Nationalism 

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?

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

4 thoughts on “Nationalism ”

  1. 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? 🐑 🐑 🐑 🐑

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      1. “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. 😎

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