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  • There is one most important thing that matriots would never do, however, and this is the key to stopping killing to solve problems: a matriot would never send her child or another mother's child to fight nonsense wars ... and she would march into a war that she considered just to protect her child from harm.

    Cindy Sheehan: Matriotism

  • Men, who are in touch with the matriot inside of them, have also been important to the cause of eradicating war.

    Cindy Sheehan: Matriotism

  • There is one most important thing that matriots would never do, however, and this is the key to stopping killing to solve problems: a matriot would never send her child or another mother's child to fight nonsense wars ... and would march into a war herself that she considered just to protect her child from harm.

    Matriotism

  • Men who are in touch with the matriot inside them have also been vitally important to the cause of eradicating war.

    Peace Mom

  • A matriot loves his or her country but does not buy such exploitive slogans as “My country, right or wrong.”

    Peace Mom

  • A matriot knows that her country can do a lot of things right, especially when the government is not involved.

    Peace Mom

  • However, a matriot also knows that when her country is wrong, it can be responsible for murdering millions of people.

    Peace Mom

  • A true matriot would never drop an atomic bomb, carpet bomb cities and villages, or control drones from thousands of miles away to kill innocent men, women, and children.

    Peace Mom

  • As matriot Emma Goldman said, “Patriotism…is a superstition artificially created and maintained through a network of lies and falsehoods; a superstition that robs man of his self-respect and dignity, and increases his arrogance and conceit.”

    Peace Mom

  • There is another thing that matriots would never do, however, and this is the key to stopping killing to solve problems: a matriot would never send her child or another mother’s child to fight nonsense wars…and would herself march into a war that she considered just, in order to protect her child from harm.

    Peace Mom

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  • gender-concept assignations are so fickle. there's 'patria'--the fatherland, as the root of 'patriot', but one so often encounters countries referred to as 'she' in reading and discourse (esp. during the world wars)

    June 6, 2009

  • Matriot (ma’ - tri – at) noun 1. One who 
loves his or her country. 2. One who loves
and protects the people of his or her country.
 3. One who perceives national defense as 
health, education, and shelter of all people 
in his or her country. (Orig. Frances Payne Adler, 1991)

    Thought I'd finally invented a word. Darn. Ms. Adler got there way ahead of me.

    June 6, 2009