Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception. -George Orwell
Nationalism is patriotism. The term patriotism triggers feelings of loyalty, integrity, selflessness and a committment to a ‘higher’ cause, country.
But is patriotism a noble or higher cause than human rights?
12 thoughts on “Nationalism ”
Wonderful the Slogan: “No flag is large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent People!” Great! That is it! Have a wonderful week, dear Angela!
A “higher” cause? Hierarchy is in session again? What a superior thought. >:D
“Country” can be that “higher” cause? Ah, I get it. The rock and sand, surrounded by artificial borders you happen to live on/in, are way superior to others’ sand and rock, and must be defended against savages and other evil, and worth to die for in the process. 💀 ☠️
“Flag”? Just another symbol of “us-against-them”. Yeah, let’s get those bastards, and burn their flag. Of course while singing our national anthem, eh? 🐑 🐑 🐑 🐑
Funny how we see that but most don’t, especially in land of ‘freedom.’
“Most” internalized what was forced down their throat from day 1 they left the womb, then believed these were their own private values, and because they never had the guts to question them (or the so called authorities that fed these values to them), they happily embraced (among other things) the crap about flag, country, etc.
Tell a coward he/she is brave, and she/he will blindly obey and follow the messenger, from here to eternity.
You and I were cut from a different cloth. Personally I’m carrying the label: If Pete (or Susan, or Jim, or Angela, or……) says it’s “A”, leave it to Roald to find somewhere a “B”. And if that’s not possible, he’ll dig up a “C”. People love(d) me for that. Um……you should have seen the faces (and actions) of the hot shots in the military, the time I created a little havoc there. 😎
That was a powerful quote. Even other countries own up to their bad things. America has no right to act like the moral police given the things done here.
I’m not sure why the world trusted America so much to do the right thing. The west is totally dependent on America and America wants to make sure the East is too by cutting China off at the kneecaps.
Yes, and I don’t get it either other than it’s a big superpower. That makes sense given the trade wars across the world.
I have a burning desire to help the motherland
Same here, Angela.
Watching a series called “The Family” scary as hell. Powerful white people and politicians belonging to an ultra-secretive group whose tentacles control the levers of power all over the world. They love going to Africa to spread the word of god.
I haven’t seen that series, but it does sound pretty creepy. After watching the Kenyan documentary Preying Missionaries, I would probably find that series to be even more frightening in hindsight.
The National Prayer Breakfast is an invitation only conference founded by a member of The Family, Doug Coe.