WHAT’S THE REAL MEANING OF PATRIOTISM? Professional wrestler and actor John Cena nails it, in this video (below) . I didn’t see this until today, July 5th, but the message is important year-round. I dig it immensely
Cena challenges viewers to picture the average American – and then goes over the statistics that show that the mythical average American includes everyone – regardless of color, religion, age, nationality, gender, etc. (the numbers really make you think).
“Patriotism is love for a country, not just pride in it,” Cena says in the video, adding that patriotism “shouldn’t just be about pride of country, but should be about love — love beyond age, disability, sexuality, race, religion and any other labels.” That really should sum it all up, right?
That message is not “political correctness run amok.” That message is about empathy and respect.