Role Of Patriotism In Augeria

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By Maj ET Sitenda PATRIOTISM THE MISSING TREASURE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF UGANDA 1. Patriotism is love of and devotion to one’s country. It is an attribute that is very crucial in the development of every nation. All the great nations are where they are in terms of progress and prosperity as a result of their fore fathers “dying a little“. Patriotism is not the same as heroism. It transcends heroism in that the patriot puts his nation above and beyond everything else whereas in most cases, the hero seeks to achieve a personal feat. It should be understood that it is not every hero is a patriot but all patriots are heroes. They see their presence in their country as an opportunity to contribute to her prosperity and development. As already…show more content…
They misconstrue patriotism to be just a servant of one’s country and this is where the problem lies because patriotism is more than serving one’s nation. What we forget to appreciate when we are trying to analyze the attributes of the servant is that genuine servant does not seek to take undue advantage of the master rather; they seek the wholeness and betterment of him. When a servant serves their master faith fully, they do not lose their reward. In a way, they are heroes in the eyes of their masters. In the same vein, patriots are those who serve their countries faithfully and thus are held in high esteem by them. Their deeds are painted in gold and posterity never forgets them because they are true heroes. Patriots possess certain unique characteristics that make them stand out .These exceptional characteristics which define the patriots I have named FON. FON is an acronym for nation thinkers, others, thinker, and future thinker of the next generation on the front burner, and relegate all other things on the back…show more content…
They are those who don’t allow their social, political, and religious affiliations to sear their conscience and injure their understanding. The love for their country has consumed them to the extent that they defend her against any government. They share the view of Edward Abbey who stated that “A patriot must be ready to defend his country against his government” The nation thinkers understand that they succeed when the nation succeeds and fall when she falls. Those are the people who don’t have sycophancy, bootlicking, etc in their vocabulary .The most important thing about a patriot is that it could be anybody you or me if we change our thinking and devote our energies and resources in fighting the true fight for the
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