If he is slighted, he bears it with an inaudible grumble, but if any one
dares to degrade his, country, or desecrate its glory, or defile its sanctity,
or decry its place, enough, he rises sky-high along with his uncontrollable
righteous indignation and pounds him to powder at once. He never relishes the
idea of inferiority attached to his motherland. Mention of it, be that even from
his own countryman, he tolerates not. He instantaneously shuts the mouth of such
a wretch once for all, if occasion demands. Verily, he is the patriot, nay, the
patriot of patriots. He is deathless and peerless in this virtue.
he well fully about the blessings of the salubrious, invigorating climate
enjoyed by the tenant of the temperature zone, vet his noble sentiment of
attachment bends him down and makes him offer his flower-like heart only to his
motherland in token of devotion. Moreover., he envies none, and hates not any.
Such is the patriotism and- the type of fervour that the proud Negro possesses
and proclaims to the world.
Know it, attachment to motherland, or dedication to its glory does not depend
upon its potentialities and resources. One is devoted to his motherland, but not
to its superiority in terms of transitory wealth of goods of any kind that can
he cashed down at any time. A true patriot sees good in everything and believes
in the justice of God, and the supremacy of His being.
Does he not know the adage: "God does everything for our own good". He
knows it and gets consolation from it. He is a practical philosopher par