patriotism, fascism, the kind king

I like what you wrote about patriotism and fascism. One model of perfect society I have often heard is that of the “Just King” or the “Kind Tyrant” and variations of it. It always sounds good, until one thinks about whether or not they would wish to subject themselves under either one, or would things be better if they were the Just King?

The thing I like about what you wrote above, is that it is an actualization of the strange reality of politics: we are each the Just King; the Patriot has the deeper values and is willing to apply them. The Fascist allows the whims of today to lead, just as the whims of a Fascist leads their countries when they are in power.

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