Allegiance Quotes

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“I no longer feel any allegiance to these monsters called human beings, despise being one myself.”
Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Alexander McCall Smith
“every man has a map in his heart of his own country and that the heart will never allow you to forget this map. (p. 18)”
Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Edward Abbey
“My loyalties will not be bound by national borders, or confined in time by one nation's history, or limited in the spiritual dimension by one language and culture. I pledge my allegiance to the damned human race, and my everlasting love to the green hills of Earth, and my intimations of glory to the singing stars, to the very end of space and time.”
Edward Abbey, Confessions of a Barbarian

Christopher Hitchens
“Very often the test of one's allegiance to a cause or to a people is precisely the willingness to stay the course when things are boring, to run the risk of repeating an old argument just one more time, or of going one more round with a hostile or (much worse) indifferent audience. I first became involved with the Czech opposition in 1968 when it was an intoxicating and celebrated cause. Then, during the depressing 1970s and 1980s I was a member of a routine committee that tried with limited success to help the reduced forces of Czech dissent to stay nourished (and published). The most pregnant moment of that commitment was one that I managed to miss at the time: I passed an afternoon with Zdenek Mlynar, exiled former secretary of the Czech Communist Party, who in the bleak early 1950s in Moscow had formed a friendship with a young Russian militant with an evident sense of irony named Mikhail Sergeyevitch Gorbachev. In 1988 I was arrested in Prague for attending a meeting of one of Vaclav Havel's 'Charter 77' committees. That outwardly exciting experience was interesting precisely because of its almost Zen-like tedium. I had gone to Prague determined to be the first visiting writer not to make use of the name Franz Kafka, but the numbing bureaucracy got the better of me. When I asked why I was being detained, I was told that I had no need to know the reason! Totalitarianism is itself a cliché (as well as a tundra of pulverizing boredom) and it forced the cliché upon me in turn. I did have to mention Kafka in my eventual story. The regime fell not very much later, as I had slightly foreseen in that same piece that it would. (I had happened to notice that the young Czechs arrested with us were not at all frightened by the police, as their older mentors had been and still were, and also that the police themselves were almost fatigued by their job. This was totalitarianism practically yawning itself to death.) A couple of years after that I was overcome to be invited to an official reception in Prague, to thank those who had been consistent friends through the stultifying years of what 'The Party' had so perfectly termed 'normalization.' As with my tiny moment with Nelson Mandela, a whole historic stretch of nothingness and depression, combined with the long and deep insult of having to be pushed around by boring and mediocre people, could be at least partially canceled and annealed by one flash of humor and charm and generosity.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch 22: A Memoir

Oliver DeMille
“The slaves in Rome were incapable of leisure and so their masters gave them entertainment to keep them pacified.”
Oliver Van DeMille

Christopher Hitchens
“There is almost no country in Africa where it is not essential to know to which tribe, or which subgroup of which tribe, the president belongs. From this single piece of information you can trace the lines of patronage and allegiance that define the state.”
Christopher Hitchens

Victor Robert Lee
“It’s a heavy responsibility, having saved someone’s life. You feel an allegiance because you saved them, but it’s hard to know if you did the right thing.”
Victor Robert Lee, Performance Anomalies

Steven Magee
“Before you pledge allegiance, you should thoroughly examine your government to see if you are comfortable with doing so.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“For me, participating in the Pledge of Allegiance is akin to performing a Nazi salute, and that is why I never do it.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“As a person who is aware of extensive USA government fraud, my ethics dictated that I could no longer participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Being aware of extensive corporate controlled government corruption, I found that I could no longer do the Pledge of Allegiance, so I rewrote it to one that I could participate in.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Until disability reform takes place that looks after all disabled people, you will never see me participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“If you support a corrupt corporate controlled government, please go ahead and pledge allegiance.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Your corrupt government would like you to pledge allegiance to them.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Protesting can be as simple as not participating in the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Many would call pledging allegiance to a corrupt government to be a form of insanity.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“To participate in the Pledge of Allegiance would be a public declaration of support to a corrupt government.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I have no allegiance to a corrupt government.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“You will never see me pledge allegiance to a corrupt government.”
Steven Magee

Amin Maalouf
“People often see themselves in terms of whichever one of their allegiances is most under attack.
And sometimes, when a person doesn't have the strength to defend that allegiance, he hides it. Then it remains buried deep down in the dark, awaiting its revenge. But whether he accepts or conceals it, proclaims it discreetly or flaunts it, it is with that allegiance that the person concerned identifies. And then, whether it relates to colour, religion, language or class, it invades the person's whole identity. Other people who share the same allegiance sympathise; they all gather together, join forces, encourage one another, challenge "the other side," For them, "asserting their identity" inevitably becomes an act of liberation.”
Amin Maalouf, الهويات القاتلة

Steven Magee
“To identify as American is akin to pledging allegiance to a corrupt government.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Are you comfortable with pledging allegiance to a government that failed to prepare for a pandemic?”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The next time you are pledging allegiance, I want you to remember that your government really messed up on COVID-19.”
Steven Magee

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Once converted through faith in Jesus Christ, there is allegiance to the Saviour.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The flag stands for a set of principles, not the lack of adherence to them.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“When you say I love you, love genuinely, when you pledge allegiance to your country, be faithful with it, desire to see people rising in life, than cutting their lives short.”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

Fidelis O. Mkparu
“At times it is beneficial for us to renew our pledge to our sovereignty and allegiance to our country while disavowing schizoid polity.”
Fidelis O. Mkparu, Tears Before Exaltation

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I pledge allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ, my Saviour.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Laila Lalami
“My whole life has been lived in-between -- in between languages, in between cultures, in between countries ... My life resisted the kind of easy categories that the head of state had outlined for everyone. Surely, I told myself, a nation was a community, with views that are by necessity different, often divergent, and occasionally contradictory. Surely, true allegiance meant speaking up when something wasn't right.”
Laila Lalami, Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America

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