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lnNAL' EDITION FINAL EDITION "t
'TWILL BE HOT TRIAL MONDAY WHEN EDITOR
TRIES TO PROVE T. R. A DRUNKARD
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper,
N.. D. Cochran, oQa 500 South peoria St
Editor and Publisher. JjjgP TeL Monroe 353.
VOL. 2, NO. 202 Chicago, Saturday, May 24, 1913 ONE CENT
REAL PATRIOTISM WILL INSPIRE US IN THE
UNITED STATES OF THE WORLD
The Great Human Brotherhood Now Divided by Imagin
ary Lines Over Which Foolish Men Go to War and
Fight Like Devils The Meaning of a Na
tional Flag Isn't Always the Same.
. BY N. D. COCHRAN
YOU were taught, of course, that patriotism means love of country.
AH of us have beentaught that We have been taught to love OUR flag,
just as the Jap, the Englishman, the Frenchman and the German has been
taught to love HIS.
But have you ever really analyzed patriotism?
I am a patriot by inheritance. In fact, I have the right to wear the
button of the Loyal Legion. Not that I ever did any fighting for my coun
try, but because my father happened to be an officer during the civil war.
I don't know, however,, how much of a patriot I would be myself if it meant;
shouldering a gun. I might be a rank coward. One never can telL
But I heard so much about patriotism that I tried to find out what it
really was. If I was going to be a patriot I wanted to be a real one, noti
merely one by inheritance. I had tried being a Republican by inheritance
and found that didn't work. Then I tried being a Democrat, but couldn't
discover any difference in myself.
Then I tried being an Independent and found I had to be independent
of the Independents. Everything seemed to split up in factions and frac
tions. Anyhow, I didn't like the idea of "belonging" to anythipg less than
the whole thing. Now I'm in a party all by myself and it's the only one I
was ever in that didn't have actions.
So on that patriotism thing I found myself floundering. I was ready to
love the flag all right when I loved what it meant, but it didn't always mean
the same thing. For illustration, I don't think it means the same thing
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