clay Shirky recently wrote about the death of newspapers, including the fact that those in the industry who were predicting the internet caused demise were mostly ignored and denied. The newspaper managers were denying reality:
“When reality is labeled unthinkable, it creates a kind of sickness…”
Political Correctness is sick.
Whether it is the reality that Germans have many reasons to be proud to be German, or that by any reasonable liberal measure (Judeo-)Christian civilization is far more humane and human rights respecting than other civilization, or that African Americans score lower on IQ (or SAT) tests, or that far more men than women are math geniuses … or any of a number of true things that are NOT Politically Correct — attempting to enforce PC is sick and is creating a sick reaction.
(via Michael J Totten)