- Davie Webb
- United Kingdom
Modern Day Patriotism: as dominant as ever or an outdated idea?
23rd April, St Georges day.
As it is my country's national day, where we are urged to celebrate, come together and remember who we are and how we came to be, I would like to debate whether or not modern day patriotism is a spent force or whether it is as dominant as ever. Not just in the UK, globally.
Firstly I will explain my personal feelings on the topic. I would say i am extremely patriotic. I am proud to be English. Our history is rivaled by no other nation, in our once global dominance, in critical thinkers and innovative ideas. With kick-starting the industrial age, we laid the foundations for modern world today. The English language is still the international language of trade and travel. Our heroes on the battlefield have tirelessly fought for our freedom and prosperity. Great Englishmen such as Churchill, Admiral Nelson and James Cook have no global rival in terms of passion, pride and accomplishments. There will always be an England.
that being said, I am not sure the rest of my country feels as passionate as me on the subject.
> Has immigration diluted national identity?
> Has patriotism been a victim of todays interconnected global network?
> is patriotism an everlasting entity?
> Does the general populous just need something fresh to feel proud about, like winning a great sporting event?