A Real Man is a Patriot
A true man loves his country, and is willing to stand by it and fight for it.


(permanent link) added: 2013-06-30 09:53:02 sponsor: TwoGunAngel (last reply: 2013-12-27 23:51:06)

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There is a certain manliness about patriotism. A soldier's duty to fight and die for one's nation is among the manliest things on the planet, and even when one isn't a soldier, love of one's country and willingness to stand by it is often seen as indicative of courage, and therefore, true manliness. This trope is most prevalent in American works, where a "real man" is often also a "real American" (though exactly what entails a "real American" is often subject to the No True Scotsman fallacy), though it extends to all others who hold patriotism to their nation in high regard.
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