I embrace my sense of belonging to this country, my love of this country, and the democratic values of this country.
I staunchly endorse the patriotic right to question my country’s values and its actions. As an American, I have the right to oppose any of my government’s actions.
However, by the end of the tale they have switched their allegiances back to Nigeria.
Their perspectives clearly reflect the bigger concept of the macro-society.
I was the embodiment of a patriot, albeit a very young one.
I was proud to be an American and knew in my young heart that the families in the military were very special and especially patriotic. I went to Ohio State in the 1960s and saw firsthand the anti-war groups that frequented my college campus and dared to question my country’s values and actions in Vietnam. I was putting all of my energy into my nursing education, and had no inclination to question my government or the war.I believe it is my responsibility as a patriotic person to be informed and to never stop questioning.And, yes, I still get goosebumps when watching our flag pass by.There is an element of humor in the way they switch so drastically from one side to the next.The mother, on the other hand, represents concern for the micro-society, because she only cares about the tasks of everyday life.After more than twenty years in emergency medicine, Joan Skiba returned to school to become an elementary school teacher. Her goal is to impress upon her young students the importance of critical thinking and the value of knowing, not simply believing. While no narrative completely rejects the idea of macro-society, they clearly emphasize the greater importance of micro-society and the consequences of patriotism.“Loyalties” is the first story which discusses the concept of macro and micro-society.It centers on a family living in an African village during the Nigerian civil war.The father and schoolmaster seem to be the most loyal characters from the beginning, as they are large supporters of the new Biafra.