Pandagon :: Depends on the goal :: October :: 2007: "If “America” is defined as a dictatorship, an occupier that has no respect for democracy, then fair enough, I’m no patriot. I wouldn’t be a patriot to Stalinist Russia, or Nazi Germany, or Pinochet’s definition of Chile. And I’m no loyalist to our current madman who has no respect for democracy that sits in office now. But when it comes to the idea of America, the notion that we’re a beacon of light, a real democracy, the land of the free, then I’m a patriot of the tallest order. And I want my country, the one that I was raised to believe exists, back from the monsters who are perverting it right now with their imperialism and their torture chambers."