Filled with emotion, the patriot, according to Bourne, loses "all sense of the distinction between State, nation and government." He/she joins "the herd." He/she becomes an active amateur agent of the Government in reporting spies and disloyalists
, and in raising Government funds, or in propagating such measures as are considered necessary by officialdom.
Nabat (The Tocsin), the newspaper which carried the report below, presented a different view and its author, Herman Bykoff, was one of the despised foreign disloyalists
, a Russian who carried his flag at the head of the marching column, having played a major role in the organisation of the procession.
Sandwiched between slave states, the District was vulnerable and honeycombed with disloyalists
employed by the government, spies, and fellow travelers.
See supra notes 112-114 and accompanying text (discussing fear of disloyalists
holding government positions).
All Quiet on the Western Front was denounced, by one conservative patriot, as communist subversion that "undermines belief in the Army and in authority" and "will go far to raise a race of yellow streaks, slackers and disloyalists
." (6) Despite calls from Legionnaires to try to ban movies like All Quiet on the Western Front, the American Legion's headquarters ignored such films ("Sound Film").
(96) Loyalist appeals accusing Labor of rank disloyalty were so intense throughout the election campaign because of the fear that those who voted 'No' might repeat it and vote for anti-war disloyalists
. The resoundingly loyal vote to' win the war' allayed any doubts the' No' victory had raised about the strength of Australian loyalty and demonstrated Australia's loyal support for the war effort.