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Do you consider yourself patriotic? If so, how are some of the ways you demonstrate loyalty to your country?

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I don't know. I love living in Australia and many things about the country and its people, just not all. I'm a bit wary of patriotism because of the way it can turn into jingoism and racism.
No. not really. I like all the pomp and circumstance we Brits are so good at, but not for the patriotic glow it's supposed to produce but just because I like the music and ceremony!
I think I am.
I'm Loyal to Australia, that is a big YES!
This IS one amazing-free and wonderful country.

We should all try our best to protect her.
She is well worth it, no where else in the world is a place like OZ!
Yes very much. I'm Australian through and through and not just on Australia Day. All yesr round.
If by patriot you mean I love and am totally committed to Australia, ten yes.
Not really no. Just another day for me.
I don't quite know what you mean here -I love living in Australia and would not really want to live anywhere else, but not sure if that makes me patriotic.

I would also defend Australia when overseas if someone says something bad about Australia -but does this make me patriotic?

I cannot answer.
by Finy
I would say you're on the mild end of the spectrum, so a bit patriotic.
by Vee
That's where I'm at as well. I don't like the word 'un australian', and I think I'd be more patriotic if we had a flag that was about us. Will be interested to see if NZ gets the beautiful Silver Fern after they have a referendum about it.
by sandw
I do love my country. I am a patriot and therefore I am very brave because being a patriot seems to be be considered racism to some people.
I am a patriot and very, very envious of the Americans and their very open display of patriots - even newcomers to their country have got the hand on the heart and eyes up to heaven when the anthem is played. But here in Australia, you have to be very careful of any show of patriotism. I think newcomers here are appropriately welcomed and receive as much if not more assistance than in other countries of the world, and I don't think anyone new to a country deserves anymore than that. Just leave me alone to love my country any way that I want to and as much as I want to.
To the nth degree!
Have served in the Australian Army.

Love both 'Australia Day' & 'Anzac Day' & sensibly celebrate both, each for their own reasons!

Get really thrilled when 'land' back here from being overseas'.
My Country! Born & bred! Just think it's THE best, 'cos it IS!
I love living in Brisbane, Australia, but am very wary of all the so-called patriotism that is sometimes portrayed. Like Jennifer I think it can turn so easily into jingoism and racism.
I was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and am proud to be Scottish, although prefer living in Australia.
That's as far as my patriotism goes I'm afraid.
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