Has American society since the 1960s become somewhat less patriotic in its orien

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (6 posts)
  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 24 months ago

    Has American society since the 1960s become somewhat less patriotic in its orientation?

    Why? Why not?  In your estimation, what has caused many Americans to be less patriotic?

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/12949005_f260.jpg

  2. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 24 months ago

    Liberalism has adopted the stance that nationalism is bad, that national pride by Western nations is immoral, that children should be citizens of the world.
    So American children are taught that having American pride is bad, but don't you dare fail to endorse Mexican pride on Cinco de Mayo in US schools.

  3. Johnny James A profile image71
    Johnny James Aposted 24 months ago

    It is a lot easier to be patriotic when you are coming off a war where the view is the U.S.A. versus some other Country. During the 1940s you had WWII where people sold war bonds, and had to ration; During the 1950's you had the Korean War; 50-70s you had the Vietnam War; and the 80s you had the ending of "cold war" the which began decades ago (cold war not really a war, but almost caused war with the Soviets). Today the U.S. does not have a war against a particular country.  Some people view the U.S. as fighting radical Islamists (but they can be from various countries, including home grown in the U.S.). Even the Gulf War never really garnered an us vs them feeling as the Iraqi forces gave up so easily. Americans still love America, however, that fervent feeling of super patriotism unfortunately only comes about when their is an us vs them (with the them being a specific country) comes about. Otherwise, people tend to focus on day to day living.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      I can see how patriotism and war could have a link.
      During World War I & World War ll young men often ran down to enlist into the military. However today many question the government's decision to enter into wars.
      We don't trust politicians!

  4. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 24 months ago

    I believe so.
    Prior to the 1960s most citizens trusted and believed everything their government told them.
    However things started to change right around the JFK assassination/Warren Commission and the expansion into Vietnam, followed by Watergate, Iran-Contra, and numerous other scandals.
    Whether one is liberal or conservative they both believe the opposition political side of government is attempting to take away (their personal freedoms). Essentially it's two sides of the same coin.
    Claiming to be patriotic and hating the government is kind of an oxymoron. However our freedom to have dissension with our government separates us from communist and Muslim states.

    1. bradmasterOCcal profile image28
      bradmasterOCcalposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Then the founders of our country were not patriots.
      Also, the chilling of our freedom in the 21st century, then should bring us closer to communism and Muslim states.
      The minorities have misused the constitution so that we are not the gimmee country

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)