* Patriotism means : Love of your country and willingness to defend it.
• P = Passionate Love for the Fatherland
• A = Altruistic Attitude towards the People
• T = Thoughts of National Defence
• R = Respect for the National Culture
• I = Integrity
• O = Organizing Ability
• T = Tough-minded Protection of National Characteristics
• I = International Outlook
• S = Strategic Interest In Promoting Patriotism
• M = Mission -Oriented
PASSIONATE LOVE FOR THE FATHERLAND
Every citizen’s heart and mind should be imbued with the love of one’s own country. Every citizen should be taught the necessity of loving one’s own Fatherland since childhood. Education, sociocultural activities, business affairs, politics etc. should be positively charged with the fervent patriotic spirit.
ALTRUISTIC ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE PEOPLE
With a genuine spirit of patriotism, every citizen should participate in serving the country and the broad masses of the people. Everyone in the country should be taught since childhood “the Spirit of One for All and All for One” Everyone should be trained since childhood to be of service and value to one’s own country. Everybody should be strongly inculcated with a sense of responsibility for oneself as well as for the Fatherland.
Everyone should not think only WIIIFM — What is in it For Me ? Whenever one thinks of WIIIFM, he/she also should think of WIIIFC — What is in it For the Country, as well.
THOUGHTS OF NATIONAL DEFENCE
Every citizen’s heart must be fired with a passionate spirit of defending one’s own Fatherland. Everyone must be hands-on, minds-on and hearts-on in the proactive preparations for the patriotic defence of the country.
RESPECT FOR THE NATIONAL CULTURE
Everybody who has a true patriotic spirit must hold high the value of the national culture and historical heritage. In the age of globalization and internet culture, it is especially necessary to have deep respect for the national and historical beliefs and core values.
There could be no genuine spirit of patriotism without having a true sense of integrity in all the people, especially the powers that be. In fact, a sense of patriotism must be seamlessly integrated with honesty and righteousness. Every patriotic person should hold high the banner of “All For the People and the Fatherland”.
A patriotic person should have the organizing ability to persuade other people to be patriotic, progressive and proactive. By the word proactive, we mean to take responsibility and to be in charge of one’s life, one’s job and one’s relationships.
THOUGH-MINDED PROTECTION OF NATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Every patriotic person must have a stout heart to protect the national characteristics of one’s own country. This is not the age of colonization but there could be sociocultural and economic imperialistic disguises in many international relations. Every patriotic person must safeguard the honor and inviolability of the Fatherland’s heritage of tradition, customs, values and beliefs. By a true sense of patriotism, all patriotic people should strategically hold firm the national characteristics, while tactically going along with flow of globalization processes.
We all should be internationalists tactically, but we must also be patriotic nationalists strategically. Strategically, we must be free and sovereign people. MIGHT cannot be always RIGHT. In the matter of sovereignty, RIGHT MUST BE ALWAYS MIGHT. In short, we should be broad-minded internationalists tactically but we cannot but be genuine nationalists strategically.
STRATEGIC INTEREST IN PROMOTING PATRIOTISM
All patriotic people must take strategic interest in promoting patriotism. Without proactively positioning ourselves to be freedom defenders, our national interests can be encroached upon in many disguises and on many fronts. We have got to be very vigilant in safeguarding and preserving our true national and historical heritage.
Every true citizen must have a mission of nurturing, cultivating, preserving and safeguarding the national interest while promoting a sense of international brotherhood.
Patriotism is essential in every sovereign nation which never dreams of encroaching upon and violating other nations’ sovereignty, in any way.