Showing posts with label Patriotism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Patriotism. Show all posts

Friday, 28 April 2017

Patriotism : The Last Redoubt of The King


So you were an artist... Big deal! 

ELVIS was an artist, but that didn't stop him from serving his country.

That's Why He's The Kang

And You're Just a Schmuck!

He Told His Psychiatrist, That When He Looked in The Mirror in The Morning - There Was No-One There, Looking Back

But When You Look in The Mirror in The Morning - 

You Think You're Too Fat.

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel."

 

Boswell tells us that Samuel Johnson made this famous pronouncement that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel on the evening of April 7, 1775. He doesn't provide any context for how the remark arose, so we don't really know for sure what was on Johnson's mind at the time.

However, Boswell assures us that Johnson was not indicting patriotism in general, only false patriotism.

For more of Samuel Johnson's thoughts on patriotism in general, go to the patriotism page.