Is patriotism passe?

By Doug McIntyre

“You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear / You’ve got to be taught from year to year,” wrote Oscar Hammerstein II to a Richard Rodgers melody for their 1949 musical, “South Pacific.”

Sadly, this is universally true.

“It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear / You’ve got to be carefully taught.”

Why is it we skip our piano lessons but are never too busy to soak in the poison offered by the tutors of hate, the cyber-bullies, trolls, and fill-in-the-blank shamers?

“You’ve got to be taught to be afraid / Of people whose eyes are oddly made / And [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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